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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.

"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.

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!

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