Call for Papers
- Eleventh Workshop on Early Modern German History (15 November 2013)
- Making and Breaking the Rules: Discussion, Implementation and Consequences of Dominican Legislation ( 6-8 March 2014)
Eleventh Workshop on Early Modern German History
Date: 15 November 2013
Venue: German Historical Institute London
Conveners: David Lederer (NUI Maynooth), Bridget Heal (University of St Andrews), Angela Schattner (GHIL)
Closing date: 30 June 2013
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 Workshop is sponsored by the German History Society, and the German Historical Institute London and participation is free, including lunch. However, participants will have to bear costs for travel and accommodation themselves. Postgraduates from a University in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland giving a paper at the workshop are entitled to apply for conference funding from the German History Society
The day will be organised 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
- indicate how work might develop in the future
How to take part
If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send a short synopsis and a CV by 30 June 2013 to:
Dr Angela Schattner, Research Fellow
German Historical Institute
17 Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2NJ
All students and academic researchers interested in Early Modern German History are very welcome. There is no charge for attendance but booking is essential. Please RSVP to Carole Sterckx: sterckx(ghi)ghil.ac.uk or schattner(ghi)ghil.ac.uk.
Call for Participation (PDF file)
Making and Breaking the Rules: Discussion, Implementation and Consequences of Dominican Legislation
Date: 6-8 March 2014
Venue: German Historical Institute London
Convener: Cornelia Linde (GHIL)
Closing date: 31 August 2013
Recent scholarship has started to address underexplored questions concerning the regulative and organisational structures of religious orders in the Middle Ages. Volumes have been dedicated, for instance, to the orders’ economic thought and organisation as well as questions of obedience. While a great amount of research has been dedicated to the Franciscans, the Cistercians and the Cluniacs, the Order of Preachers has been sidelined, despite the wealth of material that is available.
This conference will focus exclusively on the Order of Preachers and seeks to examine attempts to introduce order in any area of Dominican life by means of rules and regulations. Among the questions this conference aims to explore are: What circumstances led to the introduction of new legislation and how was it enforced? Which (possibly unexpected) results, in turn, did new legislation bring about? What intellectual discussions preceded or followed from these processes? Papers might also examine definitions of obedience, individual cases of disobedience and consequences of breaking the rules.
This conference is interdisciplinary and open to scholars working in any field of medieval studies. Possible sources include legislative texts issued by the Order of Preachers, to intellectual debates within and outside the Order as well as regulations introduced by other institutions or secular and ecclesiastical rulers aimed specifically at the Dominicans.
The conference proceedings will be published.
The conference will be held at the German Historical Institute London on 6 to 8 March 2014. Standard travel costs and accommodation for the duration of the conference will be covered. Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a CV by Saturday, 31 August 2013. All enquiries and proposals should be sent to Cornelia Linde: linde(ghi)ghil.ac.uk.
Call for papers (PDF file)