Category Archives: Conferenties, congressen en workshops

CfP “Moving Forms: The Transformations and Translocations of Medieval Literature” (Athens, 11-13 september 2019)

The movement of people and books across space and time – mobility and portability – were driving forces of medieval European literary and intellectual culture. Men and women, clerical and secular, constructed extensive social networks and communities through travel, written communication, and the exchange of texts. Shared literary practices and forms occurred at the regional and transregional levels, defining local identities and forging links between people separated by distance and time. Around the North Sea and Baltic littorals, legends from the Norse sagas, for instance, were taken up by writers. On a larger scale, people from north-western Europe to China exchanged stories of Barlaam and Josephat, while tales of Alexander are found from India to Ireland; in both cases, transmission was facilitated by the movement of people along the Silk Road. Rather than a full picture, often we are left with a set of trails, traces and clues that challenge us to create narratives out of the fragments.

This symposium aims to contribute to the understanding of medieval literature through the development of methodologies which examine the intersection of social networks and communities with literary forms. We welcome papers that attend to the agency of people (men and women), genres (literary, scientific, philosophical, legal etc.), modes (verse, poetry, prose), styles, texts and manuscripts (book types, layouts, images) in creating literary links across space and time. Building on the practices of both comparative literature and entangled history, the symposium will open up connections between literary cultures often considered to be separate. At the same time, and of equal importance, it will be alert to the absence of connections, to discontinuities, exposing the diversities and ruptures of medieval literature, as well as the commonalities.

By following the movement of forms and tracing social connections from Antiquity to the Renaissance, we will interrogate both geographies and chronologies of medieval European literature. Always keeping the intersection of the social and the formal in view, the symposium will move back and forth between small and large scales of time and place: the local, the transregional, the European, and the Afro-Eurasian. Issues of morphology, scale and periodization will be central to discussion, enabling conversations across a wide range of material to gain traction. The symposium will bring together methodological and theoretical contributions, addressing the intersection of people and forms; we welcome papers that work on large scale typological models as well as papers that address broader issues though closely-worked case studies.

Questions to consider include:

  • How do we move from specific examples to writing/formulating larger narratives, from the micro to the macro, from the close up to the panoramic, without falling into generalizations?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of existing methodologies that account for the movement of objects, texts and people through space (e.g. histoire croisée, actor network theory, global history, etc.)?
  • How does medieval Europe fit into a wider Afro-Eurasian space? How does Europe divide into and participate in regional geographies?
  • How conscious were medieval people of new forms as a dimension of cultural exchange?
  • What role does the modern historical imagination have to play in recreating social networks and formal encounters?
  • How do medieval theories of cultural movement (e.g. translatio imperii et studii, spoliation, etc.) enable us to explain the transmission of literary forms?

Format

The symposium will meet over three days, with each day including 3 panels with three speakers. Papers will last 20 minutes and be followed by 45 minutes of discussion per panel. Since the substantial discussion following the papers is as important as the papers themselves, papers will not be allowed to overrun. Each session will have a respondent/moderator who will read papers in advance of the session and launch the discussion of their session through a short reflective invitation. For this reason, we ask that all papers be given in English. Speakers are asked to frame their research in ways which are simultaneously sophisticated and inviting of exchange with colleagues working across the literatures of medieval Europe (including Byzantium, and Islamic Spain and Sicily) and its neighbours. We welcome proposal for individual papers and for panels.

There will be a modest amount of preparatory theoretical reading in advance of the symposium.

Publication

We anticipate publishing extended versions of a selection of papers from the workshop in a special issue of Interfaces: A Journal of Medieval European Literatures.

Venue

The symposium will take place in the Danish Institute at Athens, conveniently located in the Plaka. There are many tavernas, cafes and restaurants nearby.

Cost

There will be no charge to attend the symposium. There will be a charge to cover the cost of the symposium dinner. Delegates are responsible for covering the cost of their travel and accommodation. A small number of bursaries will be available for PhD students and early career scholars, for further information contact Kristin Bourassa (kristin@sdu.dk).

Abstracts

Please send short abstracts (250 words) and a brief CV (1/2 page) to George Younge (george.younge@york.ac.uk) by 1st March 2019. Panel proposals should include overview (100 words) and abstracts and CVs (as above) for all papers.

DOWNLOAD THE CALL FOR PAPERS AS A PDF

Call for Papers: 13th European Social Science History Conference (18-21 maart 2020, Leiden)

The ESSHC aims at bringing together scholars interested in explaining historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences. The conference is characterized by a lively exchange in many small groups, rather than by formal plenary sessions.

