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NDIAS Fellow and Medievalist Delivers Lecture on Thomas Aquinas’s Contribution to Mystical Theology

Author: Rebecca West

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On November 9, 2017, the Medieval Institute welcomed Bernard McGinn, former president of the Medieval Academy of America, Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor emeritus at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, and 2017-18 Residential Fellow of Notre Dame’s Institute for Advanced Study for a lecture entitled "Contemplatio sapientialis: Thomas Aquinas’s Contribution to Mystical Theology." Read More

“Carolingian Transformations:" The 2017 Medieval Institute Conway Lectures in Review

Author: Rebecca West

Susan Rankin

The Medieval Institute was pleased to welcome Susan Rankin, Professor of Medieval Music at the University of Cambridge, as this year’s annual Conway Lecturer. Professor Rankin delivered three lectures entitled "Carolingian Transformations: Manuscripts for Musicians: 750-900, “Singing the Psalter,” and" “Books for Cantors." She was joined by the Sorbonne's Katarina Livljanić, musicologist and vocalist, who performed medieval song selections to illustrate Rankin's lectures. Read More

Professor of medieval literature joins Department of English

Author: Tom Coyne

Michelle Karnes believes imagination is the key to understanding medieval meditations about the life of Christ. When readers picture themselves holding Jesus as a baby or feeding him, it evokes powerful emotions, she said. “There are good cognitive reasons why imagining yourself participating in Christ’s life helps you engage with the narrative,” she said. “It causes you to invest yourself in a more profound way.” Karnes joins the faculty in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters this fall as an associate professor of English, after eight years at Stanford University. Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Eddy

Author: Rebecca West

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The Medieval Institute's Alumni Spotlight series kicks off with an interview of Medieval Institute alumna Nicole Eddy (Ph.D., 2012), who has recently been hired as the new Managing Editor for the Medieval Library series at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Read More

MI Fellow plays leading role in ND's Rome Global Gateway

Author: Arts and Letters

Theodore Cachey

Theodore J. Cachey Jr., Ravarino Family Professor of Italian and director of the William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies, recently completed a three-year term as the inaugural academic director of the University’s Rome Global Gateway, where he fostered collaborations with institutes of higher education and implemented the Rome Seminar and Rome International Scholars Program.  Read More

Notre Dame medievalist philosopher awarded National Humanities Center fellowship

Author: Carrie Gates

Therese Cory, an associate professor of philosophy, has been awarded a Philip L. Quinn Fellowship by the National Humanities Center, a private institute of advanced study in North Carolina. Cory is one of 34 fellows chosen from among 630 applicants and the fourth Arts and Letters faculty member to receive an NHC fellowship since 2010. It will allow her to spend the year working on her book manuscript, Aquinas’s Metaphysics of Intellect: Being and Being-About. Read More

Notre Dame Byzantinist Awarded Prestigious Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship

Author: Rebecca West

Alexis Torrance

Alexis Torrance, assistant professor of theology and Archbishop Demetrios College Chair of Byzantine Theology at Notre Dame, has been awarded a residential fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, D.C. Torrance will devote this fellowship year to his latest research, destined to be a monograph entitled The Human Ideal in Byzantine TheologyRead More