IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1729: Confederation for the Advancement of Research through a Medieval European Network and Constructing Major Research-Funding Projects at a Pan-European Level

Thursday 12 July 2007, 14.00-16.30

Sponsor:CARMEN - Confederation for the Advancement of Research through a Medieval European Network
Organiser:Simon Forde, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout
Moderator/Chair:Simon Forde, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout
Abstract

Most research-funding in Europe is allocated at a national level. Nevertheless, there are a number of bodies or foundations that welcome major funding bids from transnational applicants. The humanities, including medieval studies, have struggled with such applications because there are often inadequate networks in place that can serve as a base for such funding bids. CARMEN attempts to bring together medieval organisations from Europe and elsewhere into such a network. An exploratory meeting at Leeds in 2006 led to the official launching of this network in Budapest in March 2007. Representatives of any bodies wishing to become involved in this network are most welcome to attend this round table discussion.

Participants will include Robert E. Bjork (Arizona State University) and Dick E. H. de Boer (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen).