ASCSA Study in Greece 2018-2019

STUDY IN GREECE 2018-2019
ASCSA PROGRAMS AND FELLOWSHIPS

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, one of America’s most distinguished centers devoted to advanced teaching and research, was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world. Today, over 135 years later, it is still a teaching institution, providing graduate students a unique opportunity to study firsthand the sites and monuments of Greece. The School is also a superb resource for senior scholars pursuing research in many fields ranging from prehistoric to modern Greece, thanks to its internationally renowned libraries, the Blegen, focusing on all aspects of Greece from its earliest prehistory to late antiquity, and the Gennadius, which concentrates on the Greek world after the end of antiquity. (Note: For the 2018-2019 academic year, the Blegen and Gennadius libraries may be closed for up to six months between January and June for reorganization; members of the School will continue to have access to other facilities of the School and other libraries in Athens).

FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA
(FULL ACADEMIC YEAR AND SUMMER PROGRAMS)

REGULAR MEMBER FELLOWSHIPS: Up to twelve fellowships are available for the School’s Regular Members. Fellowships provide a stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall on the School grounds and waiver of School fees. Regular Member fellowships are awarded for the entire nine-month program. All awards are made on the recommendation of the Committee on Admissions and Fellowships and are based on the results of the qualifying examinations and materials submitted with the application.

Fellowships include the Heinrich Schliemann and the John Williams White Fellowships in archaeology, the Thomas Day Seymour Fellowship in history and literature, and nine Fellowships unrestricted as to field — the Virginia Grace, the Michael Jameson, the Philip Lockhart, the Lucy Shoe Meritt, the Fowler Merle-Smith, the Martin Ostwald, and the James Rignall Wheeler. The Bert Hodge Hill is unrestricted, but with a preference for a student in art history, and the Emily Townsend Vermeule is unrestricted, but with a preference for Bronze Age archaeology. $50 application fee. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.

STUDENT ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: Advanced graduate students who plan to pursue independent research projects, who do not wish to commit to the full Regular Program. DEADLINE: ROLLING.

ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS: Several fellowships for the full academic year at the School with a stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees are available to students who have completed the Regular Program or one year as a Student Associate Member and plan to return to the School to pursue independent research, usually for their Ph.D. dissertation.

Advanced Fellowships awarded by the School: the Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in art and architecture of antiquity; the Gorham Phillips Stevens Fellowship in the history of architecture; the Ione Mylonas Shear Fellowship in Mycenaean archaeology or Athenian architecture and/or archaeology; the Homer A. and Dorothy B. Thompson Fellowship in the study of pottery; and three Fellowships unrestricted as to field: the Edward Capps, the Doreen Canaday Spitzer, and the Eugene Vanderpool Fellowships. DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2018.

FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIPS: Contact the Institute of International Education, at 809 United Nations Plaza, NY 10017 or http://us.fulbrightonline.org for application and stipend information. Candidates must submit ASCSA application for Student Associate Membership by due date for Fulbright application. Student Associate membership is the only category eligible for the Fulbright grants.  DEADLINE: OCTOBER 11, 2017.

SUMMER SESSION: Six-week session to explore the sites and museums in Greece for graduate and undergraduate students, and secondary school and college teachers. Fee of $4,900 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, and partial board. Scholarships available. $25 application fee. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.

SUMMER SEMINARS: Two 18-day sessions designed for those who wish to study specific topics in Greece and visit major monuments with exceptional scholars as study leaders, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, archaeology, material culture, history, literature, and culture. Enrollment is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and to high school and college instructors of classics and related subjects. Each seminar is limited to twenty participants. Fee of $2,750 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, partial board in Athens, and museum and site fees. Scholarships available. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.

FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATES FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (FULL ACADEMIC YEAR)

THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s for work in the Gennadius Library. A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.

THE JACOB HIRSCH FELLOWSHIP: For projects carried out in Greece, U.S. or Israeli citizens, Ph.D. candidate, writing a dissertation or recent Ph.D. revising a dissertation for publication. A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.

FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS OR POSTGRADUATES FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (AIA) ANNA C. AND OLIVER C. COLBURN FELLOW:  Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s whose field is classical archaeology. Contact the AIA, Boston, MA for information. Simultaneous application to both the AIA and the ASCSA is required. Applications completed on website: www.archaeological.org and http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/student-associate-membership.  Stipend of $5,500. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.

