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Undergraduate Prize deadlines

March 9, 2017

The Committee on Medieval Studies welcomes submissions for the Class of 1955/Robert T. Coolidge Undergraduate Thesis Prize (due Friday, 7 April 2017) and the Committee on Medieval Studies Undergraduate Essay Prize (due Friday, 28 April 2017). Complete information on these prizes, including past winners and the application process, can be found on the Medieval Studies Committee website here.

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The Libraries Beckon ...

January 24, 2017

Now in their fourth year, the Harvard Library’s Pforzheimer Fellowships provide an opportunity for graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to learn about possible careers in libraries, to discover new ways to provide long-term benefits for the world of learning, and to enhance their own research skills by getting to know a great library from the inside. This year's Pforzheimer Fellowships will run from 1 June through 31 July 2017. Each of the five fellows will be granted a stipend of $5,000. The deadline for applications for the fellowships is 3 March 2017.

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Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program

January 23, 2017

Coins and seals offer priceless insight into the historical geography, prosopography, paleography, art history, theology, and economic, institutional, and administrative history of the Byzantine world. Dumbarton Oaks’ collections of twelve thousand coins and seventeen thousand lead seals form the finest, largest, and most comprehensive specialized assemblages in the world. For nearly two decades, the Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program has provided opportunities for students to have access to these unparalleled collections.

"A Trove of Beautiful Books"

"A Trove of Beautiful Books"

September 14, 2016

The Wall Street Journal reviews the new exhibit Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections, now on view at Houghton Library, the McMullen Museum of Art, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Read more ...

More on "Beyond Words" ...

More on "Beyond Words" ...

August 21, 2016

Harvard Magazine on the groundbreaking exhibit and conference "Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections," opening on 12 September. Read more here ...

2016 Undergraduate Prize Winners

2016 Undergraduate Prize Winners

May 23, 2016

The Committee on Medieval Studies congratulates its 2016 undergraduate prize winners, Rivka Hyland '16 and Faye Zhang '17. Ms. Hyland (NELC) was awarded this year's Class of 1955/Robert T. Coolidge Thesis Prize for her thesis Direct Speech: In Search of a Common Idiom in Early Abbasid Christian and Islamic Theology. Ms.