Centers, Programs, and Committees A - F

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The University of Arizona: Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Committee (UAMARRC)

Chair: Albrecht Classen, Department of German Studies
PO Box 210105, 301 Learning Services Building
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0105
Phone: 520-621-1395

Affiliated faculty: 35
Fellowships: Research/travel, 2-5 at $500 each (for faculty and graduate students).
Financial aid: No more than $1000 in any year.
Symposia/workshops: 1 or 2 per year. Annual Work-in-Progress Symposia for UA faculty and graduate students. Annual International Symposia on medieval and early modern studies, organized by Albrecht Classen of German Studies.
Lectures: 2-5 per year. Currently: none because of lack of budget.
Special emphases: Sponsoring guest speakers; supporting undergraduate and graduate students; encouraging collegial interchanges among faculty and students; supporting faculty research. Criteria for membership: UA faculty, staff, student.
Annual budget: $10,000, including travel/expenses for annual CARA conference. Currently, however, no budget.

ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies)

Director: Robert E. Bjork
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 874402
Tempe, AZ 85287-4402
Phone: 480-965-5900. Fax: 480-965-1681

Staff: Kendra TerBeek, Outreach Coordinator; Todd Halvorsen, Manager of Design and Production; Roy Rukkila, Managing Editor; Michele Peters, Program Coordinator, Senior; Leslie MacCoull, Manuscript Editor; 1-3 graduate student assistants.
Affiliated faculty: see website
Undergraduate Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Requirements: 4 semesters of language course work (2 semesters Classical Latin and 2 semesters of Classical and/or Medieval Latin or of a vernacular language of the period); 2 semesters of course work in medieval and Renaissance studies outside the major discipline; thesis in the area of medieval or Renaissance studies.
Graduate Certificate in Medieval Studies: The certificate is offered at both the M.A. and Ph.D. levels. Requirements: 1 semester of Medieval Latin (2 semesters for Ph.D.), with proficiency demonstrated either by achieving a grade of 'B' or better in the medieval Latin course(s) or by satisfactory performance on the medieval/Renaissance Latin examinations offered by the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto (the requirement presupposes 2 years of undergraduate training in Latin); 2 semesters (3 semesters for Ph.D.) of a medieval vernacular language; 1 semester of paleography; 2 semesters of course work outside the major
discipline (3 semesters for Ph.D.); thesis or dissertation in the area of medieval studies.
Graduate Certificate in Renaissance Studies: The certificate is offered at both the M.A. and Ph.D. levels. Requirements: same as above except that the language course requirement may be fulfilled in Renaissance Latin and a modern language, and the thesis or dissertation is in the area of Renaissance studies.
Fellowships and visiting appointments: 1 or 2 annually.
Financial aid: 1 graduate student travel award, and 1 undergraduate book award.
Research assistantships: 1 (50% time).
Publications: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies (MRTS: book series, consisting of editions, translations, reference works, and studies); Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (book series, published by Brepols); ACMRS Occasional Publications (book series including works that are not necessarily scholarly in nature but have relevance to the teaching and study of the Middle Ages and Renaissance); Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History (journal, published annually by AMS Press); Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal (with the Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies, University of Maryland, and the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women); Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in Microfiche Facsimile (the project is making available all manuscripts containing Anglo-Saxon); Iter (an on-line gateway to the Renaissance, co-sponsored with the Renaissance Society of America and the University of Toronto); MRTS Online (hosted by ITER at the University of Toronto).
Conferences: ACMRS Annual Interdisciplinary Conference each February. 19th Annual Conference 14 - 16 February 2013 and ACMRS Annual Undergraduate Conference held each fall: Discipuli Juncti: Students Connected through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Symposia/workshops: An annual public symposium is held each fall with the exception of this year.
Lectures/concerts/theater/exhibits: Busy schedule of sponsored and co-sponsored events throughout the year; see website.
Fundraising/outreach: See ASU; symposia as above; medieval and Renaissance excursions for kids; monthly newsletter.
Special emphases: ACMRS was established in 1981 by the Arizona Board of Regents as a statewide research unit. ACMRS is housed centrally on the campus of Arizona State University and is charged with coordinating and stimulating the interdisciplinary exploration of medieval and Renaissance culture. Its activities cover a period roughly from 400 to 1700 CE. ACMRS coordinates programs at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona State University in Tempe, and the University of Arizona in Tucson. These programs include a fall and spring lecture series, a fall symposium, a spring conference, and musical performances and art exhibitions. ACMRS has established a study abroad program at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford.

University of Arkansas Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program

Contact: William A. Quinn, Director
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Kimpel Hall 333
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Binghamton University: Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Director: Karen Barzman
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Phone: 607-777-2130
Fax: 607-777-4373

Secretary: Anna DiStefano
Affiliated faculty: Barbara Abou-El-Haj (art history), Karen E. Barzman (art history), Charles Burroughs (art history), John Chaffee (history), Zu Yan Chen (German, Russian, and East Asian languages; Director of Asian Studies), Marilynn Desmond (English, comparative literature), Bonnie Effros (history), Shin Yi Hsu (geography), Saul Levin (classics), Michael C. Mittelstadt (classics), Samuel Morell (Judaic studies), Rosemarie Morewedge (German), Francis X. Newman (English), Thomas O'Connor (Romance languages), Zoja Pavlovskis-Petit (classics/comparative literature), Dora Polachek (Romance Languages), Anthony Preus (philosophy), Don Quataert (history, Middle East and North African Studies Program), Lawrence Roberts (philosophy), Michael Sharp (English), William H. Snyder (linguistics), Dana Stewart (Romance languages), Sandro Sticca (Romance languages), Albert H. Tricomi (English), Elizabeth C. Tucker (English), Nancy Um (art history), Alvin P. Vos (English), Gayle Whittier (English), Daniel Williman (classics).
Curriculum: The medieval studies curriculum includes 4 core courses and electives in 4 tracks: Foundations of Western Law and Government; England and the North; Mediterranean Cultures and Literatures; Visual Culture in Social Context.
Degrees/certificates: B.A. major in medieval studies: Interdisciplinary, structured around the cultures of medieval western Europe and adjoining regions. 11 courses are required, including 1 seminar. B.A. minor: Requires 6 approved courses from at least 3 separate departments. Majors or minors in medieval studies may be combined with other programs, such as women's studies, anthropology, or history.
Publications: Mediaevalia (biennial journal); Bernardo Lecture Series.
Conferences: Regular conferences and workshops. 35th conference: "Theater and the Visual Arts in the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Aspects of Representation" 10/20-21/06; 34th conference: "Science, Literature, and the Arts in the Medieval and Early Modern World" 10/22-23-04; 33rd conference: "Recovery: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Pre-Modern Responses to Catastrophe and Convulsion," 11/1-11/2/02.
Lectures: Annual Aldo S. Bernardo Lecture and Annual Ferber Lecture. 2006 Ferber Lecture: Medina Lasansky (Cornell University) 4/6/06; 2005 Ferber Lecture: Samuel Kinser (Northern Illinois University) 4/28/05; 2004 Ferber Lecture: Richard C. Trexler (Binghamton University), 4/15/04; 2005 Bernardo Lecture: Nancy Regalado (New York University) 11/18/05; 2004 Bernardo Lecture: Rachel Jacoff (Wellesly College), 3/4/04.
Workshops: Ali Bounani (Binghamton University), 2/25/04; Sarah French (Wells College), 3/24/04; Dana Stewart (Binghamton University), 4/21/04.
Community donors: Aldo Bernardo, Anthony Pellegrini, plus 10-12 other community members.

