Publications & Resources
If you are interested in more information on any of the reading groups, or would like to start another, please do not hesitate to contact the Institute.
The Song school (the Middle English reading and paleography group) meets every other week. All are welcome and no preparation is needed. Please contact Professor Shannon Gayk for more information.
From the Septuagint to Romanos the Melodist, and everything in between,. All genres—including novels, letters, histories, poetry, hymns, treatises, and epigraphy—are fair game. Contact Sean Tandy for meeting times and current readings.
An assortment of Latin texts. Previous authors include: Gregory the Great, Bede, Abelard, Heloise, Isidore of Seville, and Ubertino of Casale. Contact Miles Blizard for current readings.
An informal group that meets regularly to read Old English Literature. Contact Kyle Grothoff for current readings.
The purpose of the Medieval Studies Newsletter is to keep our community informed about current events and to document the accomplishments of our faculty and students.
We have traditionally distributed the newsletter via campus mail, but we are now making the newsletter available online for your convenience. If you would like a paper copy mailed to you, please contact the Institute.
- Volume 14 No. 1 (Sept. 2004)
- Volume 14 No. 2 (Oct. 2004)
- Volume 14 No. 1 (Feb. 2005)
- Volume 14 No. 2 (April 2005)
- Volume 13 No. 1 (Sept. 2003)
- Volume 13 No. 2 (Nov. 2003)
- Volume 13 No. 3 (March. 2004)
- Volume 13 No. 4 (May 2004)
Advice and recommendations from Dot Porter, Associate Director for Digital Library Content and Services in the Digital Library Program, on navigating the world of Digital Medievalism:
"There are so many different kinds of resources available, it’s tough to pick just a few. There are a lot of great small, specific projects, aimed at quite narrow audiences, and I think the best resources are the ones that will:
- help you find those smaller projects and resources;
- help you determine the quality of any resources you happen upon on your own; and
- bring you into a community of digital medievalists or digital humanists.
In this spirit, I’ll recommend three resources. The first two are really venues for communication:
- The Humanist Discussion Group
- The Digital Medievalist Community of Practice
- The Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts and Consulting Medieval Manuscripts Online
This is a very large online community run through a listserv, described on its website as “an international online seminar on humanities com¬puting and the digital humanities.” Job announcements, project announcements, and frequent discussions both technical and philosophical come through Humanist.
This includes a listserv, website, online (peer-reviewed) journal, and wiki. The listserv serves mainly as a news feed, but it’s also a great place to ask questions (“Where can I find a resource that suits x need?”) and a great way to meet people as well. Digital Medievalist board members and friends meet annually at Kalamazoo, and attending one of their sponsored sessions (or any of the many non-DM sponsored digital-oriented sessions) can be a great way to network in person.
Two fabulous resources for finding digitized manuscripts. The Catalogue is searchable, while the CMMO site organizes manuscripts by collection, individual manuscripts, pages of manuscripts, and manuscripts on Google and Bing. Neither of these is totally comprehensive."
- At Indiana:
- Altramar (Early Music Performing Ensemble)
- Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature
- Early English Literature and Culture
- Early Music Festival
- Early Music Institute
- Gamma Ut (IU Early Music Student Organization)
- Institute for Advanced Study
- Lilly Library
- Medieval Logic and Philosophy Website (Prof. Paul Spade)
- MEST Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC)
- Museum of Fine Arts
- National and International:
The Medieval Studies Institute offers financial assistance for graduate students studying at Indiana.
- The C. Clifford Flanigan Fund
- The Andrea McRobbie Award
- The Medieval Studies Institute First-Year Fellowship
This Fund was established in honor of Clifford Flanigan (1941-1993), Professor of Comparative Literature and a founding member of the Medieval Studies Institute. In memory of his commitment to facilitating opportunities for graduate students, the fund provides travel assistance for graduate students studying the Middle Ages to attend conferences. To apply for funds, email the Institute.
This award is presented by the McRobbie family and the Medieval Studies Institute in memory of Andrea McRobbie’s interest in medieval studies. The mission of the award is to support an advanced graduate student engaged in “scholarship in medieval history, specifically some aspect of its social history or some theme in medieval social history related to its art, philosophy or literature.” Consequently the award is not limited to students who are majors in history or enrolled in history courses, but can indeed go to students in the fields of art, history, literature and philosophy, if their approaches follow socio-historical methods.
Students must be nominated for this award by a professor affiliated with the Institute. Nominations for this annual award are collected and a winner chosen in the Spring or early Fall.
This recruitment fellowship, representing a full year of funding, is offered annually to a first-year graduate student studying the Middle Ages in any department affiliated with the Institute.
Students must be nominated by the department that accepted them. If you are a prospective graduate student, either in the process of applying or already accepted for the following fall, contact your department's Director of Graduate Studies to discuss your eligibility for this fellowship.