*Note: Beginning this year, the SMRS will no longer be held on Juneteenth or on its holiday observance day. That means that we will shift the 2021 Symposium forward by one day. The Ninth Annual Symposium will now take place Tuesday, June 21 to Thursday, June 23, 2022. Please make a note of this small, but important change.
Now accepting proposals for 2022!
Are you ready for an in-person conference with warm greetings, laughter, and stimulating conversation? (We certainly are!)
The Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies provides a convenient summer venue in North America for scholars in all disciplines to present papers, organize sessions, participate in roundtables, and engage in interdisciplinary discussion. The goal of the symposium is to promote serious scholarly investigation on all topics and in all disciplines of the medieval and early modern world.
The plenary speakers for this year will be David Abulafia, of Cambridge University, and Barbara Rosenwein, of Loyola University, Chicago.
- The Ninth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place June 21-23, 2022.
- The submission deadline for papers, sessions, and roundtables is December 31, 2021. Late submissions will be considered if space is available.
- The regular registration deadline is June 6, 2022, after which there will be a $50 late fee.
- The Tenth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place June 19-21, 2023.
At the Symposium
The Symposium is held on the beautiful midtown campus of Saint Louis University, hosted by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. On-campus housing options include affordable, air-conditioned dormitory rooms and a luxurious boutique hotel. Being in the middle of a large, vibrant city such as St. Louis means that there's plenty to see and do in your down-time, and plenty of great places to eat! Click on the map above to explore the exciting activities that St. Louis has to offer!