The Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies is a convenient summer venue in North America for scholars to present papers, organize sessions, participate in roundtables, and engage in interdisciplinary discussion. The goal of the Symposium is to promote serious scholarly investigation into all topics and in all disciplines of medieval and early modern studies.
The Symposium is held annually on the beautiful midtown campus of Saint Louis University. On campus housing options include affordable, air-conditioned apartments as well as a luxurious boutique hotel. Inexpensive meal plans are also available, although there is a wealth of restaurants, bars, and cultural venues within easy walking distance of campus.
While attending the Annual Symposium participants are encouraged to use the Vatican Film Library, the Rare Book and Manuscripts Collection, or the general collection at Saint Louis University’s Pius XII Memorial Library.
The plenary speakers will be Peter Brown and Andrew Pettegree. The founder of Late Antique Studies, Peter Brown is the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University. Among his seminal works are The World of Late Antiquity (1971), The Cult of the Saints (1982), The Body and Society (1988) and The Rise of Western Christendom (1996, 2003). Andrew Pettegree is Professor of History at the University of St. Andrews and one of the world’s leading experts on Renaissance and Reformation Europe. His numerous books include The Early Reformation in Europe (1992), Reformation and the Culture of Persuasion (2005), and The Book in the Renaissance (2010).
The deadline for all submissions is December 15, 2012. Decisions will be made in January 2013 and the final program will be published February 15.