The Center for Medieval Studies regularly hosts scholars in one of two programs:
The Medieval Fellows program offers post-doctoral medievalists the opportunity to be affiliated with the Center for one to two semesters if they plan to reside in the New York City Area. Fellows are expected to attend Center events and participate in the intellectual life of the University during their residency.
Visiting Fellows can be pre- or post-doctoral medievalist scholars in residence in New York City for shorter periods and up to one year.
Applicants need only submit one application in order to be considered for both of the Fellows Programs.
Also see the list of Past Fellows
Jay Diehl (2018-2019) received his PhD at NYU and is currently associate professor of History at Long Island University. Among his other publications, he recently edited a collection of essays on the history of medieval Liège. As a Fellow, Dr. Diehl will pursue his research into monastic learning in twelfth-century Liège.
Maria Dumas (2018-2019) comes to us as a Fulbright Fellow from Argentina. She holds a PhD in Literature from the University of Buenos Aires, where her dissertation was entitled "Space, Genre, and Representation: the Idea of the City in Anglo-Norman Narrative (12th-13th centuries)." She has recently published articles about idleness, on the idea of the author, and about childhood and the city.
Nicola McDonald (2018-2019) is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Related Literatures at the University of York, UK. Her research concerns what she calls "the cultural audacity of popular romance" and also relates to medieval women's writing and immigrants and immigration in later medieval England. She recently co-edited Resident Aliens in Later Medieval England (2017).
Jesse Abelman (2018-2019) is currently finishing his doctorate at Yeshiva University. The focus of his research is medieval Jewish law and his dissertation considers violence and conflict resolution within Europe Jewish communities, but also compares the function of law in Jewish courts with similar cases in the courts of Christian Europe.
Erik Claeson (2018-2019) is a doctoral student in Practical Theology at Lund University in Sweden. His research concerns medieval sermons on saints from the Swedish Abbey of Vadstena, founded by St. Birgitta of Sweden in 1384, and he focuses on 80 sermons written in Latin for the feast days of St. Birgitta, St. Erik, and St. Botolph composed around 1380-1510.