THE HARRY BIKAKIS FELLOWSHIP: North American or Greek graduate students researching ancient Greek law or Greek graduate students working on a School excavation. The $1,875 fellowship is awarded periodically. School fees are waived. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE:  Short-term travel-to-collections award of $2,000 for senior scholars and graduate students for projects and research at the Gennadius Library. At least one month of residency required. School fees are waived. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.

THE GEORGE PAPAIOANNOU FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates or recent Ph.D.s researching Greece in the 1940’s and the post-war period. Fellows are required to make use of and refer to the George Papaioannou Papers housed at the Archives of the Gennadius Library. Open to all nationalities. Stipend of €1,000. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.

THE HENRY S. ROBINSON CORINTH RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidate or Ph.D. for research on a doctoral dissertation or primary publication specifically on Corinth, requiring the use of the resources, archaeological site, and collections at the ASCSA excavations at Ancient Corinth. Open to all nationalities. The Robinson Fellowship may not be held concurrently with another School fellowship. One or more grants for up to three months, maximum amount of stipend is $4,000. School fees are waived. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.

WIENER LABORATORY RESEARCH ASSOCIATE APPOINTMENTS: Short-term funding for Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars from colleges and universities worldwide pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory. Variable amounts up to $7,000. Term variable, up to nine months. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.

TRAVELING AND EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATE STUDY

COULSON/CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE, Program of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC):  Short-term fellowships for Greek nationals and scholars to pursue research in Turkey under the auspices of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT). Stipend of $250 per week plus up to $500 for travel expenses. Submit online application to ASCSA. DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2018.

MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS, Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC): Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars with research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences requiring travel to several countries with an American overseas research center. Consult CAORC website for application and deadline: www.caorc.org.

THE PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP: Regular members and Student Associate members already attending the School for the entire academic year. Grant of $1,000 or grants of lesser amounts. School fees are waived. The purpose is to allow individuals to travel in Greece and Magna Graeca to conduct a research project during the current academic year from September 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017.  DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2018.

FUNDING FOR SENIOR SCHOLARS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA

KRESS PUBLICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS: Postdoctoral scholars working on assigned material from excavations at Ancient Corinth, Ancient Agora, Lerna, and affiliated projects of the ASCSA to support research for publication of the excavated material. Grants for at least three months (up to $10,000) to a maximum of nine months (up to $30,000). DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.

NEH FELLOWSHIPS: Awards for postdoctoral scholars and professionals in the humanities. Terms: Two to four fellowships, five to ten months in duration. Maximum stipend for a five-month project, $21,000; for a ten-month project, $42,000. School fees are waived. U.S. citizens or foreign nationals being U.S. residents for three years before application deadline. Applicants must hold their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree at the time of application. Submit online application to ASCSA. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2018.

WIENER LABORATORY PROGRAMMATIC POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP (2018-2021): Project proposals are welcomed from any archaeological project affiliated with the ASCSA. Both current and former permit holders are eligible to apply. A specific candidate for the fellowship must be named in the application who has received their PhD and has a demonstrable record of research and publication directly relevant to the project. Stipend of $35,000 per year for three-year term. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.

For more information about each program or fellowships, please visit http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/fellowships-and-grants 

ASCSA programs are generally open to qualified students and scholars at colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada; restrictions may apply for specific fellowships and programs. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership.

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Reminder – Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies – Deadline Nov 3rd

The 17th Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies is currently seeking paper abstracts on any topic related to the Middle Ages. The conference will take place from March 22nd-24th, 2018 at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Vagantes is North America’s largest graduate-student conference for medieval studies. Since its founding in 2002, Vagantes has nurtured a lively community of junior scholars from across all disciplines. The 17th Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies will feature thirty graduate-student papers and three distinguished keynote speakers. Out of consideration for graduate students’ budgets, Vagantes never charges a registration fee. The organizers of Vagantes believe that a diverse and inclusive view of the medieval period is essential. As such, graduate students in all disciplines are invited to submit paper abstracts of no more than 300 words on any topic relating to the Middle Ages.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 3rd, 2017. More information about the conference can be found on the attached PDF. The online CFP is live and accessible here – http://bit.ly/2pZcJIE

Questions? Contact the organizers at organizers@vagantesconference.org

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The Digital Middle Ages, a special digital supplement to Speculum, is now available on the University of Chicago Press Journals website

We are pleased to announce that The Digital Middle Ages is an open-access supplement. To read it now, please visit www.journals.uchicago.edu/digital-spc.

