Event—Center for Renaissance Studies

2024 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference in Premodern Studies at the Newberry Library #NLGrad24

Call for Proposals

Nicolas de Nicolay, Les navigations peregrinations et voyages, faicts en la Turquie…, Antwerp : G. Silvius, 1576 (Wing ZP 5465 .S587)

Call for Papers

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is pleased to announce that submissions for our 2024 Multidisciplinary Graduate Conference in Premodern Studies are now open

This 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 all fields 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 and its resources.

We invite proposals for papers from students in Masters or PhD programs on any humanities topic relating to material before 1800. We encourage submissions from disciplines as varied as the literature of any language, history, classics, anthropology, art history, music, comparative literature, theater arts, philosophy, political science, religious studies, transatlantic studies, disability studies, and manuscript studies. All papers must be given in English.

The 2024 conference program will include virtual and in-person sessions relating to career diversity, professionalization, and rare book presentations in addition to the workshops and conference panels.

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Full Call for Proposals

Submission Guidelines

Graduate students may submit proposals for 20-minute presentations (primarily in-person with a limited number of virtual options).

Abstract submissions will be accepted online only. The deadline to submit an abstract through our online submission form is Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 11:59pm Central Time.

Proposal Submission Form