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Call for applications – deadline Nov. 9th: Training school “Crossing borders. The transmission of religious texts and the migration of scholars in late medieval and early modern Europe”

Training School COST Action IS1301 –

Budapest, 7-9 December 2015

Organisation & Aims

COST Action IS1301, studying „New Communities of Interpretation. Contexts, Strategies and Processes of Religious Transformation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe“ is a research network uniting over 120 researchers from 21 European countries. To contribute to the creation of research networks within and outside academia, it furthers connections between experienced scholars, regional and national archives and libraries as well as the upcoming generations of researchers.

The COST Action is proud to present a Training school on “Crossing borders. The transmission of religious texts and the migration of scholars in late medieval and early modern Europe”. The focus of the Training School is on European networks of knowledge exchange, focussing on shared texts, practices, experiences and attitudes in the domestication and commodification of knowledge sources.

The venue of the Training School is the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, V. arrond., Arany János str. 1. Organizers: Dr. Farkas Gabor Kiss (Eötvös Loránd University), prof.dr. István Monok (Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) & prof.dr. August den Hollander (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam).

Call for Applications: Closing 9 November, 2015!

The third Training School of the COST Action IS 1301 will be organized in cooperation with the Library and Information Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and the Eötvös Loránd University. Ten Ph.D. (or advanced M.A. candidates) can be offered the opportunity to participate in lectures and workshops during a three-day event. The participants will have also the opportunity to present their own research project and ponder its challenges together with their peers and the teachers of the TS. The three-day Training School will include lectures, workshops, and visits. Some of the lectures will be open for other (local) MA- and PhD-students as well, the presentations will be limited to just the ten TS participants.

How to apply

The Training School can accept no more than ten participants. A selection will be made on the basis of a letter of motivation, sent to prof. dr. August den Hollander ultimately by the 9th of November. For this Training School a fee of 50 euros is required. Participants will be fully refunded for three nights’ accommodation (up to max. 70 euro per night), travel costs (max. 250 euro), lunches (3×20 euro) and dinners (3×20 euro), according to COST regulations. All expenses will be reimbursed as soon as possible after the event. Sessions will be conducted in English and participants should bring a portable computer.

Commitment: each participant should present a relevant research project in a ten minute presentation, and write up experiences in a short report after the event.

Application papers

Applicants should submit a single PDF document containing:

– Cover sheet stating name, nationality, permanent address (including e-mail and telephone), university affiliation, last degree obtained, degree in progress, research director/advisor, research topic.

– Curriculum vitae (including level of competence in Latin/English/other languages, e.g. good/fair/poor).

– Letter of incentive describing your experience in the areas of teaching proposed by the Training School, explaining why you are applying and what you expect from the training in the framework of your current resarch suggested length c. 500 words).

– Attestation documenting suitability/thematic relevance from research advisor or director.

– Copy of student ID card.

Please send e-mails containing the application as a single PDF document to a.a.den.hollander@vu.nl. Successful applicants will be notified by 10 November 2015. Applications must be submitted by midnight, 9 November, 2015.

 

Preliminary Programme

7/12 – Location morning session: The Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, V. arrond., Arany János str. 1, small conference room

     
9:30 Welcome, introductions and preliminaries prof.dr. István Monok, prof.dr. August den Hollander

István Monok is General Director of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Professor for Cultural History at the Eszterházy Károly Hochschule, Eger, and Professor for Book- and Information Sciences at Szeged University.

10:30 Coffee break  
10:45 Lecture/workshop 1, incl. discussion

 

prof.dr. Pál Ács: Erasmus and the Maccabees

Pál Acs is senior fellow of the Center of Renaissance Studies, Institute for Literary Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

11:40 Lecture/workshop 2, incl. discussion

 

prof.dr. Mirjam van Veen:   “Nous sommes tousiours au chemin”. How did 16th century reformed exiles identify themselves?

Mirjam van Veen is professor for Church History, Faculty of Theology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

12:35 Departure for Lunch at a nearby restaurant

Location afternoon session: National Széchényi Library

 

13:45 Walking to location afternoon session  
14:15 Visit to the National Széchényi Library, and presentation of some relevant objects from the collections at the Department of Special Collections dr. Gábor Farkas

Gábor Farkas is Head of the Department of Special Collections of the National Library.

15:45 Refreshments  
16:00 Four presentations of research by participants of Training School – intervision and discussion chair: August den Hollander
18:00 Departure for drinks in a local pub Guide: local PhD-student

 

 

8/12 – Location morning session: The Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

     
9:00 Lecture/workshop 3, incl. discussion dr. Ottó Gecser: Plague Sermons between Medicine and Religion

Ottó Gecser is a member of the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University

10:00 Coffee break  
10:15 Lecture/workshop 4, incl. discussion dr. Orsolya Réthelyi : Cultural transfers and myths of ancestry: the House of Croy and Hungary
    dr. Réthelyi is a member of the Department of Dutch Studies, Eötvös Loránd University
11:15 Lecture/workshop 5, incl. discussion dr. Marcell Sebők: Communicating Knowledge: Early Modern Practices of Scholarly Exchanges, Centers and Networks

 

Marcell Sebők is a member of the Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University

12:15 Departure for Lunch at a nearby restaurant

Location afternoon session: The Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

 

13:45 Visit to library of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and presentation of some important objects out of the Special Collections of the Academy prof.dr. István Monok & dr. Gábor Tóth

Gábor Tóth is Deputy Head of the Department of Manuscripts and Rare Books

15:45 Refreshments  
16:00 Four presentations of research by participants Training School – intervision and discussion chair: Mirjam van Veen
18:00 Drinks in local pub  

 

 

 

9/12 – Location morning session: The Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

 

9:30 Two presentations of research by participants Training School chair: August den Hollander
10:30 Coffee break  
10:45 Lecture/workshop 6 dr. Dávid Falvay: The most popular vernacular devotional texts in late medieval Italy

Dávid Falvay is a member of the Italian Studies Department, Eötvös Loránd University

11:45 Evaluation August den Hollander (chair)
12:30 Lunch at a nearby restaurant  
13:30 End of programme