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Record Fulbright Award Year Includes Two Medieval Students

Author: Notre Dame News

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Sixteen University of Notre Dame students have received grants from Fulbright, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. A total of 18 students were named Fulbright finalists—a record year for the University. Among the 2015-16 winners were Mae Kilker, a Medieval Institute graduate student who received a Fulbright to conduct research in Sweden, and Kathryne Bascom ’15, a Russian and Medieval studies major who received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Russia. Read More

Exhibit Showcases Medieval Liturgical and Musical Manuscripts

Author: Carol C. Bradley

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Sacred Music at Notre Dame: The Voice of the Text, an exhibition in the Hesburgh Libraries Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, highlights the University’s holdings in medieval liturgical manuscripts that contain music. The manuscripts from the 11th through 15th centuries originate from various regions in France, Germany, Austria, and Italy. They inclued a a psalter, a liturgical calendar, a gradual, and a diurnal. Read More

Video: Meet Medieval Studies Graduate Student Katie Bugyis

Author: Todd Boruff

Katie Bugyis

“Women religious have tended to get pigeonholed in certain way, that either they were only praying the monastic hours or maybe just caring for their own, pastorally speaking, but they were doing much more than that,” said Katie Bugyis, a Ph.D. candidate in medieval studies through the University of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute. Read More

Notre Dame to Host Medieval Scholars Conference

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting

The University of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute hosted more than 400 scholars at the Medieval Academy of America (MAA) annual conference March 12-14, 2015. “The University of Notre Dame is an obvious choice to host our annual meeting,” said Lisa Fagin Davis, executive director of the MAA. “The Medieval Institute is one of the nation’s premier centers for medieval studies; its library is unmatched, and its faculty world-renowned.” Read More

Peter Holland Named General Editor of The Arden Shakespeare

Author: Andrew Deliyannides

Professor Peter Holland has been named one of the general editors of The Arden Shakespeare (fourth series), along with Zachary Lesser (University of Pennsylvania) and Tiffany Stern (Oxford University). Holland, a faculty fellow in the Medieval Institute, is the McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre; concurrent professor of English; and Associate Dean for the Arts in the College of Arts and Letters. Read More

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Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

Interested students must pre-register by calling 631-6603 or emailing …

Last day of classes


Last day of classes for fall semester. Reading days are December 11–13. Final exams scheduled for December 14–18.…

Paul Russell Lecture

Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

Lecture by Paul Russell, Professor of Celtic, Cambridge University. Details (and time) coming soon!…