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Nathan Melson

Nathan Melson
Graduate Assistant
Ph.D. Candidate, English

Fordham University
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458

William Fenton

M.A. History, Fordham University 
B.A. English and History, Harding University

Areas of Interest
Medieval religious devotion and economics; history of the Franciscan order; history of social assimilation and integration

Presentations at professional national or international conferences
"The Treason Trial of Pedro de Barreria: Xenophobia and Immigrant Assimilation in Fifteenth Century Marseille," Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, Cambridge, UK, 8-10 July 2013 “Commanding Spirits: Comparative Textual Analysis of Medieval Ritual Exorcism and Necromantic Invocation,” The Devil in Society in the Pre-modern World, Toronto, ON, 17-18 October 2008 “The Economy of Veneration: Bequests to Parochial Saints’ Cults in Late Medieval Kent and Somerset,” 43nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 8-11 May 2008

Related Professional Experience
2011 Conference Co-organizer and Panel Chair, Fordham University History Graduate Student Association Conference, “Cities in History: Urban Identities Reconsidered,” 17 September 2011 2008-2009 Graduate Student Representative, History Dept. Graduate Program Committee, Fordham University 2005-2009 History Dept. Representative, Graduate Student Association, Fordham University

Other awards, honors, and/or activities
2011 A. Paul Levack Prize in History, Fordham University 2009 GSAS Summer Research Fellowship, Fordham University

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