Preaching and Gender

23rd Symposium University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN, USA , from Jul 15 to Jul 19, 2022

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This conference has been made possible by the support of the University of St. Thomas, the IMSSS, the University of Antwerp, and the University of Freiburg.  

This will be a hybrid event. June 30 is the deadline for in person registration.  

Here is the Final Program

Here is information for in person participants.

Here are the Abstracts.

Here are publisher discounts: for Brepols and for Brill.

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IMSSS Kalamazoo Schedule Published

The 2022 IMSSS Kalamazoo Schedule is available here.

Update about the Symposium

Updated 6 May 2021

2021 Symposium Is Now Virtual

Conversions and Life Passages through the Mirror of Medieval Preachers

The IMSSS Symposium this summer will be held fully online due to global health concerns.  While we are disappointed not to be meeting in Léon, Spain, we look forward to the rich program organized by Linda G. Jones and Oriol Catalán.

Presentations and discussions will be scheduled over a period of two weeks, from July 16 to 21, using Zoom or similar format. Please mark your calendars!

Instructions for the virtual symposium. 

Link for event


Updates about Symposia and Kalamazoo

Dear IMSSS Members,

I am delighted to have two exciting updates to report.

First, our virtual Symposium this summer, “Conversions and Life Passages through the Mirror of Medieval Preachers,” will take place via Zoom, 16-21 July. It will include keynote addresses by Francisco Gimeno Blay (Universitat de València) and Tahera Qutbuddin (University of Chicago), many interesting papers, a round table discussion on Sermons and Digital Humanities, and a poster session. Most events will take place between 17:00 and 20:00 Madrid time (11:00 and 14:00 New York time). The Symposium is free, but registration is required. Beginning May 15, simply send an email to [email protected] to request the Zoom link. Included here are the provisional program and information for participants. For more information, visit

Second, planning is getting underway for a 2022 Symposium at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, under the leadership of Steven McMichael. Over 50% of our members participated in our electronic voting, and 71% of those voting were in favor of this proposal. The tentative dates are July 22-26, 2022.

I hope to see many of you at our Kalamazoo International Congress on Medieval Studies sessions and business meeting, May 13-15. Details are available on the Society’s website.

Best wishes,

Anne Thayer


Preaching and New Worlds: Sermons as Mirrors of Realms Near and Far

Publication of a collection of essays, from the 2016 IMSSS Symposium

The collection of essays that came out of the 2016 IMSSS Symposium has been published:

Preaching and New Worlds: Sermons as Mirrors of Realms Near and FarRoutledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture, 1st Edition, by Timothy J Johnson  (Editor), Katherine Wrisley Shelby (Editor), John D Young (Editor)

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