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Carmen - Lettre du 21 mai 2012

Dear colleagues and friends of CARMEN,

Please, let me draw your attention to the following information and positions, divided in sections on CARMEN-generated calls, grants and calls, job vacancies, and bursaries and summer schools.

Yours sincerely
Katerina Hornickova

1. CARMEN-generated calls

- a/ Invitation to CARMEN Open Roundtable Discussion at IMC Leeds, Wed 11 July, 2012, 13.00-14.00

Sponsor : CARMEN Worldwide Medieval Network
Organiser : Simon Forde, CARMEN Worldwide Medieval Network, University of York
Moderator : Elizabeth Tyler, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York

This round table discussion is open to all medievalists, particularly
those interested in creating international collaborative projects, or
in joining existing or prospective projects. In particular the round
table will present draft proposals for a CARMEN Graduate School,
offering an umbrella for high-quality distance-learning courses,
summer schools and suchlike for medievalists worldwide.

CARMEN brings together institutions and individual medievalists from
across the world and helps them find suitable international partners
for collaborative projects. During this round table CARMEN is seeking
input from old and new partners about how CARMEN can respond to the
challenges medievalists are facing, and ways in which international
collaboration can be productive for them.

In its short existence, CARMEN has already been successful in
generating million-euro research projects and developing strategies
for framing research in ways that are attractive to policy-makers and
national and international funding agencies. It has recently become an
active lobbyist at European level for the interests of humanities and
social sciences researchers.

This round table will provide information on current and prospective
research projects developing under CARMEN’s auspices and will describe
the ’match-making’ activities during its forthcoming Annual Meeting on
7-8 September 2012 at Budapest.

2. Grants and calls

- a/ Manifesto for Integrated Action on the Gender Dimension in Research and Innovation is available to read and sign here (see the attachment), which was presented to the EC Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Maire Geoghegan-Quinn on December 16th, 2011.

The Manifesto is the product of extensive public consultation and discussion conducted as part of the 1st European Gender Summit, which took place on 8-9 November 2011 in Brussels, under the patronage of the Polish EU Presidency, the European Commission, and the European Parliament.

3498 scientists from across Europe, US, and beyond have already added their names to the list of signatories since the Manifesto was launched on-line on December 19th. The timing is important because right now policy makers at national and EU level are debating post-FP7 research directions and R&D spending within HORIZON 2020, as well as the proposed European Research Area. Included in the framework proposals for both are explicit requirements for addressing gender issues in research content, cultures and participation. Through the Manifesto we can persuade policy makers that scientists support these actions.

Attached is a 2-page A-Z brief introduction into the very extensive evidence of why gender matters in research and innovation, created for non-gender experts.

Sign the Manifesto for Integrated Action on the Gender Dimenison in Science today !


Eligibility : Applicants must have a doctoral degree. Scholarly and
scientific meetings, in particular smaller conferences which have
consideration of interdisciplinary questions, cooperation of experts
in a variety of fields, international exchange within more limited
areas, discussion and development of specific themes to the point
where the results can be published. Large conferences are not

Type of support : Costs of travel, accommodation, meals of active
participants and limited amounts for other costs of the meeting.
Payment of fees cannot be subsidized. Only a single set of application
papers should be submitted.

Applications : With applicant’s name, topic of the event, date and
venue of the event, detailed account of the scholarly or scientific
goals, list of the speakers with lecture topics (prerequisite for the
experts´ assessment of the application is that at least two-thirds of
the speakers have accepted the invitation), programme and schedule,
costs of conference, support available from the budget of the
institute or from other sources, declaration that no application of
this or a similar kind is at present under consideration elsewhere,
nor has such an application been submitted to any other organisation
in the past, date and signature.

Deadline : There are four cut-off dates each year which are on
February 28, May 31, August 31 and November 30 of each year. Normally
a decision can be reached six to eight weeks after each of these
dates. Applications submitted for the May 31 deadline can have their
planned meetings no sooner than September 1, 2012 !

For further information visit the Fritz Thyssen Foundation’s website.

3. Job vacancies

- a/ Universiteit Gent : vacancy for a part-time (40%FTE) tutor in
Methodology and Auxiliary Sciences for Medieval History
Deadline 25 May 2012 (see attachment).

