Vagantes at UMN

On March 22–24, 2018, CMS and the University of Minnesota will host the Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies, which is the Medieval Academy of America's graduate student conference and the largest conference for graduate students studying the Middle Ages. Founded in 2002 and hosted each year by a different institution, the conference will feature three keynote lectures, thirty student presenters, and an audience of around one hundred people. Vagantes emphasizes interdisciplinary scholarship and features participants with backgrounds across the humanities and social sciences. Through this interdisciplinarity, Vagantes fosters a sense of community for junior medievalists of diverse backgrounds.

Because Vagantes caters toward graduate students, the conference does not have an application fee and the University of Minnesota conference planning committee is doing all in its power to circumvent additional costs to participants by providing food, discounted hotel rates, and other amenities. If you would like to make a contribution to the conference, we are happily accepting donations. Contact Matt King at for more information.