Call for Papers – 16th edition of WEM

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Call for Papers - 16th edition of WEM

The GIHM organizes the annual Workshop on Medieval Studies (WEM), at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto, which aims to bring together masters and doctoral students in medieval studies from Portuguese and foreign universities.

The WEM, which is open to MA and PhD students in History, History of Art, Archaeology, Philosophy, Philology and Medieval Literature, is a space for the discussion of ideas and the presentation of research projects (MA and PhD), with the intention of contributing to the improvement of ongoing work. Applicants who intend to submit final results of studies completed or nearing completion will not be selected.

The 16th edition of this workshop will be held on April 11 and 12, 2024, entirely in person, at the Noble Amphitheatre of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto.

To apply, you must fill in the form available at:

The results of the selection will be announced by January 12, 2024.

Candidates whose proposals are selected must send their articles, following the instructions provided by the GIHM, to by March 25, 2024.

The WEM sessions will have 45 minutes, distributed as follows: each participant will have 15 minutes to present his or her paper; this will be followed by comments from a colleague (5 minutes) and an expert on the topic (10 minutes); the last 15 minutes are for presentation of responses by the communicant and discussion with the audience.

Each participant will have to read another candidate’s text and prepare scientific comments lasting no longer than 5 minutes. The working languages will be Portuguese, English or Spanish.

The research papers presented at the WEM are published in Incipit, a digital edition of the GIHM available on the site of the Digital Library of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. The latest issue can be found at:

Further information regarding support for food and accommodation or any other matters related to the event should be requested via: