Diem awarded two prestigious honors
Diem, associate professor of history, has been awarded two major academic
honors. He will join the School of Historical Studies of the
Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton as a member for the academic
year 2015-2016; he has also been named a 2015 American Council of Learned
Societies (ACLS) Fellow.
ACLS Fellowship and his membership in the Institute for Advanced Study will
enable him to spend the next academic year on full-time research and
writing. His project, Norm
and Community: Early Medieval Monastic Rules and the Development of Regular
Observance, investigates the role of normative texts in organizing
and ordering closed communities from the perspective of western monasticism
between the fifth and ninth centuries.
The Institute for Advanced Studies is an independent private
institution founded to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual
inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Each year scholars from around the world apply
to come to the Institute to pursue their own research. The School of
Historical Studies at the IAS supports scholarship in all fields of historical
research, but is concerned principally with the history of western, near
eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman
civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the
Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and
philosophy, and modern international relations.
This year’s cohort of ACLS Fellows represents over 50 different
colleges and universities, and only 70 Fellows were selected from more than
1,000 applicants. The program is the
most competitive in ACLS’s portfolio, providing significant stipends to
individual scholars working in the humanities and related social sciences.
here to learn more about Diem’s project and the ACLS
Fellowship Program. For information about the Institute for Advanced
Study, click here. 04/15/15