The Graduate Student Committee offers its 2017 Mentorship Program at the three major medieval conferences. Graduate students are paired with more established scholars at the MAA Annual Meeting, ICMS Kalamazoo, and IMC Leeds.
The 2017 Mentorship Program is currently seeking participation from faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. These professional exchanges are intended to help students establish professional contacts from whom they can receive advice regarding their academic development and career. The primary intent of the exchange is to foster an active relationship during an academic conference; however, mentors and mentees may choose to continue a line of communication after the conference has ended.
Dates and Deadlines for 2017 are as follows:
Medieval Academy of America meeting (April 6-8 in Toronto, Canada), sign-up deadline: 10 March 2017
ICMS Kalamazoo (May 11-14), sign-up deadline: 14 April 2017
IMC Leeds (July 3-6), sign-up deadline: 2 June 2017
Due to the organizational demands of the program, it may be necessary to restrict the number of participants, so please sign up early! Mentor shortages in this popular program have been a reality in past years, so if you know faculty attending these conferences, please encourage them to volunteer.