On Wednesday, October 8, we launched our new “Medieval and Renaissance Lives” Speaker series. The series, designed primarily for an audience of undergrads interested in the fields, features present and former Columbians discussing their academic and professional trajectories and current work in an informal setting. The series was launched wonderfully by Lauren Mancia (CC ’05), […]
The Med Ren MA program’s Fall Manuscript workshop, on Friday October 24, featured talks by Professor Robert Somerville and Professor Adam Kosto about Columbia’s Western MS 82 and 88, respectively. Thanks to all who participated, and thanks to Professors Somerville and Kosto for a great event. Extra special thanks as well to Consuelo Dutschke and […]
Congratulations to MA student Jessica Shapiro-Weill who completed her thesis over the summer and had her degree officially conferred on October 15th. Jessica is currently teaching at Riverdale Country School in the Bronx. Best of luck in the future!
Dr. Morton will be a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of French and Romance Philology. This Fall he’s teaching a course on “Le Roman de la rose and Medieval Discourses of Nature.” Jonathan Morton is a Junior Research Fellow at New College, University of Oxford. He works on medieval French and Latin literature and intellectual […]
Congratulations to our three graduating students in the MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Katy Byers, Lauren Naylor, and John Yost. Well done!
We are delighted to welcome Zev Harvey as a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Columbia. Professor Harvey studied philosophy at Columbia University (BA, 1965; Ph.D., 1973) and taught in the Department of Philosophy at McGill University (1971-1977), before moving to Jerusalem in 1977. He is the author of many studies on medieval and modern Jewish […]
The History Department is delighted to introduce their Visiting Scholar for the Fall 2012 semester, Michael Stolberg. Michaelis chair of the history of medicine at the University of Würzburg, Germany. His research focuses on the history of medicine and the body in 16th- and 17th-century Germany, Italy and France. Recent publications include Experiencing illness and […]
We welcome three new additions to the Medieval, Renaissance and early modern faculty: Manan Ahmed has joined Columbia’s History Department as Assistant Professor. Professor Ahmed is interested in the relationship between text, space and narrative. His work on Islam´s arrival to Sindh in the 8th century traces the longue durée history of contestations among varied […]
Professor Caroline Bynum (Department of History, emerita) has been elected to the Orden Pour le Mérite. The Pour le Mérite, known informally as the Blue Max, was the Kingdom of Prussia’s highest military order for German soldiers from 1740 until the end of World War I in 1918. The award was a blue-enameled Maltese Cross […]