CFP: Multidisciplinary Grad Student Conference

The Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies is pleased to announce:

Call for Papers for the 2011 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Deadline for submissions: October 15, 2010

Conference dates: January 27-29, 2011

We invite abstracts for 15-minute papers from master’s or Ph.D. students on any medieval, Renaissance, or early modern topic in Europe or the Mediterranean or Atlantic worlds. We encourage submissions from disciplines as varied as the literature of any language, history, classics, art history, music, comparative literature, theater arts, philosophy, religious studies, transatlantic studies, disability studies, and manuscript studies. We also hope to include at least one panel of papers dealing with the digital humanities.

Priority is given to students from member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium.


Faculty and graduate students from Center for Renaissance Studies consortium schools are eligible to apply for travel funding to attend Center for Renaissance Studies programs or to do research at the Newberry Library. Contact your school’s faculty representative for details: The Center’s main web page is:

LANTBYZ: Prof. Walter Kaegi, Oct. 5

The Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium will hold its first meeting of the
Autumn Quarter on Tuesday, October 5 at 4:30 p.m. in the Cochrane-Woods Art
Center, Room 152 (5540 S. Greenwood Ave)

Walter E. Kaegi, Professor of History at the University of Chicago, will present his
paper entitled “Reassessing Arnold J. Toynbee, Historian of Byzantium: With an
additional comment from William H. McNeill.”

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact
Nathan Leidholm in advance at 701-436-6052 or by e-mail at

The Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium is still accepting proposals for
presentations during the 2010-11 academic year.  If you would like to give a
presentation or to request additional information, please contact Nathan
Leidholm (

CFP: Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, published annually under the auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, invites the submis­sion of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies; we particularly welcome articles that integrate or synthesize disciplines. We prefer submissions in the form of e-mail attachments in Windows format; please include an e-mail address.



The editorial board will make its final selections by 1 May 2011.

Please send submissions to

or to

Blair Sullivan, Managing Editor, Comitatus

UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

302 Royce Hall

Box 951485

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1485