There is a great opportunity at the Newberry Library for graduate students working on religious violence in the Renaissance and early modern periods. The Center for Renaissance Studies holds an annual Graduate Student Conference at the Newberry.
The call for papers reads:
“The Center for Renaissance Studies’ annual graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for emerging scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies.
“Participants from a wide variety of disciplines find a supportive and collegial forum for their work, meet future colleagues from other institutions and disciplines, and become familiar with the Newberry Library and its resources. This year’s conference will comprise twenty-four sessions with three twenty-minute papers each, for a total of seventy-two presenters.”
The deadline to submit a proposal is 15 October 2015.
Northern Illinois University graduate students can receive funding to facilitate participation in the conference, since NIU is a Newberry Consortium institution. I would strongly encourage graduate students in my HIST 640 Reading Seminar on Religious Violence, 1500 to Today to consider submitting a proposal.
See the Newberry Library website for the full call for papers and further information.