Amy Nelson


Year Matriculated into Ph.D. Program


Areas of Interest

The history of women's religious communities in Central Europe; the intersection of monasticism and society; the formation and maintenance of religious communities and communal identities; Christian material culture


B.A., Concordia College ; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; M.M.S., University of Notre Dame



Recent Scholarly Activity

  • Conference Papers: You are never closer to me than in the monastery: Establishing and Transforming Community in the Fourteenth-Century Dominican Sister Books,” 48thInternational Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University (2013)
  • “‘Green’ Homilies: Viriditas in Hildegard of Bingen’s Expositiones Euangeliorum,” 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University (2010)
  • Recent Awards: Nanovic Institute for European Studies Graduate Travel and Research Grant (2013);
  • Graduate School Summer Intensive Language Training Grant (2011)

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