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Medieval History Seminar

Venue: German Historical Institute London
Date: 12-14 October 2017

Deadline: 31 January 2017

Organised by the German Historical Institute London and the German Historical Institute Washington, D.C.

Conveners: Stuart Airlie (University of Glasgow), Paul Freedman (Yale), Bernhard Jussen (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main), Ruth Mazo Karras (University of Minnesota), Len Scales (Durham University), and Dorothea Weltecke (Universität Konstanz).

The German Historical Institutes in London and Washington, D.C., are pleased to announce the tenth Medieval History Seminar, to be held in London from October 12 to 14, 2017. The seminar is designed to bring together Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. recipients (2015-2016) in medieval history from American, British and German universities for three days of scholarly discussion and collaboration. They will have the opportunity to present their work to their peers as well as to distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. Conveners for the 2017-seminar will be Stuart Airlie (University of Glasgow), Paul Freedman (Yale), Bernhard Jussen (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main), Ruth Mazo Karras (University of Minnesota), Len Scales (Durham University), and Dorothea Weltecke (Universität Konstanz).

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 oral comprehension of both languages. Successful applicants must be prepared to submit a paper of approximately 5000 words by September 1, 2017. They are also expected to act as commentator for other papers presented in the seminar.

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: sterckx(ghi)ghil.ac.uk

German Historical Institute
17 Bloomsbury Square
Tel. +44-(0)20-7309 2050
London WC1A 2NJ (UK)
FAX +44-(0)20-7309 2055

The deadline for submission is January 31, 2017.

For further information, please contact

Dr. Cornelia Linde,
GHI London, e-mail:
linde(ghi)ghil.ac.uk

Call for Papers (PDF file)
 


Workshop on Medieval Germany

Venue: German Historical Institute London
Date: 5 May 2017

Deadline: 9 January 2017

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

Conveners: Len Scales (Durham University) and Cornelia Linde (GHIL)

A one-day workshop on Medieval Germany will be held at the German Historical Institute, Bloomsbury Square, London, on Friday 5 May 2017. It will provide an opportunity for researchers in the field from the UK, continental Europe, and the USA to meet in a relaxed and friendly setting and to learn more about each other’s work. Proposals for short papers are invited from researchers at all career stages with an interest in any aspect of the history of medieval Germany (generously defined). Papers should be 10-15 minutes in length, and will be followed by discussion. Contributors are encouraged to concentrate upon introducing current work in progress, focusing on research questions, approaches, and still-unresolved problems.

Attendance is also warmly invited from anyone with an interest in medieval German history wishing to hear the papers and participate in the discussion. Further details of times and programme will be posted in due course.

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 History 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.

Please send proposals (title and ca. 200-word abstract), by Monday 9 January 2017, to Dr Cornelia Linde at the German Historical Institute: (linde(ghi)ghil.ac.uk)

Informal inquiries regarding all aspects of the workshop should be sent to Len Scales (l.e.scales(ghi)durham.ac.uk)

All students and academic researchers interested in medieval 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

Call for Papers (PDF file)