Eldevik to Attend NEH Summer Seminar in Rome

John Eldevik
John Eldevik

Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar fellowship to attend the four-week program on “Reform and Renewal in Medieval Rome” in Rome, Italy, June 22-July 25.

Each summer scholar is required to work on a research project related to the program topic. Eldevik will do research in the Vatican Library on manuscripts relating to the 1119-24 papacy of Calixtus II.

While his research will fulfill the program requirement, it is also related to a larger project he is working on – his “Calixtus project.”

Eldevik is researching manuscripts that contain a strange text known as the “Report of Patriarch John.” The report told of an alleged event in 1122 in which a Christian bishop from India visited the papal court and told a marvelous tale of the miracles performed at the tomb of St. Thomas, the apostle who supposedly preached to the Indians.

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