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The Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies (Ghent University) organizes an "autumn school" for MA and PhD-students (19-23 October) on Medieval Law, featuring numerous renowned legal historians: Alain Wijffels, Ken Pennington, Dirk Heirbaut, Anthony Musson, Rik Opsommer, Emily Kadens...
This Autumn School is organised for MA and PhD-students in any field of Medieval Studies (art history, history, law, linguistics, literature, philosophy, etc.).
Course 1 'Medieval Law' is aimed at students who are required to work with medieval legal documents or sources containing references to juridical procedures.
Course 2 'Medieval Germanic Languages' is intended for students wishing to contextualise 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, etc.).
The courses run over 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 either of the classes, but a solid knowledge of at least one Germanic
language is highly recommended for the course on Medieval Germanic Languages. Both courses are delivered in English. Since the two courses are offered in sequence, participants can enrol for both.
Program: download the flyer here.