The Virtual St. Stephen’s Project, at the University of York in the UK, is an ongoing AHRC-funded interdisciplinary research project on St Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster as a building and institution from 1292-1941. Below, please find a message from the Project’s team: Ever wondered how a medieval palace chapel was built? St Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster (constructed […]
Below, please find a message from the Medieval Academy of America: Self-Nominations for the MAA Graduate Student Committee Deadline: 15 December 2015 The Medieval Academy of America is currently accepting self-nominations for vacancies opening up on the Graduate Student Committee (GSC) for the 2016-2018 term. The GSC comprises five members appointed for a two- year […]
A wonderful new resource designed to explore the urban soundscapes of Andalusia from c. 1200-1800 is available at http://www.historicalsoundscapes.com/#/en. Check it out — it’s fascinating!
We congratulate Professor Seth Kimmel, assistant professor of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University and a Columbia alumnus, on the publication of his latest book, Parables of Coercion: Conversion and Knowledge at the End of Islamic Spain (University of Chicago Press, 2015). More information on the book can be found at this link: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/P/bo20698091.html A […]
The Hill Museum and Manuscript Library has launched vHMML (virtual Hill Museum & Manuscript Library) <http://www.vhmml.org/>, and it is an excellent new resource for the study of manuscripts in their collection, which will now be available to peruse online. In addition, vHMML has many other resources: instruction in Latin and Syriac scripts in School<http://www.vhmml.org/school>, Latin and […]
History professor Joel Kaye has just received the 2015 Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History, awarded by the American Philosophical Society, for his book A History of Balance, 1250-1375 (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Congratulations, Professor Kaye!
We are delighted to announce two new faculty members in the Medieval & Renaissance community at Columbia University this fall: Professor Alexandre Roberts (from the history department) and Professor Eliza Zingesser (from the French department). Alexandre Roberts (PhD Berkeley, 2015) is joining us as Assistant Professor of History. Alex is an extraordinarily gifted scholar of Greek- […]
Teodolinda Barolini (Lorenzo Da Ponte Professor of Italian) and the Digital Dante project were featured in a ColumbiaNews article in May. Read the story here: http://news.columbia.edu/research/3694
Many congratulations to our two MA students, Jeffrey Palframan and Helen Christian, who have completed their MA theses and will have their degrees officially conferred tomorrow! Best of luck in the future!
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.