MAA News – Good News From Our Members

We’ve got a lot of good news to share this month!

Patrick Geary (Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton Univ.) was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The Marian and Andrew Heiskell Rome Prize has been awarded to Joel Pattison (Univ. of California, Berkeley) for his project, “Trade and Religious Boundaries in the Medieval Maghreb: Genoese Merchants, their Products, and Islamic Law.”

The Donald and Maria Cox/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Rome Prize has been awarded to Alexis Wang (Columbia Univ.) for her project, “Intermedial Effects, Sanctified Surfaces: Framing Devotional Objects in Italian Medieval Mural Decoration.”

Dawn Marie Hayes (Montclair State Univ.) has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Program to further develop The Norman Sicily Project (

Andreea Marculescu (Univ. of Oklahoma) has been awarded a Franklin Research Grant from American Philosophical Society to support research for her monograph Happiness in the Middle Ages.

Racha Kirakosian (Harvard Univ.) will be a fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study at Uppsala next year.

Bonnie Effros (Univ. of Liverpool) has been awarded a Lambarde research grant from the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Franklin Research grant from the American Philosophical Society for her project “Ancient Relics and Christian History: A Jesuit Archaeologist in Late Nineteenth-Century Poitiers.”

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships have been awarded to: Lorenzo Bondioli (Princeton Univ.), “Peasants, Merchants, and Caliphs: Capital and Empire in Fatimid Egypt, 900-1200 CE”; Anna Kelner (Harvard Univ.), “Tempting Visions: Women’s Visionary Writing and Its Regulation in Late Medieval England”; Chelsea Rae Silva (Univ. of California, Riverside), “Bedwritten: Middle English Medicine and the Ailing Author”; Rachel Q. Welsh (New York Univ.), “Proof in the Body: Ordeal, Justice, and the Physical Manifestation of Proof in Medieval Iberia, ca. 1050-1300.”

Congratulations! If you have good news to share, please send it to Executive Director Lisa Fagin Davis (

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