- b/ 5 fellowships (3 doctoral and 2 post-doc) on Comparative Medieval
Encyclopaedism at the University of Leuven (Belgium)
Deadline 15 June, 2012, and 15 June, 2013 (see attachment).

- c/ Recruitment with RELMIN project
ERC RELMIN will be recruiting one (and possible more) postdoctoral researchers, specialists in medieval history, law or languages (see attachment), deadline June 25, 2012.

Chers collègues,
J’ai le plaisir de vous annoncer que le projet RELMIN recrute un ou
plusieurs chercheurs post-doctorants, spécialistes en histoire, droit,
ou langues du moyen âge. Veuillez communiquer cette information à
toute personne susceptible de s’y intéresser.
Avec mes remerciements,
John Tolan
ERC programme RELMIN : The Legal Status of Religious Minorities in the
Euro-Mediterranean World (5th-15th centuries)
Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Ange Guépin
5 Allée Jacques Berque
BP 12105
44021 Nantes cedex 1
Tel : +33 (0)2 40 48 30 30
Fax : +33 (0)2 40 48 39 98

- d/ Postdoctoral Research Associate : Comparative History of European
and Chinese Polities (ca. 800-1600), King’s College London
Areas of particular interest include the history of communication in
the Carolingian Empire, Italian City States, or the Low Countries.
The position is for a duration of three years starting September 2012.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 7th June 2012. For
further details and an application pack, please go here.

- e/ Basel Professorship in History.

4. Bursaries and Summer schools

- a/ Travel bursary - Deutsch-Tschechischen und Deutsch-Slowakischen
Historikerkommission, München

Die deutsche Sektion der Deutsch-Tschechischen und Deutsch-Slowakischen
Historikerkommission vergibt aus Mitteln des DAAD Reisekostenstipendien
an junge Wissenschaftler (Höchstalter 35 Jahre) für
Forschungsaufenthalte von bis zu zwei Monaten. Diese Stipendien sollen
Studien in Archiven und Bibliotheken ermöglichen, die für
Qualifikationsarbeiten (Diplom-, Magister-/Master- und Doktorarbeiten)
und für wissenschaftliche Aufsätze zu Themen der tschechischen und
slowakischen Geschichte sowie der deutsch-tschechisch-slowakischen
Beziehungen erforderlich sind. Anträge können jederzeit eingereicht

Als Bewerbungsunterlagen werden erbeten :

  • tabellarischer Lebenslauf
  • Projektskizze (ca. 3 Seiten) mit der Erläuterung der Notwendigkeit der
    Arbeit in den gewählten Archiven und Bibliotheken
  • Erklärung, ob das Forschungsvorhaben von einer anderen Stelle
    gefördert wird

Zeugnisse und Gutachten sind nicht erforderlich. Nach Abschluss des
Studienaufenthalts erwartet die Historikerkommission einen schriftlichen
Bericht über die Ergebnisse (max. 2 Seiten).

An Bewerber aus der Slowakei vergibt die deutsche Sektion der
Historikerkommission Reisekostenstipendien - nach denselben
Bewerbungsmodalitäten - aus einer privaten Schenkung.

Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbung an die folgende Adresse :
Deutsch-Tschechische und Deutsch-Slowakische Historikerkommission
Deutsche Sektion
c/o Collegium Carolinum
Hochstr. 8
81669 München

oder per Mail (als pdf).

Wissenschaftler aus der Tschechischen Republik mögen ihre Bewerbungen an
die tschechische Sektion der Historikerkommission richten :
Mgr. Lenka Adámková, Dr. phil.
(tajemnice Cesko-nemecké komise historiku)
Heinemannova 2697/8
160 00 Praha 6

Bitte beachten Sie evtl. abweichende Bewerbungsmodalitäten bei der
tschechischen Sektion. Weitere Informationen unter :

Daria Sambuk
Dt.-Tsch. und Dt.-Slowak. Historikerkommission
Deutsche Sektion
c/o Collegium Carolinum
Hochstr. 8

- b/ Summer school

The Master Historical Linguistics and Literature and the H. Pirenne
Institute for Medieval Studies (both Ghent University) organize a
Summer School Old and Middle French at Ghent in September 2012. This
Summer School takes three days. More information can be found in the
flyer and on the website of the H. Pirenne Institute (see attachment).