Call for Papers XIII Workshop de Estudos Medievais (WEM) / Workshop of Medieval Studies


Every year, GIHM (Grupo Informal de História Medieval) organizes the Medieval Studies Workshop (WEM). This conference aims to gather both Portuguese and foreign Master's and PhD students whose research is focused in the field of medieval studies.

This call for papers is open to all Master's and PhD students in History, History of Art, Archeology, Philosophy, Philology or Literary Studies who intend to debate, discuss and improve their dissertation projects. Students who pretend to present end results or theses which have already been finished will not be selected. 

The 13th edition will take place at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto on 8-9 April 2021. Given the current pandemic situation, the event may be held entirely digitally (on the Zoom platform) or mixed (face-to-face and digital).

Please, send your proposal by accessing the following link:

The deadline for submission of proposals is 17 January 2021. Notifications of acceptance/rejection will be sent until 07 February 2021.

The selected candidates will be asked to send a written article, following the guidelines sent by GIHM, to until 21 March 2021.

Presentations will be allocated 15 minutes for presentations, 15 minutes for questions (5 min. by a fellow peer and 10 min. by a fellow expert) and 15 minutes for general debate. Each participant will read the paper by another candidate and will be asked to prepare a short scientific comment (5 minutes, max.).


The working languages are Portuguese, English and Castilian.

The selected candidates will have their paper published in GIHM's journal Incipit. The last number can be accessed at:


Additional clarifications regarding support for food and accommodation or any other matters related to the event can be submitted to: