3rd Annual Undergraduate Conference (2010)

Discipuli Juncti: Students Connected through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Friday, October 29, 2010
ASU at the West campus
Online submission date(s): 
Friday, September 17, 2010

Plenary Speaker:

Dr. Rod Thomson
Senior Research Fellow, School of History and Classics
University of Tasmania, Australia

Program Draft:

Word | pdf

Online Announcement

Abstract Deadline: 17 September 2010

If you are interested in participating in this conference, please email a short abstract (200 words) for a 15-20 minute presentation to Professor Mary Bjork by September 17, 2010. Applicants will be informed of acceptance by September 24. Once accepted, the deadline for registration is September 30. There are no conference registration fees.

All applications may be submitted:

Electronically: Professor Mary Bjork or Audrey Walters

Fax: 480-965-1681

Mail: ACMRS, PO Box 874402, Tempe, AZ 85287-4402

Conference Forms:

Five $100 Travel Grants will be awarded:

Lodging Information:

Recommended low-cost lodging near ASU West Campus. Please make individual reservations. We will provide shuttle from lodging to campus for all students staying at the recommended hotel. When making reservations, inform the reservation clerk that you are attending the "ACMRS Undergraduate Conference at ASU West Campus".

Red Roof Inn Phoenix - Bell Road
17222 North Black Canyon Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85053
602-866-1049

For more information contact:

Professor Mary Bjork or Audrey Walters

Important links:

The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University and ACMRS (the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies) again invite all interested undergraduates to propose papers or academic presentations in other creative media for “Discipuli Juncti: Students Connected through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” our second annual undergraduate conference on the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

The first Discipuli Juncti conference took place on November 14, 2008. 30 students from ASU as well as from universities in Kansas, Ohio, Florida, Texas, and Canada presented papers to audiences of, 25-30 people on topics ranging from Beowulf to Milton. By vote the three best papers were selected to be presented at ACMRS’s annual international conference in February 2009, a practice that will continue for the three best papers to come out of this year’s conference. The best conference presentations will be published online on the ACMRS website (www.asu.edu/clas/acmrs).

On Friday, October 29, the conference will give undergraduates who are interested in Medieval and/or Renaissance culture another opportunity to present their research or project to a group of their peers and others (Spring 2010 graduates are still eligible to participate). In advance of the conference, the student will work with a faculty mentor willing to advise and assist in developing his or her project for a conference-level presentation (advanced graduate students are also encouraged to serve as mentors). Paper proposals on all topics and in all formats, including visual and aural media or any creative form of research, are welcome. There are no conference registration fees.