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)

Spring 2016 Events

Feb. 19: MRGSA roundtable, “Teaching Shakespeare in 2016,” at CMRS Shakespeare’s Day Conference.

Feb. 24: Teaching Philosophy Statement Workshop in 311 Denney Hall. Featuring Alan Kalish, director of the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching; Christopher Manion, director of Writing Across the Curriculum; and Aman Garcha, Director of English Graduate Studies.

Mar. 4: Book and bake sale in Hagerty Hall lobby. Book donations are welcome! Send to 455 Hagerty Hall.

Apr. 17: End of year picnic (date tentative).

Check our Facebook page for event updates.

2015 Conference

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

For more information, please view our Conference Page.

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