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May 2, 2012

Grad Student Fellowships

Rachel Gibson (French and Italian) has been awarded a 2012 SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship. The fellowship will support a year of research abroad in Paris at the BNF, and in Venice at the Marciana Library and Venetian State Archives.

Basit Hammad Qureshi (History) has received the Bourse Chateaubriand Fellowship from the Embassy of France in the U.S. The fellowship will support a year of archival research at several departmental archives in central and western France as well as at the BNF in Paris.

Congratulations to them both!

The Best Exotic Marigold Trivia, April 30, 2012

Marigolds were used in cooking during the Middle Ages and remain in use today. What expensive spice did they frequently replace in recipes in medieval Europe?

Congratulations to Thomas Heebøll-Holm who is this week's trivia winner. Pier Gerlofs Donia rebelled against the Duke of Saxony, the Burgundians, and the Hapsburgs after his village was attacked by the Black Band in 1515. (An honorable mention goes to Katie Robison, who also wrote in with the correct answer.)

Please send trivia responses by email to cmedst@umn.edu with Trivia in the subject line. Trivia winners can arrange to pick up a CMS mug or stationery set by sending us an email or visiting our office in 1030 Heller Hall. Also feel free to send ideas for future trivia questions.