The Society for Emblem Studies

Call for Papers

CfP: Emblem Studies at Kalamazoo 2022

2022 International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 09 – 14, 2022)  – ONLINE 

Hosted by the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University, the International Congress on Medieval Studies is an annual gathering of thousands of scholars interested in medieval studies. The Congress embraces the study of all aspects of Middle Ages, extending to into late antiquity and the early modern periods, including—but not limited to—history, language, literature, linguistics, art, archaeology, religion, science, medicine, music, drama, philosophy, gender, sexuality mysticism, and technology, as well as medievalism. The 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place online Monday, May 9, through Saturday, May 14, 2022.

The Society for Emblem Studies solicits contributions for two Sponsored Sessions that have been approved by the Program Committee for the 2022 Congress:

Emblem Studies / Emblems in the Material Culture 

Contact Person: Sabine Moedersheim:
Principal Sponsoring Organization: Society for Emblem Studies

The Society for Emblem Studies invites proposals for sessions at the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, May 9-14, 2022) on topics such as: Emblem books and manuscripts, medieval sources for emblems such as pilgrim badges, heraldry, court culture, and royal entries; emblem in arts and architecture, political and religious discourses and iconography; emblems in the material and visual culture. We welcome new approaches to emblem studies, including gender perspectives, global reception and production of emblems, contribution on the practice and theory of emblem digitization.

Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 

All those hoping or invited to give papers in sessions of papers or to participate in roundtables and panel discussions must make a proposal here:

All those working in the field of medieval studies, including graduate students and independent scholars and artists, are eligible to give a paper, if accepted, in any session of papers and to make contributions to roundtables, and panel discussions. For a listing of all approved Sponsored and Special Sessions, including performances, practicums, screenings, and workshops, consult the call for papers on the Congress website. For more information about the Congress please visit

For questions regarding the Sponsored Session on Emblem Studies/Emblems in the Material Culture please feel free to contact Sabine Moedersheim (University of Wisconsin-Madison) at

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