March 20-22, 2014 at the University of Texas at Austin
Vagantes is the largest conference in North America for graduate student 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 keynote speakers and professional development workshops, but its main focus is the presentation of original research by junior scholars. Vagantes emphasizes interdisciplinary scholarship; each year, presenters from backgrounds as varied as Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Classics, Languages and Literatures, Manuscript Studies, Musicology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies come together to exchange ideas. In this manner, Vagantes fosters a sense of community for young 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. We are pleased to have Dr. Bonnie Effros of the University of Florida as one of our two keynote speakers this year.
Please email a brief vita, along with an abstract of no more than 300 words by Monday, November 18, 2013 to:
Raúl Ariza-Barile Sarah Celentano
Department of English Department of Art History
University of Texas at Austin University of Texas at Austin