The conference welcomes papers and sessions on any historical topic and any historical period. It is organized in 27 thematic networks: Africa ‑ Antiquity ‑ Asia ‑ Criminal Justice ‑ Culture ‑ Economics ‑ Education and Childhood – Elites and Forerunners ‑ Ethnicity and Migration ‑ Family and Demography – Global History – Health and Environment ‑  Labour ‑ Latin America – Material and Consumer Culture – Middle Ages ‑ Oral History – Politics, Citizenship and Nations – Religion ‑ Rural ‑ Sexuality – Social Inequality – Spatial and digital History – Science and Technology ‑ Theory – Urban ‑ Women and Gender

The deadline for paper and session proposals is 15 april 2019.

More information about the call for papers and the conference be obtained by clicking here.

Boekvoorstelling ‘Guilds, Labour and the Urban Body Politic’, 23 januari 2019 (Brussel)

Boekvoorstelling ‘Guilds, Labour and the Urban Body Politic: Fabricating Community in the Southern Netherlands, 1300-1800‘ door Bert De Munck.

Datum: 23 januari 2019, 13-17 uur

Locatie: Brussel (exacte locatie wordt later meegedeeld)

Gelieve te registreren voor 9 januari door een mailtje te sturen naar Jeroen Puttevils.

CfP “Freedom of speech in the medieval and early modern society” (UGent 17–18 May 2019)

This interuniversity workshop hosted by Ghent University is the first in an alternating series of three on ‘freedom of speech’ in late medieval and early modern Europe. By drawing together research on several European countries in the period 1300-1700, the series will reveal various perspectives on premodern free speech. Freedom of speech, i.e. ‘the right to express beliefs and ideas without unwarranted government restriction’, was by no means a fundamental right in the late medieval and early modern period. Yet research has shown that there were several opportunities for the expression of critical opinion towards power holders and that this practice was often widespread. These could be uttered verbally, through the spoken or written word, but also through other sign systems and media, ranging from the sound of musical instruments to heraldic languages. The objective of this workshop is to connect the different segments of research and thereby create a better overall understanding of pre-modern free speech.

We are accepting proposals from a variety of disciplinary angles for 30-minute papers on
• Pre-modern ideas about ‘freedom of speech’
• Juridical practices on free speech and subversive verbal utterances
• Political narratives and lyric
• Non-verbal media of ‘free-speech’ (visual, multimedia, sound…)
• …
Applicants are strongly encouraged to present papers in English. French papers will be accepted as well, if the powerpoint presentation is in English. Please send an abstract of 200 words to
minne.deboodt@kuleuven.be or linde.nuyts@ugent.be by the 10th of january 2019. Applicants will be notified by the 10th of february.

See the website http://www.freedomofspeech.ugent.be/

Freedom of speech in medieval and early modern society. Media, power, politics, and gender (1300-1700): Ghent, 17th-18th May 2019

Organization: Jan Dumolyn & Linde Nuyts (Ghent University), Jelle Haemers & Minne De Boodt (University of Leuven), Martine Veldhuizen (Utrecht University)

This workshop is the first in a series of three on ‘freedom of speech’ in late medieval and early modern Europe. Drawing together research from several European countries in the period 1300-1700, the series will reveal various perspectives on pre-modern free speech. Although freedom of speech, ‘the right to express beliefs and ideas without unwarranted government restriction’, was by no means a fundamental right in the late middle ages and early modern period, expressions of critical opinions towards power were always possible and often widespread. They could be uttered verbally, through the spoken or written word, but also through other sign systems and media, ranging from the sound of musical instruments to heraldic languages.

The Ghent workshop will study evidence from literary and prescriptive sources describing the ideals of free speech, and political-historical evidence of cases in which men and women wrote down and orally uttered their opinions within the context of medieval and early modern society. In Europe, urban cultures of ‘subversive speech’ existed from the late middle ages onwards. Cities offered contenders public space in which they could utter conflicting opinions in many different ways. Singers travelled through the countryside to spread news. Public poetry, songs, petitions and the like were popular media to confront ruling elites with contentious thought, but so were bells, musical instruments and visual signs. This workshop invites speakers to present their research into such media and the contents of publicly uttered speech. Case studies about the use of both written and oral, as well as visual media, and their interconnectedness, during the fourteenth until the seventeenth centuries are very welcome.

