Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Seventh Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
June 17-19, 2019
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, Missouri


We hope that everyone has an excellent start to the second semester. While the initial deadline for the Symposium has passed, we are continuing to accept submissions. I also want to reiterate the invitation to check out our new website. Also, details about our Lodging Registration portal, which is now open, will be in a follow-up email.

I have copied below the details of our Symposium:

The Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies provides a convenient summer venue in North America for scholars in all disciplines to present papers, organize sessions, participate in roundtables, and engage in interdisciplinary discussion. The goal of the symposium is to promote serious scholarly investigation of the medieval and early modern worlds.

We invite proposals for papers, sessions, and roundtables on all topics and in all disciplines of medieval and early modern studies. Proposals from learned societies and scholarly associations are particularly welcome.

The plenary speakers for this year will be John J. Contreni, of Purdue University, and Maureen C. Miller, of the University of California, Berkeley.

The Symposium is held on the beautiful midtown campus of Saint Louis University, hosted by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. On-campus housing options include affordable, air-conditioned apartments and a luxurious boutique hotel. Inexpensive dorm meal plans are available.

All sessions take place in state-of-the-art classrooms and auditoriums with complete audiovisual facilities. All sessions, events, meals, and housing are located within easy walking distance of each other. A rich variety of restaurants, bars, and cultural venues are also only a short walk away.

During their stay, participants are welcome to utilize the Vatican Film Library as well as the rare book and manuscript collections of the nearby Pius XII Library. Those interested in using the Vatican Film library, should contact Erica Lauriello (erica.lauriello@slu.edu) by email or phone at 314-977-3090. Participants may also use the library's regular collections, which are especially strong in medieval and early modern studies.

All sessions are 90 minutes long. A variety of session formats are welcome. Preference will be given to organized sessions that involve participants from multiple institutions.

For more information or to submit your proposal online, go to: https://www.smrs-slu.org

If you have any questions, please contact us at this email address: smrs@slu.edu.

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