IMS Alumni Receive Olivia Remie Constable Awards

Two IMS alumni have received 2018 Olivia Remie Constable Awards, which consist of a $1,500 grant each for research and travel, and reflect the quality of their proposed research.

In total four 2018 Constable Awards were rewarded, to the following scholars: Lindsay Cook (Columbia University), Sarah Ifft Decker (Indiana University), Sarah Bridget Lynch (Angelo State University), and Paul Bernard Sturtevant (The Public Medievalist). These $1,500 awards are granted annually to four junior faculty members, adjuncts, or unaffiliated scholars for research and travel. The awards reflect high standards of scholarship in the broad interdisciplinary context of Medieval Studies, and can be used to fund travel to archives or scholarly conferences, to acquire copies of documents, or for other necessary research costs. 

Sarah Bridget Lynch and Paul Bernard Sturtevant are both IMS alumni who earned their PhDs at the University of Leeds. 

Lynch, currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Angelo State University, specializes in Medieval Europe and Medieval Education. Her Constable Award was given for the project titled, 'Pupils, Teachers, and Schools in Late-Medieval French Wills'. 

Sturtevant, currently Editor-in-Chief of The Public Medievalist, is a public historian and medievalist, and an expert in the way history is presented to the public. He is also an Audience Research Specialist at the Smithsonian Institute, particularly in the Smithsonian Organisation and Audience Research (SOAR) department. The Middle Ages in Popular Imagination: Memory, Film and Medievalism, Sturtevant's recent publication, can be purchased here. His Constable Award was given for the project titled, 'The Public Medievalist: Bringing Medieval Studies to a Broader Audience'.

Congratulations to IMS alumni Sarah Bridget Lynch and Paul Bernard Sturtevant for their achievements!