Call for Application: Medieval History Seminar 2025

Bewerbungsschluss: 31. Januar 2025

Conveners: Fiona Griffiths (Stanford University), Michael Grünbart (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), and Simon MacLean (University of St Andrews)

Venue: GHIL

The German Historical Institutes in London and Washington, D.C., are excited to announce the fourteenth Medieval History Seminar, to be held in London from 8 to 10 October 2025. The seminar will bring together Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. recipients (2024/2025) 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 their peers and distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. Conveners for the 2025 seminar will be Fiona Griffiths (Stanford University), Michael Grünbart (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), and Simon MacLean (University of St Andrews).

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 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. 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 August 15, 2025. They are also expected to act as commentator for other papers presented in the seminar.

Travel and accommodation expenses of the participants 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 a single PDF-file with all documents to:

The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2025.

For further information, please contact Stephan Bruhn:

German Historical Institute
17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ (UK)
Tel. +44–(0)20–7309 2050

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