Brandeis University Program in Medieval Studies

Contact: William E. Kapelle
Dept. of History, Brandeis Univ.
Waltham, MA 02254-9110

Brigham Young University: Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS) Group

Coordinator: Gideon O. Burton
Dept. of English, Brigham Young Univ.
3081 JKHB
Provo, UT 84602-6116
Phone: 801-378-3525.
Number of members: 35-40.

Statement of purpose: The Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS) Group is a collegium of faculty and staff devoted to the study of the arts, sciences, history, religions, and languages of the East and West throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance. MARS is interdisciplinary by design and seeks to bring together scholars from diverse fields, including history, literature and comparative literature, philosophy, musicology, classics, codicology, art history, and others. Through scholarly exchange among its members and with visitors outside the group, MARS promotes understanding of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance that transcends disciplinary limitations and illuminates the complex yet cohesive nature of these periods. MARS sponsors colloquia at which members can report on their work in progress, discuss methodology, exchange ideas, and entertain reports from visiting scholars. MARS is also committed to the use, study, and publication of the unique collection of manuscripts, incunabula, and early printed books in the Special Collections of the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. MARS does not offer courses or degrees in medieval or Renaissance studies, but most of its colloquia are open to the university community and the public. Membership in MARS is open to any member of the Brigham Young University faculty and staff involved in work appropriate to the group or interested in its aims. MARS is directed by an executive committee and administered by a coordinator under the direct sponsorship of the College of Humanities and associated colleges.

University of British Columbia Committee on Medieval Studies

Director: Richard W. Unger
Department of History
University of British Columbia
1297 - 1873 East Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1
Phone: 604-822-5178
Fax: 604-822-6658

Affiliated faculty: Leslie Arnovick (English), Leanne Bablitz (Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies), Patricia Badir (English), Paul Bartha (Philosophy), Daniela Boccassini (French, Hispanic and Italian Studies), Courtney Booker (History), Laurel Brinton (English), Paul Burns (Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies), Derek Carr (French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies), Robert Daum (Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies), Sian Echard (English), Alexander Fisher (Music), Nam-Lin Hur, (Asian Studies), Carol Knicely (Art History, Visual Art and Theory), Evan Kreider (Music), Richard Menkis (Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies), Joshua Mostow (Asian Studies), Stephen Partridge (English), Chantal Phan (French, Hispanic and Italian studies), Arlene Sindelar (History), Richard Unger (History), Mark Vessey (English), Gernot Wieland (English), E. Hector Williams (Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies), Brownwen Wilson, (Art History, Visual Art and Theory), Mava Yazigi (Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies), Karl Zaenker (Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies).
Degrees: A B.A. with a major in Medieval Studies is offered. Requirements: 4 introductory core courses selected from approved list; 10 upper-level courses in the Middle Ages, to be chosen from 2 or more departments in consultation with the medieval studies advisor. It is possible to specialize in the Middle Ages and/or the Renaissance in M.A. or Ph.D. programs in most relevant departments in the Faculty of Arts, as well as in the School of Music, but there is no graduate program in medieval studies.
Workshop: 37th Medieval Workshop, “Measurable Advantages: Transportation, Trade, and Technology between the Ancient and Modern Worlds,” 02/04-03/04/08; 36th Medieval Workshop, “The Performance of the Past: History and Histrionics in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages,”10/27-10/28/06; 35th Medieval Workshop: "Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Fresh Perspectives, New Methods," 10/28-10/29/05; 34th Medieval Workshop: "Medieval Authorship: Theory and Practice" (2004); 33rd Medieval Workshop, "Noble Ideas and Bloody Realities: Warfare in the Middle Ages, 378-1492," (2003); 32nd Medieval Workshop: "Promised Lands: The Bible, Christian Missions, and Colonial Histories in Latin Christendom from the Late Roman Empire to the European Settlement of North America," (2002); 31st Medieval Workshop: "Women and Early Modernity in Europe and Asia (10-18th Century)," (2001)
Lectures: Warren C. Brown, California Institute of Technology, “The Norms of Violence in Medieval France during the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries,” 14/09/07; Peter C.M. Hoppenbrouwers, Universities of Amsterdam and Leiden, “Holland’s advance: a triumph over post Black Death economic contraction,” 12/10/07.

Brown University Program in Medieval Studies

Chair: Joseph Pucci
Department of Classics and Department of Comparative Literature
Box 1905
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: 401-863-2958 (direct), 401-863-1994 (dept.)
Program Manager:

Participating faculty: See website.
Degree programs: B.A. is offered. Concentration in Medieval Cultures Requirements: Ten courses approved by the Program in Medieval Studies including two courses in medieval history and one 100 or 200 level course that uses primary texts in a medieval language other than Middle English. Concentration in Late Antique Cultures Requirements: Two courses, one each in Roman History and Medieval History. One course at the advanced level in one approved language (Latin, Greek, Hebrew or one of the medieval vernaculars). Six other courses drawn from appropriate offerings and with the approval of the concentration advisor. These courses
should support a concentrational area of interest. Honors in both concentrations are awarded to those students who complete the required courses, present a meritorious Honors Thesis, and meet the academic standards for Honors in the department of the thesis advisor.
Research Assistantships: Undergraduate Research and Teaching Assistantships administered through the Dean of the College Office.
Teaching Assistantships: Available in home departments of faculty.
Lectures: Stephen A. Mitchell, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Program in Folklore and Mythology, Harvard University, “Viking Age Tales of Adventure and History”; Stratis Papaioannou, Brown University “Eros, Rhetoric and Performance: The Myrrha Story in Twelfth-century Constantinople”; Sharon Kinoshita, University of California, Santa Cruz, “Old French Literature and New French Studies in the Medieval Mediterranean”; Ian Straughn, Brown University “When Baghdad Ruled the World, What Happened to Syria: Archaeology, Economics and the Abbasid Empire”; James McIlwain, Professor of Neuroscience, Emeritus, Brown University, “Anglo-Saxons on the Brain”

Community Outreach Programs: Rhode Island Medieval Circle. (Includes University of Rhode Island, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Wheaton College, Rhode Island School of Design).

California State University, Long Beach Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Contacts: Lloyd Kermode and Martine Van Elk
c/o English Department
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840
Phone: 562-985-4212 / 562-985-4222
Fax: 562-985-2369;

Other administrators: Sharon Olson
Affiliated faculty: see www site.
Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: The Minor consists of a minimum of 21 units selected in consultation with the program advisor in addition to demonstrating competence in a foreign language appropriate to the area of concentration. The 21 required units include 12 units of core classes in History, Literature and Art History, along with 9 electives chosen from courses in these disciplines as well as from Music, Political Science, Religious Studies and Theatre. The minor is available to undergraduates only. See www site for more information.
Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: The Certificate consists of a minimum of 24 units selected in consultation with the program advisor in addition to demonstrating competence in a foreign language appropriate to the area of concentration. The 24 required units include 12 units of core classes in History, Literature and Art History, along with 9 electives chosen from courses in these disciplines as well as from Music, Political Science, Religious Studies and Theatre, and three units of directed research. The certificate is available to both undergraduate and graduate students. See www site for more information.
Lectures and events: see www site.
Annual budget: $500 and additional funding for events and outside speakers.

