The Institute for Medieval Studies (IEM – NOVA FCSH) and the Municipality of Castelo de Vide are organizing a Autumn School for 20 (twenty) Master’s and PhD students in medieval studies, that will take place during the 1st and the 2nd of October in Castelo de Vide.

The goal of this initiative is to create a place for open debate and experience sharing in which the students can increase their knowledge and skillset, benefitting from the presence of renowned specialists from respected European universities, and promoting an interdisciplinary approach to the selected topic.

The Autumn School is structured by theoretical session followed by debates, research workshops with a hands-on approach and a study-visit to Castelo de Vide’s Historical Centre.

Students can also present their research’s subject and methodology in poster format to be debated during the School, in a reserved session. Poster printing is supplied by the organization.The school official languages are Spanish and English.

Organizing Committee:
Amélia Aguiar Andrade (IEM – NOVA FCSH)
Gonçalo Melo da Silva (IEM – NOVA FCSH)

Mariana Pereira (IEM – NOVA FCSH) and Joana Vieira Paulino (IHC – NOVA FCSH/IN2PAST)

Teaching staff:
Luís Filipe Oliveira (UAlg; IEM, NOVA FCSH)
Thérèse de Hemptinne (Faculdade das Artes e Filosofiada Universidade de Gent)
Stefania Montemezzo (Universidade de Padova) – “From Rags to Riches: Exploring Fashion Trends and Socioeconomic Dynamics in Italian Cities from the Middle Ages to Early Modernity”
Two teachers to be confirmed

Enrolment Participation fee: 80€
Limit of participants: 20 students
Deadline for students to apply for Autumn School scholarships: until July 12th Disclosure date of the awarded scholarships: until July 22th
Deadline for sending posters: September 15th (Registration closed)
Deadline for registration of students in the Autumn School without scholarship: September 15th (Registration closed)

The participation fee includes:
Departure trip from NOVA FCSH (Lisbon) to Castelo de Vide on the September 30th (the schedule will be released soon).
Return trip from Castelo de Vide to NOVA FCSH (Lisbon) on the October 2nd (the schedule will be released soon).
Lunches and coffee-breaks during School days
Teaching materials and participation certificate.
Accommodation in Castelo de Vide will be provided by the organization (nights September 30 and October 1st)

Scholarships by IEM:
The Institute for Medieval Studies will be giving scholarships to cost the participation fees. It will be taken into account the academic merits of the candidates and the reasons expressed in the motivation letter.

Applicants must send the following documents to this email address
1) Curriculum vitae
2) Proof of Ma and PhD student status
3) Title and abstract of their thesis subject (250 words max.)
4) Motivation letter (1 page, A4)