Warmest congratulations to Director of Sacred Music, Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology Michael P. Grace Chair in Medieval Studies, and Medieval Institute Fellow Peter Jeffrey, who has just been elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy!
About Medieval Academy Fellowship, from their website:
The chief purpose of the Fellowship is to honor major long-term scholarly achievement within the field of Medieval Studies. Election to the Fellows is a gift bestowed by one’s colleagues. But in return, Fellows do what they can to ensure the continued vitality of Medieval Studies. They do this not simply by advancing their individual scholarship, but also by participating in the affairs of the Academy, electing new members to the Fellows in ways that reflect the diversity and range of Medieval Studies, lending their expertise when called upon to do so, and making donations to the Fellows’ Fund above and beyond the cost of membership dues to the Academy. By raising the profile of distinguished medievalists, the Fellowship in turn raises the profile of our profession at a time when the study of the Middle Ages cannot be taken for granted.
There may be up to 150 Fellows, who at the time of election are members of the Academy and residents of North America, and up to 100 Corresponding Fellows, who at the time of election are residents of countries outside of North America. Fellows may choose to become Emeriti/ae Fellows, opening up additional slots for new Fellows and giving up their right to vote in the Fellows election.