To access other Speculum issues via your members-only journal subscription, log in to the MAA website using the username and password associated with your membership (contact us at info@themedievalacademy.org if you have forgotten either), and choose “Speculum Online” from the “Speculum” menu. As a reminder, your MAA membership provides exclusive online access to all issues of Speculum in full text, PDF, and e-Book editions — at no additional charge.

Speculum, Volume 92, Issue S1 (October 2017 Supplement)

The Digital Middle Ages: An Introduction
David J. Birnbaum, Sheila Bonde, and Mike Kestemont

Manuscripts and Images

The History and Provenance of Manuscripts in the Collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps: New Approaches to Digital Representation
Toby Burrows

Scribal Attribution across Multiple Scripts: A Digitally Aided Approach
Peter A. Stokes

Artificial Paleography: Computational Approaches to Identifying Script Types in Medieval Manuscripts
Mike Kestemont, Vincent Christlein, and Dominique Stutzmann

New Light on the Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Manuscript: Multispectral Imaging and the Cotton Nero A.x. Illustrations
Murray McGillivray and Christina Duffy

Mapping

Locating Medieval French, or Why We Collect and Visualize the Geographic Information of Texts
David Joseph Wrisley

Mapping Illuminated Manuscripts: Applying GIS concepts to Lancelot-Grail Manuscripts
M. Alison Stones

Texts and Editions

Bernard of Clairvaux and Nicholas of Montiéramey: Tracing the Secretarial Trail with Computational Stylistics
Jeroen De Gussem

Algorithmic Analysis of Medieval Arabic Biographical Collections
Maxim Romanov

A Quantitative Analysis of Toponyms in a Manuscript of Marco Polo’s Devisement du monde (London, British Library, MS Royal 19 D 1)
Mark Cruse

Digital Corpora and Scholarly Editions of Latin Texts: Features and Requirements of Textual Criticism
Franz Fischer

Multimediality: Space and Sound

Construction–Deconstruction–Reconstruction: The Digital Representation of Architectural Process at the Abbey of Notre-Dame d’Ourscamp
Sheila Bonde, Alexis Coir, and Clark Maines

Soundscapes of Byzantium
Spyridon Antonopoulos, Sharon E. J. Gerstel, Chris Kyriakakis, Konstantinos T. Raptis, and James Donahue

Icons of Sound: Auralizing the Lost Voice of Hagia Sophia
Bissera V. Pentcheva and Jonathan S. Abel

MAA members also receive a 30% discount on all books and e-Books published by the University of Chicago Press as well as a 20% discount on individual Chicago Manual of Style Online subscriptions. To access your discount code, log in to your MAA account and click here. Please include this code while checking out from the University of Chicago Press website.

Sincerely,

The Medieval Academy of America

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Newberry Library Fellowship Opportunities 2018-19

The Newberry Library is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2018-19 academic year!

The Newberry Library’s long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. In addition to the Library’s collections, fellows are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. An array of scholarly and public programs also contributes to an engaging intellectual environment.

We invite interested individuals who wish to utilize the Newberry’s collection to apply for our many fellowship opportunities:

Long-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars for continuous residence at the Newberry for periods of 4 to 9 months; the stipend is $4,200 per month. Applicants must hold a PhD by the application deadline in order to be eligible. Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the fellowship program. The deadline for long-term fellowships is November 15.

Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Short-Term Fellowships are generally awarded for 1 to 2 months; unless otherwise noted the stipend is $2,500 per month. These fellowships support individual scholarly research for those who have a specific need for the Newberry’s collection and are mainly restricted to individuals who live and work outside of the Chicago metropolitan area. The deadline for short-term opportunities is December 15.

Many of the Newberry’s fellowship opportunities have specific eligibility requirements; in order to learn more about these requisites, as well as application guidelines, please visit our website. Questions should be addressed to research@newberry.org.

