Herrenhausen Symposium: Reusing Churches – Travel Grants Available for Early-Career Researchers

The Herrenhausen Symposium ‘Reusing Churches: New Perspectives in a European Comparison’ will bring together experts from across Europe to discuss the complex issue of reusing church buildings with the aim of exchanging experiences, expanding the field of vision and developing new perspectives in European comparison. The symposium will take place at Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover, Germany from 23 to 25 March 2020.

The multi-disciplinary event will address issues surrounding the reuse of churches covering cultural studies and theology, architecture and urban development, protection of monuments, the real estate business, the public and the rural areas. 

To help improve access to the event, the Volkswagen Foundation offers 20 travel grants for PhD students, early postdocs and young professionals as well as society stakeholders or volunteers that are active in the field. Applicants may be based anywhere in Europe. The grant covers travel expenses to and from Hanover, as well as accommodation.

Applicants are asked to submit a short abstract via the online application form on the foundation’s website. Successful applicants will get the chance give a lightning talk as well as display a poster during the symposium.

The deadline for travel grant applications is 28 October 2019.

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