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Vagantes: Second Annual Graduate Student Conference on the Middle Ages
Toronto, March 2003

VAGANTES: Second Annual Graduate Student Conference on the Middle Ages
University of Toronto, March 20-23, 2003

The graduate medievalists of the University of Toronto, Harvard University, and
Cornell University are pleased to announce the second annual Vagantes conference,
organized by and for graduate students pursuing research on any medieval topic.  
We welcome submissions from all disciplines including those dealing with topics
outside the Latin West.

Please keep in mind that although papers and abstracts should demonstrate
originality and mastery of their specific topic, they should also demonstrate an
understanding of the audience, which will be largely made up of graduate students
who study the Middle Ages from a very wide range of disciplines.

VAGANTES is an annual, travelling conference for graduate students studying any
aspect of the Middle Ages.  The first highly successful conference took place at
Harvard University; after Toronto, the conference moves to Cornell University in
2004.  The conference was conceived with several goals in mind, including the
fostering of a sense of community among junior medievalists, providing exposure to
an interdisciplinary forum, and showcasing the resources of the host institutions
-- all within a student budget.  For ongoing updates see:

250-word abstracts are DUE BY OCTOBER 1, 2002.

Send submissions and an extremely brief CV either by email to:

or send them by regular mail to:

c/o Centre for Medieval Studies
University of Toronto
39 Queen's Park Crescent East
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C3

N.B. All submissions are greatly appreciated. However, due to various constraints,
not all can be accepted. The selection committee will not begin to review
submissions until after the October 1st deadline.

Jess Paehlke
PhD. candidate
Centre for Medieval Studies
University of Toronto