Title Description Location Event date URL
Modern Language Association

The Modern Language Association hosts an annual convention each year to discuss and explore topics across the modern language disciplines. This coming year marks the 130th convention. This prestigious and well-attended conference hosts over 700 events across the meeting dates including traditional paper panels, convention workshops, excursions, and various networking opportunities. This is the most venerated conference in the field of literary studies.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Thursday, January 8, 2015 to Sunday, January 11, 2015


International Medieval Congress

The International Medieval Congress in an annual conference "organized and administered by the Institute for Medieval Studies". This coming year marks the 21st meeting of the congress. The conference takes place at the University of Leeds and draws Medieval scholars from over fifty countries around the world to present individual papers and attend academic sessions. The International Medieval Congress is structured through strands in order to "ensure balanced coverage of all aspects of research into the wider European Middle Ages". Alongside traditional conference proceedings, the International Medieval Congress encourages participants to attend the various concerts, performances, readings, roundtables, and excursions across the conference dates.

University of Leeds, Leeds, UK


Shakespeare Association of America

The Shakespeare Association of America hosts an annual meeting each year to explore and discuss William Shakespeare, his works, and his world. The coming year marks the 43rd meeting of the conference. While maintaining the structure of a traditional, literary conference, the Shakespeare Association of America has encourages the participation of graduate students in their NextGenPlen ("a plenary session of short papers by early-career presenters") and the showcasing of digital projects in their Digital Salon.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Wednesday, April 1, 2015 to Saturday, April 4, 2015


Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference

The Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference is an annual, scholarly symposium that explores various topics related to the music of the period. This coming year marks the 43rd meeting of the conference. Conference organizers encourage the submission of unconventional, scholarly presentations - like a 'lightening talk', poster, roundtable, or workshop - as well as standard, conference papers. The Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference's openness of to welcoming innovative presentations on the symposium theme is key.

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium Monday, July 6, 2015 to Thursday, July 9, 2015



The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) hosts an annual symposium that uses a conference theme as a launching point to explore the various intersections of these vast disciplines. Staying true to their interdisciplinary missions, the HASTAC conference presents a range in focus from learning about current projects in the digital humanities to exploring innovative research at the intersections of arts and science. These presentations may take various forms as plenary addresses, panel presentations, maker sessions, workshops, exhibitions, performances or tech demos.

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA Wednesday, May 27, 2015 to Saturday, May 30, 2015


Early Modern Studies Conference (Reading)

The Early Modern Studies Conference is an annual symposium hosted by the University of Reading. This coming year marks the 70th meeting of the conference following a "long tradition of interdisciplinary conferences that began over twenty-five years ago". The Early Modern Studies Conference encourages proposals of individual papers and panels on research in any aspect of early modern literature and theatre, history, politics, art, music and culture relating to Britain, Europe and the wider world. This conference's focus on bringing together scholar across disciplines is key.

University of Reading, Reading, UK


International Congress of Medieval Studies

The International Congress on Medieval Studies hosted by Western Michigan University "is an annual gathering of more than 3,000 scholars interested in Medieval Studies". This coming year marks the 50th meeting of the congress. This well-attended conference features over 500 scholarly sessions across the conferences dates including the presentation of traditional conference papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, and performances. This congress meeting is also the host of over ninety formal meetings of learned societies making it a hub for networking in the field.

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Thursday, May 14, 2015 to Sunday, May 17, 2015


Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference (Villanova University)

The Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference (PMR) hosted for nearly 40 years by Villanova University has established a national reputation. "Finding its natural center in philosophy, theology, and intellectual history, but keeping the door open to the breadth of study in the field, the PMR has maintained a solid place in the academic community". In recent years, PMR has focused on refiguring its conference themes and structure in order to adhere with the demands of 21st century scholarship. This has included the development of an interdisciplinary and dialogical approach to the conference proceedings. "The conference offers an open call for papers, and keeps its primary focus as a “working conference,” one in which feedback and dialogue are central, in which the great mix of disciplines and areas enriches our study". This importance of dialogue is key to the PMR conference as extends into the plenary sessions thereby drawing various conversations together.

Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA


South-Central Renaissance Conference

The South-Central Renaissance Conference is an annual, international conference that explores various topics related to the Renaissance period - history, art, literature, music, philosophy, science, and theology. The coming year marks the 64th meeting of the conference. The conference is sponsored by The Queen Elizabeth I Society, The Marvell Society, and The Society for Renaissance Art History. The follows traditional proceedings and encourages submissions of conference-length papers for panel consideration.

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA Thursday, March 12, 2015 to Saturday, March 14, 2015


American Historical Association

The American Historical Association hosts an annual meeting each year in a major American city to discuss and explore topics related to American history. This coming year marks the 129th meeting of the conference. This prestigious and well-attended conference hosts many events across the meeting dates including paper panels, informative city tours, and a career fair. While the American History Association's annual meeting is not focused on the Renaissance period but instead aims to cover the breadth of American history, papers discussing early history are certainly appropriate and encouraged by the conference.

New York City, New York, USA Friday, January 2, 2015 to Monday, January 5, 2015