The Jerry H. Bentley Graduate Student Workshop: The Global Anglo-Saxonist 29-30 July 2017

This pre-conference workshop offered graduate students practical ways to broaden their interdisciplinary training in Anglo-Saxon studies for global careers.

lopezlazaro_fabio_2016_192x243Under the direction of UH Mānoa’s senior world historian Fabio López-Lázarojolly_karen_2016_192x243 and Anglo-Saxon cultural historian Karen Jolly, participants explored ways to analyze the historical evidence in their own area of research using the methodologies of comparative, transnational, and cross-cultural history as well as the insights of post-colonial theory.  The workshop aimed to prepare specialists in Anglo-Saxon studies for academic institutions seeking cross-trained or multi-talented new hires who can balance theory with content.

bentley_jerry_hJerry H. Bentley, Emeritus professor of world history at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, founding editor of The Journal of World History

Because of a generous donation in memory of world historian Jerry H. Bentley, this workshop wass free. Participants received complimentary registration in the ISAS conference and free dormitory housing ifor eight nights covering the workshop and the ISAS meeting (check in July 28, check out Aug. 5).

Introductory readings for the workshop:

  • Jerry Bentley, “Beyond Modernocentrism: Toward Fresh Visions of the Global Past” (in Victor Mair, ed., Contact and Exchange in the Ancient World (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2006).
  • Kathleen Davis and Nadia Altschul, “Introduction” to Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of the ‘Middle Ages’ outside Europe (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).
Full list of readings discussed at the workshop:  BentleyWorkshopReadingsISASweb

To apply, please email the following, as a single PDF file, to Martin Foys ( by December 15, 2016:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Affiliation
  • Current career status (e.g. MA student, PhD student, ABD)
  • One page statement explaining how the workshop would contribute to your current and future work in Anglo-Saxon studies and/or related  fields.
  • CV, no more than three pages in length

Application deadline is December 15, 2016.  Notifications of acceptance will be made in early January 2017.