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Jobs for Medievalists

ACADEMIC POSITION AVAILABLE

Position/Title Rank:  Assistant Professor – Tenure Stream (Medieval Latin Language and Literature)
Faculty/Division:  Arts & Science
Department:  Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Deadline/Closing Date for Application: Nov. 23, 2017

The Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Medieval Latin Language and Literature. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated research and teaching expertise in the field of Latin Language and Literature (e.g., poetry, epistolography, drama, or prose narrative). The successful candidate will be able to teach Medieval Latin language at the graduate level and play a leading role in the setting and marking of Toronto’s Medieval Latin examinations. Candidates are expected to have outstanding research records, with refereed publications, and to have demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to the requirements of the position by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, an established record of excellence in scholarly research and publication, and evidence of excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through teaching evaluations, a strong statement of teaching philosophy, and strong endorsements from referees; previous university teaching experience is preferred. Candidates must also provide evidence of research of an internationally competitive calibre, as demonstrated by publications in leading journals in the field, or  a research pipeline that is at high international levels [SM1], presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of top international stature.

Medieval Studies at Toronto is a broadly interdisciplinary enterprise that offers the opportunity to work in collaboration with a wide range of departments and academic disciplines. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach and conduct research in one of the most diverse and culturally vibrant universities in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by visiting http://uoft.me/academicopportunities Job #1701741. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement outlining current and future research interests, representative writing sample, and teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations).

Applicants should also ask three referees to email letters (signed and on letterhead) directly to Prof. Suzanne Akbari, Search Committee Chair, at director.medieval@utoronto.ca by the closing date of November 23, 2017.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

For     more     information     about     the     Centre     for     Medieval     Studies,     please     visit     our     homepage    at http://www.medieval.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be assessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Jobs for Medievalists

Freelance position cataloguing medieval manuscripts (payment per manuscript).

Advanced degree and experience cataloguing manuscripts required.  Access to excellent research library required, but there is no need to relocate; work can be done from home.  Good writing skills (in English).  Must have good Latin; wide knowledge of languages preferred  (manuscripts in Latin, Italian, French, Flemish, Spanish and German — not all languages required apart from Latin; please specify abilities and areas of expertise).  Paleography and codicology background necessary. Wide experience with various types of texts necessary — liturgical, historical, philosophical, theological, legal, literary, and documents.

Please view www.textmanuscripts.com to understand the level and nature of cataloguing.  Two month trial to start. Although this is a freelance position, we are looking for someone who can commit to cataloguing three to four manuscripts per month.

Start date: immediately

Salary:  $500 per description

Please send letter and CV to Laura Light

lauralight@lesenluminures.com

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Jobs for Medievalists

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Position: Digitization Assistant, Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis (BiblioPhilly)

Position Available
Special Collections Department
Library & Information Technology Services (LITS)
Bryn Mawr College

Hours: 15 – 20 hours per week, with hours to be worked during the Special Collections Department open hours (9:00 – 4:30, M-F). This is a grant-funded position that is tied to the completion of the work on the Bryn Mawr and Haverford medieval manuscripts. The duration of the project will depend on the number of hours worked per week, but we anticipate that the position will last between six and nine months.

Pay Rate: $17/hour

Position Description: The Bryn Mawr College Special Collections Department seeks applicants for a part-time, temporary position assisting with the digitization of medieval manuscripts for the Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis (BiblioPhilly) project. Working with medieval manuscripts from Bryn Mawr College as well as Haverford College, the work will involve digitization, post-processing, and quality control as well as assistance with submitting content to OPenn, the project’s manuscript portal. The Project Assistant reports to the Digital Collections Librarian, and works with the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts and the Director of Special Collections. This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with a large number of medieval manuscripts, and may be of particular interest to those considering a special collections career.

Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor’s degree; experience working with special collections found within libraries, archives and/or museums; ability to work with close attention to detail; familiarity with Adobe Photoshop; good manual dexterity with the ability to concentrate on tasks that require careful handling of delicate materials; and the ability to stand for prolonged periods using an overhead book scanner.

Preferred: Currently enrolled in, or recent graduate of, Masters program in Library and/or Information Science; familiarity with digital imaging of special collections and digitization software (including Adobe Bridge) as well as overhead book scanners; experience handling special collections; an interest in medieval manuscripts.

