2009 CONFERENCE PANELS
45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 13-16
"Fellowships, Awards, and Grants, Oh My! A Panel Discussion on Research Funding for Graduate Students"
Saturday, May 15, 1:30-3:00, Bernhard 204
Organizer: Kristin Canzano Pinyan, Rutgers Univ.
Presider: Kristin Canzano Pinyan, Rutgers Univ.
Panelists: Christopher Beck, Fordham Univ.; Jennifer Borland, Oklahoma State Univ.; Justine Firnhaber-Baker, All Souls College, Oxford Univ.; Paul E. Szarmach, Medieval Academy of America; and Kathryn Veeman, Univ. of Notre Dame.
The goal of this panel is to help students learn the ins and outs of finding and applying for funding.
Thursday, May 13, 6:00-7:00 pm, Fetzer 1055
All graduate students are invited to our annual reception, hosted by the MAA Graduate Student Committee and the Vagantes Board of Directors. This is a good place to meet other graduate students at the beginning of the Congress and find out more about the Medieval Academy and Vagantes, the graduate student conference affiliated with the Medieval Academy.
Vagantes, an annual graduate conference affiliated with the MAA Graduate Student Committee,
is designed to foster a sense of community among medievalists in the early stages of their
careers, provide an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of their scholarship, and
showcase the resources of host institutions. Vagantes has held eight successful conferences,
at Harvard University (2002), University of Toronto (2003), Cornell University (2004),
University of Notre Dame (2005), University of California, Berkeley (2006), Loyola University, Chicago (2007), The Ohio State University (2008), The Florida State University (2009), and The University of New Mexico (2010).
Vagantes 2011 will take place at The University of Pittsburgh in the spring. With the exception
of keynote addresses, delivered by faculty, Vagantes is a student-run conference. For more
information on attending and hosting Vagantes, visit