CRRS

Early Modern Interdisciplinary Graduate Forum

The Early Modern Interdisciplinary Graduate Forum (EMIGF) is a monthly event hosted by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS) at the University of Toronto. EMIGF is a platform for PhD candidates, post-docs, fellows, and recent graduates to deliver papers in an informal setting. Our mandate is to provide junior and emerging scholars with the opportunity to present work in progress, and to facilitate dialogue on current topics in early modern research across the disciplines.

EMIGF meetings feature two speakers who each deliver a paper (20-25 minutes each), followed by a question and discussion period with the audience, guided by a moderator. Now in its twelfth consecutive year, EMIGF meetings are well attended by graduate students, faculty, and fellows from the early modern community at the University of Toronto and beyond.

We have opted to hold our 2022-2023 meetings in a hybrid model, with in person presentations to a live audience which are also livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person. The CRRS provides coffee, tea, and snacks for in person attendees. All meetings will continue to be scheduled once a month between 4:00-5:30 p.m. on a Tuesday or Thursday. If you would like to attend one of our events online, please request meeting details from Jordana Lobo-Pires at emigfuoft@gmail.com.

Call for Papers 2022-23

The Early Modern Interdisciplinary Graduate Forum (EMIGF) is seeking speakers for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year. If you are interested in delivering a paper, please submit a brief description of your project (max: 200 words) along with a CV to emigfuoft@gmail.com by Friday, September 16, 2022. Please also indicate your preference of our tentative meeting dates, listed below.

Additionally, we are always looking for individuals interested in moderating our meetings. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow early modernists from different disciplines and participate in discussion. If you are interested in moderating, please submit your name, discipline/affiliation, and availability. 

Please send all submissions and inquiries to Jordana Lobo-Pires at emigfuoft@gmail.com.


EMIGF I
20 Oct. 2022
4:00-5:30 PM

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EMIGF II
22 Nov. 2022
4:00-5:30 PM

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EMIGF III
26 Jan. 2023
4:00-5:30 PM

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EMIGF IV
28 Feb. 2023
4:00-5:30 PM

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EMIGF V
23 Mar. 2023
4:00-5:30 PM

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