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CCU professor awarded two NHC grants

June 23, 2010

Eliza Glaze, associate professor of history at Coastal Carolina University, has been awarded a prestigious National Humanities Center (NHC) fellowship for the academic year 2010-2011. She is one of 36 leading scholars from 19 colleges and universities in 17 states and six other nations to receive the grants for individual research projects.

Glaze will use the residential fellowship to study at the Research Triangle Park (N.C.) center. She will be completing a scholarly book on medical history in southern Italy during the 11th and 12th centuries. Glaze's project, titled "Gariopontus and the Salernitans: the 'Passionarius' and Medical Practice in Southern Italy, c. 1000-1200," will include an edition and translation of the original text, with scholarly commentary and analysis of the medical book called "Passionarius or Book of Diseases," which originated in Salerno, Italy, early in the 11th century.

"It is a tremendous honor to be awarded a position at the National Humanities Center, for which Im very grateful" says Glaze. A stint at the NHC will make it possible for me to complete the analysis of vast quantities of archival data I collected from various monastic, municipal and national manuscript collections all across Italy in 2008, and to ready my text for publication."

The second grant, a $10,500 NHC "Conversation" grant, will support a symposium on "Excavating Medicine in a Digital Age: Paleography and the Medical Book," analyzing Latin medical manuscripts produced during the years 1050 to 1200 CE. Glaze is one of the organizers for the symposium to be held at the center from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.