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Ancient Studies
Jamsheed Choksy
Central Eurasian Studies
Christopher Atwood
Chris Beckwith
Jamsheed Choksy
Paul Losensky
Kemal Silay
Elliot Sperling
Classical Studies
Bridget Balint
Eleanor Leach
Ian Thomson*
Comparative Literature
Luis Beltran*
Paul Losensky
Fedwa Malti-Douglas
Rosemarie McGerr
Early Music Institute (School of Music)
Paul Elliott
Wendy Gillespie
English
Judith H. Anderson*
Lawrence Clopper*
Alfred David*
Robert Fulk
Shannon Gayk
Jeffrey Huntsman*
Patricia Ingham
Sheila Lindenbaum*
Karma Lochrie
Paul Strohm*
French and Italian
Jacques Merceron
Emanuel Mickel
Mark L. Musa
Samuel N. Rosenberg*
H. Wayne Storey
Germanic Studies
Theodore Andersson*
Frank Banta*
Robert Fulk
Kari Gade
Hildegard Elisabeth Keller
William Shetter*
Stephen Wailes*

History
Ann Carmichael*
Jamsheed Choksy
Deborah Deliyannis
Arthur Field
Edward Grant*
Jonathan Schlesinger
Leah Shopkow
History and Philosophy of Science
William Newman
Edward Grant
History of Art
Sarah Bassett
Eugene Kleinbauer*
Diane Reilly
Lilly Library
Joel Silver
Cherry Williams
Musicology (School of Music)
Giuliano Di Bacco
Michael Long
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Salih Altoma*
Asma Afsaruddin
Susan Stetkevych
John Walbridge
Philosophy
Mark Kaplan
Timothy O'Connor
Paul Spade*
Rega Wood
Religious Studies
Jamsheed Choksy
Constance Furey
Kevin Jaques
Bradley K. Storin
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Henry Cooper*
Ariann Stern—Gottschalk
Spanish and Portuguese
Luis Beltran*
Ryan Giles
Olga Impey*
Consuelo Lopez-Morillas*




*Asterisks indicate Emeritus status

Institute Director: Rosemarie McGerr

Rosemarie McGerr

Department of Comparative Literature

Professor of Comparative Literature

rmcgerr@indiana.edu
mestdir@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 902
(812) 855-7627

Professor McGerr's research and teaching focus on medieval European literature in its cultural context, including social history, religious studies, the visual arts, and music. She is particularly interested in applying current narrative and gender theory to medieval texts and studying the ways that the physical forms in which medieval texts circulated may have shaped readings of these works.

Associate Director: Bridget Balint

Department of Classical Studies

Associate Professor

bkbalint@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 553
(812) 855-7202

Latin literature and poetics in the High Middle Ages (1000-1300), the classical tradition, the intersection of literature and philosophy, manuscript studies.

 

Executive Committee

Bridget Balint

Department of Classical Studies

Associate Professor

bkbalint@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 553
(812) 855-7202

Latin literature and poetics in the High Middle Ages (1000-1300), the classical tradition, the intersection of literature and philosophy, manuscript studies.

Ryan Giles

Ryan Giles

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

rdgiles@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 868
(812) 855-4878

Medieval/Renaissance Literatures, Parody and Satire, Sanctity and Popular Devotion. Myth and Ritual, Material Culture, Art in Literature, Theology and Literature

Patricia Ingham

Patricia Ingham

English Department

Associate Professor

pingham@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 410
(812) 855-0521

My research and teaching focus on both on Chaucer and on texts of Medieval Romance from the high to the late Middle Ages, particularly in light of psychoanalytic, postcolonial, gender, and cultural theory.

John Walbridge

John Walbridge

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Professor

jwalbrid@indiana.edu
Goodbody Hall 222
(812) 855-8689

Interests: Islamic philosophy; Islamic intellectual history; the cultural role of philosophy and science; Baha'i studies; Islamic Studies; Islamic history.

Cherry Williams

Cherry Williams

Lilly Library

Curator of Manuscripts

chedwill@indiana.edu
Lilly Library
(812) 855-3187

Cherry Williams is the Curator of Manuscripts at the Lilly Library.

 

Core Faculty

Christopher Atwood

Christopher Atwood

Central Eurasian Studies

Associate Professor

catwood@indiana.edu
Goodbody Hall 157
(812) 855-2233

Interests: almost anything Mongolian, but currently I am focused on the intersection of lineage-building, state-building, and history-writing in the Mongol empire.

Bridget Balint

Department of Classical Studies

Associate Professor

bkbalint@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 553
(812) 855-7202

Latin literature and poetics in the High Middle Ages (1000-1300), the classical tradition, the intersection of literature and philosophy, manuscript studies.

