2019 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference #NLGrad19 | Newberry

2019 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference #NLGrad19

Document relating to the descendants of Don Miguel Damián, ca. 1576 (VAULT oversize Ayer MS 1900)

Thursday, January 24, 2019Saturday, January 26, 2019
(This program continues for multiple sessions)

Thursday: 1:30-6; Friday, 9-4; Saturday, 9-1

Ruggles Hall

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 emerging scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies in Europe, the Americas, and the Mediterranean world. 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 and its resources.



Sam Baudinette, University of Chicago
Kristen Coan Howard, University of Arizona
Caitlin Di Martino, Northwestern University
Silvia Veronica Escanilla-Huerta, University of Illinois
Ala Fink, University of Notre Dame
Sara Flores, Claremont Graduate College
Lorenzo Schiavetta, University of Minnesota
Courtney Whited, Oklahoma State University

Conference Schedule
Schedule PDF
Guidelines for Presenters

THURSDAY, January 24

2 - 2:30 pm Organizers’ Meeting
3 pm Registration Opens (Ruggles Hall)
3:30 - 4:30 pm Collection Presentation (2-West)
4:30 - 5:30 pm Plenary: “Digital Humanities and Premodern Studies”
Smiljana Antonijević, Field Museum of Natural History
Jen Wolfe, Digital Initiatives and Services
Isabella Magni, Center for Renaissance Studies
5:30 - 7 pm Opening Reception

FRIDAY, January 25

9 - 9:30 am Coffee and Light Breakfast (Ruggles Hall)
9:30 - 11 am Sessions 1-4
1. Boundaries of Premodern Gender
2. Medicinal Texts and Treatments
3. Constructing Sovereignty
4. New Directions in Shakespeare Studies
11 - 11:30 am Break
11:30 am - 1 pm Sessions 5-8
5. Royal Women: Education, Speech, and Portraiture
6. Royal Men: Ritual, Politics, and Statemaking
7. Birth, Death, and Resurrection
8. Textual and Visual Language
1 pm - 2 pm Luncheon (Ruggles Hall)
2 - 3 pm Collection Presentation (2-West)
Meet a Newberrian: Megan Kelly
3 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 5 pm Sessions 9-12
9. Female Subjectivity in Early Modern Literature
10. Premodern Global Judaism
11. Humanity and Animality
12. Liminality and Imagined Space in Medieval Romance

SATURDAY, January 26

10 - 10:30 am Coffee (Ruggles Hall)
10:30 am - 12 pm Sessions 13-16
13. Agency and Self-Fashioning
14. Locating Disability
15. Negotiating Identity
16. Ruling Religion
12 - 1 pm Collection Presentation (2-West)
Meet A Newberrian: Ikumi Crocoll
Cost and Registration Information 

All presenters and session organizers must register for the conference. Guests of speakers coming to just one session need not register, but those planning to attend a full day must register.

Online registration form

Conference registration is $55. On-site registration is available beginning at 3 pm on Thursday, January 24. Cash or check preferred.

Graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds (including the conference registration fee) to attend the 2018 Graduate Student Conference at the Newberry. 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.