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FSU at the Newberry Library’s 2021 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Published January 19, 2021

FSU is well represented at this year’s Newberry Library Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. The 2021 conference will convene online February 8–13, 2021 in a seminar-style format.

First-year Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies MA student Anneliese Hardman will contribute her paper “The Importance of Clubs and Societies to the Scottish Enlightenment’s Intellectual Culture” and discuss her research in the “Intersecting Communities and Communicating” roundtable on Friday, February 12.

Rachel CarlisleDoctoral candidate Rachel Carlisle is one of this year’s conference organizers and will moderate “Status and Sociopolitical Conflict,” a roundtable discussion about how medieval and early modern individuals employed visual culture to construct identity, symbolize status, and challenge sociopolitical norms, on Saturday, February 13.

Members of the FSU community are welcome to attend roundtable discussions, and the keynote conversation on race and pedagogy delivered by Carissa M. Harris (Temple) and Nedda Mehdizadeh (UCLA) will be available via YouTube.

The full program is available to view here.

To register, please complete the form provided here.

As a member of the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium, FSU students have access to the Newberry collection in the fields of late medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies (c. 1300-1750) and are encouraged to participate in educational programs run out of the Newberry Library, Chicago and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. If you are interested in learning more about student opportunities, click here or email Rachel Carlisle at