Sarah Bassett

Sarah Bassett

Department of the History of Art

Associate Professor

sebasset@indiana.edu
Fine Arts 105
(812) 855-7501

Interests: late antique, early medieval and Byzantine aesthetics; late antique portraiture, early Christian icons; the reception of the classical past in late antiquity and the Byzantine middle ages; late antique and early medieval urbanism.

Christopher I. Beckwith

Chris Beckwith

Central Eurasian Studies

Professor, Department of Central Eurasian Studies

beckwith@indiana.edu
Goodbody Hall 346
(812) 855-2428

Ancient and medieval Central Eurasia; Early Old Tibetan language and epigraphy; early medieval Chinese phonology and historical texts; Old Koguryo; the recursive argument method (scholastic method), the college, and medieval science, in Central Asia and Western Europe; Peter of Poitiers.

Jamsheed Choksy

Jamsheed Choksy

Central Eurasian Studies

Professor, Central Eurasian Studies
Professor, History
Professor, Ancient Studies
Professor, India Studies
Adjunct Professor, Religious Studies

jchoksy@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 812
(812) 855-8643

Professor Choksy's interests include Medieval Iranian society, Zoroastrianism, Islam, and the Middle Persian and Classical Persian languages. He teaches several courses for medievalists, including U311/U511 "Prophets, Poets, and Kings: Iranian Civilization" and several language courses.

Deborah Deliyannis

Deborah Deliyannis

History Department

Associate Professor, Department of History

ddeliyan@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 708
(812) 855-3431

Late antiquity and the early Middle Ages; bishops and popes; historiography; architecture and material culture; Executive Editor of The Medieval Review
Personal webpage.

Giuliano Di Bacco

Giuliano Di Bacco

Musicology

Director, Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature

gdibacco@indiana.edu
Simon Music Center - 200 South Jordan Avenue
(812) 855-4889

Professor Di Bacco's research interests include 14th-century polyphony and music theory, archival studies, history of the book, and digital humanities. He is also director of the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature.

Robert Fulk

Robert Fulk

English Department

Chancellor's Professor of English
Adjunct Professor of Germanic Studies

fulk@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 415
(812) 855-1943

Professor Fulk specializes in Medieval Germanic (especially Old English and Old Icelandic) and Celtic languages and literatures, the history of the English language, and comparative Indo-European linguistics. Some of his particular areas of research are Old and Middle English dialectology, textual criticism, phonological and morphological change, and early Germanic metrics. His personal webpage can be found here.

Kari Gade

Kari Gade

Germanic Studies Department

Professor of Germanic Studies and Director of Graduate Studies

gade@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 676
(812) 855-8138

Fields of interest: Old Norse-Icelandic language, literature, culture and history, together with Germanic philology, metrics, and linguistics. Professor Gade teaches courses on Old Norse-Icelandic language and literature (sagas), eddic, and skaldic Poetry, Old Norse poetic language, history of the Scandinavian languages, Old High German, Old Saxon, Gothic, runes and runic inscriptions, alliterative Meters, vikings and sagas.

Shannon Gayk

English Department

Associate Professor

sgayk@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 468
(812) 855-5546

Ryan Giles

Ryan Giles

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

rdgiles@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 868
(812) 855-4878

Medieval/Renaissance Literatures, Parody and Satire, Sanctity and Popular Devotion. Myth and Ritual, Material Culture, Art in Literature, Theology and Literature

Wendy Gillespie

Wendie Gillespie

Early Music Institute

wendygil@indiana.edu
Merrill Hall, MU301
(812) 855-7594

A performer of medieval, renaissance, baroque and contemporary music, Wendy Gillespie teaches early bowed strings, early music performance, and notation. She has performed with ensembles worldwide ranging from the English Concert to Ensemble Sequentia. Ms. Gillespie has participated in more than 80 recordings for Harmonia Mundi, EMI, Virgin Classics, BIS, Channel Classics, and other recording companies.

Patricia Ingham

Patricia Ingham

English Department

Associate Professor

pingham@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 410
(812) 855-0521

My research and teaching focus on both on Chaucer and on texts of Medieval Romance from the high to the late Middle Ages, particularly in light of psychoanalytic, postcolonial, gender, and cultural theory.

Hildegard Elisabeth Keller

Hildegard Elisabeth Keller

Germanic Studies Department

Professor of Germanic Studies

hekeller@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 657
(812) 855-7611

Interests: Mysticism and monastic culture; manuscripts; medical texts in vernacular (German, French, Spanish); theatre and performance history; performative approaches to medieval literature, audiovisual media, not only but also in teaching. German and Spanish literature. Modern literature on radio and television.

