The Graduate Association of Medieval Studies is pleased to announce that our sixth annual conference will be held in Spring 2019. The two days of the Colloquium will include four structured panels of presentations as well as two public lectures and two lunch workshops hosted by our keynote speakers: Professor Karma Lochrie (English/Gender Studies, Indiana University Bloomington) and Dr. Sierra Lomuto (English, Macalester; founding member of Medievalists of Color).
6th Annual Medieval Studies Colloquium
April 5–6, 2019 | University of Wisconsin-Madison
A reception will conclude the Colloquium on Saturday afternoon, where attendees will be encouraged to ask follow-up questions and continue conversations with the presenters and keynote speakers that are more in-depth than time allows for during Q&A.
The UW-Madison GAMS Colloquium offers an opportunity for graduate students in multiple disciplines to present their research in the various fields of medieval studies, share and receive feedback, and participate in discussion on topics of interest with peers from a wider, interdisciplinary community of medieval studies scholars. This is the second year that GAMS invites abstracts from graduate students from other schools on topics relating to the Middle Ages, including topics related to Late Antiquity and the early Renaissance. Papers will be 20 minutes and should be delivered in English. Each panel will be followed by 30 minutes for discussion
This year’s theme is “Queer Futures,” and we invite papers which examine ideas of queerness (broadly defined) or the future of medieval studies. We are also interested in papers that speak to issues of pedagogy in and out of the university and/or public humanities and engagement, but all abstracts on any topic of medieval interest will be seriously considered.
Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2019 for consideration.
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