21st Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies

November 29, 2021

The 21st annual Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies invites abstracts from current graduate students and recent MA graduates from all disciplines on any topic related to the long Middle Ages, including those focusing on non-Eurocentric geographies and medievalism(s). We encourage proposals for papers (20 minutes) as well as for lecture-performances (25 minutes).

Keynote lectures will be given by Elina Gertsman (CWRU) and Daniel Smail (Harvard University). The conferences will also offer attendees an exiting array of avtivites including a medieval music concert, tours of the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection, and a guided augmented-reality visit to the Red Monastery Church in Upper Egypt. 

An awards(s) will be given for the best papers! Papers must be submitted in advance to be considered

Submission Requirements
Vagates is a multidisciplinary conference. Therefore please provide a clear summary of your proposed paper using language accessible to non-specialists. Anonymized submissions will be reviewed by a panel of graduate studetns. 

Abstracts of 300 words with a paper title and a CV of no more than 2 pages (including applicant's preferred name and pronouns) in one PDF are due Monday November 29th, 2021 to [email protected]

The conference will take place in person at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Caser Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio from March 24th-26th, 2022. The event might be moved online pending COVID-19 pandemic conditions. 

ADA Accommodations
Vagantes is committed to providing equal access to all conference activities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Aft of 1990 (ADA) and CWRU policy. Please contact us if you require specific accommodations.