Institute’s Medieval History Seminar to urge you to encourage your students
with some command of German to apply to participate in the sixth Medieval
History Seminar, to be held in London, from October 8 to 11, 2009.
The seminar is designed to bring together American, British and German Ph.D.
candidates and recent Ph.D. recipients (2007-2008) in medieval history
(broadly defined) for a weekend of scholarly discussion and collaboration.
Having been a part of this seminar since its inception, I can testify to how
useful the experience has been for both the Anglophone and Germanophone
students who have participated through the years. Students need not be
working on “German history,” and their German need not be perfect. However
the seminar provides a unique opportunity for students to encounter the
rising generation of young medievalists in Germany.
This year we have received some excellent applications, but we are frankly
disappointed with the number. Therefore the GHI has decided to extend the
deadline for applications to February 15, 2009. If you have any advanced
graduate students or recent PhDs who would like to receive positive feedback
on their work from their German contemporaries, as well as from Michael
Borgolte (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Frank Rexroth (Universität
Göttingen), Barbara H. Rosenwein (Loyola University Chicago), Dame Janet L.
Nelson (King’s College London), Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of
London), and myself, please encourage them to apply. Full information on the
program can be found on the GHI website:
Students may also email me for more information at ge...@ucla.edu or write
me at the Collegium Budapest, Szentháromság utca 2.
H-1014 Budapest,Hungary, where I will be until the end of March.
With all best wishes,
Professor Patrick J. Geary
Department of History
University of California Los Angeles
6265 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles CA 90095-1473
Tel: 310 825-4389
Fax: 310 206-9630