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Center for Medieval Studies

Center for Medieval Studies

Center for Medieval Studies

Michael Lower Receives Advising Award from GAPSA

History professor and CMS-affiliate faculty member Michael Lower has been awarded the 2015 Advising and Mentoring Award by the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA). Through this award GAPSA seeks to recognize faculty members who are exemplary in their role as a mentor and adviser. The selection committee recognized advisers who help students set realistic expectations, provide opportunities for professional development and/or research, and overcome personal and professional challenges. We announced earlier this semester that Professor Lower was named as a 2015-2016 faculty residential fellow at the Institute for Advance Study.

Matt Canepa Named a Guggenheim Fellow

Congratulations to Associate Professor of Art History Matthew P. Canepa who has been named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in support of a multi-volume research project on the development of the visual cultures and spatial environments of power in Persia and the ancient Iranian world.

The Guggenheim fellowship will allow Prof. Canepa to spend academic year 2015-2016 finishing his second book, entitled "The Iranian Expanse," which explores the interrelation and transformation of ancient Iranian landscapes, architecture and identities. During the fellowship period he also plans to continue work on a long-term project, "Royal Glory, Divine Fortune," which examines the contested image of Iranian sovereignty between Alexander and Islam.

2015-16 Graduate Assistant

The Center for Medieval Studies and the Center for Early Modern History are hiring a graduate assistant for 2015-16. Get the full job description here.

Fall 2015 Medieval Studies Courses

A preliminary list of Fall 2015 Medieval Studies courses is now available. All courses on the list will count toward the Medieval Studies minor even if they do not carry the MEST designator.

Call for CSPW Research Workshop Proposals

The Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World is now accepting proposals for Research Workshops for 2015-16. Get more details here.

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Spring 2015 Calendar

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Spring 2015 Calendar. Events are Thursdays at 4pm in 1210 Heller Hall unless otherwise noted.

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