Calls for Papers
- Medieval History Seminar
(12-14 October 2017)
- In Global Transit: Jewish Migrants from Hitler’s Europe in Asia, Africa, and Beyond
(Expected to take place between mid-January and mid-March, 2018)
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:
Call for Papers (PDF file)
In Global Transit: Jewish Migrants from Hitler’s Europe in Asia, Africa, and Beyond
Date: Expected to take place between mid-January and mid-March, 2018
Deadline: 28 February 2017
Venue: Kolkata, India
GHI Washington (Simone Lässig/Anne Schenderlein)
GHI London (Andreas Gestrich/Indra Sengupta)
Call for papers (PDF file)