The Medieval Academy seeks contributions to fund a Dissertation Grant in memory of John Boswell. Boswell, the medieval historian who taught at Yale University from 1975 until his death in 1994 at age 47, was a pioneer in two fields that have developed significantly over the past two decades: the study of Christian-Muslim-Jewish relations, especially in the Iberian peninsula, and GLBT studies. His scholarly legacy is found not only in his four monographs but in the many students, both undergraduate and graduate, who followed him into the profession.
A Medieval Academy Dissertation Grant — a $2000 award that helps defray the research expenses of advanced graduate students — is thus a particularly appropriate memorial. Thanks to the generosity of a group of his students, colleagues, and friends, substantial funding has already been raised toward an endowment of $40,000 that will enable the Academy to offer this award every year. Academy members are invited to join this effort by making a contribution online or mailing contributions payable to the Medieval Academy to:
The Boswell Fund
Medieval Academy of America
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Cambridge, MA 01238