Congratulations to Ben Wheaton for being awarded the Claudio Leonardi Fellowship!

The Claudio Leonardi Fellowship is granted by the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation for Medieval Latin Studies. Ben Wheaton (PhD 2018) will be spending six months in Florence, Italy being hosted by the SISMEL Institute (Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino), where he will be revising and adding to his dissertation on Venantius Fortunatus for publication. In particular, he intends to explore in more detail the poem In laudem sanctae Mariae, uncovering its sources and looking at how it fits into the broader context of theological dispute in Late Antiquity.