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Michael Sanders

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email: msanders17@fordham.edu

Degree: PhD (Medieval Concentration)

Mentor: Dr. Nicholas Paul

Research Interests: My works concerns interfaith relations and the political culture of the late medieval Iberian Peninsula. I am most interested in the iter per Hispaniam, the ways that ecclesiastical and secular leaders constructed identity and authority by connecting Iberia with the Holy Land.

Education:
MA, History, Western Michigan University, 2015.
BA, History and English, Saint Vincent College, 2010.

Awards and Scholarships:
Renaissance Society of America Fellowship, Fordham University, July 2019-July 2020, for work as Book Reviews Manager of the Renaissance Quarterly academic journal
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Teaching Fellowship, Fordham University, January 2018-May 2019, for HIST 1300 Understanding Historical Change: Medieval Europe
American Catholic Historical Association Assistantship, Fordham University, 2017, for work with the ACHA Treasurer
Richard and Eileen Bennett Assistantship Supplement, Fordham University, August 2016-Fall 2019
Hilltop Review Award, Third Place Paper, Spring 2015
Department Research and Creative Activity Award at the Master’s Level, Western Michigan University, 2014-15
Nora Faires Research and Travel Award, Western Michigan University History Graduate Students Organization, 2013
Support for Research and Travel Award, Western Michigan University History Department, 2013

Publications:
With David Howes, “An Indulgence with William of Adam, Archbishop of Antivari and Author of How to Defeat the Saracens,” The Crusader States, posted February 2019, http://www.crusaderstates.org/indulgence-of-william-of-adam.html.
“Late Medieval Mediterranean Apocalypticism: Joachimist Ideas in Ramon Llull’s Crusade Treatises,” The Hilltop Review 7, no. 2 (2015): 30-45. http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/hilltopreview/vol7/iss2/5.

Presentations:
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI:
“Between Reconquest and Crusade: Late Medieval Crusade Planners’ Iter per Hispaniam” (2019)
“Forgotten Roads to Jerusalem: Examining the Iberian Context of Garcías de Ayerbe and His Informatio alia de pertinentibus ad passagium” (2018)
“Mission and Crusade in the Life and Works of Ramon Llull (1232-1316): Papers in Honor of the Seventh-Hundredth Anniversary of His Death” (organized in 2016)
“Chasing a Phantasticus: Ramon Llull’s Crusade Treatises in the Context of the Late Medieval Mediterranean World” (2014)
“The Geography of Later Crusades: Ramon Llull’s Routes to the Holy Land,” 2nd Annual Indiana Medieval Graduate Student Consortium Conference: The Geographic Imagination: Conceptualizing Places and Spaces in the Middle Ages, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, February 28-March 1, 2014
“An Attempt at Better Understanding Tolerance in Medieval Iberia: Examining Ramon Llull’s Liber de fine,” Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters Conference, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, March 22, 2013