University of California, Berkeley Program in Medieval Studies

Contact: Program in Medieval Studies
7229 Dwinelle Hall #2520
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2520
Phone: 510-642-4218
Fax: 510-643-2959

Chair: Professor Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe
English Department, 322 Wheeler Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1030

Graduate Advisor: Professor Elaine Tennant, Department of German.
Executive Committe: Professors Frank Bezner (Classics and Comparative Literature) Stephen Justice (English) Niklaus Largier, (German), Daniel Melia (Celtic Studies), Maureen Miller (History), Maura Nolan (English), Elaine Tennant (German)
Staff: Gary Spears, Business Officer, CASMA; several other staff positions are shared with other units.
Affiliated faculty: See website.
Program Description: The Medieval Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley is an interdisciplinary group that coordinates and sponsors lectures, events, and visiting professorships, promotes scholarly interests common to medievalists of different academic departments, and communicates information of interest among them. The Committee on Medieval Studies offers a Concurrent Ph.D. program which candidates have both a home department and training in the core disciplines of Medieval Studies. Graduate students must be accepted for admission to a regular department (e.g. English or History) before applying for a concurrent degree in Medieval Studies. The degree granted is the Concurrent Ph.D. in "X and Medieval Studies" (e.g. English and Medieval Studies, History and Medieval Studies).The Program also offers an undergraduate minor in Medieval Studies.
Requirements for the Concurrent Ph.D.:
Completion of three courses, which must include:
1. Medieval Studies 200, a four-credit proseminar introducing the disciplinary resources for research on medieval topics and their use in interdisciplinary study.
2. History 275, or History 280 on a solely medieval topic (Other appropriate graduate courses in history may be substituted with the consent of the graduate advisor.) Students whose home department is History must take two courses in category (c), below.
3. Any course from outside the student’s home department, drawn from the following: Classics 241, Comparative Literature 212, English 205B, English 211, English 212, French 210A or B, French 211A, German 201A, German 205, Italian Studies 210, Italian Studies 212, Medieval Studies 205, Medieval Studies 250, Music 171B (when on a medieval topic), Scandinavian 201B, Scandinavian 202, Scandinavian 220, Spanish 213, Spanish 220, Spanish 246. (In addition to the courses listed, any graduate-level course in the relevant departments whose content is wholly medieval may, with the permission of the graduate advisors, be counted toward this requirement.)
2. Advanced competence in Latin, as demonstrated either through a special examination administered by the Medieval Studies program or through coursework (two upper-division or graduate-level courses in Latin literature, one of which must be Latin 140, Latin 155A or B, or Classics 241). The Latin proficiency exams that are offered by some departments may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
3. Reading proficiency in a medieval form of a modern European language outside the major field of study, either through examination administered by the Medieval Studies program or through coursework (an upper-division or graduate-level literature course; ordinarily drawn from the following: Celtic Studies 105B, Celtic Studies 146A or B, English 105B, English 111, English 112, English 205B, English 211, English 212, French 112 A or B, French 114A or B, French 210 A or B, French 211A, German 105, German 201A, German 205, German 273, German 276, German 280, German 282, Italian Studies 109, Italian Studies 110, Italian Studies 210, Italian Studies 212, Scandinavian 201B, Scandinavian 202, Scandinavian 220, Spanish 220, Catalan 285. With the permission of the Graduate Advisor, other courses in these languages offering readings exclusively in the medieval vernacular may be accepted. Also with the permission of the Graduate Advisor, courses in non-European medieval languages, such as medieval Hebrew or Arabic, or in eastern European languages typically outside the range of Latin medieval studies, such as Old Church Slavonic, may be accepted.
4. Working proficiency in manuscript studies (paleography, diplomatic, or codicology), as demonstrated through coursework (appropriate upper-division or graduate-level course at Berkeley or appropriate graduate-level course or workshop elsewhere) or through presentation of an extended research paper making substantial and original use of such skills. (When appropriate to the student’s program research and with the consent of the Graduate Advisor, a related area of competence in the material sources of medieval studies, such as epigraphy or medieval archeology, may be substituted.)
5. A field statement of 30-50pp, to be completed before the Qualifying Examination, which situates the major area of interest in an interdisciplinary setting. This is not a prospectus setting out the specific plan of research for a dissertation, but a broader and more preliminary contextualizing essay, placing the present state and resources of the student’s home discipline in relation to those other disciplines of medieval studies of which the student will need to have a sophisticated apprehension in order to conceive such a plan of research. This statement will be evaluated by the student’s advisor and the Medieval Studies representative to the examination committee (see [6], below) or another faculty member designated by the Graduate Director.
6. A special committee for the Ph.D. qualifying examination. A representative of Medieval Studies must serve on the Ph.D. orals examination committee.
7. Regular participation in the Medieval Studies Colloquium, and one presentation of dissertation-work in progress to that Colloquium.
Courses Offered: Certain courses are offered directly by the Program. These include Medieval Studies 150 (an upper-division course) and Medieval Studies 250 (a graduate seminar). Every other year the Program offers Medieval Studies 200, the graduate proseminar. In addition, the Program helps to advertise and promote the many regular courses and seminars that are offered at Berkeley each term in one or another field of Medieval Studies or in subjects of immediate interest to medievalists.
Lectures/Seminars: In AY 2010-11, visiting speakers sponsored or co-sponsored by the program included Jan Ziolkowski (Harvard and Dumbarton Oaks), Adnan Husain (Queen’s University), and Daniel Donoghue (Harvard), In addition, the monthly Medieval Studies Colloquium features work in progress by graduate students and faculty. These talks are the occasion for lively discussion.

University of California, Davis, The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program

Contact: Claire Waters
Department of English
University of California
Davis, CA 95616-8685
Phone: 530-752-0432
Fax: 530-752-5013

Staff: Claire Waters, Chair; Terry Antonelli, Management Services Officer; Program Commitee in Charge: Joan Cadden, Seeta Chaganti, Frances Dolan, Margaret Ferguson, Deborah Harkness, Adrienne Martin, Marijane Osborn, Larry Peterman, Kevin Roddy, Brenda Deen Schildgen, Kathleen Stuart, David Traill, Georges Van Den Abbeele, Claire Waters, Winder McConnell..
Affiliated faculty: Art: Jeffrey Ruda (Italian Renaissance). Classics: Emily Albu (Normans), Lynn Roller (Greek archaeology), David Traill (medieval Latin).Comparative Literature: Brenda Deen Schildgen (Dante, Gospel of Mark). English: Caron Cioffi (Chaucer, Dante, and Ovid), Marijane Osborne (Beowulf), Winfried Schleiner (Renaissance medicine). French: Georges van den Abbeele (Age of Exploration). German: Winder McConnell (the Germanic hero), History: Joan Cadden (medieval science), Kathy Stewart (marginalization in early modern period). Italian: Dennis J. Dutschke (the Laudarii). Linguistics: Lenora Timm (Breton literature). Music: Anna-Maria Busse-Berger (memory in transmission and composition), David Nutter (16th-century Italy), Christopher Reynolds (papal patronage at St. Peter's). Political Science: Larry Peterman (Dante's Monarchia). Spanish: S. G. Armistead (Sephardic ballads), Cristina Gonzales (romances), Adrienne Martin (Golden Age literature).
B.A. in Medieval Studies: Requirements: 56 upper-division units in departmental offerings. Degrees conferred: 5 in 2003-04, 6 in 2002-03, 3 in 2001-02, 3 in 2000-01, 2 in 1999 -00, 3 in 1998-99.
Teaching assistantships: 1
Publications: Davis Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Boydell and Brewer); Emphasizing Medieval Science and Technology.
Fundraising/outreach: Support Drive for DMRS; High School outreach.

