The 17th Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies, which will take place at the University of Minnesota from March 22nd-24th, 2018, is currently seeking paper abstracts on any topic related to the Middle Ages.
Vagantes is North America’s largest graduate-student conference for medieval studies. Since its founding in 2002, Vagantes has nurtured a lively community of junior scholars from across all disciplines. The 17th Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies will feature thirty graduate-student papers, three distinguished keynote speakers, and presentations from the James Ford Bell Library and the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library.
Graduate students in all disciplines are invited to submit a paper title, abstract of no more than 300 words on any medieval topic, and a 1-2 page CV through the Google Form below. Your abstract will be blind-reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel of graduate students. It should provide a clear summary of your proposed paper using language that is accessible to non-specialists. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of Vagantes, your audience might not know the entire history of the Hundred Years War, the canon of Geoffrey Chaucer, or the theology of Thomas Aquinas. Your abstract should aim to be as concise and accessible as possible.
Out of consideration for graduate students’ budgets, Vagantes never charges a registration fee. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 3rd, 2017.