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JB Shank, CLA Receives Mellon Grant for Premodern Studies

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the College of Liberal Arts a $600,000 start-up grant to develop the conceptual and programmatic foundations for a new Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World.

The consortium will create a new confederation of the many existing premodern studies constituencies at the University and establish a new synergistic mission to promote integrated, multidisciplinary research and teaching in global premodern studies. The consortium will also pioneer a new approach to graduate education by working to combine graduate training in established humanities and social sciences disciplines with an integrated, multidisciplinary graduate program in global premodern studies.

J.B. Shank (history & Center for Early Modern History) served as principal investigator on the proposal, with Andrew Scheil (English & Center for Medieval Studies) and Marguerite Ragnow (James Ford Bell Library) as co-investigators.