Medieval Studies Program News

2017 St. Margaret of Scotland Prize

St. Margaret Winner 2017Congratulations to Ryan Eisenman (BA'17) for winning the 2017 St. Margaret of Scotland Prize for his thesis: "Narratio lemovicense: Artistic Innovation and Identity on Enameled Chasses of Ss. Valerie and Thomas Becket, ca. 1190-1225" Here he is receiving the prize from Professor Lyon, Director for the Program in Medieval Studies. For more information about this award, please refer here.






2016 St. Margaret of Scotland Prize

St. Margaret Winner 2016Congratulations to Nicholas Posegay (BA '16, NELC & Religious Studies) for winning the 2016 St. Margaret of Scotland Prize for his thesis, "To Belabor the Points: The Influence of Arabic on Babylonian Hebrew Vocalization." Here he is receiving the prize from Professor Lyon, Director for the Program in Medieval Studies. For more information about this award, please refer here.




El Cid (1961) Screening Event

El Cid Movie ScreeningWe held a screening of the classic film El Cid, featuring Charleton Heston and Sofia Loren, on February 18th. Thank you to everyone who came out - it was a fun evening!









2015 St. Margaret of Scotland Prize

St. Margaret Winner 2014 Congratulations to Mihow McKenny (BA '15) for winning the 2015 St. Margaret of Scotland Prize for his thesis, "Salvation through Art: Sacramental Penance in Dante's Divine Comedy." His advisor was Professor Rachel Fulton-Brown. Here he is receiving the prize from Professor, and former Director for the Program in Medieval Studies, Daisy Delogu.






Professor Publishes Medieval Novel

Divinity School and Medieval Studies Professor Lucy Pick's study of medieval Europe becomes a wellspring of historical fiction. University of Chicago Magazine article here.

Medieval Studies Sponsors Creative Writing Event

The department welcomed Divinity School Professor Lucy Pick, celebrated poet Melissa Hope Range, and Medieval Studies alumna Blair Thornburgh to discuss their experiences at the intersection of creative writing and the middle ages. The event was a success, with a full house!





Congrats, Seniors!

Seniors 14We celebrated the accomplishments and honors of our three graduating seniors for the 2013-2014 academic year on May 29th. With bright futures ahead of them, we are excited to see the places they go and the things they do. Now official alumni, these three students--Phil Yaure, Alexandra Peters, and Nick Lurquin--are resources for current UChicago students, so feel free to get in touch with them via our "Alumni Network" page!




Winner of the 2014 St. Margaret of Scotland Prize

St. Margaret Winner 2014Congratulations to Alexandra Peters (BA '14) for winning the St. Margaret of Scotland Prize this year for her thesis, "Evolution through Edits, Erasures, and Emendations: Alfonso X, the Estoria de Espanna Manuscripts and the Creation of a Political Ideology in Thirteenth-Century Castile-León." For more information about this award, please refer here.





"Life After College" Alumni Visit

We were pleased to welcome back Jake Ransohoff, Blair Thornbourgh, and Susie Allen to talk about their professional and academic experiences post-college with our current students. Remember, you can always get in touch with these exceptional students via email to ask questions about applying a BA in Medieval Studies to the "real world" or continuing your studies in an M.A. or Ph.D. program. See the Program in Medieval Studies "Alumni Network" for contact information.

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