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Global Prehumanisms Conference at Illinois

Posted Wed, 14 Nov 2018

The Global Prehumanisms conference on October 18-20 brought together scholars in a variety of disciplines and institutions to discuss how the premodern world offers ways to decenter humanity and rethink our relationship to the environment.

Global Prehumanisms Conference

Posted Mon, 15 Oct 2018

Global Prehumanisms at Illinois

An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies

October 18-20, 2018

Levis Faculty Center

Marianne Kalinke receives the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Falcon

Posted Wed, 19 Sep 2018

Marianne Kalinke, Professor Emerita of Medieval Studies and Scandinavian Studies, received Iceland’s highest honor — the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Falcon — from President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson of Iceland at the International Saga Conference. She was honored for her work as an international authority on cultural and literary relations between Scandinavia and Europe in the medieval and early modern period (13th through the 16th century). In her many publications, she has addressed the transmission of French literature to Scandinavia, the nature of translation in the Middle Ages, and the role played by Iceland in preserving medieval German literature that has otherwise been lost.

Apply for Continuing Graduate Student Support from Medieval Studies

Posted Tue, 03 Apr 2018

Medieval Paper Prize

Posted Tue, 03 Apr 2018

The Annual Prize in Medieval Studies

The Program in Medieval Studies offers a yearly prize, in the amount of $500, for the best paper written on a medieval topic for a course at the University of Illinois by a student currently enrolled at the University.

The prize is generously funded by our alumni and is awarded to graduate and undergraduate students in alternating years.

The 2017-18 competition is open to undergraduate students, and the deadline for submission is April 15, 2018.

Please send your paper (format: either word or pdf), with a cover email containing your information (name, major, course and professor) to Prof. Eleonora Stoppino ( by April 15, 2018.

Medieval Studies Advisory Committee Elected

Posted Fri, 16 Mar 2018

The Advisory Committee of the Program in Medieval Studies is composed by: Paula Carns (Library), Craig Koslovsky (History), Bonnie Mak (iSchool), Katherine Norcross (English), Carol Symes (History).

D. Fairchild Ruggles receives major grant from the Getty Foundation for Mediterranean Palimpsests

Posted Mon, 11 Sep 2017

The Getty Foundation has awarded a major grant, as part of its Connecting Art Histories initiative, to The Cyprus Institute in support of a new research project: “Mediterranean Palimpsests: Connecting the Art and Architectural Histories of Medieval and Early Modern Cities.” Directed by Nikolas Bakirtzis (The Cyprus Institute) and D. Fairchild Ruggles (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Mediterranean Palimpsests investigates the layered art histories of medieval Mediterranean cities as the ground for initiating scholarly connections that challenge and move beyond the boundaries of modern historiographies, national narratives and contemporary socioeconomic realities. Set in a region where issues of cultural heritage and identity are currently highly contested, the project looks at the material past to understand its relevance for the present and future.

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.

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