The Monumenta Germaniae Historica (MGH) are a non-university research institution dedicated to the study of medieval history with a special focus on the edition of medieval Latin sources. In 2023, the charitable MGH friends association „Pro arte edendi – Freunde der MGH e.V.“ finances two MGH fellowships for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers working in the field of source edition and source studies. Good German language skills are a prerequisite.
The MGH fellows will be financially supported with the regular travel costs from their place of residence to Munich and return and 2000 € to cover their living expenses in Munich. The MGH will help them find quarters in Munich. For the period of one month, the fellows receive assistance in their research at the Munich institute from members of the MGH staff and a reserved working place in the reading room of the MGH library. At the institute, they will be introduced to MGH digital edition methods. In cooperation with professors at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, MGH fellows have the opportunity of presenting and discussing their projects in the context of advanced seminars, colloquia, or during the annual summer school, depending on the time of their sojourn. As MGH fellows, they become part of an international network of scholars dedicated to the research of medieval sources.
- a research project or Ph.D. thesis focusing on an edition or source studies that is near completion
- good German language skills
Selection and notification procedure:
The closing date for applications for the MGH fellowships is March 31, 2023. The applications will be evaluated by the board of members of „Pro arte edendi – Freunde der MGH e.V.“ and all applicants will be informed of the decision in early May 2023. In coordination with the MGH, the successful applicants may choose any month between July 2023 and March 2024 for their research visit.
Please include with your application:
- a brief outline of your research project (1-2 pages) and proof that it is in an advanced stage of completion
- a short summary of your scholarly activities or studies (1 page)
- your curriculum vitae
- a letter of recommendation from a university professor (at least one recommendation)
Please submit your application papers as a PDF file to the chair of the board of „Pro arte edendi – Freunde der MGH e.V.“, Prof. Dr Marc-Aeilko Aris: firstname.lastname@example.org