Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies

deadline for submissions: 
November 2, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
University of Notre Dame

March 9–11, 2017 at the University of Notre Dame.

Vagantes, North America’s largest graduate student conference for medieval studies, is seeking submissions for its 16th annual meeting at the University, of Notre Dame, March 9–11.

Since its founding in 2002, Vagantes has nurtured a lively community of junior scholars from across the disciplines. Every conference features approximately thirty papers on any aspect of medieval studies, 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.

The 2017 conference will feature a variety of exciting keynote speakers and events. Mary Franklin-Brown, Associate Professor of French & Italian at the University of Minnesota, will present on her current research. David Gura, Curator of Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts in Special Collections at the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library, will speak about his recent work on Arnulf of Orléans’ commentary on Ovid’s Metamorphoses. In addition, the conference will feature tours of Special Collections, the Basilica, and the Snite Museum of Art, and workshops on a variety of topics. Attendees will also be encouraged to avail themselves of the University’s world-renowned Medieval Institute Library.

Conference presenters residing outside the Michiana area who are unable to secure funding from their home institutions are eligible to apply for a travel honorarium to be issued as a reimbursement. See the Vagantes website for further details: .

Graduate students in all disciplines are invited to submit a paper title and abstract of no more than 300 words on any medieval topic along with a 1-2 page C.V. to by November 2, 2016.