 

The following questions will be addressed:

  • Which media were used by citizens to express their discontent? What determined the choice of a certain medium?
  • What kind of messages were spread? Were they subversive or did they legitimize power?
  • Were contenders successful in spreading their message? How was the reception and circulation of these messages? How did the urban elite and the authorities react to the utterance of subversive thought?
  • In what way was freedom of speech related to the social class and gender of speakers and listeners?
  • Can a ‘European’ pattern be distinguished? Do we see a trend in the use of media in periods with fundamental political or religious change (such as the 14th or the 16th centuries)?

Workshop “Nieuwe perspectieven op ambachten binnen de stedelijke ruimte” (30 november 2018, Aalst)

De onderzoeksalliantie “Stadsgeschiedenis en Stadsarcheologie” van de UGent en de VUB organiseert op vrijdag 30 november een workshop “Nieuwe perspectieven op ambachten binnen de stedelijke ruimte”. Luc Geeroms, conservater van ’t Gasthuys – Stedelijk Museum Aalst, is onze gastheer. Na de voorstelling van recent stadshistorisch en stadsarcheologisch onderzoek naar ambachten, beroepen en vroege industrieën, gaan we met elkaar in gesprek om mogelijke samenwerkingsverbanden met het Erfgoedveld in Aalst te verkennen. Deelname aan de workshop is gratis, mits inschrijving voor 25 november bij heidi.deneweth@vub.be. U mag de uitnodiging ook bezorgen aan collega’s die hier niet rechtstreeks aangeschreven zijn.

Alle informatie leest u in het bijgaande programma.

Programma Mediëvistendag 30 november 2018 (Universiteit Leiden)

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24STE Mediëvistendag, Leiden, 30 november 2018

(English version below)

Ochtendsessie. Locatie: Rechtenfaculteit, Kamerlingh Onnesgebouw (Steenschuur 25, in verlengde van Rapenburg), Lorentzzaal

10.00-11.00 Inloop, registratie, koffie/thee

11.00-11.10 Welkomstwoord door Peter Hoppenbrouwers (Universiteit Leiden)

11.10-11.30 Opening door Catrien Santing, directeur van de Onderzoekschool Mediëvistiek

11.30-12.15 Keynote door Hilde de Weerdt (Universiteit Leiden), ‘Nations and Empires in Medieval Chinese History’.

12.15-13.00 Keynote door Peter Hoppenbrouwers (Universiteit Leiden), ‘De mondialisering van de middeleeuwen’.

13.00-14.00 lunch

Middagsessie. Locatie: P.J. Vethgebouw (ingang bij Hortus Botanicus tussen Rapenburg 71 en 73), twee zalen (volg bordjes); facultatief: Bibliotheca Thysiana (Rapenburg 25)

15.00-17.00 twee parallelsessies van 3 of 4 x 30 minuten, met daarin volgende papers

Sessie 1

– Leo Lousberg (Universiteit Utrecht,postdoc), ‘Medieval Musemes: Sung Rhetorical Codes in Barbara Rosenwein’s Emotional Communities?’

-Wannes Verstrepen (KU Leuven), ‘Voorbij de scheiding tussen kerkelijke en wereldlijke bijeenkomsten. De rol en betekenis van concilies en bijeenkomsten in de lange tiende eeuw, West Francia en Lotharingen.’

– Sander Stolk (Universiteit Leiden; PhD researcher), ‘Evoke: A Platform for Historical Thesauri’

– [nog ruimte voor één paper]

Sessie 2

– Joost van den Oever (Radbouduniversiteit Nijmegen; PhD researcher), ‘Project Constantinople (1453 – ca. 1480): Its Providential Reconquest and Envisioned Management.’

– Jonathan Bos (Frysje Akademy/Universiteit Leiden; PhD Researcher), ‘Spatial Rural History: Analysing the Frisian Medieval Power Scape In an Interdisciplinary Perspective’

– Bram Caers (U Leiden; postdoc), ‘Tegendraadse meningen in tijden van censuur: uitingen van orangisme in Mechelen (1586-1621)’

– [nog ruimte voor één paper]

15.30-17.00 uur

Facultatief: gelegenheid voor een bezoek aan de fameuze Bibliotheca Thysiana, waar u wordt ontvangen door een van de curatoren (Paul Hoftijzer en Wim van Anrooij).  Bezoeken beginnen om 15.45 uur, 16.15 uur en (bij voldoende belangstelling) 16.45 uur. U kunt zich aanmelden via een lijst die tijdens de ochtendsessie gereed ligt. Per bezoek zijn maximaal twintig plaatsen beschikbaar.

