The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library will be holding its annual Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference in Premodern Studies as a virtual conference on 8-13 February 2021.
Graduate students in History, English, and World Languages and Cultures at Northern Illinois University often participate in the Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference in Premodern Studies. NIU graduate students have served as organizers, chairs, and presenters in previous conferences.
Here is the announcement from the Center for Renaissance Studies:
2021 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
February 8-13, 2021
Online via Zoom
Join us for a special virtual edition of the Newberry’s Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference in Premodern Studies from February 8-13, 2021!
Each year, graduate students from the Consortium and beyond join us at the Newberry for a friendly, fascinating multidisciplinary conference. This year’s conference has been split between several remote asynchronous seminars, in which participants have built new intellectual networks and received feedback on precirculated papers, and a series of upcoming virtual cross-disciplinary roundtables, when students will share their research findings and discuss what they have learned from each other. These virtual roundtables will be free and open to the public, and we welcome you to attend and learn from these exciting emerging scholars!
We will also join together on Thursday, February 11, for a special keynote conversation on “Race & Pedagogy,” featuring Professors Carissa M. Harris (Temple) and Nedda Mehdizadeh (UCLA), which will be livestreamed on YouTube. Please note that for non-participants, this keynote conversation will only be available live via YouTube; no recording will available after the event has ended.
Please visit this page for scheduling and roundtable information. If you would like to attend the roundtables or receive a link to view the keynote livestream, please register here. Registrants will receive a Zoom link via email on the morning of each roundtable, or a link to the YouTube livestream for the keynote conversation.