Medieval History Seminar 2013

October 10 - 13, 2013

Seminar at the GHI London

Conveners: Stefan Hördler (GHI), Cornelia Linde (GHI London)

Call for Papers

The German Historical Institutes in London and Washington DC, are pleased to announce the eighth Medieval History Seminar, to be held in London, from October 10 to 13, 2013. The seminar is designed to bring together American, British and German Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. recipients (2011-2012) in medieval history for a weekend 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 2013 seminar will be professors Michael Borgolte (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Frank Rexroth (Universität Göttingen), Patrick J. Geary (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton), Ruth Mazo Karras (University of Minnesota), Stuart Airlie (University of Glasgow) and Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of London).

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. Successful applicants must be prepared to submit a paper of approximately 5000 words by September 1, 2013. They also are 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:
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 February 1, 2013.

For further information, please contact

Dr. Cornelia Linde, GHI London, e-mail: or
Dr. Stefan Hördler, GHI Washington DC, e-mail:

Call for papers (print version, pdf)