Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs

Student Symposia

Student Symposia

Since 2007, GLS programs on the West Coast have gathered each summer at symposia for the presentation of student and alumni papers. Participating programs have included Dominican University of California, Marylhurst University, Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, Reed College, San Diego State University, Simon Fraser University, Stanford University, University of Southern California, and Maastricht University-Netherlands. Since then, symposia have been held in the Mid West, Texas, and East Coast regions. Student-centered, these symposia have been well-received by programs, students, and alumni as an effective and stimulating way to foster scholarship, offer students and alumni presentation opportunities, recognize outstanding student work, and build community among GLS students, alumni, and faculty across programs. While not an AGLSP initiative, the Association supports these symposia and posts information on this page. Information on how to organize and run a symposium is contained in a chapter in the Director’s Guidebook. To learn more about the added value to your program by hosting or participating in a regional symposium and for advice on how to present one, contact us.


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13th Annual West Coast Graduate Liberal Studies Symposium - June 7-9, 2019

Hosted by St. John’s College Graduate Institute

The St. John’s College Graduate Institute will host the event this year from June 7-9, in the beautiful city of Santa Fe, New Mexico. As a school dedicated to liberal arts and interdisciplinary study, we are excited to provide a supportive setting for students and alumni to present papers, engage in lively discourse, and cultivate the larger community of graduate liberal studies students. Non-presenting students are encouraged to attend the symposium. Please visit the symposium website here for more information and to register.

Event Details

When:  Friday, June 7th thru Sunday, June 9th

Where: St. John’s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico

If you have any questions regarding this event, please email gls.stjohnssantafe@sjc.edu.


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5th Annual Texas Graduate Liberal Studies Symposium -
July 13, 2019

Hosted by Rice University and Southern Methodist University

The Graduate Liberal Studies Programs of Rice University and Southern Methodist University invite you to participate in the fifth annual Texas Graduate Liberal Studies Symposium on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Please visit the symposium website here to register and to submit an abstract for presentation.

Event Details

When:  Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Rice University, Houston, Texas

If you have any questions regarding this event, please email Rebecca Sharp Sanchez at rksharp@rice.edu.


Past Conferences and Symposia

2018

June 22-24, 2018
12th Annual West Coast Graduate Liberal Studies Programs’Symposium
Hosted by Stanford University
Stanford, California

July 14, 2018
4th Annual Texas Graduate Liberal Studies Symposium
Hosted by Southern Methodist University and Rice University
Dallas, Texas

2017

April 7-8, 2017
2017 Regional Graduate Liberal Studies Conference
Hosted by East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee

June 16-18, 2017
2017 West Coast Liberal Studies Symposium
Hosted by the University of Washington Tacoma
Tacoma, Washington

July 15, 2017
3rd Annual Texas Graduate Liberal Studies Symposium
Hosted by Rice University and Southern Methodist University
Houston, Texas


2016

April 9, 2016
2016 Midwestern Graduate Liberal Studies Conference
Hosted by Indiana University Southeast
New Albany, IN

June 11, 2016
2016 Annual East Coast Graduate Liberal Studies Symposium
Hosted by Stockton University
Galloway, NJ

June 17–19, 2016
10th Annual West Coast Graduate Liberal Studies Programs’Symposium
Hosted by Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, Canada

June 25, 2016
2nd Annual Texas Graduate Liberal Studies Symposium
Hosted by Southern Methodist University and Rice University
Dallas, TX

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