Medieval Latin (part of Greek and/or Latin Studies call)
Feel free to contact Lucie Doležalová should you have any further queries.
Medieval Latin (part of Greek and/or Latin Studies call)
Feel free to contact Lucie Doležalová should you have any further queries.
The Elite Graduate Program in East European Studies provided by the LMU Munich and the University of Regensburg is offered in winter term 2021/2022 for the 18th time.
Qualified students can apply on the online application portal at https://www.efv.verwaltung.uni-muenchen.de/users/sign_in
The application deadline is on June 15th, 2021, AoE.
For more information, please see
The Fourth Biennial Conference of the Medieval Central Europe Research Network
Online organized by the University of Gdańsk
7–9 April 2021
The conference is open to registered participants. To get information about the registration and get access to the sessions, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. The online conference will be held in Microsoft Teams. In case of any technical difficulty please write also to the above-mentioned email address.
New Ph.D. programme implemented in collaboration between the Institute of Greek and Latin Studies of the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University
and the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Application deadline is 30 April 2021, admission examinations take place on 14-16 June 2021.
Every student accepted for regular Ph.D program receives a fellowship of 13,000 CZK/month and may apply for further research and travel support and take part in paid research grants. This particular program offers also paid internships at the Academy of Sciences (see below).
Profile of the programme
The Ph.D. programme investigates the history of Latin literature and European culture that used Latin as its means of expression during the period between the fall of Rome, through transformation of the cultural legacy of antiquity during the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and the Baroque, and all the way into its rebirth into a subject of scientific investigation and part of cultural life of modern European nations. Latin texts are approached from the perspective of linguistics, palaeography, codicology, literary science, and cultural history, with special emphasis on developments in the Czech Lands. This programme is interdisciplinary and touches upon a number of other areas, including intellectual history, history of religion, and history of books. Doctoral students investigate the theoretical and practical aspects of publication of Latin texts written during the period this programme covers and familiarise themselves with the possibilities of digital humanities. This programme can be taken in Czech or in English. For further information, contact the program guarantor, Lucie Dolezalovâ email@example.com
Conditions of admission into the programme
Admission process into this doctoral programme follows the internal regulations of the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University. Candidates must meet, among others, the following conditions:
Ph.D. internships at the Institute of Philosophy of the CAS
Persons interested in taking the Latin Medieval and Neo-Latin Studies under the supervision of researchers of the Institute of Philosophy may apply for a paid internship at the Institute of Philosophy of the CAS. These internships are granted always for one year with a possibility of extension. Interns actively participate in research activities of the department they select and in other activities of the Institute of Philosophy. It is assumed that candidates will choose a dissertation subject relevant to projects currently conducted at the Institute of Philosophy:
• For the area of neo-Latin studies (supervisors from the Department of Comenius Studies and Early Modern Intellectual History): analysis of various communication media and textual legacy of Early Modern ‘republic of scholars’, including correspondence and various genres of printed production, with emphasis on relations between Latin and vernacular production.
In case you are interested in a Ph.D. internship at the Institute of Philosophy, contact Pavel Soukup (firstname.lastname@example.org), coordinator of applications for the joint doctoral programme on behalf of the Institute of Philosophy. It is essential that you do so sufficiently in advance of application deadline. Application for doctoral internship should be accompanied by a letter of motivation specifying your idea regarding your work at the Institute of Philosophy and explaining the link between your dissertation thesis and research undertaken at the relevant department or centre. Selected candidates will be, on the day of admission examination, invited for a brief interview at the Institute of Philosophy.
Anyone interested in the program should contact their potential supervisor.
Supervisors at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
I lead dissertations focused on medieval Latin literature (e.g. textual analysis, contextualization, translation). I work on monastic texts, hagiography, texts connected to medieval art. Contact: iva.adamkova@ ff.cuni.cz
I will happily supervise dissertations on medieval literature and manuscripts. Usual dissertation is an edition an analysis of a so far unedited text, or textual transmission and reception of a particular text. I am interested in obscure texts, but also memory, mnemonic aids, library history, Bible reception, parody, proverbs and digital humanities. Contact: email@example.com
Supervisor from the Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava
I focus on analysis of medieval Latin texts, especially from 12th-14th century Bohemia. I especially enjoy monastic writing – historiography, homiletics, biblical exegesis (commentary of the Song of Songs), or spiritual lyrics. I will happily supervise critical editions, literary-historical studies or translations of a text, e.g. from the Zbraslav monastery, a work of Jan of Jenstejn, ort he sermon collection of Robert of Olomouc. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supervisors from the Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Centre for Classical Studies
My main focus of interest is Late Classical and Early Christian literature written in Latin (including Czech translations), hagiographies, and intellectual currents in Early Church. Dissertations could therefore focus on any of the following subjects:
I would be happy to supervise theses in Middle Latin philology and educational/instructional literature on subjects such as:
Dissertation theses I could supervise should focus on Latin Bohemical literature, especially historiography or dictionaries, eventual Latin vocabulary in the Middle Ages. The following are some suggestions of suitable subjects:
Centre for Medieval Studies
Supervision of dissertations in the area of intellectual history of the Middle Ages with focus on intellectual links and communication channels between centres of education in Central Europe. Theses could also deal with medieval apocalyptic thinking, its sources, spread, and impact on society. Possible subjects include the following:
I would be happy to take on doctoral projects on subjects from late medieval intellectual and ecclesiastical history, especially such that also touch upon contemporary political and social events. I feel especially close to work focused on the study of Latin manuscripts, eventually their publication in print. I offer supervision of theses on the following areas:
I would be happy to supervise doctoral theses on subjects from the intellectual and cultural history of Late Middle Ages with focus on Central Europe. I feel particularly attracted to the subject of heresies, especially Hussitism, as well as controversial theology and preaching. Given this focus, I would consider the following subjects of theses especially suitable:
Department of Comenius Studies and Early Modern Intellectual History
I would be happy to supervise dissertations focused on Bohemical literature in Early Modern Era, on subjects such as:
Supervision of dissertations in the field of humanist literature in the Czech Lands and Central Europe in general, as well as intellectual history of the sixteenth and early seventeenth century. Theses could deal with, for instance, the following subjects:
Supervision of dissertations in the area of intellectual history of Early Modern Era with focus on Bohemical subjects within a wider European context. Subjects may include:
Department for the Study of Ancient and Medieval Thought
I would be happy to supervise doctoral theses on subjects from late medieval philosophy and theology and, more generally, topics from the intellectual history of Late Medieval Era. Theses could focus on for instance the following subjects:
The University of Pennsylvania and the European University at St. Petersburg have opened admissions for a dual-degree M.A. program in Russian and East European Studies, which will welcome its first cohort of students this coming fall.