17.00-18.30 uur slotborrel in de Faculty Club bij het Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 71.

Inschrijven voor de Mediëvistendag kan nog via een e-mail aan het secretariaat van de Onderzoekschool, graag vóór 15 november: ozsmed@rug.nl, o.v.v. ‘Mediëvistendag 2018’. De kosten van deelname bedragen 10 euro (voor koffie/thee, lunch en afsluitende borrel),  vóór 15 november over te maken op bankrekeningnummer NL89 ABNA 04 8871 1827, t.a.v. P.C.M. Hoppenbrouwers [inzake Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis], Doelensteeg 16, 2311 VL Leiden.

Er is nog volop ruimte voor aio’s, buitenpromovendi, postdocs of PI’s van grote onderzoeksprojecten om hun onderzoek(project) te presenteren in een kort paper van ca. 20 minuten, in het Nederlands of in het Engels.  Men kan zich per mail melden bij de organisator: p.c.m.hoppenbrouwers@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Deelnemende Research MA-studenten kunnen 1 ECTS halen door een kort schriftelijk verslag te schrijven. Opgave via het secretariaat van de Onderzoekschool: ozsmed@rug.nl.

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24th Medieval Studies Day, Leiden, 30 November 2018

Morning session. Location: Law Faculty, Kamerlingh Onnes building (Steenschuur 25, continuation of Rapenburg), Lorentzhall

10.00-11.00 Reception, Registration, Coffee/tea

11.00-11.10 Welcoming speech by Peter Hoppenbrouwers (Leiden University)

11.10-11.30 Opening by Catrien Santing, Director of the Dutch Research School for Medieval Studies

11.30-12.15 Keynote by Hilde de Weerdt (Universiteit Leiden), ‘Nations and Empires in Medieval Chinese History’.

12.15-13.00 Keynote by Peter Hoppenbrouwers (Universiteit Leiden), ‘De mondialisering van de middeleeuwen’ [in Dutch].

13.00-14.00 Lunch

Afternoon session. Location: P.J. Veth building (entrance at Hortus Botanicus between Rapenburg 71 en 73), two halls (please, follow signs). Optional: Bibliotheca Thysiana (Rapenburg 25)

15.00-17.00 two parallel sessions of 3 to 4 times 30 minutes each, with the following papers:

Session 1

– Leo Lousberg (Universiteit Utrecht,postdoc), ‘Medieval Musemes: Sung Rhetorical Codes in Barbara Rosenwein’s Emotional Communities?’

-Wannes Verstrepen (KU Leuven), ‘Voorbij de scheiding tussen kerkelijke en wereldlijke bijeenkomsten. De rol en betekenis van concilies en bijeenkomsten in de lange tiende eeuw, West Francia en Lotharingen.’ [in Dutch]

– Sander Stolk (Universiteit Leiden; PhD researcher), ‘Evoke: A Platform for Historical Thesauri’

– [there is room for one other paper]

Session 2

– Joost van den Oever (Radbouduniversiteit Nijmegen; PhD researcher), ‘Project Constantinople (1453 – ca. 1480): Its Providential Reconquest and Envisioned Management.’

– Jonathan Bos (Frysje Akademy/Universiteit Leiden; PhD Researcher), ‘Spatial Rural History: Analysing the Frisian Medieval Power Scape In an Interdisciplinary Perspective’

– Bram Caers (U Leiden; postdoc), ‘Tegendraadse meningen in tijden van censuur: uitingen van orangisme in Mechelen (1586-1621).’ [in Dutch]

– [there is room for one other paper]

15.30-17.00 hrs

Optional: visit to the famous Bibliotheca Thysiana, where you will be taken round by one of the curators (Paul Hoftijzer and Wim van Anrooij).  Visits start at 15.45 hrs, 16.15 hrs, and (with sufficient particiapants) 16.45 hrs. You can sign up for a visit  on a list that will be put ready during the morning session. Per visit there is a maximum of 20 participants.

17.00-18.30 Drinks in the Faculty Club in the Academy building, Rapenburg 71.

Please, register for the day by sending an e-mail to ozsmed@rug.nl, preferably before November 15. There is an attendance fee of 10 euros, which will cover expenses for coffee/tea, lunch and drinks. You are requested to pay the fee before November 15 to the account NL89 ABNA 04 8871 1827, with the reference ‘P.C.M. Hoppenbrouwers [inzake Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis], Doelensteeg 16, 2311 VL Leiden.’

