Call for Papers – 21st Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies

The 21st Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies invites abstracts from current graduate students and recently graduated Masters students from all disciplines on any topic that is related to the long Middle Ages, including those focusing on non-Eurocentric geographies and medievalism(s). We encourage proposals for papers (20 minutes) as well as lecture-performances (25 minutes).

Keynote lectures will be given by Elina Gertsman (CWRU) and Daniel Smail (Harvard University). The conference will also offer attendees an exciting array of activities including a medieval music concert, tours of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection, and a guided augmented-reality visit to the Red Monastery Church in Upper Egypt.

An award(s) will be given for the best paper(s)! Papers must be submitted in advance to be considered for the prize. For more information see: 

Submission Requirements
Vagantes is a multidisciplinary conference. Therefore, please provide a clear summary of your proposed paper using language that is accessible to non-specialists. Anonymized submissions will be reviewed by a panel of graduate students.

Abstracts of 300 words with paper title and a 1–2 page CV (including applicant’s preferred name and pronouns) in one PDF are due Monday, November 29th, 2021 to

The conference will take place in-person at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from March 24th–26th, 2022. The event will be moved online pending Covid-19 pandemic conditions.

ADA Accommodations
Vagantes is committed to providing equal access to all conference activities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and CWRU policy. Please contact us if you require specific accommodations.

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