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Hannah Abrahamson designed a course titled “Medieval Africa and Africans” as an intern at the National Humanities Center. The course is co-sponsored by the National Humanities Center and the Medieval Academy of America. The course has over 80 participants, including faculty, high school teachers, graduate students, and lecturers. Hannah will serve as an assistant instructor for one of the sections.

Sharon T. Strocchia has won two awards, one each for two recent publications. For her book Forgotten Healers: Women and the Pursuit of Health in Late Renaissance Italy (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2019), Dr. Strocchia received the 2020 Marraro Prize for the best book in Italian history from the Society for Italian Historical Studies). For the book Gender, Health, and Healing, 1250-1550 (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2020), which she co-edited, she and her co-editor (Sara Ritchey) won the 2020 Collaborative Project Award given by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender.

Steven May saw his article “The Authorship of John Donne’s Letters to the Countess of Huntingdon” published in The Review of English Studies, Volume 71, Issue 301 (September 2020): 670-686.

About the Program

The Program in Medieval Studies at Emory University promotes interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies of medieval societies and cultures from Late Antiquity to the seventeenth century by offering a Graduate Certificate Program in Medieval Studies for graduate students working in departmental doctoral programs.

The Medieval Studies Program also sponsors lectures, symposia, monthly roundtables, and other gatherings for the presentation and discussion of scholarly work by faculty and students on Medieval Studies and on the different areas of study that constitute it.