Nathan Melson of Fordham University has been awarded the Medieval Academy’s 2012 Birgit Baldwin Fellowship in French Medieval History. His dissertation, which he is writing under the direction of Dr. Richard Gyug, is entitled, “Franciscan Identity and Saintly Economy in Late Medieval Marseille, 1248-1483.” The Baldwin Committee for 2012 included Adam Davis, Denison University; Constance B. Bouchard, University of Akron; and Barbara H. Rosenwein, Chair, Loyola University Chicago. John W. Baldwin and Jenny Jochens established this fellowship in memory of their daughter Birgit. It is endowed through the generosity of her family.
Kristi Bain of Northwestern University has been awarded the 2012 Schallek Fellowship by the Medieval Academy, in collaboration with the Richard III Society-American Branch, to support Ph.D. dissertation research in late-medieval Britain (c.1350-1500). Her dissertation, which she is writing under the direction of Richard Kieckhefer, is entitled, “From Community Conflict to Collective Memory: Lived Religion and the Late Medieval Parish Church.” The 2012 Schallek Committee included Leigh Ann Craig, Virginia Commonwealth University; Nancy Warren, Texas A&M University; and Karen Winstead, Ohio State University. Joel Rosenthal, SUNY Stony Brook, chaired the committee.