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. All presentations are available for public viewing at! 359 participants presented, and their presentations have been viewed over 9,900 times so far. Our peer-reviewed journal of proceedings, the Macksey Journal, is now online as well at

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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.