‘Vagantes’ Medieval Graduate Student Conference
March 20-22, 2014
University of Texas at Austin
* Call for Papers *
Vagantes is now the largest conference in North America for graduate students studying the Middle Ages. Vagantes aims to provide an open dialogue among junior scholars from all fields of medieval studies. Each year, the conference features two faculty speakers, roughly twenty-four student papers, and an audience of approximately 100 people. Vagantes emphasizes interdisciplinary scholarship; each year, presenters from backgrounds as varied as Comparative Literature, Archaeology, Art History, Classics, History, Anthropology, English, Philosophy, Manuscript Studies, Musicology, and Religious Studies come together to exchange ideas. In this manner, Vagantes fosters a sense of community for junior medievalists of diverse backgrounds, and because the conference does not have a registration fee, this community can flourish within the margins of a graduate student budget.
Abstracts for twenty-minute papers are welcome from graduate students on all topics considering the Middle Ages. In keeping with the mission of Vagantes to advance interdisciplinary studies, we invite submissions in areas including but not limited to art history, history, literature, musicology, philosophy, and religious studies. We are pleased to have Dr. Bonnie Effros of the University of Florida as one of keynote speakers this year.