CoSyn awarded grant from Denning Digital Humanities Initiative

We’re delighted to announce that CoSyn has been awarded a 2018-19 grant from the Roberta Bowman Denning Initiative in the Digital Humanities.  These grants support “projects that focus attention on Humanities and Technology, demonstrating the benefits of cross-disciplinary approaches in research and teaching.” This grant will support the creation of the online database, the development of a mapping tool, and a significant expansion of the underlying text corpus.

We are very grateful to the Denning Fund Committee for its support!


CoSyn receives Workshop Grant from France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Research

We are very grateful to the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Research for awarding us a 2018-19 workshop grant. The grant will support both the April 2019 project workshop at Stanford and the June 2019 concluding conference in Metz, allowing us to expand the number of trans-Atlantic participants. For more information on the Center and its mission, see here.

CoSyn secures inaugural grant from Thomas Jefferson Fund – FACE Foundation!

In July 2017, we learned that CoSyn was among nine Franco-American collaborative projects to receive an inaugural grant from the FACE Foundation’s newly launched Thomas Jefferson Fund! 

 The Thomas Jefferson Fund “is designed to support new collaborations and the most innovative projects between promising young researchers in France and the United States. […] Inspired by the third American President’s commitment to strengthening French-American relations, the Thomas Jefferson Fund will bring young talented researchers together to initiate or strengthen their collaborative research activities, co-organize conferences, and author joint articles for high-level publications, in order to achieve game-changing discoveries.”

More information on the FACE Foundation and the Thomas Jefferson Fund can be found here.

We are very grateful to the bilateral selection committee for its support!

Corpus synodalium

Ce carnet vise à diffuser et alimenter les travaux du projet franco-américain « Diffusion des normes dans l’Église de la fin du Moyen Âge. Les législations ecclésiastiques locales en France et dans les territoires proches, 1215-1500 / Legal Diffusion in the Late Medieval Church : Local Ecclesiastical Legislation in France and its Neighbors, 1215-1500 », co-porté par Christine Barralis (Université de Lorraine) et Rowan Dorin (Université de Stanford).

Alors que la question de la diffusion, au sein des statuts synodaux et provinciaux, du droit émanant des pontifes et conciles généraux a déjà fait l’objet d’un certain nombre d’études, la question des transferts de législations entre diocèses (et entre diocèses et provinces), des modalités et des limites de ces transferts, n’a guère été abordée que via la constitution de quelques grands livres synodaux du XIIIe siècle. Il s’agit donc d’un champ d’études encore largement en friche concernant de larges espaces (sud et est du royaume de France notamment) et les XIVe-XVe siècles. Continuer la lecture de « Corpus synodalium »