Our A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Medieval Studies for the 2018-19 academic year is Stephen Ogden. He is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America, and during his year at the Medieval Institute he will be completing his book manuscript, Receiving and Making Aristotle's Intellect: A Study on Ibn Rushd and Aquinas. Ogden received his Ph.D. in 2015 from Yale University.
Our Byzantine Studies Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year is R. Demetrios Harper. His fellowship project seeks to study the concept of self-determination and its development in Byzantine philosophy and theology, examining it in relation to the emphasis on communality in the Byzantine Christian tradition. Harper received his Ph.D. from the University of Winchester, Department of Theology, Religion, and Philosophy, in 2015.
The Medieval Institute attracts scholars from around the world who wish to visit and use the Institute’s extensive library collection for their research. This year, visitors include the following:
Guillermo Celaya Azanza (Universidad de Navarra, Spain), Ph.D. student, is researching the relationship between habits and freedom according to Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Julio F. Hernando (IUSB, Associate Professor of Spanish), research visitor, working on crusading ideology in the Song of El Cid, mimetic desire and kinship relationships in the Mocedades de Rodrigo, and a critical edition of Hernan López de Yanguas plays (c. 1525-1550).
Angelika Kaiser (Technical University of Dresden, Germany), Research Visitor, is using the MI library collections for her doctoral project on a fifteenth-century codex containing Gregory I's Commentary on the Book of Job and additional Dominican writings.
Wiebke-Marie Stock (University of Bonn, Germany), Guest Research Assistant Professor, is working on "Plotinus’ rationalization of Platonic demonology." Read more about Dr. Stock's work.