The Birgit Baldwin Fellowship in French Medieval
History was established in 2004 by John W. Baldwin and Jenny Jochens
in memory of their daughter Birgit. It is endowed through the
generosity of her family.
The Baldwin Fellowship provides a grant of $20,000
to support a graduate student in a North American university who
is researching and writing a significant dissertation for the
Ph.D. on any subject in French medieval history that can be realized
only by sustained research in the archives and libraries of France.
The fellowship helps defray research and living
expenses for the equivalent of an academic year of study. It may
be renewed for a second year upon demonstration of satisfactory
progress. Because of the renewable nature of the fellowship, applications
are solicited on a biannual basis.
The fellowship recipient must devote full time
to the dissertation project and may not hold any job or teaching
position or work on another project during the term of the fellowship.
Applicants must be members of the Medieval Academy.
Baldwin Fellowship Committee
Bouchard (2014), University of Akron, Chair
Davis (2016), Denison University
Richard Barton (2018), University of North Carolina,
date in parentheses is the final year of the term of each committee member.
Birgit Baldwin Fellowship Winners
- 2012 Nathanael Melson, Fordham University
"Franciscan Identity and Saintly Economy in Late Medieval
- 2011 Regan Eby, Boston College
"Monasteries and Communities in Eleventh-Century Brittany"
- 2010 Thomas A. Greene, University of Loyola at Chicago
"Emotions and Religious Culture in Ninth-Century Auxerre"
- 2008-2009 Stephen J. Molvarec, Notre Dame University
"Carthusian Self-Conception and the World"
- 2007 Emily K. Wilson, Harvard University
"The Execution of Papal Justice in Northern France, 1145-1198"
- 2006 Susannah Crowder, CUNY Graduate Center
"Performance Culture in Medieval Metz, 840-1520"
- 2005 Patricia Turning, University of California, Davis
"The Making of French Toulouse: State Building, Social Relationships
and Civic Identity in Medieval Languedoc, c. 1250-1350"