Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Professor Şenocak Appointed Fellow of the National Humanities Center!

Congratulations to History Department Professor Neslihan Şenocak who was appointed as a 2015-2016 Fellow of the National Humanities Center, for her project Care of Souls in Medieval Italy, 1050–1300.  According to the Columbia Humanities Twitter feed, she is the 36th Columbia faculty member to receive this fellowship! You can read more about the Fellowships here.

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Professor Jean Howard’s Scholarship Honored in New Collection

Congratulations to Jean Howard, Columbia’s George Delacourt Professor in the Humanities, whose scholarship is honored in a new collection of essays: Historical Affects and the Early Modern Theater Edited by Ronda Arab, Michelle Dowd, Adam Zucker, and published by Routledge in 2015. Read more on the Routledge website.  

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Professor Dailey Receives 2015 Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award

Congratulations to English Department Professor Patricia Dailey, who has just received a 2015 Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award! As the award announcement noted: The award was created in 2005 by Columbia Trustee Emeritus, Gerry Lenfest, (LAW’58, HON’09), to honor exceptional faculty in the Arts and Sciences. The awards are given annually to recognize unusual merit across […]

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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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