2013 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Dante Alighieri, Divina commedia, 1502. Newberry Wing ZP 535 .A354.
Dante Alighieri, Divina commedia, 1502. Newberry Wing ZP 535 .A354.
The 2013 conference organizers
The 2013 conference organizers
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Thursday, January 24, 2013 to Saturday, January 26, 2013

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.

2013 Conference Organizers

Michelle L. Beer, Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Megan Gregory, Department of English, Illinois State University
Geoffrey A. Johns, Department of English, Michigan State University
William M. Storm, Department of English, Marquette University
Christopher Van Den Berge, Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago
Melanie Zefferino, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Warwick

Conference Schedule

Download a PDF of the full conference schedule.

Thursday January 24

1:30-3: Sessions 1 and 2
3-3:30: Coffee break
3:30-4:45: Library tours and orientations (preregistration required)
5-6:30: Opening reception

Friday, January 25

9: Coffee and continental breakfast
9:30-11: Sessions 3 and 4
11-11:30: Coffee break
11:30-1: Sessions 5 and 6
1-2:30: Lunch break
2:30-4: Sessions 7 and 8

Saturday, January 26

9: Coffee and continental breakfast
9:30-11: Sessions 9 and 10
11-11:30: Coffee break
11:30-1: Sessions 11 and 12
1:30: Organizer’s luncheon/editorial meeting

Cost and registration information: 

Early registration is now closed.

Late registration will be available at the conference for $30 for consortium members and $40 for those from non-consortium schools; cash or checks only (no credit cards accepted at the conference).

Travel funding

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.

Learn more about Center for Renaissance Studies programs for graduate students.