Masterclass with Prof. Walter Simons (Dartmouth College)

The Netherlands Research School for Medieval Studies, and Signum (Contactgroep voor sociaal-economische en institutioneel-juridische geschiedenis van geestelijke en kerkelijke instellingen in de Nederlanden in de Middeleeuwen) organize a masterclass with Prof.  Walter Simons (Dartmouth College) on Friday December 2, 2016 in Antwerp. The masterclass is open for Research Master students and PhD candidates.


Participants are expected to write a referee report (approximately 1500 words) of  Simons’s chapter in The Brill Compagnon to Hadewijch (ed. by Veerle Fraeters and Patricia Dailey, and to be published in 2017. Guidelines on reports will be sent after registration as will be the chapter of Simons.
Credits: 1 ECTS

Deadline for applications: November 15, 2016 to Dr. Bas Diemel, director of Signum via 
Essays should be handed in by November 23, 2016 via 

Prof. Walter Simons (Dartmouth College) was trained as a historian in Belgium and at the Center for Medieval Studies in Poitiers, France, before receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Ghent. His research is devoted to the social environment of religious movements in the high and late Middle Ages, gender, mysticism, urban history, history of the Low Countries, and historical methodology; additional interests are popular culture, art, and the two world wars of the twentieth century. He is the author of Cities of Ladies: Beguine Communities in the Medieval Low Countries, 1200-1565 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001, paperback 2003) and editor, with Miri Rubin, of The Cambridge History of Christianity, vol. IV: Christianity in Western Europe, c.1100-c.1500 (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2009). He is currently writing a book on a thirteenth-century woman, Elizabeth of Spalbeek.