Program at a Glance

The Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference will take place virtually on November 5, 2021. Below is a brief description of the activities planned for the day. A more detailed schedule will be posted here as it is finalized. 


Friday, November 5, 2021: GURC For Students 

Poster Presentation Q&A Sessions, 9:00AM - 11:50AM: There will be three poster session times with multiple sessions to choose from during each time (9:00-9:50, 10:00-10:50, and 11:00-11:50). Poster presentation videos will be available ahead of the sessions and throughout the conference. The live sessions will be for Q&A with the presenters. 

Keynote Address, 12:00PM - 12:45PM: Join us for an engaging keynote address! 
Dr. Leah Haught presents "#MedievalsDidItFirst: Connecting the Past to the Present Through Research."

Haught HeadshotLeah Haught is an Associate Professor of English at the University of West Georgia. Her cross-historical research interests include the Arthurian legend, cultural understandings of gender and sexuality, the history of monsters, and the functions of nostalgia within post-medieval conceptions of the medieval past. Her work frequently explores the intersections between past and present idealisms and has been published in Arthuriana, Paregon, Year’s Work in Medievalism, and The Once and Future Classroom. She has work on the afterlives of medieval texts in the contemporary classroom as well as the racialization of non-English bodies in Robin Hood films forthcoming in two edited collections, and is an editor for Medievally Speaking

Oral/Panel Presentation Sessions, 1:00PM - 5:30PM: There will be four oral presentation session times with multiple sessions to choose from during each time (1:00-2:00, 2:10-3:10, 3:20-4:20, and 4:30-5:30).