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Byzantine Canon Law and Medieval Legal Pluralism: Southern Italian Manuscripts from the Tenth to the Fourteenth Century

James Morton, University of California, Berkeley, Junior Fellow 2016–2017

My main goal was to make the transition from primary source research to writing the main body of my dissertation text. Save for minor editing, I have produced final drafts of two chapters and am approximately halfway through a third. In addition to direct work on my PhD dissertation, I was the invited speaker at the very first Byzantine Studies Seminar at the University of Notre Dame on November 11, 2016. I have also been fortunate enough to be awarded both the Mary Jaharis Center Dissertation Fellowship and the John Boswell Dissertation Fellowship of the Medieval Academy of America while at Dumbarton Oaks. Finally, I completed the last stages of editing my third article, on the twelfth-century Sicilian Greek Neilos Doxapatres, which appears in the July 2017 issue of Speculum.