Thursday, July 13, 2017

On 17 November, 2017, a symposium will be held at Leiden University, entitled ‘Scholarly Correspondence on Medieval Germanic Language and Literature’. The symposium aims to bring together scholars who are working with the correspondence of prominent scholars of medieval Germanic language and literature before 1945.
Possible topics/themes include but are not limited to:
  • Editing scholarly correspondence
  • The role of scholarly correspondence in the study of the development of the academic study of (specific) medieval Germanic languages and literatures
  • Scholarly correspondence in relation to:
  • academic publications
  • scholarly collaboration
  • academic careers
  • the personal life of scholars
  • gossip and conflicts
  • academic integrity
  • archives
Subsequent to the symposium, we aim to publish the contributions as a special issue of the peer-reviewed journalAmsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik (published by Brill), with the goal of furthering interest in the topic.
Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words to Thijs Porck (Leiden University; m.h.porck@hum.leidenuniv.nlby 31 August, 2017. The language of presentation at the symposium is English.

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