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Call for Papers

Twelth Workshop on Early Modern German History

Organised by the German History Society in co-operation with the German Historical Institutes London and Washington

Date: 8 May 2015

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Conveners: Bridget Heal (University of St Andrews) David Lederer (NUI Maynooth), Bridget Heal (University of St Andrews), Angela Schattner (GHIL), and 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.

Doctoral students from North America (USA and Canada) who wish to present at the workshop can apply for two travel funding grants provided by the GHI Washington. Please indicate your interest in this grant in your application.

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 (http://www.germanhistorysociety.org/postgraduates/) for further information and application deadlines    

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send a short synopsis and a CV by 11 January 2015 to

Dr Angela Schattner, German Historical Institute, 17 Bloomsbury Square London, WC1A 2NJ, email: schattner(ghi)ghil.ac.uk.

Medieval History Seminar

Organised by the German Historical Institutes London and Washington

Date: 15-17 October 2015

Venue: German Historical Institute Washington

Conveners: Paul Freedman (Yale), Ruth Mazo Karras (University of Minnesota), Stuart Airlie (University of Glasgow), Miri Rubin (Queen Mary University of London), Bernhard Jussen (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main) and Frank Rexroth (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen).

The German Historical Institutes in London and Washington, D.C., are pleased to announce the ninth Medieval History Seminar, to be held in Washington, D.C., from October 15 to 17, 2015. The seminar is designed to bring together Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. recipients (2013-2014) in medieval history from American, British and German universities for three days of scholarly discussion and collaboration.

The Medieval History Seminar welcomes proposals from all areas of medieval history. Participation is not limited to historians working on German history or German-speaking regions of Europe. Nor is a particular epoch or methodological approach preferred. Applications from neighbouring disciplines are welcome if the projects have a distinct historical focus.

The seminar is bi-lingual, and papers and discussions will be conducted both in German and English. Participants must have a good reading and aural comprehension of both languages.

The GHI will cover the travel and lodging expenses of the participants.

Applications may be submitted in German or English and should include:

  • a curriculum vitae (including institutional affiliation, address and e-mail);
  • a description of the proposed paper (4-5 pages, double-spaced);
  • one letter of recommendation.

Send applications per e-mail to Susanne Fabricius: fabricius(ghi)ghi-dc.org

The deadline for submission is January 31, 2015.

See the Call for Papers (PDF) for more details.