University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Director: Brian P. Copenhaver
302 Royce Hall
Box 951485
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1485
Phone: 310-825-1880
Fax: 310-825-0655
Contact: Karen Burgess (
Staff: Karen Burgess, Assistant Director; Benay Furtivo, Financial Analyst; Blair Sullivan, Publications Director; Brett Landenberger, Web Designer, Publicity Officer, and Technologist
Affiliated faculty: See website.
Degrees/certificates: None.
Financial aid: See website for application and eligibility requirements.
Fellowships: Lynn and Maude White Fellowship, George T. and Margaret W. Romani Fellowships, Fredi Chiappelli Travel Fellowships, Summer Fellowship.
Research assistantships: 3 research assistant positions awarded annually.
Publications: Viator, Cursor Mundi, Comitatus, Repertorium Columbianum, and various monographs.
Conferences, Symposia, and Lectures: The following programs are presented annually: The Voces Nostrates “Voices of Our Own” lecture series (6 lectures per year), the History of the Book Lecture, the Hammer Foundation Art History Lecture, the Will and Lois Matthews Samuel Pepys Lecture, the Shakespeare Symposium, the Rebecca Catz Memorial Lecture, the Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture series (8 to 10 lectures per year), the UCLA Sounds Early Music series (3 concerts each year), the California Medieval History Seminar (3 sessions per year), and the CMRS Faculty Roundtable lunchtime discussion series (10-12 sessions a year). In addition, the CMRS co-sponsors numerous conferences, lectures and other presentations each academic year. During 2011-12, the Center will present four major conferences: “Shakespeare and Opera,” November 6-7, 2011; “Renaissance of the Passions,” November 18-19, 2011; “The 34th Annual UC Celtic Studies Conference / Annual Meeting Celtic Studies Association of North America,” March 8-11, 2012 (a joint conference); and “Nordic Mythologies,” April 26-28, 2012. See UCLA-CMRS website for complete information.

University of California, Santa Barbara, Committee for Medieval Studies

Executive Director: Edward D. English
5056 HSSB
Department of History
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9410
Phone: 805-893-3167
Fax: 805-893-8795

Affiliated faculty: C. Edson Armi (History of Art and Architecture), Juan Bautista Avalle-Arce (Spanish and Portuguese), Cynthia Brown (French), Debra Blumenthal, Chair of the Medieval Studies Committee for 2006-2007 (History), Francis Dutra (History), Jody Enders (French), Sharon Farmer (History), Aranye Fradenburg (English), Richard D. Hecht (Religious Studies), R. Stephen Humphreys (History), Carol Lansing (History), Michael O'Connell (English), Carol Braun Pasternack (English), Giorgio Perissinoto (Spanish and Portuguese), Dwight Reynolds (Religious Studies), Harvey Sharrer ( Spanish and Portuguese), Jon R. Snyder (Italian), William Prizer (Music), and Barbara Holdrege (Religious Studies).
Degrees: B.A. in Medieval Studies; Ph.D.: Emphasis in Medieval Studies. For requirements see website.
Graduate financial aid: By department, some recruitment and travel funding from the Medieval Studies Program.
Conferences and Colloquia: Recent speakers included David Abulafia, Robert Swanson, Robert I. Moore, Chris Wickham, Pamela Long, and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne. Recent conferences and colloquia included "The Medieval Pilgrimage: History, Art, Literature, and Virtual Reality" in October 2004 with John Dagenais, James D'Emilio, M. Alison Stones, and Sarah Kay; "Travel in the Middle Ages" in February 2005 with Suzanne Akbari, Jay Rubenstein, Marina Tolmachëva, and Daniel Birkholz; and "Death and the Hereafter" in February 2006 with Diane Wolfthal, Leor Halevi, Alan E. Bernstein, Steven Botterill, Mark Miller, Vance Smith, Jody Enders, and Aranye Fradenburg. We also sponsor an Annual Graduate Student Conferences: "Manuscript Culture in the Middle Ages: Production, Transmission, & Use" in April 2006 with Thomas Forrest Kelly as the main speaker and "Identity Formation in the Middle Ages: Images, Literature, and Culture" in April 2005 with R. Howard Bloch as the main speaker.
Annual budget: approximately $40,000.

Catholic University of America Medieval and Byzantine Studies Program

Director: Lilla Kopár
Associate Director: Jennifer Davis (on leave)

Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies
The Catholic University of America
300 McMahon Hall
Washington, DC 20064
Phone: 202-319-5794
Fax: 202-319-6609
Interdisciplinary steering committee (2011-12): Lilla Kopár (chair, English), Joshua Benson (Theology and Religious Studies), Tobias Hoffmann (Philosophy), Katherine Jansen (History), Jennifer Paxton (History), Philip Rousseau (Early Christian Studies), Kevin White (Philosophy).
Staff: Lola Lastrapes, administrative coordinator.
Affiliated faculty: Over 40 faculty members from the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Canon Law, Theology and Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Music. See website for complete current faculty listing.
Degrees offered (see website for full details on all degree programs):
BA. Flexible, interdisciplinary program (36 credit hours) includes a team-taught gateway course (Medieval Pathways), a senior seminar, tutorial style in the fall, and a senior thesis in the spring. Students are required to focus on one of the following three major fields of Medieval and Byzantine Studies: (a) History and Social Structures; (b) Thought and Worship; and (c) Cultural and Artistic Expressions. An interdisciplinary minor (18 credit hours) is also available.
M.A.: The program requires 30 credit hours of graduate study. Students may choose to focus on the medieval West, Byzantium, or the medieval Islamic world, and may select Latin, Greek, or Arabic as their language requirement, depending on their focus. In addition, demonstrated reading knowledge of at least one relevant modern research language is required. The program involves comprehensive written examinations and a thesis or non-thesis option.
Ph.D.: The program requires 60 hours of graduate credits (30 of which are identical with the MA requirements), competence in pertinent medieval languages (Latin, Greek, Arabic, or/and medieval vernaculars) and in two modern research languages, comprehensive examinations, and a doctoral thesis. In addition to their cultural focus (medieval West, Byzantium, or the Islamic world) students develop a major area of specialization (in History and Social Structures; Thought and Worship; or Cultural and Artistic Expressions) and one minor field through course work.
Certificate: The Center also offers a graduate certificate in Medieval Studies that requires 15 hours of graduate credit based on an interdisciplinary curriculum. Focus areas include the medieval West, Byzantium, or the Islamic world. The certificate may be pursued full-time or part-time, either as a candidate for a graduate degree at CUA or as a non-degree student.
Financial Aid (for degree students only): Three-year full-tuition and half-tuition grants as well as university-wide fellowships and two MBS stipends of $15,000 a year are awarded competitively. Additional funding for research and travel is available through the Lorraine Elizabeth Cella Memorial Fund of the Center.
News at the Center:
CUA-Dumbarton Oaks Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Art History: Örgü Dalgic (NYU 2008) continues her three-year post-doctoral fellowship which combines part-time teaching at CUA with research at Dumbarton Oaks.
Activities at the Center:
Lectures and Events: In the 2010-2011 lecture series, the Center hosted Jeffrey Hamburger (Harvard University), Henrik Williams (Uppsala University, Sweden), Joshua Benson (CUA), Tia Kolbaba (Rutgers University), Dimiter Angelov (University of Birmingham/Dumbarton Oaks), and Daniel Lord Smail (Harvard University). In addition, we held two workshops (Henrik Williams on rune stones and Lilla Kopár on Old English) and our 5th annual graduate student conference and medieval banquet (April 2011).
Student Highlights: Ph.D. candidate Brandon Parlopiano was awarded the Heckman Research Stipend to pursue dissertation research at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library and a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to do four months of archival research in Venice, Italy. Dr. Atria Larson (PhD, 2011) published her second journal article.

