Welcome to the homepage of VAGANTES, an annual, travelling conference for graduate students studying any aspect of the Middle Ages. The conference was conceived with several goals in mind, including the fostering of a sense of community among junior medievalists, providing exposure to an interdisciplinary forum, and showcasing the resources of the host institutions — all hopefully kept within a student budget.



The program for Vagantes 2007 is now available. To view it, click on the link to the left!

The 6th annual conference will take place at:
Loyola University Chicago, March 1-4, 2007

The 7th annual conference will take place at The Ohio State University.

Call for Hosts:

Would you and your fellow graduate students be interested in hosting Vagantes in 2009? If so, download the application form to apply.

Past Conference Locations:

Harvard University, March 7-10, 2002
The University of Toronto, March 20-23, 2003
Cornell University, March 11-14, 2004
The University of Notre Dame, March 3-5, 2005
The University of California, Berkeley, March 2-5, 2006

VAGANTES is affiliated with the Medieval Academy of America’s Graduate Student Committee.

More Vagantes Information

Read the Vagantes Constitution,which empowers the Vagantes Board of Directors to choose future hosts for the conference.

Would you like to serve on the Vagantes Board of Directors? Every year at the Vagantes Conference two new board members are elected to serve a 2-yr term. The Board is charged with ensuring the continuation of the Vagantes Conference. Please see the Vagantes Constitution or contact the current board for details.

Questions concerning the conference in general and inquiries about hosting in the future may be addressed by email to Vagantes Board at [email protected]; we will reply as soon as possible. Please specify “Vagantes” in the subject line. Questions concerning specific information about the upcoming conference should be directed to the local organizer at the host institution.