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Graduate Conferences

The Center hosts the graduate student-organized annual MedRen Graduate Consortium conference. This year's conference will be held on October 13th, 2018 and is titled "Spaces of Authority." The keynote speaker Cristopher R. Kyle of Syracuse University will address attendees on "Contested Politics on Papered Walls: The Visual Landscape of Early Modern England." Panels will begin at 9:00 am.

Past conferences are archived on the conference website.

Previous conferences

2018 - Spaces of Authority
Keynote: Christopher R. Kyle 
Conference Organizer: Hayley Cotter

2017 - History, Embodiment, Materiality
Keynote: Jennifer Waldron
Conference Organizer: Hayley Cotter and Yunah Kae

2016 - Early Modern Encounters
Keynote: Diana Henderson
Conference Organizer: Catherine Elliott Tisdale

2015 - Publics & Privates
Keynote: Anne Lake Prescott
Conference Organizer: Catherine Elliott Tisdale, Jessie Hill Gillooly, William Hrusovsky

2014 - Affect, Language, and the Stage
Keynote: Coppelia Kahn
Conference Organizer: April Genung, Thomas Hopper, William Hrusovsky

2013 - Women and Drama
Keynote: Susan P. Cerasano
Conference Organizer: April Genung, Thomas Hopper

2012 - Sex and Sexuality
Keynote: Mario DiGangi
Conference Organizer: April Genung, Meghan Conine

2011 - Early Modern Material Culture
Keynote: Nigel Smith
Conference Organizer: April Genung, Meghan Conine