Central European University Medieval Studies Department

Contact: Joseph Laszlovsky, Head
Dept. of Medieval Studies, Central European Univ., P.O. Box 1082
Budapest 1245, Hungary
Phone: 36-1-327-3024/3051. Fax: 36-1-327-3055.

Other administrators: István Perczel, Director of Ph.D. progam; Anna Ádam, Program Coordinator.
Other staff: 1 Program Coordinator, 1 Ph.D. Program Coordinator, 1 Office Manager, 1 M.A. Program Assistant, 1 Library/AV Curator, 1 Curator of Visual Lab, 2 Librarians.
Affiliated faculty: 9; see WWW site.
M.A.: Requirements: 1 year (40 credit hours) of course work and a short thesis (40-50 pp.). Core curriculum amounts to 27 credits; the others are acquired in advanced language courses and various electives. Degrees conferred: 26 in 1995-96; 26 in 1996-97. Number of M.A. recipients continuing graduate study for 1997-98: 15.
Ph.D.: Requirements: M.A. in medieval studies, working knowledge of 1 medieval language (Latin, Greek, Old Church Slavonic), successful completion of a Latin proficiency test, 20 credits of course work, field examination, and a dissertation. Degrees conferred: 4 in 1998; 4 expected in 1998-99.
Certificates: "Certificates of Attendance" for M.A. students who have not submitted a thesis but are otherwise in good standing; 5-8 annually, some of whom submit later.
Fellowships: Full fellowships are available for all students from the former "socialist" countries.
Financial aid: Full and partial tuition waivers are available for western students on a competitive basis, and full-tuition waivers are available to those students with which the University has student-exchange agreements. Limited work/study arrangements are available.
Publications: Annual of Medieval Studies at Central European University, 1996-97; Women and Power: Medieval and Modern, special issue of East Central Europe/L'Europe de Centre-Est/Eine wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift, vols. 20-23 (1993-96) Pt. 1; The Man of Many Devices, Who Wandered Full Many Ways, festschrift in honor of János M. Bak, CEU Press, 1999; Gesta Hungarorum: The Deeds of the Hungarians, Simon of Kéza, trans. László Veszprémy and Frank Schaer, CEU Press, 1999. The Elefánthy: The Hungarian Nobleman and his Kindred, Erik Fügedi, ed. Damir Karbic.
Teaching assistantships: none.
Symposia: 2/19-2/21/99, "Constructing and Deconstructing Frontiers"; 2/26-2/28/99, "Expanding the Frontiers of Medieval Latin Christianity: The Crusades and the Military Orders"; 7/3-7/23/99, "The Many Cultural Centres of the Early Medieval Oikumene: Shifting Centres, Encounters, Barriers, Borderline Conditions."
Lectures: 1998-99 Series: "Approaches to Medieval Manuscripts" (Samuel Rubenson, Gerhard Jaritz, Yuri Zaretsky, Hans Petschar, Richard C. Hoffmann, Richard G. Newhauser, Jacqueline Hamesse; 1999 Series: "Questions and Methods in Medieval Studies" (Brian Patrick McGuire, Werner Beierwaltes).
Annual budget: personnel, $400,000; operating, $80,000.

University of Chicago Committee on Medieval Studies

Contact: Christina von Nolcken
Dept. of English
1115 E. 58th St.
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-7977
Fax: 773-702-2495

Affiliated faculty: Some 30 faculty from various disciplines: in 2010-11 these will include Michael I. Allen (classical languages), Persis Berlekamp (art history), Robert Bird (Slavic languages), Arnold Davidson (philosophy), Daisy Delogu (Romance languages), Fred M. Donner (Near Eastern languages), Constantin Fasolt (history), Rachel Fulton (history), Ryan Giles (Romance languages), Norman Golb (Near Eastern languages), Dick Hemholz (law), Walter E. Kaegi (history), Robert Kendrick (music), Aden Kumler (art history), Franklin Lewis (Near Eastern languages), Bruce Lincoln (Divinity School), Jonathan Lyon (history), Mark Miller (English), Michael J. Murrin (English), David Nirenberg (social thought) Willemien Otten (Divinity School), Lucy Pick (Divinity School), Tahera Qutbuddin (Near Eastern languages), Anne Walters Robertson (music), James Robinson (Divinity School), Jay Schleusener (English), Michael Sells (Divinity School), Justin Steinberg (Romance languages), Josef Stern (philosophy), Noel M. Swerdlow (astronomy and astrophysics), Christina von Nolcken (English), Donald Whitcomb (Near Eastern languages), John E. Woods (Near Eastern languages).
Degrees: B.A. only; Ph.D.s are done in various departments, such as English, history, art history, Romance languages and literatures, and Germanic languages and literatures.
Mailing list: Available upon request from Christina von Nolcken.
Workshops: Year-long interdisciplinary Medieval Studies Workshop for advanced graduate students, to which outside faculty speakers are invited regularly. The Workshop also sponsors occasional conferences. For details, see our website at
Lectures: Visiting lecturers on an ad hoc basis.
Outreach: All medievalists in the Chicago area are invited to attend our Workshop.
Annual budget: Funding is on an ad hoc basis.

Claremont Colleges and Graduate University Consortium for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Director: Nancy van Deusen
Faculty of Music,
Claremont Graduate University,
925 N. Dartmouth Street
Claremont, CA 91711-4405
Phone: 909-621-8081
Fax: 909-621-8390

Colorado College Medieval Studies Minor

Contact: Carol Neel
Dept. of History, Colorado Coll., 14 E. Cache la Poudre
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3298
Phone: 719-389-6523. Fax: 719-389-6524

Affiliated faculty: Art: Edith Kirsch (manuscript illumination), Ruth Kolarik (Byzantine mosaics). English: Regula Evitt (medieval literature, women and gender studies), Jane Hilberry (Chaucer, romance). History: Carol Neel (monasticism, historiography, family history), Robert McJimsey (English constitution). Music: Richard Agee (Gothic song, manuscript and early printed notation). Political science: Timothy Fuller, Dean of the College (political theory).
B.A. minor: The medieval studies minor focuses on the social, intellectual, and artistic development of medieval Europe. Emphasis is placed on the interaction of cult elements in Latin Christendom. Comparative study of earlier and later as well as contemporary Byzantine and Islamic experiences. Requirements: students must complete either divisional distribution requirements or a thematic minor. Degrees conferred: Since 1987, 10 students have completed a medieval studies minor (2 in 1995-96).

