Deadline 2/23: Nanovic Institute Offers Undergraduate Grants for European Study

Author: Jennifer Lechtanski

Attention Medieval Studies majors and minors at the MI! Are you looking for ways to fund your research? Nanovic Institute grants are available for travel and research for ND undergraduate who study medieval Europe. The deadline for Summer Travel and Research Grants is February 23, 2018Read More

Toronto Medievalist Delivers Lecture on Violence and Intermarriage in Medieval Spain

Author: Emily Mahan

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On February 1, 2018, Mark Meyerson, Professor of History and Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto and a specialist on medieval Spain and the Mediterranean world, presented a lecture at Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute entitled “Violence and Intermarriage: The Integration of Jewish Converts in Fifteenth-Century Spain.” Meyerson’s research and teaching focus particularly on social history and the relations between Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and on the history of violence. His lecture examined the integration of Conversos (forcibly baptized Jews and their descendants) into Old Christian society in Valencia, Spain, between 1391 and 1500. Read More

New travel grant program launched supporting research projects that seek to feature Catholic women more prominently in historical narratives; open to scholars of any academic discipline

Author: Shane Ulbrich

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Following an initial announcement in the fall 2017 issue of the American Catholic Studies Newsletter, the University of Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism has officially launched the Mother Theodore Guerin Research Travel Grant Program, an initiative supporting research projects that seek to feature Catholic women more prominently in historical narratives. Open to scholars of any academic discipline, this new funding opportunity will help defray travel and lodging expenses for scholars visiting research repositories in or outside the United States or conducting oral interviews, especially of women religious. The deadline for the first round of applications is May 1, 2018. Read More

Book Review: Painting the Hortus Deliciarum: Medieval Women, Wisdom, and Time, by Danielle B. Joyner

Author: Megan J. Hall

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Read the very favorable review just published by Anne-Marie Bouché, Associate Professor of Art at Bower School of Music and the Arts (Florida Gulf Coast University), of Painting the Hortus Deliciarum: Medieval Women, Wisdom, and Time, by Medieval Institute research visitor and past Assistant Professor of Art History, Danielle Joyner (Penn State University Press, 2016). Bouché writes, "In Painting the Hortus Deliciarum: Medieval Women, Wisdom, and Time, Danielle B. Joyner has tackled one of the most challenging topics in Romanesque studies, the illuminated manuscript compilation known as the “Garden of Delights.” Read More

Upcoming Visit by Dr. Franz Fischer

Author: Department of Classics

Dr. Franz Fischer, associate director of the Cologne Center for eHumanities, will be visiting the University from February 5 through 15 as part of the ongoing project in the Digital Schoolbook. Read More

Robert Goulding, MI Faculty Fellow, announced as next Reilly Center Director

Author: Jessica Baron

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Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values has announced its next director. Robert Goulding, who will take over from current director Anjan Chakravartty on July 1, 2018, is an associate professor in the Program of Liberal Studies. He has been a faculty member at Notre Dame since 2003 and is a concurrent faculty member in the Department of History as well as the Reilly Center’s PhD Program in History and Philosophy of Science (directing the latter since 2017). He is also a Faculty Fellow of the Medieval Institute.  Read More

Medieval Studies minor produces winning thesis on Marian Prayers

Author: Megan J. Hall

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Who is Mary, and what does she mean for us? How has her role developed over time? Luke Donahue ('17), a Medieval Studies minor, received a Break Travel and Research Grant for Sophomores and Juniors from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies to examine these questions by going back in time to a small but noteworthy cloister in medieval Germany. Luke wrote about his experience. Read More

Robert Randolf Coleman elected to the Accademia della Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan

Author: Megan J. Hall

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Robert R. Coleman, Professor Emeritus of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art History, Department of Art, Art History and Design; and Fellow of the Medieval and Nanovic Institutes, University of Notre Dame, was admitted as academicus to the Classe di Studi Borromaici (Department of Borromean Studies) of the Academy of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, on November 22, 2017. Coleman received this honor in recognition of his extensive research on Italian old master drawings and his role as author and project director of the Inventory-Catalog of the Drawings in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana.


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