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Graduate Student Conference, Newberry Library

The annual graduate student multidisciplinary conference, organised and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for maturing scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Participants from a wide variety of disciplines find a supportive and collegial forum for their work, meet future colleagues from other institutions and disciplines, and become familiar with the Newberry and its resources. The 2024 conference CfP can be found here;

In recent years, several Warwick PhD students were chosen to either present their papers and even organise the conference itself. Through its consortium membership and strong collaborative links with the Newberry, Warwick's Centre for the Study of the Renaissance has been able to support these students to enable them to travel to Chicago to attend / organise the annual conferences. Reports on their experiences can be found below, along with selected conference proceedings and detailed conference programmes.

Daniel Gettings (Warwick Participant to the in-person conference) Thursday 26 - Saturday 28th January 2023 - full conference programme

Imogen Knox (Warwick Participant to the in-person 'Unconference') Friday, June 3rd 2022

Serin Quinn (Warwick Virtual Participant) Monday, January 17, 2022Saturday, January 29, 2022 - full conference programme.

Mitchell Gould (Warwick Participant) Thursday, January 24 - Saturday, 26 January 2019 - full conference programme.

Delia Moldovan (Warwick Participant) Thursday, January 25 – Saturday, January 27, 2018 - full conference programme.

Gloria Moorman and Edward Geall (Warwick Participants) Thursday, January 28 to Saturday, January 30, 2016 - full conference programme.

Rocco Di Dio (Warwick Participant) Thursday, January 23 to Saturday, January 25, 2014 - full conference programme. 'Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies' Vol. 8. Selected Proceedings.  

Melanie Zefferino (Warwick Organiser) and Naomi Pullin (Warwick Participant) Thursday, January 24 to Saturday, January 26, 2013 - full conference programme. 'Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies' Vol 7. Selected Proceedings. Naomi's "None fitter to do the husband’s work": Women, Domesticity, and the Household in the Transatlantic Quaker Movement' is on page 133

Stephen Bates (Warwick Participant) Thursday, January 26 to Saturday, January 28, 2012 - full conference programme. 'A Mirror for Medieval and Early Modern Studies' Vol 6. Selected Proceedings. Stephen's 'Turning "wyne into water" The Erasmian Reimagining of the Virgin Mary' is on page 5

David Hitchcock (Warwick Organiser) Thursday, January 27 to Saturday, January 29, 2011 - full conference programme. 'Constructing the Medieval and Early Modern across Disciplines' Vol. 5. Selected Proceedings.

Mark Hailwood (Warwick Participant) Thursday, January 21 to Saturday, January 23, 2010 - full conference programme. 'Intersecting Disciplines: Approaching Medieval and Early Modern Cultures' Vol. 4. Selected Proceedings. Mark's 'John Jarret and Roaring Dick of Dover: Popular Attitudes toward Drinking in Seventeenth-Century England' is on page 113