La corónica Commons invites threads related to concerns about the International Congress on Medieval Studies and similar topics in this forum. To read more about the conversations, we direct you to this statement by the editors of La corónica.
I support the principle that no legitimate area of intellectual inquiry germane to medieval studies should be systematically excluded from a congress on medieval studies. I will sign on in support of the letter to the organizing committee at Kalamazoo. That said, I have to express my discomfort at the idea of telling someone how to run their conference, especially since I have not heard their side of the story. Call me old and out of touch with the way things are done in today’s world . . .
Update 26/9/2018: On 6 September 2018, Jana K. Schulman (Director, Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University) released a call for self-nominations to a working group “to consider changes to the current selection process for sessions of the International Congress on Medieval Studies”. The full letter is available to read here.