The 2020 Spring English Conference, hosted by DePaul’s English department, is now open for submissions! Please see the attached flyer and full submissions guidelines for information on how to submit your writing:
Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium is currently accepting student abstracts for poster and oral presentations! Abstract submissions close on March 1, 2020.
CAURS is one of the largest annual undergraduate research conferences in the country, bringing together hundreds of undergraduate students in the Chicagoland area from all academic disciplines to present their research. It is currently in its 16th year and will take place on Saturday, April 4 at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Herman Hall. It will feature presentations from undergraduate students, a complimentary lunch, and a keynote speech from Dr. Michelle Larson, the President and CEO of Adler Planetarium.
The registration form is on the website at caurs.com, and further details about the Symposium can also be found there. See attached flyer.
The Johns Hopkins University’s first annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium is now open for submissions!
This will be a new annual two-day event at Johns Hopkins main campus in Baltimore, Maryland and it will offer students across the country the chance to disseminate their humanities research on a national scale. The event will be this spring, April 3rd and 4th, 2020 and the application portal is now open.
This symposium is open to undergraduate students from any two-year or four-year college or university who would like to present their original scholarship in the humanities. The university hopes to have 400 participants this year and will also be offering a select number of travel grants to help students afford participation. In addition to the multiple panels of student papers and presentations (including original creative works), they will also have a wonderful keynote delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr and multiple professional development panels featuring graduate students and faculty in Johns Hopkins’ humanities departments and centers. Students studying all areas of the humanities are welcome to attend.
Those interested can learn more at the conference site.
StoryStudio Chicago is looking for volunteers to help with their conference on October 5th and 6th!
It is StoryStudio’s 2nd annual Writers Festival hosted by Columbia College Chicago. Curated by Artistic Director Rebecca Makkai, the two-day Festival features an amazing line-up of authors led by Keynote Speaker Garth Greenwell. Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to volunteer time in exchange for free conference attendance around their shifts.
The conference link is here: https://www.storystudiochicago.com/storystudio-writers-festival/
Interested students can contact StoryStudio here: https://www.storystudiochicago.com/contact-us/
QUEER REVOLT, DePaul’s first citywide undergraduate LGBTQ+ Studies conference has been conceived and organized by DePaul undergrads in the LGBTQ Studies program, and will occur on Saturday, May 11th. It will be held on the 3rd floor of the Student Center.
Invited speakers include DePaul LGBTQ Studies Alum and 1st openly LGBTQ Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison, and University of Chicago Professor, C. Riley Snorton, author of Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity.
Students can submit individual papers or propose whole panels or roundtables. The deadline for submissions is currently April 10th.
This website contains the link for the Eventbrite that allows students to submit their work and register for the conference. Check it out! Registration for all participants is $10(plus a $1.94 processing fee).