The New College Conference on Medieval & Renaissance studies


The New College Conference on Medieval & Renaissance Studies is a biennial event covering all aspects of the European, Mediterreanean, and Near Eastern worlds from approximately 400 CE to 1700 CE. The Conference is held on the historic bayfront campus of New College of Florida, the honors liberal arts college of Florida's State University System.

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.

—Co-Chairs Carrie Beneš (History) and Nova Myhill (English)

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Regrettably, the March 2020 New College Conference had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While it is too early to make explicit pronouncements about 2022, we can say the following:

  • 2020 plenary speakers Mary Floyd-Wilson (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Jonathan Phillips (Royal Holloway, London) have both expressed interest in moving their presentations to the 2022 conference.

  • We plan to offer some rollover to the 2022 abstract cycle, such as a policy of automatic 2022 acceptance for any abstract previously accepted for 2020.

The 2022 Conference will be held 3–5 March 2022. The call for papers (with details of the aforementioned rollover policy) will be available in May 2021.

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The New College Conference was founded in 1978 by Lee Snyder, Professor of Medieval & Renaissance History at New College. For more on the history of the conference and past speakers, click here.