April 19, 2012

Jeanette Grider

SLU History Professor Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has named Thomas Madden, Ph.D., Director of SLU's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, a 2012 fellowship recipient.

Thomas Madden, Ph.D.

A professor in the University's Department of History, Madden joins a group of 180 scholars, artists and scientists who were chosen from among nearly 3,000 applicants. Appointments are made on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.

The 2012 Guggenheim Fellowships were announced last week at a press conference in New York and in a full-page ad in the New York Times.

"It's a great honor for me to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship, not only as a recognition of my own work but also of the excellence in academic programs and research for which Saint Louis University is well known," Madden said.

Madden will use the Guggenheim Fellowship award to support his current research into the history of Venice's participation in the Crusades during the Middle Ages -- a project entitled "The Lion and the Cross: Violence, Religion and Identity in the Republic of Saint Mark."

About the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Since its establishment in 1925, the Foundation has granted more than $298 million in fellowships to more than 17,300 individuals. The mission of the founders, Senator and Mrs. Simon Guggenheim, is to "add to the education, literary, artistic and scientific power of this country, and also to provide for the cause of better institutional understanding." (http://www.gf.org)

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