2014 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Heures a l'usaige de romme, 1524. Newberry Wing ZP 539 .H224

Heures a l’usaige de romme, 1524. Newberry Wing ZP 539 .H224

Thursday, January 23, 2014Saturday, January 25, 2014
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Renaissance Graduate Programs

The Center for Renaissance Studies’ annual graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for graduate students 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 2014 conference has been expanded to accommodate more students, with eighteen sessions and a total of seventy-two presenters.

Conference organizers and session chairs


Download a PDF of the complete schedule, with session and paper titles.

Thursday January 23

1:30-3: Concurrent sessions 1, 2, and 3
3-3:30: Coffee break
3:30-5: Plenary session: Treasures of the Newberry, or who needs to go to Europe to do research?
5-6:30: Opening reception

Friday, January 24

9: Coffee and continental breakfast
9:30-11: Concurrent sessions 4, 5, and 6
11-11:30: Coffee break
11:30-1: Concurrent sessions 7, 8, and 9
1-2:30: Lunch break
2:30-4: Concurrent sessions 10, 11, and 12

Saturday, January 25

9: Coffee and continental breakfast
9:30-11: Concurrent sessions 13, 14, and 15
11-11:30: Coffee break
11:30-1: Concurrent sessions 16, 17, and 18
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 

Late conference registration fees are now in effect: $45 for students from consortium member universities and their guests, and $55 for those from other institutions.

Online registration is now closed. Registration at the conference must be paid by cash or check only.