A Message from the Director:
Are you ready for an in-person conference with handshakes, hugs, laughter, and stimulating conversation? I know that I am. (And don't forget the wine hour!) Those of us at the Center have all missed the annual gathering that brings so many people to Saint Louis from across the globe.
But we have great hopes for next year, and the planning for that in-person event has already begun. Based on the inquiries that we are receiving from learned societies and conference organizers thus far, the 2022 Symposium may well be the largest gathering yet.
So, mark your calendars! The next Symposium will take place 20-22 June 2022 and the deadline for proposals will be 31 December 2021. A formal Call for Papers will go out soon.
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.