There still is plenty of room for PhD students (also external candidates), postdocs or PI’s of research projects to present their research(project) in a short paper of ca. 20 minutes, either in Dutch or English. Just send the title of your paper by e-mail to the organiser: p.c.m.hoppenbrouwers@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Participating Research MA students who write a short paper obtain 1 ECTS. Please register via ozsmed@rug.nl.

 

 

Deviance: Aspects & Approaches, 15th Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference (5-6 april 2019, Oxford)

We are pleased to open the Call for Papers for the Fifteenth Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference, sponsored by the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature. The conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students working in Medieval Studies. Contributions are welcomed from diverse fields of research such as History of Art and Architecture, History of Science, History, Theology, Philosophy, Music, Archaeology, Anthropology, Literature, and History of Ideas. Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes.

Please email 250-word abstracts to oxgradconf@gmail.com by 20th January 2019.

Lezingendag: “De stad als klooster”, 8 november 2018, Uden

Lezingendag: “De stad als klooster”, 8 november 2018

Dag met publiekslezingen bij de verrassende tentoonstelling “De Stad als Klooster” over religieuze leescultuur en kunst tussen stad en klooster in de late Middeleeuwen, in het Museum voor Religieuze Kunst te Uden; met gelegenheid voor bezoek van de tentoonstelling.

Georganiseerd door het NWO-onderzoeksproject “Cities of Readers. Religious Literacies in the Long Fifteenth Century” (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2015-2019), http://www.rug.nl/research/icog/research/researchgroups/cities-of-readers/)

Donderdag 8 november 2018 in het MRK Uden, van 11 tot 18u (http://www.museumvoorreligieuzekunst.nl).

Sprekers (lezingen in het Engels): Marc Boone (Gent), Isabella Gagliardi (Florence), Frits Scholten (Rijksmuseum), Quirine van Aerts (MRK), Joanka van der Laan (RUG), Johanneke Uphoff (RUG).

Kosten: 10 euro (inclusief lunch, op locatie te voldoen).

Aanmelding voor 1 november 2018 via: lezingendagstadklooster@gmail.com

Het programm kan hier gedownload worden.

Public lectures day: “De stad als klooster” (The City as a Convent), 8 November 2018

A day with public lectures as a part of the activities linked to the exhibition “De Stad als Klooster” about religious reading cultures between city and convent in the late Middle Ages, in the Museum voor Religieuze Kunst/Museum for Religious Art in Uden; with the possibility to visit the exhibition.

Organised by NWO research project “Cities of Readers. Religious Literacies in the Long Fifteenth Century” (University of Groningen, 2015-2019), http://www.rug.nl/research/icog/research/researchgroups/cities-of-readers/)

Thursday, 8 November 2018 in the MRK Uden, from 11am to 6pm (http://www.museumvoorreligieuzekunst.nl).

With presentations (in English) by: Marc Boone (Ghent), Isabella Gagliardi (Florence), Frits Scholten (Rijksmuseum), Quirine van Aerts (MRK), Joanka van der Laan (RUG), Johanneke Uphoff (RUG).

Fees: 10 Euro (including lunch, to be paid in cash on location).

Registration before 1 November 2018 by email: lezingendagstadklooster@gmail.com

The full programme can be downloaded here.

24ste Mediëvistendag (30 november 2018, Universiteit Leiden)

Vooraankondiging 24ste Mediëvistendag, 2018 (English version below)

Vrijdag 30 november 2018: 11.00-18.00 uur Universiteit Leiden

De 24ste Mediëvistendag zal op vrijdag 30 november gehouden worden in Leiden. Het plenaire gedeelte vindt plaats in de Lorentzzaal van het Kamerlingh Onnes gebouw (Faculteit Rechten), voor de projectpresentaties na de lunchpauze zijn verschillende lokalen van het pas gerenoveerde P.J. Vethgebouw (gelegen aan de Hortus Botanicus) beschikbaar. Beide locaties bevinden zich in het hartje van academisch Leiden en liggen op loopafstand van elkaar en van het NS station.

Tijdens het plenaire gedeelte voor de lunch zijn er twee key note voordrachten rond het thema ‘De globaliserende middeleeuwen/middeleeuwen en globalisering’. Een zal gegeven worden door Hilde de Weerdt, hoogleraar Chinese geschiedenis te Leiden, de andere door de hoogleraar middeleeuwse geschiedenis, Peter Hoppenbrouwers.

