Joining us for a Research Visit or PhD

We are always happy to welcome scholars who want to work with us, whether they be junior academics who do (part of) their PhD-research at Ghent University, or more senior scholars who spend a research visit or sabbatical.

Visiting PhD Students and Joint PhD's

Senior researchers affiliated with the Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies are experienced in supervising doctoral projects on medieval subjects in a variety of disciplines and as such offer high-quality guidance. In the tradition of Ghent University, the Pirenne Institute is committed to being an enabling and exciting environment for developing your research, skillset and career.

For cross-disciplinary projects, suitable (co-)supervisors in complementing disciplines can be found through the Institute. It is also possible to collaborate with co-supervisors at other Belgian or foreign universities and research institutions.

We welcome foreign PhD students wishing to spend part of their PhD project in Flanders in order to get access to local archives, libraries, specific expertise, etc.

The HPIMS also entourages Joint PhD's in cooperation with other universities. The Ghent University Special Research Fund (BOF) offers competitive funding and mobility grants.

Intrigued? You can browse our members and projects to find a suitable supervisor, or you can contact us.

Visiting post-docs and senior researchers

We are committed to national and international synergies, so we warmly welcome visiting research fellows as part of particular research projects or under one of the schemes of the University's Special Research Fund (BOF) and the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO).

Please contact us when you are interested in visiting our Institute.

More about post-doc funding opportunities

International visitors

To accommodate for our non-Dutch speaking colleagues, all HPIMS communication as well as many activities of our Medieval Seminar Series are in English. If you are interested in giving a lecture for the HPIMS members, please note that we are open to other languages although most lectures are in English, Dutch or French. For more information, you can contact the research coordinator.

Please also have a look at the Ghent University website for an overview of information and facilities for international visitors.