The University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
European University at St. Petersburg is a non-state graduate university, one of the leading institutions in humanities and social sciences in Russia.
Students in the Penn-EUSP Dual-Degree M.A. in REES spend one year at Penn, followed by a summer and a year at EUSP, engage in archival or field research leading to a thesis, and undertake intensive language study. In distinction from many area studies programs, in our program each student will pursue a specified academic discipline of concentration represented among our faculty (anthropology, art history, demography, film studies, history, international business studies, international relations, Jewish studies, literary and cultural history, medieval studies, political science, sociology, etc.). English is the main language of instruction for this program at both UPenn and EUSP. In addition, a wide choice of courses taught in Russian are available at EUSP. At the program’s conclusion, students receive coordinated M.A. degrees from both Penn and EUSP. Graduates of the program will be well prepared to pursue either further study at the Ph.D. level or to go on to careers in government service, think tanks and business in the United States, their home countries or internationally.
Applications for this program are due on March 22. Note as well that fellowships will be available for a number of applicants on a competitive basis, thanks to a generous gift from Polymetal International, Plc. A seed grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York made the launch of this program at Penn possible.
You and your students can learn more about the Penn-EUSP Dual-Degree M.A. in REES at our websites: https://rees.sas.upenn.edu/graduate/university-pennsylvania-european-university-st-petersburg-dual-ma-program-russian-and-east and https://eupenn.eusp.org/.
January 20, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. CET
Ottó Gecser (ELTE, Budapest)
Plague, Religion, and the Fear of Infection in Fifteenth-Century Perugia
February 3, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. CET
Tara Andrews (University of Vienna)
February 17, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. CET
Claudia Rapp (University of Vienna)
New Religion – New Society? Aspects of the Impact of Christianity in Late Antiquity
March 3, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. CET
Tijana Krstić (CEU)
Comparing Religions and Confessions in Early Modern Ottoman Empire
March 10, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. CET
Danuta Shanzer (University of Vienna)
Some Readings of Clerical Masculinity and Violence in the Early Middle Ages
March 17, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. CET
Frances Kneupper (Institute for Advanced Study at CEU; University of Mississippi)
Female Prophets Transcending Gender Expectations during the Great Schism –
The Revelations of Constance of Rabastens and Marie Robine
March 24, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. CET
Pavlína Rychterová (University of Vienna)
The Hussite Reformation and the Transformation of Social Identities in Late Medieval Bohemia
March 31, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. CET
Judit Majorossy (University of Vienna)
Meeting ID: 981 3811 8684
Online, organized by the University of Gdańsk, 7–9 April 2021
After successful conferences in Budapest (2014), Olomouc (2016) and Zagreb (2018), the Fourth Biennial Conference of MECERN (postponed from 2020 and moved to an online format) will examine the building of networks in Central Europe, as well as between Central Europe and other parts of Europe and the wider world. It will raise the question whether this process was based on cooperation or competition, on solidarity or rivalry, and will trace the short and long-term impacts, and eventual disintegration of these networks. In other words, the conference will explore medieval Central Europe as a conglomerate of structured and interrelated, but often changeable ties. By invoking new paradigms, this approach encourages historians from Central Europe or writing about Central Europe to reject the national perspective and national myths concerning this subject.
Due to the move to the online format, the Organizing Committee has decided to open the
possibility for new applicants to propose papers for a short additional period. We welcome
proposals from scholars at all stage of career, researching all aspects of medieval past, from political, social, cultural, economic, ecclesiastical, urban, artistic, material, literary, intellectual and legal history. Having Central Europe as their starting point, papers and session proposals may address the following issues:
Both individual and panel submissions are encouraged. Papers are twenty minutes long. In
addition, the call is open for poster presentations. A poster session will include five-minute
presentations from each accepted poster presented.
Deadline for submissions: 23 January 2021
Please submit a 250-word abstract and a one-page CV to email@example.com
Expected registration fee: 30 EUR, PhD students: reduced fee 20 EUR
Accepted participants will be notified by 15 February 2021
Organized by the University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in collaboration with the Croatian Institute of History and with the support of the Croatian National Committee of Historical Sciences and the Society for Croatian History