Memory and the Making of Knowledge in the Early Modern World

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Summer Program
September 18, 2017 to September 22, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Atlantic History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, European History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Memory and the Making of Knowledge in the Early Modern World will bring together senior scholars and junior researchers whose work addresses memory in early modern literature and history. It aims to consolidate recent advances in these fields and develop new avenues of inquiry through an intensive programme of skills training, collections-oriented excursions, and – above all – productive intellectual exchange on research topics and techniques. The Summer School will also explore how studies of memory and early modernity might shape one another in the future.

Junior (postgraduate and postdoctoral) scholars whose research touches on any aspect of memory in the early modern world are invited to participate in the Summer School. Participants will be expected to give a short (no longer than 20 mins) presentation on their research.

The Summer School will be conducted in English. The organisers hope to be able to provide return transport to Göttingen, accommodation, and breakfast/lunches for participants. Child care is available for up to four children and is provided on a first come, first served basis.

Prospective participants are requested to send a one-page CV, a brief letter of motivation, and a 250-word abstract of your research to the organisers, Andrew Wells and Claudia Nickel, at by 10 May 2017.

We particularly welcome applications from all individuals from under-represented groups or who may have special requirements (including, but not limited to, physical or mental disability). Such applicants are encouraged to specify any such requirements in their letter of motivation.

Contact Info: 

Drs Andrew Wells ( and Claudia Nickel (

Graduiertenschule für Geisteswissenschaften Göttingen, Friedländer Weg 2, 37085 Göttingen, Germany