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Visiting Scholars, 2018–2019

The President and Fellows of the Institute are pleased to announce the election of new Mellon Fellows for the academic year 2018–2019.


Mellon Fellows

Benjamin Barootes

Benjamin Barootes

Benjamin Barootes received his PhD in English Literature from McGill University in 2015, having written a dissertation entitled “The Poetics of the Elegiac Dream Vision in Middle English Literature.” His most recent publication is “’In fourme of speche is chaunge’: Final –e in Troilus and Criseyde II.22–28,” The Chaucer Review 53.1 (2018): 102–11. He has a monograph in preparation, The Elegiac Dream Vision, 1340–1500. As a Mellon Fellow, Dr Barootes will work on “Devotion to the Holy Name in the West Midlands, 1375–1425: The Material Evidence.”

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Andrew Dunning

Andrew Dunning

Andrew Dunning earned his PhD through the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto in 2017 with a dissertation entitled “Alexander Neckam’s Manuscripts and the Augustinian Canons of Oxford and Cirencester.” In 2016–17 he was Curator of Medieval Historical Manuscripts (1100–1500) at the British Library. He published Samuel Presbiter: Notes from the School of William de Montibus, Toronto Medieval Latin Texts 33 (2016). His research project while a Mellon Fellow at the Institute is “Linked provenance data for medieval British books.”

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Anna Peterson

Anna Peterson

Anna Peterson received her PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2017, having written a dissertation entitled “A Comparative Study of the Hospitals and Leprosaria in Narbonne, France and Siena, Italy (1080–1348).” She has entries, forthcoming, in three books dealing with lepers and health care issues in the middle ages. As a Mellon Fellow, Dr Peterson will work on the topic “Detesting such neglect and abuse: the church’s response to corruption in hospitals and leprosaria in western Europe (c. 1200–1342).”

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Simona Vucu

Simona Vucu

Simona Vucu earned her PhD through the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto in 2017 with a dissertation entitled “Henry of Ghent and John Duns Scotus on Self-Agency and Self-Motion: An Inquiry into the Medieval Metaphysics of Causal Powers.” She published “The Beginnings of the Research University in the United States of America and the Role of Administration” [in Romanian] in Filosofia în Universitatea Contemporanîă (Timişoara: Editura Universităţii de Vest, 2017): 221–244. As a Mellon Fellow Dr Vucu will research the topic “The judges before the philosophers: medieval philosophical discussions of judicial activities.”

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Research Fellows

Richard Gyug

Richard Gyug

Richard F. Gyug (AB, Carleton University; MA, PhD, University of Toronto; MSL, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies) is a Research Fellow at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, and Professor at the Department of History, Fordham University. He is also the author of numerous publications on liturgical books in southern Italy and Dalmatia, and social history in medieval Catalonia.

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Linda Safran

Linda Safran

Linda Safran continues to serve as editor (with Adam S. Cohen) of Gesta, the journal of the International Center of Medieval Art (http://www.medievalart.org/gesta/). With two colleagues, she is writing a textbook on medieval art and architecture to be published by Cornell University Press. Additional projects for this year include the spring symposium in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks (on Byzantine, Western Medieval, and Islamic diagrams), which she organized with Jeffrey Hamburger and David Roxburgh of Harvard; continued work on Byzantine Trinitarian and other religious diagrams; and articles on Byzantine art in China and on teaching medieval art in China.

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Alain J. Stoclet

Alain J. Stoclet

Alain J. Stoclet was educated at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Licence, Agrégation) and at the University of Toronto's Centre for Medieval Studies (PhD). He has held a variety of teaching and research positions in Toronto and in Lyon, France, and is currently also associated with the Centre for Medieval Studies as well being a member of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique's Unité Mixte de Recherche (UMR) 5648 (Lyon).

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