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May 20, 2009

More Kudos to Medieval Graduate Students

Mona Burkett from the Department of History recently passed her MA exams. Chris Flack in English passed his PhD preliminary exams. Congratulations to you both!

May 13, 2009

Professor Noakes Named as Arts and Humanities Chair

Department of French and Italian Professor Susan Noakes has been named the first holder of the University of Minnesota Arts and Humanities Chair. This two-year award provides Susan with a research fund which she plans to use for the SCGMA (Scholarly Community for the Globalization of the “Middle Ages”) project.

For more information on the project, please see: the CMS website or SCGMA's site.

Many Congratulations to Medieval Students

Many of our Center for Medieval Studies minors have received fellowships, been awarded travel grants, passed preliminary examinations, or defended their dissertations in recent weeks. Congratulations to all of you!

--History graduate student Philip Grace has received a Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship to complete his dissertation on fatherhood in late medieval Basel.
--History graduate student Tovah Bender successfully defended her dissertation, “Negotiating Marriage: Artisan Women in Fifteenth-Century Florentine Society.”
--History graduate students Gabriel Hill and Kevin Mummey passed their preliminary examinations.
--English Department graduate student Elissa Hansen was awarded CMS funding for travel to Waukesha, WI to study contemporary reading practices in the Order of Julian of Norwich.
--History graduate student Kevin Mummey was awarded funds to travel to Mallorca for archival work on his dissertation on women slaveholders in 14th century Mallorca.
--History grad student Tiffany Vann Sprecher received a grant for travel to Cambridge, MA to work with a manuscript of Jacques de Vitry’s sermons.
--French and Italian graduate student Rachel Gibson was awarded funds from CMS to travel to Rome this summer in order to pursue an advanced course in Italian.
--CMS has also awarded travel funding from the Carl Shepard Memorial Fund to Ashley Deering, an undergraduate at U of M Morris, to travel to the International Medieval Congress at Leeds to present her research on “Saving Faith in Languedoc: the Dominican Practice of Medieval ‘Doctors of Souls’.” She worked on this project as a UROP with Professor Stephen Martin.

Trivia--Week of 13 May 2009

What was the name of the wife of the Emperor who created the corpus juris civilis?

Answers to gabriel gryffyn (ggryffyn.cms@gmail.com) with the subject line “trivia” by noon on Wednesday, 20 May.