Sunday, September 27, 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 one of the largest conferences in North America for graduate students studying the Middle Ages. Vagantes aims to provide an open dialogue among j un ior 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

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