Columbia University: Interdepartmental Committee on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Chair: Alan Stewart
Dept. of English and Comp. Lit.
617 Philosophy Hall
Columbia University
MC 4927 , 1150 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027-4927
Phone: 212-854-6420

Program information:
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Affiliated faculty: Printed brochure containing all specialists in medieval and Renaissance/early-modern subjects is available by request.
Graduate certificate: Requirements: 12 points (4 courses) outside the home department; proficiency in 2 languages, one of which should be Arabic, ancient Greek, Hebrew, or Latin; a research paper supervised and evaluated by members of 2 departments. Certificates conferred: two-three annually.
Introductory Course: Each year the committee designates an interdisciplinary seminar as its recommended introduction for new students.
Financial aid: Summer grants-in-aid of graduate research.
Lectures: Normally, one each semester.
Description: The program encourages students to look past departmental and disciplinary divisions, and to consider Europe and the Middle East, ca. 500-1700, in more integrated ways.

University of Connecticut Medieval Studies Program

Co-chairs: Robert Hasenfratz and Thomas J. Jambeck
Box U-25, Univ. of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-1025
Phone: 860-486-1525 (Hasenfratz); 860-486-2356 (Jambeck).
Fax: 860-486-1530

Staff: Christine Cooper, Program Assistant
Faculty: See WWW site.
M.A. in Medieval Studies: Requires 24 credits and oral examination. Degrees conferred: 2 in 2000-01; 1 in 2001-02. M.A. recipients continuing graduate study: 7 in 2001-02.
Ph.D. in Medieval Studies: Requires 24 credits beyond the M.A, reading proficiency of 3 scholarly languages, normally Latin and 2 European languages relevent to the student's program; written and oral examination. Degrees conferred: 1 in 1998-99; 1 in 2000-01; 1 in 2001-02. 10 students are currently enrolled. Ph.D. graduates currently employed full-time: teaching, 4; other, 1.
Fellowships: Offered through the Program: the Fred A. Cazel, Jr. Fellowship. Offered through the Graduate School: the Outstanding Graduate Student Fellowship, pre-doctoral fellowships, and summer fellowships are available for especially qualified students who intend to pursue the doctorate.
Research assistantships: 2.5 teaching/research assistantships. In addition, students may apply for teaching assistantships in the departments of their major emphasis.
Visiting appointments: 1 annually. 2001 Charles A. Owen Visiting Professorship: Derek Pearsall (Harvard); 2002 Donald Scragg (Manchester); 2003 James Simpson (Cambridge).
Conferences: The New England Medieval Conference, "Fraud and Propaganda in the Middle Ages," 11/8-11/9/97. 18th Annual Medieval Graduate Student Conference, Spring 2000.
Lectures: Richard Emmerson, Kathryn Lynch, Sahra Tolmi, Derek Pearsall, Piero Boitani, Jorge Garcia.
Community outreach programs: Seminars for secondary school teachers on teaching the Middle Ages: "The Emergence of a World Religion: Islam in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages," 4/12/02.
Annual budget: $3500, not including teaching assistantships, Visiting Distinguished Professorship, or Lecture and Research Funding.

Convivium Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Director: Pamela J. Clements Ph.D., Professor of English
Convivium, Siena College
515 Loudon Rd, Loudonville NY 12211-1492
Phone: 518-783-2325
Fax: 518-782-6548

Affiliated faculty: Please see our website.
Fellowships and visiting appointments: Convivium Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow (one academic year) ABD or recent Ph.D. As of 2005-2006, the Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship has been indefinitely suspended.
Publications: Inaugural Address by Cary J. Nederman, December 9, 1999 (in house, copies available).
Conferences: "Children of Abraham: Christians, Jews, Muslims in the Medieval and Early Modern Eras" (10/7-8/05); "Popular Culture, Then and Now" (10/10-11/03); Poverty and Wealth in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (10/12-13/01); "Power and Pageantry in the Middle Ages and Renaissance" (10/13-14/00).
Symposia/Workshops: Siena Popular Book Series, (2005); Regional Round Table and Lectures (2002, 2003); Inaugural Lecture December 9, 1999.
Exhibits: Sixteenth-Century Bateau (2004); Viking Ship (2001); Falconry Demonstration (Spring 2000, 2001).
Performances: Second Shepherds Play (student group 4/7/01); Renaissance Dance Demonstrations (student group 4/7/01; 4/20/01).
Community outreach programs: Renaissance Fair (including Viking ship, performers etc) 4/6-7/01. 16th-Century Bateau sponsored by Convivium, built by Junior Maritime Academy, donated to Mabee Historic Farm, Rexford, NY.
Community donors/members: 10
Special emphases of unit: (Excerpt from Mission Statement): "The name Convivium refers to a feast; a "banquet of the mind." In a pragmatic and practical world, it reminds us that learning at its best is not only functional, but is filled with joy and wonder. Founded in 1999, Convivium is a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural academic center focussed on the study of medieval and early modern life, in association with a range of departments and programs at Siena College. The Center's activities cover a period roughly from 400 C.E., the fall of the Roman Empire, to 1700 C.E. Convivium offers students the opportunity to do individual research and to take courses with faculty who are nationally active in medieval and Early Modern studies across a variety of disciplines; Convivium also fosters a regional community of teacher-scholars, attracts visiting fellows and scholars to Siena, enriches Siena's Library, and sponsors an annual conference and a program of publications."

Cornell University Medieval Studies Program

Director: Oren Falk
Medieval Studies Program
259 Goldwin Smith Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-3201
Phone: 607-255-8545

