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Graduate & Honors Research Symposium

March 21-22, 2024, Sadler Center

Plus, Three Minute Thesis Competition, March 20, 2024!

View the Full 2024 GHRS Online Program

Learn more about the 2024 Symposium

Download the Basic Presenter Schedule [.pdf]

About the Graduate & Honors Research Symposium

The Symposium, which began as the Graduate Research Symposium, is one of only a few graduate-focused conferences that is broadly themed and therefore designed to bring together graduate students from differing areas of study and from all stages of the degree process. In 2023, the Symposium began welcoming W&M undergraduate Honors students in partnership with the Charles Center. The 2024 Symposium will feature more than 150 poster and panel presentations by graduate and honors students representing Arts & Sciences, plus graduate students from other regional institutions.  

Event History

The Graduate Research Symposium grew out of, and along with, the American Cultures Conference, an annual event launched in 2002 by William & Mary's American Studies Program. The Graduate & Honors Research Symposium is now co-hosted by the A&S Graduate Center and the Charles Center for Academic Excellence; it is organized by a dedicated group of William & Mary graduate student volunteers, and supported by the staff in the Office of Graduate Studies and the Charles Center.  

To get a sense of past GRS events, check out our past symposia programs.

GHRS Poster Session, 2023
Call for Abstracts

To present at the 2024 Symposium use our GHRS Abstract Submission Portal (Qualtrics form).
Deadline: January 15, 2024, 11:59 p.m. (ET)

Read more about eligibility to present at the GHRS and guidelines for abstract submissions.

William & Mary invites interested scholars from W&M, VIMS, and other Virginia universities to present at the Graduate & Honors Research Symposium hosted by the Arts & Sciences Graduate Center and W&M's Charles Center for Academic Excellence. The Symposium will be held in the Sadler Center,  March 21-22, 2024 (Thursday & Friday). This event encourages interdisciplinary exchange, bringing together students from the sciences and the humanities at William & Mary and other surrounding regional universities. Check out our past symposia programs to get a sense of the even