Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Old French Reading Group at NYU, Fall 2016

A graduate student reading group in Old French will be taking place at NYU this fall. For more information, check out the flyer: Old French Reading Group announcement-1 And contact Mimi Zhou <mimizhou12@gmail.com> or Emily O’Brock <ejobrock@gmail.com>.

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Congratulations to Jeffrey Wayno for a successful defense and appointment as CLIR Post-Doctoral Fellow

Jeffrey Wayno (rapporteur for the Seminar on Medieval Studies) defended his dissertation last week: “Communication and the Limits of Papal Authority in the Medieval West, 1050-1250.” The dissertation was advised by Professor Adam Kosto (History), and the committee consisted of Professors Susan Boynton (Music), Richard John (Journalism and History), Neslihan Senocak (History), and Robert Somerville (Religion […]

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Congratulations to our graduating MA students!

On Sunday, May 15, four of our MA students were celebrated in Columbia’s May 2016 graduation: Emily Taplin Boyd (degree conferred in October). Thesis: “From Donation to Vocation: Performance, Metadrama and Modeling in the Colloquy of Aelfric.” Thesis Advisor: Patricia Dailey. Emily Calkins-Reed (degree conferred in May). Thesis: “Individual Privilege and the Fori regni Valentiae in […]

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Spring Material Texts Workshop

Yesterday – March 9, 2016 – our program held our Spring 2016 Material Texts Workshop. Alexis Hagadorn, Conservator and Head of the Conservation Program at the Columbia University Libraries, graciously taught the workshop, which was attended by our MA students. Alexis Hagadorn shows materials from Columbia’s Rare Book and Manuscripts Library to students attending the […]

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Music Paleography Crash Course

A message from Professor Andrew Hicks (Cornell) and Professor Anna Zayaruznaya (Yale): “We are writing to garner interest for a “crash course” in music paleography, from neumes to the 16th century, to be held at Yale’s Beinecke library in summer 2016. The event would be open to graduate students in music history, theory, and medieval […]

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Professor Carmela Franklin Elected President of the Medieval Academy of America

Professor Carmela Vircillo Franklin (Department of Classics) has been elected president of the Medieval Academy of America. Congratulations, Professor Franklin!

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French Renaissance Paleography, Newberry Library website, now live!

The Newberry Library has announced that its new site, French Renaissance Paleography, is now live. Below, please find a message from the Newberry Library: French Renaissance Paleography A Newberry Library Project https://paleography.library.utoronto.ca/ “A self-help tool that provides integrated access to an archive of historically significant, visually captivating manuscripts held in the collection of the Newberry […]

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Rutgers Medieval Studies: Reading Groups, Spring 2016

Medieval Studies at Rutgers has announced the schedule for their reading groups (Medieval Latin and Medieval English) in spring 2016. The Middle English reading group will meet on Mondays from 1:10-2:30pm. The Medieval Latin reading group will meet on Wednesdays from 1:10-2:30pm. Groups meet in the McDonnell Room of Rutgers’ Alexander Library.  The first Monday and […]

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Joel Kaye Named 2016 Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America

Joel Kaye, professor of history at Barnard College/Columbia University, has been named a 2016 Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. Professor Kaye, along with the other 2016 Fellows, will be honored at the Fellows’ Plenary Session of the Medieval Academy’s Annual Meeting in Boston, 25-17 February 2016. Congratulations, Professor Kaye!

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Consuelo Dutschke Awarded Medieval Academy of America’s Robert L. Kindrick-CARA Award for Outstanding Service to Medieval Studies

Consuelo Dutschke, curator of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts at Columbia University, has been awarded the Medieval Academy of America’s Kindrick-Cara Award for her work on the Digital Scriptorium project. The Committee praised Dr. Dutschke’s “tireless and expert work with manuscript collections in libraries across the country. But this award specifically recognizes her leadership in the creation and […]

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