Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Profs Franklin and Kosto Elected to MAA

In the recent Medieval Academy of America Elections, Professor Carmela Franklin was elected 1st Vice President, and Professor Adam Kosto was elected to the Nominating Committee.  Congratulations to both! Read more on the MAA blog.

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Columbia PhD Student Featured on “Humans of New York”

Columbia English Department PhD student Ruen-chuan Ma was spotted discussing medieval manuscripts with “Humans of New York.”  We’re proud that our students are committed to getting out the word about book history in rain, shine, sleet, or snow! http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/107136216166/im-doing-my-dissertation-on-medieval-literature “I’m doing my dissertation on medieval literature. I feel a sense of wonder and awe whenever […]

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Digital Dante Relaunched!

Columbia’s Digital Dante website was relaunched this month as a collaboration among the Department of Italian, Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, and Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Humanities and History Division. Congratulations to all involved! http://digitaldante.columbia.edu/

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Carmela Franklin interviewed about the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources

Professor Carmela Franklin recently did an interview for Italian radio on the completion of the huge Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources.  You can listen to the interview (in Italian, of course!) here.   

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Lauren Mancia opens our new “Medieval and Renaissance Lives” speaker series

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), […]

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MA Program Fall Manuscript Workshop

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 […]

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Congratulations October Graduate!

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!

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Welcome Visiting Assistant Professor Jonathan Morton

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 […]

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Congratulations graduates!

Congratulations to our three graduating students in the MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Katy Byers, Lauren Naylor, and John Yost. Well done!

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Welcome Visiting Professor Zev Harvey

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 […]

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