Maribel Dietz
Associate Professor


238C Himes Hall
578-1141
maribel@lsu.edu

COURSES TAUGHT:
Western Civilization to 1500; Early Medieval History, 300-1000; Later Medieval History, 1000-1500; Graduate Reading Seminar in European History; Undergraduate Seminar on Travel in the Medieval Mediterranean World, 300-1500; Special Topics courses: History of Medieval France, History of Medieval Spain, History of Medieval Ireland
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:
The Cult of Stephen the Protomartyr, 400-900. (Book project); Associate editor, Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Brill; Chapter on “Monastic Rules and Hagiography” in Philip Rousseau, ed., Companion to Late Antiquity. Blackwell; Ongoing interest in Late Antique and Early Medieval Mediterranean history with an emphasis on religion, culture and society.
INTERESTED IN DIRECTING THESES AND DISSERTATIONS ON:
Religion, Society and Culture in Late Antique and Medieval Europe


BRIEF VITA

Education:
B.A. magna cum laude, 1988, University of California, Berkeley; M.A., 1991, Princeton University; Ph.D., 1997, Princeton University.

Awards and Honors:
NEH Summer Stipend, Summer 2005
Manship Summer Research Grant, Summer 2004
Council on Research Summer Stipend grant, Summer 2003
NEH Humanities Focus Grant, Fall 2002 – Fall 2003
Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society, recognition certificate, Fall 2003, Fall 2001
Junior Faculty Research Travel Grant, Fall 2003, Spring 2001
Non-tenured Research Fellowship, Fall 2000
NEH Summer Seminar “Marvels of Rome” participant, Summer 1999
LSU General College Outstanding Teacher Award, May 1998
LSU Summer Research Grant, Summer 1998
Princeton Graduate Alumni Teaching Award, 1994
Mellon Post-Enrollment Fellowship, Spring 1995
Princeton University Fellowship, 1989-90

Notable Articles:
“Itinerant Spirituality and the Late Antique Origins of Christian Pilgrimage,” in Shifting Frontiers IV: Travel, Communication and Geography in Late Antiquity, edited by Linda Ellis and Frank Kidner. Ashgate, forthcoming.


“Travellers” in Late Antiquity: A guide to the postclassical world, edited by Glen Bowersock, Peter Brown, and Oleg Grabar. Harvard University Press, 1999.

About Wandering Monks, Virgins and Pilgrims  

Book:  

Wandering Monks, Virgins and Pilgrims  (Penn State University Press, 2005)