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We have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s New College Conference on Medieval & Renaissance Studies. Many of those who planned to present have been in touch with us over the last few days about travel restrictions and health concerns, and we appreciate their efforts to work with us to participate remotely. However, while New College and Sarasota are still functioning normally, at this point we feel the potential risks of holding the Conference outweigh the potential rewards for those who might still choose to attend. 

If you have already registered: we will begin the process of issuing refunds on Monday 3/9; this may take some little time, as one of the (then theoretical!) drawbacks of our new processing system was its inability to issue electronic refunds. Please bear with us as we work that out. In the meantime, if there is some formal statement from us or our campus that might affect your ability to recoup travel costs from your own institution, please let us know at info@newcollegeconference.org and we will endeavor to assist you.

We appreciate your understanding, and we hope to see you all under better circumstances in 2022.


Welcome to the website of the New College Conference on Medieval & Renaissance Studies: the Conference is a biennial event covering all aspects of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The twenty-second New College Conference was to have been be held 12–14 March 2020, but has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. We are grateful to our would-be plenary speakers, Mary Floyd-Wilson and Jonathan Phillips, and hope to host them again in the future.

The Conference is held in the Sudakoff Conference Center on the historic bayfront campus of New College of Florida, the honors liberal arts college of the Florida State University System. New College is located on the Gulf coast in Sarasota, next door to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

We generally schedule the Conference for the second weekend of March in even years (that is, 2018, 2020, 2022), although we occasionally adjust the date to avoiding overlap with other spring conferences such as the Medieval Academy, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Shakespeare Association. The twenty-first biennial conference was held March 8–10, 2018, with plenaries by Eleonora Stoppino of the University of Illinois and Malcolm Vale of St John's College, Oxford. For a full list of past plenary speakers, please click here.