We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 Dissertation Grants, Constable Awards, and Schallek Awards.
Dissertation Grants: The nine endowed and named Medieval Academy Dissertation Grants support advanced graduate students in medieval studies.
Carol Anderson (The Catholic University of America), “Sacred Histories: Remembering the Christian Past in Medieval Tuscany (1100-1500)” (Frederic C. Lane Dissertation Grant)
Adham Bayomi Azab (Columbia University), “Cum Dicit Auctoritas: Quotational Practice in Two Bilingual Treatises on Love by Gérard of Liège” (Etienne Gilson Dissertation Grant)
Elizabeth Hasseler (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), “Holy Kings: Royal Cult and the Making of Latin Christendom, c. 1000 – 1200” (Charles T. Wood Dissertation Grant)
Rebecca Anne Hill (University of California, Los Angeles), “The Estranging Metaphor in a Strange Land: The Translatio of Arabic Poetics at the Intersection of Science and Theology in Early Middle English Lyrics, 1150-1300” (Grace Frank Dissertation Grant)
Orsolya Mednyanszky (Johns Hopkins University), “Leben Jesu: A Pictorial Meditation on Christ’s Virtues in Late Medieval German Manuscripts” (E. K. Rand Dissertation Grant)
James Morton (University of California, Berkeley), “Byzantine Canon Law and Medieval Legal Pluralism: The Southern Italian Manuscripts (10th-14th Centuries)” (John Boswell Dissertation Grant)
Peter Joseph Raleigh (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), “Writing the Deeds of Kings: Historical Narrative and Royal Representation in Angevin England” (Helen Maud Cam Dissertation Grant)
Melanie Shaffer (University of Colorado Boulder), “The (Whole) St. Victor Manuscript: Meaning, Reception, and Use of Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat. 15139” (Hope Emily Allen Dissertation Grant)
Sarah Jane Sprouse (Texas Tech University), “Fantasies of Wales: Some Paleographic Evidence for the Mediating Role of Gerald of Wales” (Robert and Janet Lumiansky Dissertation Grant)
Olivia Remie Constable Awards: The five Constable Awards, presented in memory of Olivia Remie Constable, support the research of junior, contingent, or unaffiliated scholars:
Abigail Agresta (Queen’s College, Ontario), “‘Improvements, by God’s Mercy’: Natural Disaster Response and the Islamic Past in Late Medieval Valencia”
Emma O’Loughlin Bérat (Independent Scholar). “Female genealogies in medieval British literature”
Nahir Ivette Otaño Gracia (Independent Scholar), “The Other Faces of Arthur: Arthurian Texts in the Peripheries of Europe/Race and Medieval Studies”
Rebekah Perry (Oregon State University), “Men Behaving Badly: Violence Against Sacred Images and Municipal Punishment in the Late Medieval City”
Melissa Erica Vise (Independent Scholar), “Speech and Violence in Late Medieval Italy”
Schallek Awards: The five Schallek Awards, given in collaboration with the Richard III Society – American Branch, support graduate students conducting doctoral research in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500).
Alison Felix Harper (University of Rochester), “Comparative Religious Reading Practices in Two Late Medieval London Miscellanies”
Heather Para (University of Wales Trinity St. David), “The dispersal and use of Welsh monastic lands after Dissolution and its effects on the Welsh gentry”
Melissa Reynolds (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), “Reading culture and book history of late medieval and early modern England”
Spencer Strub (University of California, Berkeley), “Disciplining the Tongue: Speech and Emotion in Later Middle English Poetry”
Sarah Wilma Watson (University of Pennsylvania), “Women, Reading, and Literary Culture: The Reception of Christine de Pizan in Fifteenth-Century England”