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MI Director Emeritus Receives Two Major Honors from Medieval Academy of America

Author: Josh Weinhold

John Van Engen, the Andrew V. Tackes Professor of Medieval History, received two significant honors from the Medieval Academy of America at its annual meeting in Toronto last month. A member of Notre Dame’s Department of History since 1977, Van Engen received the association’s Robert L. Kindrick-CARA Award for Outstanding Service to Medieval Studies and was elected president of the Fellows of the Medieval Academy of America, a group formed more than 90 years ago to promote the study of the Middle Ages and recognize scholars around the world who make important contributions to the field. Read More

Indiana Medieval Consortium Hosts Kalamazoo Roundtable "Medievalists in the Midwest"

Author: Megan J. Hall

Did you know the Lilly Library owns a possible medieval Hebrew palimpsest? That the Newberry Library has freely-available materials online for undergraduate teaching? Or that the Medieval Institute owns a nearly-complete microfilmed copy of the holdings of Milan's Biblioteca Ambrosiana? During the 2017 Kalamazoo International Congress on Medieval Studies, the Indiana Medieval Consortium hosted an eye-opening panel that revealed all this and more, "Medievalists in the Midwest: Promoting Resources, Collaboration, and Intercollegiality across Universities (A Roundtable).” Read More

Medievalist Karen Graubart and Two Arts and Letters Faculty Offered NEH Fellowships

Author: Carrie Gates

Three Notre Dame faculty members—Associate Professors Darren Dochuk, Karen Graubart, fellow of the Medieval Institute, and Sean Kelsey—were offered fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, continuing the University’s record success winning support for humanities research. Arts and Letters faculty have won 61 NEH fellowships since 1999—more than any other private university in the country. Read More

Three Distinguished Scholars Discuss Current Trends in Anglo-Saxon Studies

Author: Brandon Cook

 

Anglo-Saxon Jutish Brooch with Gold Filigree, Garnet, and Lapis

On Tuesday, April 18, the Medieval Institute and the Department of English hosted a panel presentation by three distinguished Anglo-Saxonists all in residence at Notre Dame: Haruko Momma (New York University), Drew Jones (The Ohio State University), and Leslie Lockett (The Ohio State University). Each speaker discussed their own research programs as well as opportunities for future directions in the field.

 

 

 

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Gabriel Said Reynolds Tapped by Vatican for Catholic-Muslim Dialogue on Religious Extremism

Author: Amanda Skofstad

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Gabriel Said Reynolds, professor of Islamic studies and theology at the University of Notre Dame and Fellow of the Medieval Institute, is one of 15 Catholic delegates invited by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) to participate in a bilateral conversation with 15 Muslim counterparts at Al-Azhar al-Sharif Center for Dialogue (ASCD) Feb. 22-23 in Cairo, Egypt. Reynolds, whose research centers on the Quran and Muslim-Christian relations, believes the greatest opportunities for progress come from emphasizing what Christians and Muslims have in common — the shared stories, history and values. Read More

Medieval Latin Class Travels to Milan

Author: Olivia May

View of Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan

This spring, Professor Hildegund Müller’s Introduction to Medieval Latin course travelled to Milan to study manuscripts at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Their visit offered the opportunity not only to handle manuscripts and codices in person, but also to explore the historic city and its culture.

 

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