Friday, June 5, 2009

Vagantes CFP

Call for Papers for the
Vagantes Graduate Student Conference 2010
University of New Mexico

In spring 2010 the medievalist graduate students of the University of New
Mexico will have the honor of hosting the ninth annual Vagantes Medieval Graduate Student Conference from 11 through 13 March, 2010. (For information on the program,
transportation, and accommodations, please visit

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. The conference features two faculty speakers, 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 at Vagantes. 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 invited from graduate students
working on any medieval topic. E-mail a brief curriculum vita and abstract of no more than 300 words by 9 October 2009 to:

Marisa Sikes
Department of English Language and Literature
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

This conference is partially funded by the University of New Mexico Graduate
& Professional Student Association (GPSA) Projects Commi

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