Saturday, October 8, 2011

Vagantes 2012

Call for Papers Vagantes 2012 March 29-31 Indiana University, Bloomington Vagantes is the largest conference in North America for graduate students studying the Middle Ages, and aims to provide an open dialogue among junior scholars from all fields of medieval studies. This year’s conference will feature keynote speakers Shannon Gayk (Associate Professor of English, Indiana University) and Professor Jordan L. Zweck (Assistant Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison). They will be joined by at least twenty-four student presenters 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 history, literature, art history, philosophy, religious studies, and musicology. Vagantes is sponsored by the Medieval Academy of America. Please email a brief vitae and abstract of no more than 300 words by October 25, 2011 to: Diane Fruchtman For more information, find us on the web at Download our flyer at: Find us on Facebook at:

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