Medieval History Seminar

October 10-12, 2019
Seminar at GHI London
Conveners: Paul Freedman (Yale University), Bernhard Jussen (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main), Simon MacLean (University of St Andrews), Ruth Mazo Karras (Trinity College Dublin), Len Scales (Durham University), and Dorothea Weltecke (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main)

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

The German Historical Institutes in London and Washington, D.C., are pleased to announce the eleventh Medieval History Seminar, to be held in London from October 10 to 12, 2019. The seminar is designed to bring together Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. recipients (2015-2016) in medieval history from American, Canadian, British, Irish, 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.

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 neighboring disciplines are welcome if the projects have a distinct historical focus.

The seminar is bilingual, 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 1 September 2019. 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, if possible as one pdf-document, per e-mail to: sterckx@ghil.ac.uk 

The deadline for submission is January 31, 2019. For further information, please contact Dr. Cornelia Linde, GHI London, e-mail: linde@ghil.ac.uk