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Notre Dame to Host Medieval Scholars Conference

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Medieval Institute

The University of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute will host the Medieval Academy of America (MAA) annual conference Thursday-Saturday (March 12-14).

Some 420 medieval scholars will attend the conference, at which the MAA will announce the winners of its new Olivia Remie Constable Award, established in memory of Olivia Remie Constable, Robert M. Conway Director of the Medieval Institute and professor of history at Notre Dame, who died last April.

Constable had been instrumental in bringing the MAA conference to Notre Dame for the first time in its 90 years of meeting. “We are particularly thrilled to be able to honor the memory of Notre Dame’s own Olivia Remie Constable by announcing the names of the first four winners of the annual Olivia Remie Constable Award during this meeting,” said Lisa Fagin Davis, executive director of MAA. “The award supports the work of junior scholars, thus honoring Remie’s role as a teacher and mentor.

“The University of Notre Dame is an obvious choice to host our annual meeting,” Davis added. “The Medieval Institute is one of the nation’s premier centers for medieval studies; its library is unmatched, and its faculty world-renowned. In addition, it has been a great pleasure for me to work with the institute staff, faculty, and the University to plan what is sure to be a spectacular conference.”

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