The Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium provides hundreds of students across all fields of the humanities the opportunity to share their work in the professional presentation style most common to their fields. Attendees also participate in professionalization and recruitment events during the three-day symposium. It’s the first conference of its kind: there has been no other national platform for undergraduates in the humanities to share their work.

In response to COVID-19, the 2020 symposium shifted to an online format and all participants has the opportunity to submit their work to a journal of conference proceedings. Their presentations have been viewed over 15,000 times so far. Our peer-reviewed journal of proceedings, the Macksey Journal, is now online but currently being updated.

The 2021 Macksey Symposium will be hosted virtually and live on April 24th and 25th for registered presenters and guests. Links will be sent out 48 hours before the conference to the custom site. The conference site is located here: MACKSEY 2021 VIRTUAL SITE LINK

The schedule for those two days will run as follows:

Day & TimeSession Name
Saturday, April 24th
9:30AMWelcome Raffle and Conference Orientation
10:00AMSession 1
11:00AMJohns Hopkins Admissions Overview and Virtual Campus Tour
12:00PMGraduate Student Roundtable: Studying the Humanities at Hopkins
1:00PMJohns Hopkins Faculty Roundtable:  Humanities at Hopkins
2:00PMSession 2
3:00PMSession 3
4:00PMSession 4
5:00PMAnthony Doerr Keynote
6:00PMSession 5
7:00PMSessions 6
8:00PMCoast-to-Coast Networking Mocktail Hour with Raffle
Sunday, April 25th 
10:00AMSession 7
11:00AMSession 8
12:00PMHopkins Undergraduate Student Roundtable: Tips for Applying to and Selecting Graduate Programs
1:00PMSession 9
2:00PMSession 10
3:00PMSession 11
4:00PMSession 12
5:00PMClosing Remarks and Final Raffle

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Applications are now open for the 2021 Macksey Symposium, to be held virtually from April 24-25, 2021! See How to Apply for details.