Autumn School - Medieval Law and Medieval Germanic Languages, 19-23 October 2015, Ghent University, Belgium

Publish Date: Jul 30, 2015

Deadline: Sep 10, 2015

Event Dates: from Oct 19, 2015 12:00 to Oct 23, 2015 12:00

About the Autumn School

This Autumn School is organized for MA and PhD-students in Medieval Studies (art history, history, law, linguistics, literature, philosophy …). Course 1 is aimed at students who are required to work with medieval legal documents or sources containing references to juridical procedures. Course 2 is intended for students wishing to contextualize historical texts in a Germanic language and for students conducting research into the field of communication during the Middle Ages (e.g. in the context of international trade, immigration, and so on).

Each course lasts for two-and-a-half days, during which leading experts in the field offer in-depth sessions on several topics related to the themes selected for this Autumn School.

In the space of two-and-a-half days, students will thus acquire a basic knowledge of either Medieval Law or communication in North-Western Europe, as well as the skills to implement this knowledge in their own research projects.

No previous knowledge is required for both classes; a solid knowledge of at least one Germanic language is highly recommended.

Both courses are delivered in English. Since the two courses are offered in sequence, participants can enroll for both.



The application deadline is September 10, 2015. There will be a maximum of 20 participants per course. Applications should be sent to and must contain the following information: course applied for, university where your MA or PhD will be obtained, mother tongue, level of English, research topic for your master’s or doctoral thesis and, only for those applying for the course on Medieval Germanic Languages and not having a Germanic Language as mother tongue: proficiency level in a (specified) Germanic  language.


Participants need to provide for their own accommodation and transport. Useful information can be found on the following websites:

for accommodation: (Youth Hostel)  (Youth  Hostel) (Youth Hostel) for trains:


Lunches on Monday and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday will be organized by the H. Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies. Evening meals and lunch on Wednesday are not provided by the organizers.


There is a registration fee of 100 EUR per course. This fee is to be paid – after confirmation has been received of acceptance in the Autumn School – into the account of Ghent University, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25, B-9000 GHENT. Account details: IBAN: BE59-3900-9658-0026 – SWIFT: BBRU BE BB 900. The VAT-number of Ghent University is BE 0248.015.142. The bank transfer should mention “Medieval Languages and Culture 2015”. Payment of this fee is considered as confirmation of registration.

The registration fee is waived for MA and PhD students from Ghent University, from the Onderzoekschool Mediëvistiek (Netherlands) and from the University of Oxford.


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