Professor of Classics, Carmella Vircillo Franklin, was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in April. Professor Franklin was one of eight Columbia University faculty and among 175 scholars, artists, and scientists chosen from more than 3,100 applicants this year.
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides grants for fellows to pursue work in their field. Professor Franklin's research focuses on medieval Latin texts and their manuscripts and she will use the fellowship to prepare the first critical edition of the Liber Pontificalis of the 12th century, to be published in the Monumenta Germaniae Historica. This text is at the center of a larger project provisionally entitled “The Liber pontificalis of Pandulphus Romanus: From Schismatic Document to Renaissance Exemplar,” a study of the reception of the papal chronicle created during the schism of 1130.