MAA News – Good News From Our Members

Congratulations to these Medieval Academy members, recent recipients of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities:

Abigail Balbale (Bard Graduate Center): NEH Fellowship for “Memory, Genealogy and Power in al-Andalus: A Study of Rex Lupus, Medieval Islamic Ruler in Southern Spain,” a book-length study about Rex Lupus, a twelfth-century Islamic ruler in southern Spain, and the ways in which his memory was used by future Christian and Muslim historians.

Thomas Barton (University of San Diego): NEH Fellowship for “The Christianization of Islamic Landscapes in Premodern Europe,” a book on the reestablishment of two bishoprics in southern Catalonia after the end of Muslim rule in twelfth-century Spain and the complex Christianization efforts in these contested multi-ethnic territories.

Angela Bennett (University of Nevada, Reno): NEH Fellowship for “Manuscript Orientations: Mediation, Meditation, and the Movements of Piers Plowman,” a digital publication that compares and analyses the over fifty manuscript versions of the Middle English poem Piers Plowman (ca. 1370-90).

Karen Desmond (Brandeis University): NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant for “Measuring Polyphony: An Online Music Editor for Late Medieval Polyphony,” the development of a prototype of an online music editor to help scholars and students analyze medieval music manuscripts.

Erik Inglis (Oberlin College): NEH Fellowship for “Objects of Memory: The Medieval Art Historical Imagination,” research and writing leading to publication of a book about medieval art and attitudes of medieval people toward art, from 600 to 1500.

Susan McDonough (University of Maryland, Baltimore County): NEH Fellowship for “Migration and Prostitution in the Medieval Mediterranean World,” archival research and writing of a book-length study on the legal and economic history of prostitutes and their migration patterns in major port cities of the medieval Mediterranean basin, Barcelona, Marseille, and Genoa.

Anne-Helene Miller (University of Tennessee, Knoxville): NEH Fellowship for “The Formation of a Francophone Identity in 14th Century Literature, ” research and writing leading to publication of a book on the development of fourteenth-century French literary culture.

Sara Ritchey (University of Tennessee, Knoxville): NEH Fellowship for “‘Salvation is Medicine’: Gender and the Caregiving Communities of Late Medieval Europe,” preparation of a book on medieval women’s medical knowledge and religion-based caregiving practices.

If you have good news to share, send it to Executive Director Lisa Fagin Davis for inclusion in the next Newsletter.

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