Cologne-Toronto Redivivus!

April 5, 2022 by Communications

Cologne-Toronto On-line Graduate Student Colloquium

29 Apr. 2022, 9:00 EST / 15:00 CEST

After a compulsory break of two years, we are pleased to announce a resumption of the Cologne-Toronto Graduate Student Colloquium, co-sponsored by the Centres for Medieval Studies at both institutions and the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School at the University of Cologne (Germany).

Deadline to express interest in presenting: April 15 (email Rhonda at

In the past two years, many new students will have begun their doctoral work at both institutions, and although we hope to host an in-person colloquium in Toronto next fall, we have decided to hold a preliminary on-line session this month as a means of re-establishing contact and enabling students from both sides of the Atlantic to engage with one another in a way that would be impossible even in person.

Our proposal is that students who have achieved candidacy (P4+) since winter 2020 be given the first opportunity to present their research in “poster presentations” of ca. 15 mins., and that alumnae/i of past colloquia – or indeed, postdoctoral fellows and new faculty members – who are interested in participating be accommodated as scheduling allows. We aim to keep this informal, spontaneous, and flexible, a means of becoming (re)acquainted vs. conference stricto sensu, and to initiate preparations for an in-person colloquium in Toronto next fall, pandemics permitting.

The event will take place on Friday, April 29th, 9:00AM EST and last for three to four hours depending on the number of participants. Those wishing to participate should send a brief expression of interest to Rhonda at on or by Friday, April 15th, project titles and abstracts will be solicited once a blank schedule has been established in consultation with Cologne.

Finally, on behalf of Andreas Speer, Director of the Thomas-Institut in Cologne, I send warmest greetings and an encouragement to join in this moment of revivification after the two long years of solitude.

John Magee

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