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Rob Barrett receives Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2016

Martin Camargo Honored with Festschrift

Posted Thu, 17 Sep 2015

Medieval Studies faculty member Martin Camargo has been honored with a Festschrift published by Brepols:  Public Declamations:  Essays on Medieval Rhetoric, Education, and Letters in Honour of Martin Camargo, ed. G. Donavin and D. Stodola (2015) contains fourteen essays by Camargo's colleagues in tribute to "a beloved teacher, mentor, colleague, and scholar."  


Bonnie Mak Named Senior Fellow at Center for Humanities and Information

Posted Mon, 03 Aug 2015

Bonnie Mak (Assoc. Prof., GSLIS) will be a visiting senior fellow at Penn State's new Center for Humanities and Information for the academic year 2015-16.  While in residence at Penn State she will be working on a second book-length project, Confessions of a 21st-Century Memsahib, which examines the social processes and dynamics that underpin the manufacture of data.

"The Black Death and Beyond" symposium available for streaming

Posted Thu, 30 Apr 2015

"The Black Death and Beyond" symposium celebrating the inaugural special issue of The Medieval Globe can now be viewed online (follow title link).

Medieval Mississipians: A New Collection by Timothy Pauketat (Anthropology)

Posted Sun, 05 Apr 2015

Medieval Mississipians (SAR Press, 2015), edited by Timothy Pauketat (with Susan M. Alt, Indiana Univ.) brings together essays on the Cahokian and other Native American cultures in the Mississippi valley during the period 1000-1300 CE.

Megan McLaughlin to be Program Outreach Coordinator

Posted Wed, 18 Mar 2015

Megan McLaughlin, Professor emerita in the Department of History, has been appointed Outreach Coordinator for the Program in Medieval Studies. Professor McLaughlin will develop community outreach events focused on area secondary schools as well as campus events geared towards undergraduate and general UIUC audiences.

Eleonora Stoppino to be next Director of Medieval Studies

Posted Mon, 23 Feb 2015

Professor Eleonora Stoppino (Department of French & Italian) has been named as next Director of the Program in Medieval Studies, succeeding Charles D. Wright (English), whose five-year term as Director ends in August 2015.  Professor Stoppino is a specialist in the literatures of the medieval Mediterranean, with a special focus on epic and romance, travel narratives, conduct texts, gender studies, and animal studies.  Her book Genealogies of Fiction: Women Warriors and the Dynastic Imagination in the Orlando furioso was published by Fordham Univ. Press in 2012; she is currently working on a book on animals, education and contagion in medieval and early modern literature.

Medievalists Win Faculty & Graduate Student Teaching Awards

Posted Tue, 10 Feb 2015

Medievalists have won two major UIUC teaching awards. Professor Andrea Stevens (English) has won the LAS Lynn Martin Award for Distinguished Women Teachers, and Ann Hubert (English) has won the English Department Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award for Graduate Students and the LAS Humanities Council Teaching Excellence Award. Congratulations!

Inaugural Issue of The Medieval Globe Published

Posted Tue, 02 Dec 2014

The inaugural issue of the new scholarly journal The Medieval Globe (Carol Symes, Executive Editor) has been published as a special double-issue on Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death, ed. Monica H. Green (Arizona State Univ.) For details, look to the right.

Elizabeth Oyler (EALC) and Carol Symes (History) named Medieval Studies Faculty Fellows for 2014-16

Posted Thu, 04 Sep 2014

Medieval Studies Faculty Fellowships have been awarded to Elizabeth Oyler and Carol Symes. Each Fellow receives a $7,000 research fund as well as $3,000 to organize a symposium related to their research projects.

Elizabeth Oyler's project, The Apparitional Capital in Nō Plays of the Genpei War, "addresses the concept of the 'apparitional capital' in nō plays derived from the famous medieval war tale Heike monogatari (Tale of the Heike, ca. 1371), a colorful record of the Genpei conflict, Japan’s first civil war."

Carol Symes's project, Bodies of Text: Acts of Writing and the Work of Documentation in Northwestern Europe, 1000-1215, examines "the interactions among multiple written genres and forms of literacy, and the pervasive influence of performance (gesture, sound, display, ritual, debate) on the making and meanings of texts.  Her Fellowship symposium will be on "Medieval Media Revolutions."

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