To commemorate its seventy-fifth anniversary, The Medieval Academy
established a new program of dissertation grants named in honor
of five members who over many years contributed to the development
of The Academy: Hope Emily Allen, Helen Maud Cam, Grace Frank,
Etienne Gilson, and E. K. Rand. Their careers as teachers and
scholars reflect the organization's wide-ranging disciplinary
Since the program began, an additional four grants have
been funded. These are in honor of John Boswell (2013), Frederic C.
Lane (2002), Robert and Janet Lumiansky (2012) and Charles T. Wood
Dissertation Grant Application
Endowing a Dissertation
The Medieval Academy of America Dissertation
Grants for 2016
Hope Emily Allen Dissertation Grant
Katherine Hindley (Yale Univ.), "'On Parchment or on Bread': Textual Magic in Medieval England"
John Boswell Dissertation Grant
Andrew Sears (Univ. of California, Berkeley), "Relics on the Market: The Cult of St. Ursula and the Hanseatic League, 1200-1500"
Helen Maud Cam Dissertation Grant
Alexis Miller (Univ. of Missouri - Columbia), "Fording the Severn: The Influence of Intermarriage and Kin Networks on the Development of Identity in Shropshire and Montgomery, From the Norman Conquest to the Edwardian Conquest"
Grace Frank Dissertation Grant
Rachel Welsh (New York Univ.), "Proof in the Body: Ordeal, Justice, and the Physical Manifestation of Truth in Medieval Iberia, c. 1050-1300"
Étienne Gilson Dissertation Grant
Andrew Cuff (The Catholic Univ. of America), "The Cistercian Contribution to University Theology (1256-1399)"
Frederic C. Lane Dissertation Grant
Matthew Delvaux (Boston College), "Consuming Violence: Captivity and Slavery during the Viking Age"
Robert and Janet Lumiansky Grant
Alice Sullivan (Univ. of Michigan), "The Painted Fortified Monastic Churches of Moldavia: Bastions of Orthodoxy in a Post-Byzantine World"
E.K. Rand Dissertation Grant
Megan Welton (Univ. of Notre Dame), "Multiplex Virtus: A Comparative Study of Tenth-Century Queens and Queenship"
Charles T. Wood Dissertation Grant
Randall Pippenger (Princeton Univ.), "The Social and Economic Consequences of Crusading in the Age of Philip Augustus: A Case Study of the Aristocratic Families in the County of Champagne, 1175 to 1225"