The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is one of the leading centers in the United States for the advanced study of medieval culture. The graduate program provides students with superb technical training, but it also equips them with a holistic vision of the Middle Ages, grounded in a mastery of sources and languages and extending to the whole of its life and culture. The Medieval Institute welcomes applications from students of high academic ability who wish to pursue a career teaching and researching the Middle Ages. Generous fellowship support and light service demands allow students to devote themselves fully to their course of study. Applications are due by January 4, 2019.
The Institute offers several competitively awarded external grants and fellowships. Among them are our annual A. W. Mellon Junior Faculty Fellowship in Medieval Studies, which allows a junior faculty member to spend a year at Notre Dame completing research and writing on a book manuscript in advance of tenure, and a Byzantine Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship, enabling its holder to do innovative research drawing on the rich resources held in the Milton V. Anastos Collection, the Medieval Institute, and the Hesburgh Library more broadly. Applications are now being accepted through Interfolio.
Each fall and spring we present a new Alumni Spotlight featuring the career paths of Institute alumni. Our Fall 2018 Spotlight features Leslie Lockett (Ph.D., 2004), Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at The Ohio State University and a specialist in Old English and Latin literature as well as early medieval intellectual history and manuscript studies. We sat down with Professor Lockett to learn about her experience as a medievalist and university professor.
Italian Studies Research Seminar: “Dante's Florentine Intellectual Formation: From Quodlibets to the Vita nuova, ” Lorenzo Dell’Oso (Ph.D. Candidate, Notre Dame)
Omnia disce. Videbis postea nihil esse superfluum. (Learn everything, and you will see afterward that nothing is superfluous.)Hugh of St. Victor (d. 1141), Didascalicon 6.3