Rider a Royal Flemish Academy Fellow in Brussels

Jeff Rider, professor of romance languages and literatures, professor of  medieval studies, has received a residential fellowship from the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts in Brussels for the second semester of the 2011-12 academic year.

Jeff Rider

Rider is in Brussels working with two other fellows on the topic, “Perception and Performance of Social Identity in the Nascent Urban Societies of the High Middle Ages.” In addition to presenting a lecture to other fellows at the center, he’s presenting lectures at the University of Ghent, the Catholic University of Louvain, the Royal Library of Belgium, the Charles University in Prague, and to a European research group (Interfaces: The Integration of Latin and Vernacular in a New History of European Medieval Literature) in Rome.

Rider also is at work this semester on an edition of the most important medieval Flemish chronicle, Ancient Chronicle of Flanders, which will be published by the Royal Historical Commission of Belgium.