Vagantes is the largest graduate student conference for medieval studies in North America.

Conference Dates: February 19-21, 2015

Since its founding in 2002, Vagantes has nurtured a lively community of junior scholars from across the disciplines. Every conference features thirty papers on varied topics, allowing for exciting interdisciplinary conversation and the creation of new professional relationships between future colleagues. Vagantes travels to a new university every year, highlighting the unique resources of the host institution through keynote lectures, exhibitions, and special events. Out of consideration for graduate students' limited budgets, Vagantes never charges a registration fee.

In 2015, Vagantes will be hosted by the University of Florida. Registration to attend the conference closes January 31.



The Vagantes Medieval Graduate Student Conference at the University of Florida is organized in collaboration with the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere (Rothman Endowment); The UF History Department; The English Department; The UF Department of Anthropology; The Richardson Endowment of the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research; The UF Office of Research; The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; The Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies; The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; The Department of Classics Rothman Family Endowment; The Center for Greek Studies; The Medieval Academy of America; TEAMS: The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages; The Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History; The Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish Studies; George A. Smathers Libraries; and Dr. Rebecca Jefferson, Head of the Esser and Rae Price Library of Judaica.

Announcing: 2015 Call for Papers!

Vagantes Medieval Graduate Student Conference February 19-21, 2015 at the University of Florida Vagantes, North America’s largest graduate student conference for medieval studies, is seeking submissions for its 2015 meeting at the University of Florida, February 19-21. Since its founding in 2002, Vagantes has nurtured a lively community of junior scholars from across the disciplines. Every conference features thirty papers… Read more →

Vagantes welcomes Rice University as 2016 host!

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