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The Center for Medieval Studies at Fordham University offers two options to scholars who wish to visit Fordham for a period of over six weeks: appointment as a Medieval Fellow or as a Visiting Fellow.

Medieval Fellows Program

In 1996, the Center for Medieval Studies initiated a Medieval Fellows program, which offers post-doctoral scholars the benefits of post-graduate research affiliation with Fordham University during one or two semesters of research in the New York City area. The appointment carries no stipend, but Fellow status includes library privileges and a carrel, a research-oriented email account, use of the gym at faculty rates, participation in all seminars and functions in Medieval Studies, photocopy privileges, and program stationary.

Medieval Fellows are expected to offer one lecture in his or her area of specialization during their term of residence and to abide by the regulations of those University facilities that he or she utilizes.Fellows are invited to participate fully in the Center's activities, including workshops, graduate prize competitions, and the annual Medieval Studies conference. In the last few years, one or more of the Fellows have served as judges for the graduate student essay prizes.

Candidates wishing to apply for Fellow status submit the following to the Director, Center for Medieval Studies, FMH 405B, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458 (fax 718-817-3987) by June 15 of the academic year they wish their tenure to begin:

  • A letter of application and intent to be in residence in or in the immediate vicinity of New York City for the stated duration of the candidate's request for affiliation.
  • A succinct three- to four-page doubled-spaced description of the project or purpose for which the candidate is applying for status as a Fordham Medieval Fellow.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Names, addresses, and email addresses of three referees

Announcements of the year's awards are in August; generally at least one but no more than three awards are made in any one academic year from a pool of applicants that numbers from three to seven each year. The Fellows come from a wide variety of disciplines and stages in their academic careers. Several of the Fellows have been recent PhD recipients from Fordham and other universities, one has been a full professor who wished to spend her sabbatical in New York City, while others have been mid-career scholars or academics from abroad. The Medieval Fellows program has drawn a wide range of post-doctoral scholars to Fordham for terms lasting from four months in the Fall (F) or Spring (S) semester, to the entire year (Y).

2012 Y Dr Mikael Males PhD, Old Norse, University of Oslo Adaptations and Applications of Grammatical Studies in Iceland, c. 1150-1350
2011-12 Y Dr Lisa Benz St John PhD, University of York, UK Three Medieval Queens: Queenship and the Crown of Fourteenth-Century England
2010-11 Y Dr Maija Birenbaum Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fordham University Virtuous Vengeance: Anti-Judaism and Christian Piety in the Middle Ages
2010 F Dr Nicola McDonald Senior Lecturer, University of York (UK)
See article on Dr. McDonald's fall 2010 lecture from Inside Fordham
Fictions of Audacity: Popular Romance and the Medieval English Imagination
2011 S Dr Rolf Stavnem Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Aarhus Óláfr Tryggvason in Medieval Skaldic Poetry
2009-2010 Y Dr. Michael Staunton Lecturer in History, University College, Dublin Politics and Sanctity in the History and Hagiography of Twelfth-Century England
Spring 2009 S Dr. Enrica Guerra

PhD Medieval History, University of Ferrara
See article on Dr. Guerra's Spring 2009 lecture from Inside Fordham

Ippolito I of Este: A Cardinal in the European Courts
2008-2009 Y Dr. Roxani E. Margariti Associate Prof. of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Emory University Righteous Friends of Friends: A New History of Premodern Indian Ocean Networks and Maritime States

