Call for Papers: Medieval History Seminar 2021

Bewerbungsschluss: 31. Januar 2021

The German Historical Institutes in London and Washington, D.C. are excited to announce the twelfth Medieval History Seminar, to be held in Londonfrom 30 September to 2 October 2021.

The seminar will bring together Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. graduates (2020) in medieval history from American, Canadian, British, Irish, and German universities for three days of scholarly discussion and collaboration. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work to peers and distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. Conveners for the 2021 seminar will be Paul Freedman (Yale University), Bernhard Jussen (Goethe University Frankfurt), Simon MacLean (University of St Andrews), Fiona Griffiths (Stanford University), Len Scales (Durham University), and Dorothea Weltecke (Goethe University Frankfurt).

The Medieval History Seminar invites proposals from all areas and periods of medieval history and is not limited to historians working on German history or German-speaking regions of Europe. All methodological approaches are welcome. Applications from neighbouring disciplines are also welcome if the projects have a distinct historical focus.

The seminar is bilingual, with papers and discussions in both German and English. Participants must have a good reading and listening comprehension of both languages. Successful applicants must be prepared to submit a paper of approximately 5,000 words by 15 August 2021. They are also expected to prepare a commentary on other papers presented at the seminar.

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered.

Applications may be submitted in German or English and should include:

  • a CV (including institutional affiliation, postal address, and e-mail)
  • a description of the proposed paper (4–5 pages, double-spaced)
  • one letter of recommendation

Please e-mail all application documents in a single PDF file to:

The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2021.

For further information, please contact Stephan Bruhn: