MAA News – Good News From Our Members

Wendy Pfeffer (University of Louisville) has been awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship which will allow her to spend January-June 2018 in Tours, France continuing her research on culinary history.

Three members have been named 2017 Guggenheim Fellows: Rita Copeland (University of Pennsylvania), “Emotion and the History of Rhetoric in the Middle Ages”; Bissera V. Pentcheva (Stanford University), “Animation in Medieval Art”; and Paolo Squatriti (University of Michigan), “Pleasing Plants and Worrisome Weeds: Botanical Change in Early Medieval Europe.”

MAA Councillor Sara Poor (Princeton University) has been named a Fellow of the National Humanities Center, receiving the Josephus Daniels Fellowship of the Research Triangle Foundation to support her project, “Telling Tales of Clever Women: Authorship and the Devotional Book in Late Medieval Germany.”

The St. Louis Mercantile Library Prize Committee awarded first place in American Bibliography to The Mythical Indies and Columbus’s Apocalyptic Letter: Imaging the Americas in the Late Middle Ages by Elizabeth Moore Willingham (Baylor Univ.).

In September 2016, the Faculty of Letters and Arts of the Univ. Nacional Autónoma de Mexico awarded Joseph T. Snow (Emeritus, Michigan State University) with its highest honor, the Reconocimiento Escuela Nacional de Altos Estudios for  “distinction in teaching, scholarship and promotion of the humanities.”

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

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