Call for Proposals for the 2016 IMC (Leeds) "Mappings" Sessions

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Good afternoon, 2011-15 IMC "Mappings" participants and others who might join us in 2016—

As you might know, we have held "Mappings" sessions at the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 International Medieval Congresses at Leeds [IMC].  After five years of very solid attendance and participation, “Mappings” has become a go-to component at the IMC. 

The twenty-third Congress meets 4-7 July 2016, and its special thematic strand is “Food, Feast & Famine” (  While we appreciate presentation and roundtable proposals that follow this strand, we are happy to receive abstracts that focus on any aspect of early-to-late medieval mapping, especially those of an interdisciplinary nature. We are also looking for colleagues who would like to moderate sessions and/or roundtables.

If you would like to join us in one or more of these capacities, please send the following as a Word attachment to both Felicitas Schmieder ( and Dan Terkla ( no later than 15 September 2015:

  • your title and affiliation
  • a 150-200-word abstract
  • a concise cv, highlighting work you have done on medieval maps
  • your technology needs
  • your contact details

15 September 2015 is a hard deadline, as all session and roundtable proposals are due to the IMC organizers by 30 September.  Due to its continued growth, the IMC has instituted tighter submission criteria.  You’ll find them here under “Acceptance Criteria for IMC Session and Paper Proposals”: Feel free to forward this call to anyone who might be interested in joining us in 2016. 

As an additional enticement, we have an agreement with Sarah Blick, editor of the open-source Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture, to publish a biannual “Mappings” issue.  Asa Mittman and Dan Terkla edited issue 4.1 (Spring 2013), which you can view at The spring 2015 issue will be out shortly.

Looking forward to your submissions and to seeing you in Leeds next July,
Felicitas and Dan