Medieval History Seminar

12.-14.10.2017, Seminar, London

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 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 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(at)
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: linde(at)