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Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Dec 1 2018

Tell your students about this opportunity!

The Thirteenth Moravian College Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies will be held on Saturday December 1, 2018 on Moravian’s campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  We’d be delighted if you’d bring the conference to the attention of your students and colleagues and encourage students to present or attend presentations and performances at the conference. CFP posters will be coming soon by snail mail.

We sincerely welcome contributions from all departments in explorations of connections to the period between approx. 500 C.E. and 1800 C.E. In the past, we’ve had some great papers, panels, and poster presentations that began as coursework, in addition to engaging performances in music, drama, and dance. The conference generally draws over 200 people and typically features presentations and performances by 80 to 100 students from 30 schools or so.

The typical presentation format consists of a 15-minute paper or a 45-minute group performance, but alternative formats are certainly considered. Both registration and submission of proposals will open October 1 and will be handled via the conference website. The deadline for the submission of proposals is November 3. For a look at past conferences, please visit our website at http://www.moravian.edu/medieval/

We’re still working on final details for our plenary speaker and concert; those details will be announced soon on the conference website.  The day typically runs from about 9:00am-4:00pm, with performance and reception following. Registration and all activities (apart from lunch) are free for presenters and attendees.

Bethlehem, in eastern Pennsylvania, is easily accessible from the Philadelphia area (about an hour and a half’s drive), the New York City area (about two hours’ drive), and other locations in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about the conference. Please look out for the cfp and feel free to email questions to sandybardsley@moravian.edu.

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