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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! Our peer-reviewed journal of proceedings, the Macksey Journal, is now online as well at

Macksey at a Glance

  • 12,165 abstract views
  • 373 works published
  • 12,355 total visits
  • 108 countries
  • 229 institutions

Fall 2021

Applications will open in the fall for the 2021 conference!


See our announcement article in the JHU Hub.