Mellon Faculty Fellowship in Medieval Studies
John Mulhall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History, Purdue University
Our 2023–24 Mellon Fellow is John Mulhall, Assistant Professor of History at Purdue University. Professor Mulhall received his Ph.D. in Byzantine History from Harvard in December 2022. His research explores the history of science and religion in the medieval Mediterranean, focusing specifically on intellectual interactions among the Islamic, Byzantine, and Latin Christian worlds. During his time as Mellon Fellow, John will be working on his book project entitled The Republic of Translators: Latin, Greek, Arabic and a New Age of Science, Philosophy, and Theology in the Twelfth Century.
Public Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow
Anne Le, Ph.D.
Dr. Le holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She works closely with the Institute’s staff, especially its director of undergraduate studies and engagement, in the Institute’s outreach and engagement efforts directed at local schools as well as friends, alumni, and undergraduate majors and minors.
The Medieval Institute attracts scholars from around the world who wish to visit and use the Institute’s extensive library collection for their research.
Wiebke-Marie Stock, Ph.D.
Guest Research Assistant Professor, University of Bonn, Germany
Professor Stock is working on a project on Plotinus’ rationalization of Platonic demonology. Read more about Dr. Stock's work.
Manolis Ulbricht, Ph.D.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Postdoctoral Fellow
During his time at the Medieval Institute, Dr. Ulbricht will study Qur’anic and anti-Islamic texts from the Byzantine world. The EU financed project “Documenta Coranica Byzantina (DoCoByz). Byzantino-Islamica in the Age of Digital Humanities” will trace the exact transmission lines of the Greek translation(s) of the Qur’an (Testimonia Coranica Christiana) in order to document their reception and (re)use within Greek-Orthodox polemics (Episteme Islamica Orthodoxa), and to distill diachronically the common topoi and stereotypes of anti-Islamic argumentations and synchronously comparing them with the pre-13th century Latin polemics (Traditio Islamica Medievalis). The project is based on a genuine interdisciplinary approach: it combines Greek, Latin, and Arabic philologies with historical, paleographical and theological work as well as methods of digital humanities.
Manuel Martín Vial
Manuel is writing his dissertation on Aquinas’s moral thought, particularly on the metaphysical foundations of the virtue of prudence in God’s providence over human beings. During his time at the Medieval Institute, he will work particularly on the special providence that God has towards human beings according to Aquinas. He is visiting from the Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile.