2015 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Thursday, January 22, 2015 to Saturday, January 24, 2015
The CFP will be posted soon; the deadline will be October 15

The Center for Renaissance Studies’ annual graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for maturing scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies.

Participants from a wide variety of disciplines find a supportive and collegial forum for their work, meet future colleagues from other institutions and disciplines, and become familiar with the Newberry Library and its resources.

Each year since 2007, selected papers have been published in a peer-edited online conference proceedings.

The conference organizers for the 2015 conference will be selected in spring 2014, and the Call for Papers will be posted that summer.

Preliminary schedule

Thursday January 22

1:30-3: Concurrent sessions 1 through 4
3-3:30: Coffee break
3:30-5: Plenary session
5-6:30: Opening reception

Friday, January 23

9: Coffee and continental breakfast
9:30-11: Concurrent sessions 5 through 8
11-11:30: Coffee break
11:30-1: Concurrent sessions 9 through 12
1-2:30: Lunch break
2:30-4: Concurrent sessions 13 through 16

Saturday, January 24

9: Coffee and continental breakfast
9:30-11: Concurrent sessions 17 through 20
11-11:30: Coffee break
11:30-1: Concurrent sessions 21 through 24
1:30: Organizer’s luncheon/editorial meeting

Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry Library. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines and some may limit eligibility to certain colleges or departments. Be sure to contact your Representative Council member in advance, as early as possible, for details.

Cost and registration information: 

Online conference registration will open in December 2014.

The early conference registration fee will be $30 for students from consortium member universities and their guests and $40 for those from other institutions. Late registration (after January 10) will be $45 and $55, respectively.