Awards, Fellowships, and Achievements for Medievalists in 2017-18

Author: Megan J. Hall

Spring at Notre Dame

The 2017-18 academic year has brought with it a number of impressive awards and achievements for medievalist faculty and students. Forthwith, the roundup of all that have been shared with us! (You can always send us your good news to share via this Google form.)


Jacob Coen won a fellowship from the Kaneb Center at Notre Dame to attend the Wakonse teaching conference over Memorial Day weekend; he also received an Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award from the Kaneb Center.

Brandon Cook has been awarded the 2018-2019 EAP Post-doctoral Fellowship with the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures at Notre Dame.

Mimi Ensley (English) has a forthcoming article, "Framing Chaucer's Plowman," in the Yearbook of Langland Studies 32 (2018).

Richard Fahey (English) is the author of "Decoding gerûni: runic sacramenta in the Old Saxon Heliand," which will be featured in a Comparative Germanic Literature collection edited by Larry Swain and published by Peter Lang. 

Filippo Gianferrari has accepted a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship at Smith College.

Christopher R. J. Scheirer has had a new journal article, "The Eighth-Century Sermon De reddendis decimis in London, British Library, MS Royal 5.E.XIII and Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek, MS Aug. perg. 254: Edition, Translation, and Commentary," published in the Journal of Medieval Latin 27 (2017).

Charles C. Yost has been awarded a Nanovic Dissertation Completion Grant


Megan J. Hall (Ph.D., English, 2016) has has an article, "At Work in the Anchorhold and Beyond: A Codicological Study of London, British Library, Cotton MS Nero A.xiv," published in the Journal of the Early Book Society 20 (2018).

Jacob Riyeff (Ph.D., English, 2015), Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Marquette University, has recently published a modern English translation of the Old English Rule of St. Benedict.

Belen Vicens (Ph.D., History, 2017) has accepted a tenure-track position in medieval European history at Salisbury University in Maryland.


Andrea Riedl, Visiting Researcher, has been awarded the Dr. Franz J. Vogel Preis für Kirchengeschichte, an academic prize that is awarded by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Kirchenhistoriker und Kirchenhistorikerinnen im deutschen Sprachraum (Society for Church History in German-speaking Countries). The prize will be conferred at the society's annual conference, taking place this year in Bonn from May 21-23. Read more


Robert Randolf Coleman, Professor Emeritus, Art History, received The President's Award on April 6, 2018, at the 45th annual conference of the Midwest Art History Society in Indianapolis in recognition of his "exemplary efforts, leadership and service in furthering the mission of the Midwest Art History Society."

Marius Hauknes is this year's recipient of the Olivia Remie Constable Prize. 

Denis Robichaud received the Phyllis W. G. Gordan/National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Rome Prize and will be a resident fellow at the American Academy in Rome during the 2018-19 academic year. Read more.

Charles Rosenberg's book Rembrandt's Religious Print: The Feddersen Collection at the Snite Museum of Art (2017) received an award as one of the two best catalogs of 2017 from the Midwest Art History Society. He also presented a paper entitled "The Embodiment of Power in Italian Renaissance Numismatic Imagery" on December 1, 2017, in the conference "Kopf und Körper: Evidenzen der Macht im Herrscherporträt des 14. - 18. Jahrhunderts," in Munich, Germany.

Medievalist faculty have also published a number of new books this year; these are featured regularly in our news feed, and STAY TUNED for the new faculty bookshelf feature to be released on our new website, which is coming soon!


Again, hearty congratulations to all our students, visiting researchers, and faculty!