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Olivia Remie Constable Award

Four Olivia Remie Constable Awards of $1,500 will be granted annually in memory of Remie Constable, each to an junior faculty member, adjunct, or unaffiliated scholar (broadly understood: post-doctoral, pre-tenure) for research and travel. This award is meant to reflect the high standards of Remie’s scholarship, but is not limited to her own specialty in the economic history of Arabic Spain, as suggested by her publications, but her broader interdisciplinary interests in Medieval Studies (as exemplified by her teaching, her leadership, and her service to the discipline).

The award may be used to fund travel to archives or scholarly conferences; for acquiring copies of documents; to pay for images, equipment, hardware, software, or digital access; and/or to purchase library privileges if necessary. The Olivia Remie Constable Awards will be granted on the basis of the quality of applicants’ proposed projects and estimations of the ways in which an award will facilitate their research. Preference will go to scholars and teachers who have no or limited institutional support.

The deadline for applications is 15 February. The application will consist of a biographical form, CV, a proposal of no more than one page, and a simple budget if appropriate. Supplementary material and letters of recommendation are optional. So as not to burden the applicant, it is perfectly appropriate to include material and letters prepared for other grant applications. Applicants must be members in good standing of the Medieval Academy as of 15 January of the year in which they apply.

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2020 Constable Awardees


S. C. Kaplan
“Female Literary Culture and Networks in 15th-Century Bourbonnais and Burgundy”;

Elizabeth Lastra

“Art and Authority in Medieval Spain: The Story of Carrión”;

Shyama Rajendran
“Language Undone: Philology, Race, and Late Medieval Literature”; and

Lydia Marie Walker
“Holy Women on the Home Front: The Construction of Female Sanctity in the Context of Thirteenth-Century Crusading Propaganda.”


2019 Constable Awardees


Cailah Jackson
“The Islamic Arts of the Book of Medieval Anatolia and Persia”

Mary Breann Leake
"Archive Theory, Manuscripts, and Marginal(ized) Experiences”

Carolyn Twomey
“Digital Approaches to Early English Baptismal Fonts”

Usha Vishnuvajjala

“Engendering Friendship in the Romance of Britain”


2018 Constable Awardees


Lindsay Cook
"The Geography, Architecture, and Visual Culture of the Trinitarian Order"

Sarah Ifft Decker
"Jewish and Christian Women's Economic Activities in Medieval Catalonia"

Sarah Bridget Lynch
"Pupils, Teachers, and Schools in Late-Medieval French Wills"

Paul Bernard Sturtevant
"The Public Medievalist: Bringing Medieval Studies to a Broader Audience"

Randall Pippenger
“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”


2017 Constable Awardees


Abigail Agresta
“‘Improvements, by God’s Mercy’: Natural Disaster Response and the Islamic Past in Late Medieval Valencia”

Emma O’Loughlin Bérat
“Female genealogies in medieval British literature”

Nahir Ivette Otaño Gracia
“The Other Faces of Arthur: Arthurian Texts in the Peripheries of Europe/Race and Medieval Studies”

Rebekah Perry
“Men Behaving Badly: Violence Against Sacred Images and Municipal Punishment in the Late Medieval City”

Melissa Erica Vise

“Speech and Violence in Late Medieval Italy”


2016 Constable Awardees


Abigail Krasner Balbale
“Wolf King of Glorious Memory: Alliance, Accommodation and Resistance in Ibn Mardanīsh’s al-Andalus”

Katie Lindeman
“Inter-religious Violence in Medieval Valencia”

Justine L. Trombley

“A New Fragment of Marguerite Porete’s ‘Mirror of Simple Souls'”

Tiffany D. Vann Sprecher
“Vigilante Justice and the Church in Late Medieval France”


2015 Constable Awardees


Laura Carlson
“The Hispani in Francia: Identity & Intellectual Exchange in the Carolingian Empire (ca. 711-850)”

Katherine Dimitrova

“Woven at the Crossroads of Culture: Avignon’s Role in Tapestry Production and Patronage during the Great Papal Schism (1378-1417)”

Maire Johnson

“Ruadan vs. Diarmait: Mixed Maledictory Arts, Hagiographical Style”

Jacqueline Anne Stuhmiller
“Animal Lovers: Bestiality in the Middle Ages”

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