Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies

(part of a series)

Location: Notre Dame Conference Center (McKenna Hall) (View on map )

Since its founding in 2002, Vagantes has nurtured a lively community of junior scholars from across the disciplines. Every conference features thirty papers on varied topics, allowing for exciting interdisciplinary conversation and the creation of new professional relationships between future colleagues. Vagantes travels to a new university every year, highlighting the unique resources of the host institution through keynote lectures, exhibitions, and special events.

Registration and Information

Visit for more information and schedule.

All participants and attendees must register for the conference.

lease register online for the Vagantes Conference if you plan to attend. Registration will be open until February 28, 2017.  

Keynote Speakers

Mary Franklin-Brown
Associate Professor of French & Italian, University of Minnesota

David Gura
Curator of Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts in Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

Public schedule to be announced soon.

Additional Tours and Resources

Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart

The Snite Museum of Art

The Medieval Institute Library


From the University of Notre Dame include

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, Dooner Family Fund for the Advancement of Irish Arts

The Medieval Institute, College of Arts & Letters

The Department of English, College of Arts & Letters

The Graduate School

With additional support from 

The Medieval Academy of America