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Calls for Papers

2023 Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies

Vagentes Conference on Medieval Studies
Harvard University from March 16–18, 2023!

Vagantes offers an excellent opportunity for junior scholars to share their research. We invite abstracts from current graduate students and recent MA graduates in all disciplines who are working on any topic related to the long Middle Ages. Abstracts of 300 words and a 1-page CV are due by November 28, 2022. 

Intersectionality in the Early Global World

Intersectionality in the Early Global World
20-21 May 2022 – via Zoom
Keynote Speakers: Roland Betancourt (UC Irvine) and Nicholas R. Jones (UC Davis)


A conference organized by the officers of UCLA MEMSA: Chase Caldwell Smith (History), Richard Ibarra (History), and Stefanie Matabang (Comparative Literature)

Research on the premodern intersection of race, gender, and sexuality has steadily increased as a result of the efforts of a diverse group of scholars working across traditional periodization and geographic limits. Nevertheless, a great deal of work remains to be done to understand the many varieties of ways such aspects of identities intersected and were mobilized or challenged in the marking of difference.

To that end, the Medieval and Early Modern Student Association (MEMSA), in cooperation with the CMRS Center for Early Global Studies (CMRS-CEGS) at UCLA, seek twenty-minute paper proposals for a two-day conference that will highlight the new and exciting work being undertaken with regard to these questions. Proposals from graduate students in all disciplinary fields and levels of experience are welcome. We especially welcome and encourage comparative and interdisciplinary proposals from disciplines such as Asian Studies, Africana Studies, Critical Race Studies, Indigenous Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Literature, History, the History of Art and Architecture, Archaeology, Philosophy, Classics, and others.

Please submit an abstract of the proposed presentation (250-300 words) the officers of MEMSA ( by March 1, 2022.

Mercenaries and Crusaders, 1202-1480s

he Hungary in Medieval Europe Research Group at the Department of History, University of Debrecen, the Centre for the History of Society and Culture (CHSC) of the University of Coimbra and the Histoire et Cultures de l’Antiquité et du Moyen Âge (HiscAnt-MA) Laboratoire of the University of Lorraine are pleased to announce that the interdisciplinary conference on Mercenaries and Crusaders (1202-1480s) will take place June 22–24 2022, at the University of Debrecen, Hungary.

We extended the deadline for submission of sessions and papers until the end of January.

Please find the Call for papers attached as well as at the conference website:

All interested lecturers, researchers, independent scholars and PhD-students are invited to submit an abstract on our website using the conference abstract template: .

In the light of further developments of the pandemic and travel restrictions, we might consider applications for online participation, and make the conference a hybrid one.

There is no registration fee, the organizers will provide accommodation, light lunch and coffee breaks between the conference sessions. The organization board will consider to cover the air/rail travel costs for some of the sessions chairs or key-note speakers.

With all the best wishes,

Attila Bárány

Professor in History
Head, Doctoral School of History and Ethnography
Chair, Department of Medieval and Early Modern Hungarian History
Institute of History Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary
Conference email:

False Dichotomy: Sacred & Secular in the Middle Ages

Ninth Annual Medieval Studies Colloquium

The call for papers for the Ninth Annual Medieval Studies Colloquium “False Dichotomy: Sacred & Secular in the Middle Ages” is now open. The colloquium will take place Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th, 2022, in-person at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Information about our keynote lectures and workshops will be posted soon.

The Graduate Associations of Medieval Studies (GAMS) at UW–Madison invites abstracts from graduate students on topics relating to the dichotomy or lack thereof between the secular and the sacred in medieval studies. All abstracts on any topic of medieval interest will be seriously considered.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to by January 31st, 2022.

21st Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies

all for Papers for the 21st Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies. The conference will take place at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from March 24th–26th, 2022. Vagantes is an interdisciplinary community of junior scholars that offers an excellent opportunity for sharing new research. Submissions on non-Eurocentric topics or medievalism are also encouraged! Conference activities will include an opening recital, banquet, and various workshops. A keynote lecture will be given by Dr. Elina Gertsman (CWRU).

We would be grateful if you could distribute this Call for Papers to graduate students in your department, and share it with any other colleagues that might be interested. Link:

Eolas: The Journal of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies

Eolas: The Journal of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies is an
interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the study of Ireland in the Middle Ages, including
Irish intersections with other medieval cultures and societies. We look forward to
receiving submissions on a range of subjects dealing with all aspects of medieval Ireland,
including but not limited to: archaeology, philology, theology, literature, history, and art
history. The journal includes a Book Reviews section and is available to members on

Deadline for consideration in Eolas 15: 15 October 2021.
Further information can be found at:
• Articles should be based on original research, and be between 7,000 and 10,000
words in length.
• Please include a brief and essential ABSTRACT (a summary of 50–150 words not
taken from the essay itself) for the first page of the essay.
• Submissions will be peer-reviewed and assessed by the editorial committee and
an outside double-blind reviewer, and returned within three months.
• All accepted articles will be copy-edited by the Editor before publication, but any
article requiring substantial revision will be sent back for editing.
• Please use Chicago style, with footnotes; details are on the website:
• Illustrations must be completed to publication standard and submitted
electronically at not less than 600dpi resolution; line drawings must not be less
than 1200 dpi. Contributors are responsible for securing all rights and permissions
for images upon acceptance.
Please submit articles electronically as Word files to the General Editor, Lahney PrestonMatto, at:
All queries regarding book reviews should be sent to Melanie C. Maddox:

Graduate Symposium: Modalities of Premodern Media

The Ohio State University's Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association (MRGSA) is currently accepting proposals for our 8th annual Graduate Student Symposium: "Modalities of Premodern Media", which will be held online from October 22 -23, 2021. We are excited to share that our keynote speaker will be Prof. Whitney Trettien from the University of Pennsylvania. The lecture will also serve as the annual MRGSA Lecture for The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at OSU. In addition to the keynote lecture, we are going to hold a two-hour online workshop on codicology with Prof. Eric Johnson who is the Associate Professor and Curator of Thompson Special Collections at The Ohio State University Libraries.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words and panel proposals should be sent to by Sunday, September 19th, 2021. All submissions should include a separate document containing the title of the paper/ presentation/ project as well as a short bio (~100 words) that includes the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information. Please note that applicants are restricted to one abstract per person with approximately a 20-minute oral presentation. We additionally encourage graduate students to submit alternative research projects in formats other than traditional conference papers, though we by no means prohibit traditional conference work. 

Please find the attached poster for more information about our upcoming symposium: "Modalities of Premodern Media."

If graduate students have any questions, they can either directly email me or email us at: