For the 12th time, scholars from the University of Gdańsk participated in the International Medieval Congress organised by the University of Leeds. The event, initiated in 1994, is Europe's largest and most prestigious forum for the discussion of the Middle Ages.
For more than a dozen years, it has been attended by over 2,000 people, not only from Europe but also from the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, or Japan. In 2020-21, due to the pandemic, it was organised online. In 2023, as in the previous year, the congress had a hybrid format: although most of the participants returned to the Leeds campus, some connected via Zoom for various reasons. All panels, including the evening discussion forums - the Roundtables - were broadcast and recorded.
Representation from the University of Gdańsk has been a constant presence at the IMC since 2011. This year, it was particularly important to present the research conducted by the Memling Research Center.
On July 5, 2023, there was a session organised by the Centre with lectures on researching various aspects of Hans Memling's work, and a Roundtable - a debate relating to the artist's most famous work, the Gdansk triptych The Last Judgement. Both events were attended by the Director of the Memling Research Centre, prof. dr. hab. Beata Możejko, and members of the Centre: prof. dr. hab. Kamil Zeidler, dr. hab. Andrzej Woziński, prof. UG, dr. hab. Jerzy Jankau, prof. GUMed, Director of the UG Publishing House Joanna Kamień, and a doctoral student at the Institute of Art History UG Aleksandra Stanek. The Director of the National Museum in Gdańsk, dr hab. Jacek Friedrich, prof. UG, was present online.
The congress took place from July 4 - 6, 2023.
The next IMC Leeds Congress will take place in early July 2024. Those interested in medieval studies are encouraged to read the call for papers, available here.
You should have your registration form ready by September 15 - if you have any questions, please contact prof. Możejko at firstname.lastname@example.org