Current Research Visitors

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Our A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Medieval Studies for the 2016-17 academic year is Laura Veneskey. She is Assistant Professor of Ancient, Medieval, and Byzantine Art at Wake Forest University, and during her year at the Medieval Institute she will be working on her entitled Earthly Icons: Between Matter & Figuration in Early Byzantine Art. Prof. Veneskey received her Ph.D. in 2012 from Northwestern University.


The Medieval Institute attracts scholars from around the world who wish to visit and use the Institute’s extensive library collection for their research. In 2016-17, visitors include the following: 



Jennifer Awes-Freeman

Jennifer Awes-Freeman (Vanderbilt; St. Thomas), Visiting Scholar, is working on an English translation of Hrabanus Maurus's poem In honorem sanctae crucis.




Jose Gonzalez Rios

José González Rios (University of Buenos Aires; CONICET), Visiting Researcher, is researching the problems of the conception of language in Nicolas of Cusa's theology.




Bishop Saad Hanna

Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna (Chaldean Patriarchate), Visiting Researcher, is preparing a translation from Syriac to English of the writings of Chaldean Patriarch Timothy I (728-823).




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Andrew Irving (Notre Dame), Postdoctoral Fellow, is teaching the annual summer Medieval Latin course.





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Danielle Joyner (Southern Methodist University), Visiting Scholar, is researching the use of landscapes in medieval art.






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Chiara Beneduce

Chiara Beneduce (Università degli Studi di Pisa; Università degli Studi di Firenze), SIEPM Fellow, is researching the anonymous commentary on Aristotle's De animalibus in Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Vat. Lat. 2164.



Paolo Tedesco

Paolo Tedesco (Austrian Academy of Science), Postdoctoral Fellow, is researching the financial and economic transition in the Mediterranean regions within Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.







Sara Ciancioso

Sara Ciancioso (Università del Salento), Gabriel Fellow, is producing a critical edition of Durand of St. Pourçain’s Sentences Commentary, Book IV (dd. 8-13).







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Aaron Canty (St. Paul), Visiting Scholar, is working on a collection for a book on glorified bodies in high and late medieval theology and spirituality and a translation of texts by John of La Rochelle.




James Kriesel

James Kriesel (Villanova), Visiting Scholar, is working on a collection for his book Boccaccio’s Corpus and a volume of essays on Boccaccio and Dante.




Steve Metzger

Steven Metzger (Notre Dame), Gabriel Fellow, is researching the central place of the secular clergy for the history of the University of Paris in the thirteenth century.




Antonio Punzi

Antonio Punzi (Università del Salento), Predoctoral Fellow, is an editorial assistant at the Bulletin de philosophie médiévale and is researching his Ph.D. dissertation of a critical edition of Thomas of York's Sapientiale III 1-20.