Mellon Seminar


Location: MI Reading Room, 715 Hesburgh Library

Each year, the Medieval Institute selects an outstanding young scholar for the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Studies. The Fellowship allows a tenure-track assistant professor to pursue research leading to the publication of a monograph. At the conclusion of the Fellow’s period of residency, a panel of senior scholars are invited to campus for a half-day public seminar discussion of the Fellow’s research. The panelists spend additional time with the Fellow in one-to-one conversation and close reading of the draft.

The 2011-12 Mellon Fellow is Suzanne LaVere, Assistant Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. She will present an overview of her book-in-progress Out of the Cloister: Scholastic Exegesis of the Song of Songs, 1100-1250.


Fr. Timothy Bellamah, Dominican House of Studies and Leonine Commission

Prof. Deeana Copeland Klepper, Associate Professor of Religion and History, Boston University