The German Historical Institute is pleased to announce the fourth Medieval History Seminar, to be held at the Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani from October 20 to 22, 2005. The seminar is designed to bring together American and German Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. recipients (2003-2004) in medieval history for a weekend of scholarly discussion. They will have the opportunity to present their work to their peers and to distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. The conveners of the 2005 seminar are Professors Michael Borgolte (Humboldt-Universitšt zu Berlin), Johannes Fried (Universitšt Frankfurt), Patrick J. Geary (University of California, Los Angeles), and Barbara H. Rosenwein (Loyola University, Chicago).
The Medieval History Seminar welcomes proposals on all topical and geographical areas of medieval history. Participation is not limited to historians working on German history or on the German-speaking regions of Europe. Nor is a particular epoch or methodological approach preferred. Applications from related disciplines (art history, literary studies) are welcome if the projects have a distinct historical focus.
The seminar will be conducted bilingually. Papers and discussions will be both in English and in German. This year, a translator will be on hand to facilitate discussion. Successful applicants must be prepared to submit a paper of approximately twenty typewritten pages by September 1, 2005. They are also expected to serve as commentator for one other paper presented at the seminar. Participants will be reimbursed by the GHI for their travel and lodging expenses.
Applications should include:
a curriculum vitae (including address and e-mail)
a description of the proposed paper (4-5 pages, double-spaced)
one letter of recommendation
Send applications to:
German Historical Institute
Medieval History Seminar
ATTN: Jonathan Skolnik
1607 New Hampshire Ave. NW Tel.: (202)387-3355
Washington, D.C. 20009 USA Fax.: (202) 483-3430
The deadline for submission is April 18, 2005.
For further information, please contact Dr. Jonathan Skolnik, GHI (e-mail address provided below).
Reports on previous Medieval History Seminars are published in the GHI Bulletins No. 30 (Spring 2002), 32 (Spring 2003), and 34 (Spring 2004), available at http://www.ghi-dc.org/bulletin.html
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