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. We are currently accepting abstracts until November 3, 2014.

Vagantes welcomes Rice University as 2016 host!

The Vagantes Board of Directors is excited to announce that Rice University will host Vagantes in 2016! We received very strong proposals this year, and the decision was difficult. We anticipate an excellent conference from Rice, and hope our other applicants will apply again for 2017. In the meantime, preparations for the 2015 conference at the University of Florida are… Read more →

Host Vagantes in 2016!

Hey Vagantes crew! It’s time to start recruiting for our 2016 host institution! If you or anyone you know are interested in getting involved as a host institution, please fill out an application! Read more →