Karma Lochrie

Karma Lochrie

English Department

klochrie@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 456
(812) 855-5430

Interests: Gender and Queer Theory; Cultural Studies; medieval studies; Chaucer; female mysticism; bluegrass fiddling; kayaking.

Michael Long

Michael Long

Musicology

Professor of Music

mplong@indiana.edu
Simon Music Center M145K- 200 South Jordan Avenue
(812) 855-4889

Michael Long is professor of musicology at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He received a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. In his research and teaching, he engages a range of subjects, periods, and approaches. Much of his writing has been devoted to European musical repertories of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Long received the Alfred Einstein Award of the American Musicological Society for his article "Symbol and Ritual in Josquin's Missa Di Dadi." Recent essays have investigated the artifacts of fourteenth-century music pedagogy and music as a metaphor within medieval discourses of financial ethics. In his book, Beautiful Monsters: Imagining the Classic in Musical Media, Long brought his medievalist's perspective to another area of interest: twentieth-century musical vernaculars, including Hollywood film music and classic rock.Beautiful Monsters received the Otto Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society (AMS) in 2009. Among his current projects are essays on hearing and listening in the fifteenth century, the modern and postmodern reception of Guillaume de Machaut, and a book exploring film scoring and the visionary experience. A recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for excellence in teaching, Long previously held the Ziegele Chair in Music Scholarship at the University at Buffalo, where he directed the musicology program. He has also been a member of the faculties of the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University, and a visiting professor at Harvard University, Cornell University, and the Eastman School of Music. Long is an active member of the AMS, having served on its council, Einstein and Kinkeldey prize committees, and as program chair for the 2010 national meeting in Indianapolis..

Paul Losensky

Paul Losensky

Central Eurasian Studies

Associate Professor, Central Eurasian Studies
Associate Professor, Comparative Literature

plosensk@indiana.edu
Goodbody Hall 207
(812) 855-9665

Persian literature and literary history, in particular the literature of the 16th and 17th centuries in Iran, India, and Central Asia; literature, architecture, and topography; Sufism and literature; comparative studies in the Baroque; translation and translation studies.

Manling Luo

Manling Luo

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

luom@indiana.edu
Goodbody Hall 246
(812) 856-0833

Interests: Pre-modern Chinese narratives; Chinese literati culture; Traditional Chinese literature; Gender and Cultural studies

Jacques Merceron

Jaques Merceron

French and Italian Department

Professor of French

jmercero@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 624
(812) 855-4336

French medieval studies, French folklore and mythology.

Emanuel Mickel

Emanuel Mickel

Department of French and Italian

mickel@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 621
(812) 855-8253

Interests: Old French chanson de geste and romance, Medieval Romance, The Rose; allegory and persona in European literature; 19th-century literature, classic tradition, ekphrastic writings and painting.

Diane Reilly

Diane Reilly

Department of the History of Art

Associate Professor

dreilly@indiana.edu
Fine Arts 132

Interests: Romanesque illuminated manuscript, especially Giant Bibles and early Cistercian Office manuscripts; the process and functions of text illustration in monastic culture and the image of the medieval king and queen.

Leah Shopkow

Leah Shopkow

History Department

shopkowl@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 718
(812) 855-1938

Interests: Medieval intellectual and cultural history, historiography.

Joel Silver

Joel Silver

Lilly Library

Curator of Books

silverj@indiana.edu
Lilly Library
(812) 855-2452

Joel Silver is the Associate Director and Curator of Books at the Lilly Library and Adjunct Associate Professor and Director of Special Collections Specialization at the IU School of Library and Information Science. His main interest related to medieval studies is the production, use, and dispersal of medieval books and manuscripts.

Ariann Stern-Gottschalk

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Lecturer

aristern@indiana.edu
Ballantine 570
(812) 855-1648

Old Church Slavic language, and especially its morphology and morphosyntax; the historical development of writing/literature in 11th to 17th century Rus' as well as study of its language(s), history and culture.

Suzanne Stetkevych

Suzanne Stetkevych

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Professor, NELC

stetkevy@indiana.edu
Goodbody 319
(812) 335-4323

Classical Arabic Poetry, Ritual, performance, and Historicist approaches to the qasidah, Praise Poetry to the Prophet

H. Wayne Storey

H. Wayne Storey

Department of French and Italian

hstorey@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 609
(812) 855-7035

Interests: Early Italian and Latin, Occitan, manuscript studies, textual criticism.

