Important Update for 2021 Symposium:
It is with great disappointment that I write to let you know that the Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University has been postponed for an additional year. Although we had high hopes for June, the sluggish rollout of the vaccine and uncertainty over travel restrictions have made this year's conference no longer feasible.
If you submitted a proposal for 2021, please consider submitting it again for 2022. For those with accepted proposals from 2020, we will continue to honor those acceptances for the 2022 Symposium.
If you are like me, the desire to gather with colleagues is something that no technology can replace. I miss the handshakes, the laughter, and the conversations that we all took for granted. So, mark your calendars! The postponed Symposium will take place 20-22 June 2022 and the deadline for proposals will be 31 December 2021.
In the meantime, stay well!
Thomas F. Madden, Director
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 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.
The plenary speakers for this year will be David Abulafia, of Cambridge University, and Barbara Rosenwein, of Loyola University, Chicago.
The Symposium is also host to the 47th Annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies.
*Please Note! Due to the extraordinary circumstances of the pandemic, all papers and sessions that were accepted for the Eighth Annual Symposium will be automatically approved if proposed for the Ninth Annual Symposium. The Call for Papers online form will include a check box to identify the proposal as a previously accepted contribution.
- The Ninth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place June 20-22, 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.