Medieval & Renaissance Graduate Student Association

About Our Organization

The Ohio State Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association (MRGSA) is an organization created to provide graduate students in any department affiliated with the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies with opportunities for professionalization, skills development, and networking.

MRGSA is led by a committee of graduate student officers, who are elected every year. Meet our 2015-16 officers here. Membership is open to anyone pursuing a relevant graduate degree at The Ohio State University, and we charge no dues or fees for involvement.

If you are interested in becoming a member or getting involved with our activities, we welcome questions and comments at mrgsaosu(at)

Fall 2015 Events

Sep. 9: Our first event this year is an ice cream social in the Hagerty Hall courtyard, from 5-7 pm. Come meet your execs and other Med/Ren students!

Sep. 23: “Navigating the Job Market” roundtable with Prof. Ethan Knapp, Prof. Hannibal Hamlin, and recent OSU alumni.

Nov. 6: Fall party.

Nov. 20: Annual lecture, co-sponsored with CMRS. This year features Jane Degenhardt from UM Amherst.

All events will be posted on our Facebook page.

2015 Conference

MRGSA will be holding its third graduate student conference on October 23-24, 2015. This year’s conference examines the theme of “Metamorphosis,” and features fifteen student presenters from within and outside OSU. The conference also includes a keynote address by Prof. Karl Whittington and a closing roundtable with OSU professors.

For more information, please view our Conference Page.

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