John Walbridge

John Walbridge

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Professor

jwalbrid@indiana.edu
Goodbody Hall 222
(812) 855-8689

Interests: Islamic philosophy; Islamic intellectual history; the cultural role of philosophy and science; Baha'i studies; Islamic Studies; Islamic history.

Cherry Williams

Cherry Williams

Lilly Library

Curator of Manuscripts

chedwill@indiana.edu
Lilly Library
(812) 855-3187

Cherry Williams is the Curator of Manuscripts at the Lilly Library.

Rega Wood

Rega Wood

Philosophy Department

Professor of Philosophy

regawood@indiana.edu
Wells Library E451
(812) 856-3783

Fields of interest: NEH Principal Investigator, Medieval Critical Editions (Richard Rufus, John Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, Adam Wodeham): Paleography, Manuscript studies. Medieval History and Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Metaphysics, Psychology.

 

Affiliated Faculty

Asma Afsaruddin

Asma Afsaruddin

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Professor

aafsarud@indiana.edu
Memorial Hall, M17
(812) 856-7347

Pre-modern and modern Islamic religious and political thought; QurÕanic hermeneutics; Hadith criticism; Exegetical, legal, and ethical perspectives on jihad and martyrdom; Gender roles.

Paul Elliott

Paul Elliott

Early Music Institute

Professor of Music (Early Music; Voice)

elliottp@indiana.edu
Merrill Hall, MU310
(812) 855-8254

Paul Elliott has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, and London Mozart Players. He has appeared in more than 100 recordings as a featured artist with the Early Music Consort of London, Consort of Music, Academy of Ancient Music, Pro Cantione Antiqua, Deller Consort, and the Theatre of Voices.

Arthur Field

Arthur Field

History Department

afield@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 827
(812) 855-5164

Italian Renaissance

Constance Furey

Constance Furey

Religious Studies Department

Associate Professor

cfurey@indiana.edu
Sycamore Hall 227
(812) 855-6678

Research Interests: Christianity in Early Modern Europe, Friendship and community formation, Devotional poetry, Gender and Religious Subjectivity. I study how religious ideas and practices influence how people live in the world and understand themselves in relation to others.

Kevin Jaques

Kevin Jaques

Religious Studies Department

Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies
Director, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program

rjaques@indiana.edu
Sycamore Hall 223
(812) 855-6907

I am interested in medieval Muslim biography, especially Tabaqat literature, and the rhetorical methods used by authors to shape their histories of the development of religious-intellectual disciplines, especially Islamic law and theology.

Mark Kaplan

Mark Kaplan

Philosophy Department

kaplanm@indiana.edu
Sycamore Hall 113
(812) 855-2539

Interests: epistomology, beliefs, decision theory, and the limits of knowledge.

Eleanor Leach

Elanor Leach

Department of Classical Studies

Ruth N. Halls Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

leach@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 569
(812) 855-4129

Interests: Roman Literature, Literary/Cultural Theory, Roman Art, Roman Letters.

Fedwa Malti-Douglas

Fedwa Malti-Douglas

Maurer School of Law

Martha C. Kraft Professor of Humanities
Professor of The College of Arts & Sciences
Adjunct Professor of Law

bethel@indiana.edu
Law Building 341
(812) 855-4630

Interests: Legal issues related to gender.

William Newman

William Newman

History and Philosophy of Science

wnewman@indiana.edu
Goodbody Hall 130
(812) 855-3071

Interests focus on early modern “chymistry” and late medieval “alchemy,” especially as exemplified by Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, Daniel Sennert, and the first famous American scientist, George Starkey. Much of his research has focused on the relationship of science, art, and nature in the premodern world. A major part of his research has also centered on the history of matter-theory, especially corpuscularism and atomism, and on the history of early chemical technology.

Timothy O'Connor

Timothy O'Connor

Philosophy

toconnor@indiana.edu
Sycamore Hall 115
(812) 855-6817

I am a philosopher whose chief interests lie in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion.

Massimo Scalabrini

Massimo Scalabrini

Department of French and Italian

mscalabr@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 634
(812) 855-8044

Interests: Renaissance and early modern literature and culture (lyric poetry, heroic and mock-heroic poetry, macaronic literature, comic literature, the pastoral tradition, humanism).

Jonathan Schlesinger

Jonathan Schlesinger

History Department

joschles@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 835
(812) 855-6882

I am a historian of late imperial China and environmental history. My current book manuscript, Inventing Nature in the Qing Empire, studies the nexus of empire, environment, and market that defined Qing China in 1750-1850, when unprecedented commercial expansion and a rush for natural resources transformed the ecology of China and its borderlands. That boom, no less than today’s, had profound institutional, ideological, and environmental causes and consequences. Indeed, the boom years witnessed a reinvention of nature itself. Early modern wilderness was not a state of nature: it reflected the nature of the state. My research builds from experience in the PRC, Taiwan, and Mongolia. I work with Chinese, Manchu, and Mongolian language archives, love the study of material objects, and am drawn to the global dimensions of China’s environmental history.