To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references to:

jobs@brynmawr.edu

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MAA News – 2018 Medieval Academy Election

To the Members of the Medieval Academy,

I am pleased to announce the names of the Medieval Academy members who have generously agreed to stand for election to office in 2018:

President: David J. Wallace (English and Comparative Literature, Univ. of Pennsylvania)
1st-VP: Ruth Mazo Karras (History, Univ. of Minnesota)
2nd-VP:  Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski (French, Univ. of Pittsburgh)

Council (four seats available):

Kathryne Beebe (History, Univ. of Texas-Arlington)
Jochen Burgtorf (History, California State Univ., Fullerton)
Raymond Clemens (Manuscript Studies, Beinecke Library, Yale Univ.)
Valerie L. Garver (History, Northern Illinois Univ.)
Stephen Jaeger (German Lit., Emeritus, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign)
Cynthia J. Neville (History, Dalhousie Univ.)
Lucy K. Pick (Religion, Univ. of Chicago)
Kathryn A. Smith (Art History, New York Univ.)

Nominating Committee (two seats available):

Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis (Religious Studies, Saint Martin’s Univ.)
Robin Fleming (History, Boston College)
Gabriel Radle (Liturgical Studies, Univ. of Notre Dame)
Catherine Saucier (Musicology, Arizona State Univ.)

In addition to biographical information, each candidate has submitted a statement detailing their vision for the Academy and their reasons for wanting to participate in its governance. It is our hope that these statements will assist members in making informed choices about the governance of the Medieval Academy. These statements are online here:http://medievalacademy.site-ym.com/default.asp?page=2018Ballot

There are eight candidates for four openings on the Council, the governing body of the Academy. There are four candidates for two openings on the Nominating Committee, tasked with proposing candidates for the annual Council and Officers’ election. As is our practice, the slate of presidential officers is presented unopposed, although nominations by petition may be made as follows, in accordance with article 26 of the By-Laws:

Nominations of other members of the Academy for elected officers, Councillors, or members of the Nominating Committee may be made by written petition signed by at least seven members of the Academy. A nomination by petition may be for a single office, several offices, or an entire slate. Such petitions must be received by the Executive Director within twenty days of the circulation of the report of the Nominating Committee (article 25), unless the Council extends the period for making nominations by petition.

As the slate of candidates was announced on 26 September, the closing date for nomination by petition has been set at 11:59 PM, 16 October 2017. Additional information about the governance of the Academy can be found on our FAQ page: http://medievalacademy.site-ym.com/page/FAQ

My thanks to the 2018 Nominating Committee for their work in establishing the slate of Council candidates: Thomas Dale (Chair), Sean Field, Fiona Griffiths, Bernice Kaczynski, and Susan Kramer. My thanks as well to President Margot Fassler for proposing the slate of Nominating Committee candidates.

Electronic balloting will open on 23 October. If you would like to receive a paper ballot and have not received one in the past, please contact me at LFD@TheMedievalAcademy.org.

Voting in the Medieval Academy election is one of the most important means that members have to impact both the Academy and the future of medieval studies in North America. Please vote and let your voice be heard. I look forward to your participation in the election of the leadership of the Medieval Academy of America.

– Lisa Fagin Davis, Executive Director

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MAA News – Upcoming Grant Deadlines

The Medieval Academy of America invites applications for the following grants. Please note that applicants must be members in good standing as of September 15 in order to be eligible for Medieval Academy awards.

Birgit Baldwin Fellowship
The Birgit Baldwin Fellowship provides a grant of $20,000 to support a graduate student in a North American university who is researching and writing a dissertation for the Ph.D. on any subject in French medieval history that can be realized only by sustained research in the archives and libraries of France. It may be renewed for a second year upon demonstration of satisfactory progress. (Deadline 15 November 2017)

Schallek Fellowship
The Schallek Fellowship provides a one-year grant of $30,000 to support Ph.D. dissertation research in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500). (Deadline 15 October 2017)

Travel Grants
The Medieval Academy provides a limited number of travel grants to help Academy members who hold doctorates but are not in full-time faculty positions, or are contingent faculty without access to institutional funding, attend conferences to present their work. (Deadline 1 November 2017 for meetings to be held between 16 February and 31 August 2018)

Please feel free to print and post this announcement.

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MAA News – New Program: MAA/CARA Conference Grant

The MAA/CARA Conference Grant for Regional Associations and Programs will be awarded for the first time in 2017. The $1,000 award will help support a regional or consortial conference taking place in 2018.

Applications are due by 15 October 2017. Click here for more information: https://medievalacademy.site-ym.com/page/MAA_CARA_Grant

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