Contact: Dianne Ferriss, Administrator/Graduate Field Coordinator
Affiliated faculty: Frederick M. Ahl (Classics), Ross Brann (Near Eastern Studies), Charles F. Brittain (Classics), E. Wayles Browne (Linguistics), Oren Falk (History), Andrew Galloway (English), Arthur Groos (German Studies), Kim Haines-Eitzen (Near Eastern Studies), Wayne Harbert (Linguistics), Thomas D. Hill (English), TJ Hinrichs (History), Cary Howie (Romance Studies/French and Italian), Paul Hyams (History), William J. Kennedy (Comparative Literature), Scott MacDonald (Philosophy), Sturt Manning (Classics), Marilyn Migiel (Romance Studies/Italian), John M. Najemy (History), Judith Peraino (Music), Simone Pinet (Romance Studies/Spanish), David S. Powers (Near Eastern Studies), Masha Raskolnikov (English), Eric Rebillard (Classics), Cynthia Robinson (History of Art), William Sayers (Comparative Literature), Shawkat Toorawa (Near Eastern Studies), Ding Xiang Warner (Asian Studies), Michael L. Weiss (Linguistics), Samantha Zacher (English). Emeriti: Alice Colby-Hall, Carol V. Kaske, J. J. John, Peter I. Kuniholm, Savely Senderovich, Winthrop Wetherbee. For a complete listing of each faculty member's specific scholarly interests, please see our website:
Undergraduate minor: Undergraduates interested in medieval studies can do a minor, which consists of five courses in at least two different disciplines, or an Independent Major, in which they devise their own curriculum.
M.A.: We do not offer a terminal Master's Degree. Our Ph.D. students receive a Special Master's upon completion of their course work, passing exams in their major and minor areas, and acceptance of their dissertation proposal at an oral exam. The terminal M.A. is occasionally granted to those submitting a thesis who do not wish to continue their studies.
Ph.D.: Cornell typically admits ca. 2-4 students each year to individual interdisciplinary courses of study leading to the doctorate in medieval studies. Cornell's unusual committee system for supervision of graduate education provides great latitude for students to design their own curriculum; there are very few fixed requirements. Major and minor fields of study are available in virtually all the principal disciplines. Areas in which Cornell is strong include Old and Middle English, history, philosophy, Latin paleography, and literature and philology. Instruction is available in the following medieval languages: Medieval Latin, Old English, Middle English, Gothic, Old Saxon, Old High German, Middle High German, Old Norse-Icelandic, Old Irish, Middle Welsh, Old French, Medieval Spanish, Medieval Italian, Old Russian, Old Church Slavonic, Classical Arabic, Medieval Hebrew, Classical Chinese, Classical Japanese. Requirements: Each Ph.D. student elects his/her own special committee, consisting of (usually) three members, which determines the entire program, beyond the basic requirements as below. All must demonstrate reading proficiency in Latin (by passing the University of Toronto's Medieval Latin exam at the M.A. level) and in at least two foreign languages needed for their course of study. A course in Latin paleography is normally required. Teaching is required of all Ph.D. candidates. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue interdisciplinary work in other medieval fields than their major. Comparative programs combining several major medieval literatures are common (e.g., major in Old French with minors in Middle English and Italian).
Financial aid: Full financial support for five years, consisting of a mix of year-long fellowships and teaching assistantships through the John S. Knight Writing Institute; these courses give our students the opportunity to develop pilot versions of what will be their specialist courses when they gain teaching posts. Students are eligible for the Miller Scholarship offered by the Telluride Association, funding a year at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.
Conferences: Each year the graduate students organize a conference for graduate students in medieval studies at Cornell and elsewhere. In addition, the Fiske Conference on Medieval Icelandic Studies is hosted at Cornell every summer. Also, each year various departments hold conferences of interest to our medievalists. Two annual events are the Cornell Summer Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, and the School of Criticism and Theory held each summer under the auspices of the Society for the Humanities.
Symposia/workshops: Monthly seminars during regular term focus on student research or a predetermined reading or topic; weekly reading groups in Latin, Old Norse, Old English, and occasionally other languages; and, annually, a widely enjoyed Celebration of Medieval Readings (in the original languages) at the end of the Fall Semester, and a pre-Kalamazoo workshop in May for student presenters.
Lectures: Quodlibet, a student organization, arranges for two or three lectures by outside speakers each term.
Library facilities: Cornell's libraries have rich holdings in all the areas of medieval study in which courses are offered, including manuscripts and incunabula, and the following special collections are internationally known for their excellence: the Fiske Dante, Petrarch, and Icelandic Collections; the Witchcraft Collection; and the History of Science Collections.
Community outreach programs: Our graduate students and faculty offer occasional classes at Ithaca High School.

Drury University

Contact: Shelley A. Wolbrink
900 N. Benton Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: 417-873-7387
Fax: 417-873-7435

Duke University: Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Director: Valeria Finucci
351 Trent Hall, Duke Univ.
Box 90656
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 919-681-8883
Fax: 919-681-9298

Contact: Michael Cornett, Program Coordinator
Other staff: Ann Marie Rasmussen, Director of Undergraduate Studies;Fiona Somerset, Director of Graduate Studies; two undergraduate assistants and three graduate assistants.
Affiliated faculty: David Aers (English), Sarah Beckwith (English), Kalman Bland (religion), Thomas Brothers (music), Caroline Bruzelius (art history), Elizabeth Clark (religion), Diskin Clay (classical studies), A. Leigh DeNeef (English), Martin Eisner (Romance studies), Valeria Finucci (Romance studies), Sara Galletti (art history), Miguel Garci-Gómez (Romance studies), Barry Gaspar (history), Ruth Grant (Political Science), Margaret Greer (Romance studies), Mona F. Hassan (religion), Hans Hillerbrand (religion), Andrew Janiak (philosophy), Susan Keefe (religion), Norman Keul (Germanic languages), Michèle Longino (Romance studies), Jehangir Malegam (History), John J. Martin (history), Seymour Mauskopf (History), Kerry McCarthy (Music), Walter Mignolo (Romance studies), Kristen Neuschel (history), Francis Newton (classical studies), Sujin Pak (religion), Joseph Porter (English), Maureen Quilligan (English), Dale Randall (English), Ann Marie Rasmussen (Germanic languages), Kent J. Rigsby (classical studies), Thomas Robisheaux (history), José María Rodríguez-García (Romance studies), Joseph Shatzmiller (history), Peter Sigal (History), Alexander Silbiger (music), Irene Silverblatt (cultural anthropology), Helen Solterer (Romance studies), Fiona Somerset (English), David Steinmetz (religion), Philip J. Stern (History), Leonard Tennenhouse (English), Hans Van Miegroet (art history), Annabel Wharton (art history), Ronald Witt (history), J. Clare Woods (classical studies).
B.A.: Undergraduate students may major or minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. The major requires 10 courses distributed across 4 subject areas (fine arts, history, philosophy and religion, language and literature). Majors are encouraged to write an honors thesis. The minor requires 5 courses. Degrees conferred: 11 in 2009-10. Current enrollment for 20010-11: 9.
Ph.D.: The University Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies does not offer a separate graduate degree; all students associated with the program are Ph.D. candidates in traditional arts and sciences departments. Students must apply directly to, and are admitted into, one of these departments. Graduate students from each department may obtain a formal Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Medieval and Renaissance Studies upon successful completion of core program requirements, including three Medieval and Renaissance courses outside of the candidate's primary department, participation in the graduate colloquium, the presentation of a paper to a cross-disciplinary audience, and completion of a dissertation in the field. Current enrollment: 47. Degrees conferred: 6 Ph.D.s in 2009-10.
Fellowships: The Program in Medieval and Renaisance Studies awards each year 2 competitive dissertation fellowships of $15,000. Occasionally, other support is provided, especially for research travel. Students normally receive other fellowships, scholarships, and assistantships from their home departments and other university and outside sources.
Publications: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Duke University Press).
Conferences: The Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction Conference, “Eighth Biennial FEEGI Conference,” held at Duke (2010); “Art and Illusion in Early Modern Spain” (2009), featuring 30 speakers, including keynote speakers William Egginton (Johns Hopkins Univ.), Frederick de Armas (Univ. of Chicago), and Margaret Greer (Duke Univ.). “Metaphysics and Psychology in Late Medieval and Reniassance Philosophy” (2009), held in honor of the late Edward P. Mahoney. North Carolina Graduate Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009), “Mapping Medieval and Early Modern Worlds,” featuring over 30 students from several institutions, with keynote address by Brett Whalen (Univ. of North Carolina), “Mapping the Millennium: Joachim of Fiore’s Liber Figurarum.”
Symposia/workshops: In 2009-10, Miguel Garci-Gómez (Duke Univ.), “CiberTextos Interactivos: A Seminar on Making and Using Textual Databases with Search Capability for Teaching and Research”; Jennifer Herdt (Univ. of Notre Dame), “Workshop: The Breakdown of the Medieval Synthesis”; Brett Whalen (UNC Chapel Hill), “Seminar with Brett Whalen on Dominion of God: Christendom and Apocalypse in the Middle Ages”; Jaime Lara (Yale Divinity School & Yale Institute of Sacred Music), “Seminar with Jaime Lara on Christian Texts for Aztecs: Art and Liturgy in Colonial Mexico”; Jim Knowles and Michal Koszycki (Duke Univ.), “Using Visualization Technology to Reconstruct the Past: A Cross-Disciplinary Case Study from Medieval England”.
Lectures: In 2009-10, Avner Amiri (Israel Antiquities Authority and WIZO Academy of Design and Education), “Jerusalem: Remaking the Jewish Quarter”;
Performances: 2009-10 Medieval and Renaissance Music Series, Anne Stone (Queen’s College CUNY), ”‘Because Everyone Is Taking up Forging’: Jacob de Senleches, Late Medieval Lyric Persona, and the Chantilly Manuscript”; Trefoil performance, “In the Chamber of the Harpers: Late Medieval Music from the Iberian Peninsula”; Anonymous 4 performance, “Secret Voices: The Sisters of Las Huelgas, Music of Thirteenth-Century Spain”; and a vocal music masterclass with Anonymous 4.
Annual budget: $45,770.

