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Call for Papers

Thirteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History

Organised by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society, to be held at the GHIL.

Date: Friday, 6 May 2016
Extended Deadline: 21 February 2016

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Conveners: Bridget Heal (University of St. Andrews), David Lederer (NUI Maynooth), Michael Schaich (German Historical Institute London), Jenny Spinks (University of Manchester)

The first workshop ran in 2002 and has now established itself as the principal forum for cross-disciplinary discussion of new research on early modern German-speaking Central Europe. The workshop gives the opportunity to discuss work-in-progress as well as theoretical and methodological approaches. Previous themes have included artistic and literary representations, medicine and musicology, as well as political, social, economic and religious history. Contributions are also welcome from those wishing to range outside the period generally considered as ‘early modern’ and those engaged in comparative research on other parts of early modern Europe.

The day will be organized as a series of themed workshops, each introduced by a panel chair and consisting of two to three short papers followed by discussion. The point of the papers is to present new findings or work-in-progress in summary form, rather than extended detailed discussion. Accordingly, participants are encouraged to keep to 15 minutes, highlight major findings or questions, and indicate how work might develop in the future.

The workshop is sponsored by the German History Society and the German Historical Institute London in cooperation with the GHI Washington. Participation is free, including lunch. However, participants will have to bear costs for travel and accommodation themselves.

Support for postgraduate and early career researchers from the United Kingdom and The Republic of Ireland is available on a competitive basis, subject to eligibility requirements. Postgraduate members of the German Historical Society currently registered for a higher degree at a university in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, and those who have completed a PhD within two years of the deadline for application but who have no other institutional sources of funding may apply for up to £150 for travel and accommodation expenses. Please see the GHS website for further information and application deadlines.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send a short synopsis (max. 300 words) and a CV by 21st Feb 2016 to Michael Schaich, German Historical Institute, email: schaich(ghi)ghil.ac.uk.

All students and academic researchers interested in Early Modern German History are very welcome to attend. There is no charge for attendance but due to limited space booking is essential. Please RSVP to Carole Sterckx: sterckx(ghi)ghil.ac.uk