Gelegenheid tot het geven van korte projectpresentaties (van 20 minuten) wordt in de eerste plaats geboden aan in Nederland en Vlaanderen werkzame promovendi (betaalde onderzoekers en buitenpromovendi) die in de beginfase van hun onderzoek zijn. Daarnaast is er ruimte voor de presentatie van postdoc-onderzoek of van grote koepelprojecten, hetzij in de vorm van ‘posters’, hetzij in de vorm van papers. Research Master studenten die deelnemen en een korte paper schrijven, krijgen daarvoor 1 ECTS.

Omdat binnen de Onderzoekschool bezwaren zijn gerezen tegen een exclusief Engelstalige programmering van de Mediëvistendag (immers in eerste instantie een ontmoetingsdag voor in Nederland en Vlaanderen werkzame mediëvisten), heeft het schoolbestuur besloten dat in het vervolg naast Engels ook Nederlands voertaal zal zijn. Om die reden zal één van de key notes in het Engels worden uitgesproken, de andere in het Nederlands. Bij de korte presentaties in het middagprogramma wordt de keuze van de taal overgelaten aan de presentatoren. In het definitieve programma zal duidelijk worden vermeld, in welke taal presentaties zullen worden gegeven. Presentaties graag vóór 15 oktober aanmelden via het secretariaat van de Onderzoekschool: ozsmed@rug.nl.

Inschrijven voor de Mediëvistendag kan via een e-mail aan het secretariaat van de Onderzoekschool, graag vóór 15 november: ozsmed@rug.nl, o.v.v. ‘Mediëvistendag 2018’. De kosten van deelname bedragen 10 euro (voor koffie/thee, lunch en afsluitende borrel),  vóór 15 november over te maken op bankrekeningnummer NL89 ABNA 04 8871 1827, t.a.v. P.C.M. Hoppenbrouwers [inzake Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis], Doelensteeg 16, 2311 VL Leiden.

Het definitieve programma zal kort na 15 oktober via de website van de Onderzoekschool bekend worden gemaakt. Nadere informatie is te verkrijgen bij het secretariaat van de Onderzoekschool (ozsmed@rug.nl) of bij de organisator van de dag (p.c.m.hoppenbrouwers@hum.leidenuniv.nl).

English version:

Early notice 24th Medieval Studies Day, 2018

Friday 30 November 2018, 11.00-18.00 hours Leiden University

The 24th Medieval Studies Day will take place on Friday, November 30, 2018, at Leiden University. The plenary session will be organized in the morning, in the Lorentzhall of the Kamerlingh Onnes building (Law Faculty); after lunch project presentations will be held in various class rooms of the recently renovated P.J. Veth building (near the Hortus Botanicus). Both locations are in the heart of academic Leiden, and at a walking distance from each other and the railway station.

During the plenary session two key note lectures will be given around the theme of ‘The Global Middle Ages/Globalising the Middle Ages’. One will be delivered by Hilde de Weerdt, Professor of Chinese History at Leiden University, the other by Peter Hoppenbrouwers, Professor of Medieval History at Leiden University.

In the afternoon there will be ample opportunity for short project presentations (of 20 minutes), primarily by PhD students working the Netherlands and Flanders (both paid PhD students and external doctoral students), but post-docs or leaders of large research projects  are expressly invited to present their projects, either as ‘posters’ or as papers. Research Master students who attend and write a short paper will be awarded with 1 ECTS.

Because objections have been lodged against the exclusively English programme of the Medieval Studies Day – which, after all, was once set-up as a meeting of professional medievalists working in Flanders and the Netherlands – the board of directors of the Research School for Medieval  Studies decided that henceforth, in addition to English, Dutch will be the language of communication. For this reason, one of the key note lectures will be held in English, and one in Dutch. The choice of language of the presentations during the afternoon session will be left to the speakers. In the definitive programme, it will be clearly announced what the language of all papers will be.  Proposals for presentations have to be sent before October 15 to the administration of the Research School: ozsmed@rug.nl.

Please, register for the day by sending an e-mail to ozsmed@rug.nl, preferably before November 15. There is an attendance fee of 10 euros, which will cover expenses for coffee/tea, lunch and drinks. You are requested to pay the fee before November 15 to the account NL89 ABNA 04 8871 1827, with the reference ‘P.C.M. Hoppenbrouwers [inzake Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis], Doelensteeg 16, 2311 VL Leiden.

The definitive programme will be announced  shortly after October 15 on the website of the Research School.  Further information may be obtained from the administration of the Research School (ozsmed@rug.nl) or from the Day’s organizer (p.c.m.hoppenbrouwers@hum.leidenuniv.nl).