Seminar with MI Mellon Fellow Jay Diehl


Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

“From Piety to Parchment: Spirituality and the Making of Monastic Literate Cultures, 1050-1150”

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 2014-15 Mellon Fellow is Jay Diehl, Assistant Professor, Long Island University. He earned his Ph.D. at New York University and his research focuses on the history of intellectual culture and education in the central Middle Ages, particularly as developed in northern European monastic communities.

Joining him at the seminar, with their comments on his book manuscript, are:

Diane Reilly, Associate Professor of History of Art, Indiana University (Bloomingrton)

Geoffrey Koziol, Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley

Steven Vanderputten, Professor of History, University of Ghent

After the panel discussion concludes, informal conversation will continue with the speakers and lunch will be provided for audience members.