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CARMEN - lettre du 26 mai 2011

Dear colleagues and friends of CARMEN,

Let me draw your attention to the following information about the CARMEN Annual Meeting, this year generously hosted by CSIC Madrid and Universidad Instituto Empresa Segovia (September 9-11, 2011). You will find the information in the attachment or the files can be dowloaded directly from the CARMEN webpage.

Also, one new medieval position and one open call for funding can be found below.

Yours sincerely

Katerina Hornickova
Secretary General

- 1. The Gerda Henkel Foundation is offering research grants and grants for conferences in the following three categories :

  • I. Grants for research projects and conferences in the fields of History, Prehistory and Early History, Archeology, Art History, Historic Islamic Studies and Legal History. Grants for research projects cover personnel costs as well as travel and material expenses.
    For further information see here.
  • II. Special Programme "Islam, the modern nation state and transnational movements".
    The Foundation supports research projects under the following five headings :
    (1) Historical and present day Islamic systems of society and state
    (2) The concept of nation, national movements and nationalism in Islamic civilisation
    (3) Islamic fundamentalism or Islamic emancipation ?
    (4) Civil society movements in the Islamic world
    (5) Islamic states in the international world system
    _ For further information see here
  • III. Special Programme Central Asia, offering grants to support outstanding scholars whose research is focused on Central Asia. The Foundation also supports projects that are based on cooperation between scholars from the above-mentioned countries and European experts specialised in Central Asia.
    For further information see here

The application deadline for the Foundation Committee’s autumn meeting is 30 June, 2011.

- 2. AHRC Collaborative PhD studentship

Please find attached a poster advertising an AHRC Collaborative PhD studentship on ‘Hospitality in a Cistercian Abbey : the Case of Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds in the Late Middle Ages (circa 13th to 15th centuries). The studentship is the result of a collaboration between the Institute for Medieval Studies and Leeds City Council (Museums and Galleries) and is open to UK/EU nationals on either a full-time or part-time study basis, commencing on 1 October 2011. We should be grateful if you could either display the poster, or forward to any prospective students who you think may be interested. Please note that the closing date for applications is Wednesday 15 June 2011.

Further details and application information are available on the Institute for Medieval Studies website at www.leeds.ac.uk/ims under ‘What’s New’ or by emailing medieval-studies leeds.ac.uk. For an information discussion about the project, please contact the project co-ordinator, Dr Emilia Jamroziak or tel. +44 (0)113 343 3592.

Institute for Medieval Studies
University of Leeds
Room 4.05 Parkinson Building

Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Tel : +44 113 343 3620