Spring 2008

S Dr Catherine Schulze PhD Medieval Studies, University of Toronto Expulsion and Reform at the Abbey of Stain-Jean of Laon, 1128
2006-07 Y Dr Beth Holman PhD Art History, NYU The Display Credenza/Buffet in Late Medieval and Renaissance Interiors
Y Dr Caroline A. Smith PhD History, Cambridge John of Joinville in Old Age: The Values and Consequences of Longevity
Summer 2006 S Fernando Villaseñor Sebastián* Departamento de Historia del Arte, Instituto de Historia, Madrid Profane Iconography in Castilian Manuscripts in the XV Century
2005-2006 Y Dr. Elizabeth Monroe PhD Art History, University of Southern California 'Insistas Luctamine Diros Hostes Sternere’: Representation of Jews and Judaism in Herrad of Hohenbourg's Hortus Deliciarum
2004-2005 Y Dr. Anne M. Schuchman PhD Italian Studies, New York Univ. 'Within the Walls of Paradise’: Umiliana de’ Cerchi and the Changing Rhetoric of Sanctity
2003-2004 Y Dr. Christopher Bellitto Academic Editor, Paulist Press; now Assoc. Prof., Kean Univ. Fixing France: Restoring Peace, Justice and Order during the French Civil War
2002-2003 S Dr. Roy Rosenstein Prof., Dept. of Comparative Literature, The American University of Paris Jaufre Rudel, Near and Far
S Dr. Ellen Martin PhD, City Univ. of New York Literature and Psyche: The Example of Medieval Monastic Lectio
2001-2002 Y Dr. June-Ann Greeley PhD Classics, Fordham; now Asst. Prof. of Religious Studies, Sacred Heart Univ.
A Critical Edition of the Writings of Theodulf of Orleans
2000-2001 Y Dr. Gila Aloni PhD English literature, Univ. of Paris IV, Sorbonne; now Visiting Asst. Prof. of English, Florida International Univ. Hagiography and Female Mysticism: Geoffrey Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women
1999-2000 Y Dr. Nina Melechen PhD History, Fordham; now Visiting Asst. Prof. of History, Yeshiva College/Stern College for Women The Jews of Medieval Toledo: Their Economic and Social Contacts with Christians from 1150 to 1391
Y Dr. A. E. Wright Asst. Prof., German Literature, Univ. of Illinois edition of Berg des Schauens
1998-1999 F Dr. Vanessa Harding Senior Lecturer in History, Birkbeck College, Univ. of London The Dead and the Living in Paris and London, 1500-1670
S Dr. Attilio Motta Italian Literature, Univ.of Padova I caratteri della translatio narrativa romanza: il caso della Chanson d’Yde et Olive e della Reina d’Oriente di Antonio Pucci
1997-1998 S Dr. Francesca Gambino    
Y Dr. Jennifer Goodman Prof. of English, Texas A & M Univ. Arthurian and Chivalric Literature
Y Dr. Theresa Earenfight PhD History, Fordham; now Asst. Prof. of History, Seattle Univ. Late medieval kingship and queenship in the crown of Aragon
1996-1997 F Dr. Marilyn Corrie Lecturer in English, Univ. College, London Multilingual manuscript of miscellanies
Y Dr. Stephen Partridge Asst. Prof. of English, Univ. of British Columbia Edition of the manuscript glosses of The Canterbury Tales
Y Dr. Elizabeth Dachowski History Department, University of Minnesota; now Asst. Prof. of History, Tennessee State Univ. The Career of Abbo of Fleury
Y Dr. Marilyn Oliva Visiting Asst. Prof. of History, Marymount College Completed a volume for the Suffolk Monastic Charter Series

Visiting Fellows Program

Scholars who intend to be resident in New York City for over six weeks may seek an informal, non-stipendary affiliation with the Center for Medieval Studies that allows them access to the Fordham University Library and campus facilities in order to consult with particular faculty and attend Center events. This status does not involve helping foreign scholars to get a U.S. visa.

To apply to be a Visiting Fellow, candidates should submit the following to the Director, Center for Medieval Studies, FMH 405B, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458 (fax 718-817-3987), medievals@fordham.edu, at least two months before their planned arrival:

  • A letter of application and intent to be in residence in or in the immediate vicinity of New York City for the stated duration of the candidate's request for affiliation.
  • A succinct three- to four-page doubled-spaced description of the project or purpose for which the candidate is applying for status as a Fordham Visiting Fellow.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Names, addresses, and email addresses of three referees
2011-12 Aug-Aug Dr Jeanne-Marie Musto Visiting Asst Prof., Art History, University of the South Bringing History Home: The Byzantine Revival Synagogues of Mid-Nineteenth Century Germany
2011 July-Sept Dr Nicola McDonald Senior Lecturer, University of York (UK) Fictions of Audacity: Popular Romance and the Medieval English Imagination
2011 Jun-Aug Dr Michael Staunton University Lecturer, History Dept, University College, Dublin The Historians of Angevin England
2010-11 Nov-Jan Darko Karacic PhD Candidate, Medieval Studies, Central European University The Franciscan Impact on Medieval Dalmatian and Bosnian Urban Centers
2010 May-Jun Dr Fernando Villaseñor Sebastian Postdoctoral Fellow, Spain Cultural Exchange in Europe during the Late Middle Ages through Marginal Iconography

 




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