Kemal Silay

Kemal Silay

Central Eurasian Studies

Professor, Central Eurasian Studies
Chair Professor, Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies
Director, Turkish Studies Program

ksilay@indiana.edu
Goodbody Hall 220
(812) 855-0705

Throughout his academic career, he has been teaching a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, from “Islamic Civilization” to “Islamist Jihad”; from “Medieval Ottoman Manuscripts” to “Contemporary Turkish Media.”

Elliot Sperling

Elliot Sperling

Department of Central Eurasian Studies

Associate Professor Tibetan Studies

sperlin@indiana.edu
Goodbody Hall 143
(812) 855-7344

Tibetan History

Rex A. Sprouse

Rex Sprouse

Germanic Studies Department

Professor of Germanic Studies and Second Language Studies; Adjunct Professor of Linguistics

rsprouse@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 661
(812) 855-3248

Fields of interest: Fields of interest: structure and history of the languages of Western Europe (Germanic, Romance, Celtic); second-language acquisition; syntactic theory.

 

Emeriti Faculty

Judith H. Anderson

Judith H. Anderson

English Department

Distinguished Professor Emerita

anders@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 457
(812) 855-3821

Professor Anderson’s interests revolve around the creation, understanding, and value of imaginative thinking and writing. Her writing has explored these themes in Langland’s Piers Plowman, Spenser’s Faerie Queene, Shakespeare, Bede, Chaucer, and Milton, as well as in biographies and historical writing.

Ann Carmichael

Ann Carmichael

History Department

carmicha@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 724
(812) 855-4151

I am interested in the relationships between social perceptions of health and illness, and the biomedical, physical realities that infectious diseases present. To explore such interests when I turned to historical records, I turned to the centuries of punishing recurrent plagues and pestilences in Europe.

Lawrence Clopper

Department of English

Professor Emeritus

clopper@indiana.edu
(812) 855-2034

Medieval literature, culture, and intellectual history. Middle English and early modern drama. Franciscans, Lollards, Langland and the Gawain-Poet.

Henry Cooper

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

cooper@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 515
(812) 855-6227

Specialties/Research Interests: South Slavic languages and literatures, especially Slovene and Croatian, Old Russian literature, Slavic Bible translations, Esperanto.

Jeffrey Huntsman

Department of English

Professor Emeritus

huntsman@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 442

Native American literature. History of linguistics, especially lexicography and translation theory. Languages and literature of medieval Britain (Irish, Welsh, English). General linguistics. Computer applications, especially in the humanities.

Olga Impey

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

impey@indiana.edu
(812) 855-5732

Spanish Medieval Literature, Renaissance Literature.

Eugene Kleinbauer

Eugene Kleinbauer

Department of the History of Art

Professor Emeritus

Early Christian, Byzantine and Carolingian art and architecture

Sheila Lindenbaum

English Department

Professor Emerita

lindenb@indiana.edu

Drama to the 1590's. Shakespeare. Teaching of drama. Medieval and Renaissance paleography.

Consuelo Lopez-Morillas

Consuelo Lopez-Morillas

Spanish and Portuguese

Professor Emerita

lopez@indiana.edu
Ballantine 871
(812) 855-1157

Hispano-Arabic language and literature, Aljamiado language and literature, History of the Spanish language, Peninsular dialectology, Romance linguistics

Samuel N. Rosenberg

Samuel N. Rosenberg

Department of French and Italian

Professor Emeritus

srosenbe@indiana.edu

Until retirement in 1999, I taught undergraduate and graduate courses in French grammar, composition, translation; history of the French language; Old French lyric poetry; French Arthurian prose; occasionally, history of the Italian language as well. My research activity has centered – and continues to center – on textual edition and translation of trouvère poetry, and on translation and adaptation of Arthurian narrative.

Paul Spade

Paul Spade

Department of Philosophy

spade@indiana.edu
Sycamore Hall 026

A historian of philosophy whose main research has been concentrated in medieval philosophy, particularly late medieval logic and semantic theory.

Staff

Director: Professor Rosemarie McGerr

mestdir@indiana.edu

Assistant to the Director: Erin Sweany

mest@indiana.edu

Special Projects Assistant: Maks Szostalo

mest@indiana.edu