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Center for Medieval Studies

Center for Medieval Studies

Welcome to our New Interim Director

The Center for Medieval Studies welcomes our new Interim Director, Kathryn Reyerson. Professor Reyerson, a scholar of Medieval European history, will handle the Director's duties through Fall 2015. We look forward to her time with us.

We would also like to thank Andrew Scheil for his excellent leadership during the past three years. Best of luck on your new endeavors!

Li Parrent Receives Fulbright

We'd like to congratulate undergraduate Medieval Studies minor Li Parrent for winning a Fulbright to study in the UK. With the Fulbright, Parrent will be attending the University of York for a one-year MA in Medieval Studies. She is particularly interested in medieval medicine, hospitals, and perceptions and classifications of mental illness. She hopes to combine both manuscript studies and archaeology in her investigations.

Michael Lower Receives Advising Award from GAPSA

History professor and CMS-affiliate faculty member Michael Lower has been awarded the 2015 Advising and Mentoring Award by the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA). Through this award GAPSA seeks to recognize faculty members who are exemplary in their role as a mentor and adviser. The selection committee recognized advisers who help students set realistic expectations, provide opportunities for professional development and/or research, and overcome personal and professional challenges. We announced earlier this semester that Professor Lower was named as a 2015-2016 faculty residential fellow at the Institute for Advance Study.

Matt Canepa Named a Guggenheim Fellow

Congratulations to Associate Professor of Art History Matthew P. Canepa who has been named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in support of a multi-volume research project on the development of the visual cultures and spatial environments of power in Persia and the ancient Iranian world.

The Guggenheim fellowship will allow Prof. Canepa to spend academic year 2015-2016 finishing his second book, entitled "The Iranian Expanse," which explores the interrelation and transformation of ancient Iranian landscapes, architecture and identities. During the fellowship period he also plans to continue work on a long-term project, "Royal Glory, Divine Fortune," which examines the contested image of Iranian sovereignty between Alexander and Islam.

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