Emporia State University Committee on Medieval Studies

Contact: Mel Storm
Dept. of English, Emporia State Univ.
Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: 620-341-5216. Fax: 620-341-5547.

Five College Medieval Studies Seminar

Jenny Adams ( Phone: 413-545-0388
Stephen Harris ( Phone: 413-545-6598
Department of English
University of Massachusetts
Bartlett Hall
Amherst, MA 01003

Description: The Five-College Medieval Studies Seminar is a faculty discussion group that meets roughly two times each semester to hear each others' papers, participate in a colloquium, or attend a talk by an outside speaker. It has no dues or members per se, just a mailing list. The duties of the Directors (handling the mailing list and soliciting funds from the umbrella Five College organization) are passed around among the members. The five colleges in the group are Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Number of Members: 50

Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies

Director: Maryanne Kowaleski (Dept. of History)
Medieval Studies Center and Program
FMH 405, Fordham University
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: 718-817-4655
Fax: 718-817-3987
Executive committee: Susanna Barsella, Christopher M. Cullen, S.J (Associate Director); Franklin Harkins; Javier Jimenez-Belmonte; Maryanne Kowaleski (Director); Nina Rowe; Suzanne M. Yeager.
Office Staff: Kristen Mapes, Administrative Assistant, and four graduate assistants.
Affiliated faculty: 41, see website.
B.A: The major consists of 10 courses drawn from seven departments: art history and music, classics, English, history, modern languages and literatures, philosophy, and theology. The minor requires 6 courses. Degrees conferred: 7 in 2009, 2 in 2010, 2 in 2011.
M.A.: Requires 30 credits and a comprehensive exam or a final paper. Degrees conferred: 6 in 2009, 9 in 2010, 6 in 2011. There are 16 incoming MA students in Sept. 2011.
Ph.D. Concentration: Doctoral Certificated in Medieval Studies: Students enrolled for a Ph.D. degree in one of our participating departments may undertake a concentration in medieval studies. Requirements: 2 medieval courses in each of two departments other than the one in which the student is pursuing a Ph.D., 1 course in Latin Paleography, and demonstrated reading knowledge of Latin or Greek. Students currently enrolled: 6.
Financial aid: Fellowships are available on a competitive basis. Four graduate assistantships are awarded every year: (in 2010/11 the stipend was $19,270, plus tuition remission for 30 credits and $1000 towards health insurance). Incoming MA students are also eligible for a prestigious fellowship; in 2010/11, this included a Bennett Fellowship (stipend of $22,850 plus full tuition). Students normally work 15 hours a week for the Center as part of their assistantship Doctoral Certificate students are eligible for a Senior Teaching Fellowship (tuition plus stipend of c. $24,100 for teaching three courses in one year).
Student Prizes and Fellowships: Joseph F. O'Callaghan Essay Prize for the best graduate essay; the First Year Medieval Studies Essay Prize for the best essay written by a first-year graduate student; and the Undergraduate Medieval Studies Prize for the best student graduating in medieval studies. Am students are also eligible for travel stipends to give conference papers. The Mooney Travel Fellowships ($1000) are awarded as funding permits (two were awarded in 2011) for research abroad. A Medieval Studies Alumni Summer Fellowship of $5000 was awarded for research abroad in 2011. The Fordham/York Bursary pays for a Fordham student to attend a conference at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York, UK.
Fellowships and visiting appointments: The Fordham Medieval Fellows Program offers appointments that carry no stipend but provide access to research facilities and include participation in all seminars and functions at the Center. Fellows are expected to deliver one lecture in their area of specialization per semester of residence. Arrangements can also be made for Visiting Fellows who wish to be at Fordham for at least six weeks. See website for details and application instructions.
Conferences: Annual national spring conference on a special topic with presentations by specialists currently researching the field. The 2011 conference is The Metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas and its Modern Interpreters: Philosophical and Theological Interpretations, March 26-27. The 2012 conference is Think Romance! Re-conceptualizing a Medieval Genre (March 31-April 1, 2012). See the website for further details.
Publications: Traditio: Studies in Ancient and Medieval History and Religion (published by Fordham UP), Fordham Essays in Medieval Studies, published by Fordham UP, edited by Mary Erler and Richard Gyug), Texts and Studies in Medieval Philosophy (published by Fordham UP, edited by Gyula Klima), and Medievalia Fordhamensia (biannual newsletter).
Website Publications: Internet Medieval Sourcebook (on-line resource containing translations of medieval texts for use in teaching, edited by Paul Halsall); The Online Medieval Sources Bibliography (annotated bibliography of online and printed primary sources, edited by Morgan Kay and Maryanne Kowaleski), The French of England Website (edited by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne and Rebecca June); The French of Italy Website (edited by Laura Morreale), and The French of Outremer Website (edited by Laura Morreale), and Magazine Stacks (edited by Stuart Jenks). See website for links,
Workshops: Graduate Student Workshops are regularly scheduled; most focus on professional development. They include an annual series on Teaching the Middle Ages, and occasional sessions co-sponsored with the English Dept (including in 2011 a workshop on the Digital Humanities). Other workshops have focused on: "Writing and Building your Curriculum Vitae," "Submitting a Conference Paper and Writing a Conference Abstract" and "Finding a Job in Academia: What We Wish We Knew Then That We Know Now."
Lectures: Usually 3-4 per semester plus several co-sponsored lectures with other departments. Speakers for 2011/12 include Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Helen Damico, Jay Rubenstein, Marvin Trachtenberg, Lisa Benz St John, Ronald Murphy, SJ, and Joel Kaye.
Budget: $44,000 for personnel (excludes GAs); $13,400 for operations.