Kate Melissa Craig
C.Phil., History, UCLA (2011)
M.A., History, UCLA (2010)
B.S., History and Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology (2008)
Office: Bunche 5376
Early and Late Medieval European History, Archaeology, Early Modern European History
My dissertation, "Bringing out the Saints: Journeys of Relics in 10th -12th c. Northern France and Flanders," examines the practice of carrying relics (the physical remains of saints) away from their normal resting places to show that they were used as mobile tools of power which incited conflict and competition as well as devotion. This work challenges conceptions of medieval relics as a force promoting unity across social classes.
Saurabh Vyawahare, Kate Craig, and Axel Scherer, “Patterning Lines by Capillary Flows," Nano Letters 6, no. 2 (2006): 271-276.
Steven Vanderputten, Monastic Reform as Process: Realities and Representations in Medieval Flanders, 900-1100 (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2013) Comitatus 45 (2014).
Julian Weiss and Sarah Salih, eds., Locating the Middle Ages: The Spaces and Places of Medieval Culture (London: King’s College, 2012) Comitatus 44 (2013).
Peter Linehan, ed., Portugalia Pontificia: Materials for the History of Portugal and the Papacy: 1198-1417 (Lisbon: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2013) Comitatus 44 (2013).
Grants and Awards
Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2014-2015
Collegium of University Teaching Fellows, 2013-2014
Mellon Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, 2012-2013
Luskin Fellowship, 2012-2013
Fulbright Fellowship, France, 2011-2012
Chateaubriand Fellowship, 2011-2012 (declined in favor of Fulbright)
George T. and Margaret W. Romani Fellowship, 2010-2011
Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, 2009
Graduate Student Researchship, St. Gall Project, 2008-2009
George W. Housner Intern, 2008
Boeing Undergraduate Engineering Scholar, 2007-2008
Charles and Valerie Elachi Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, 2007
Alcorn Scholar, 2006-2007
Mathes Scholar, 2005-2006
Richter Scholar, 2004-2005
Patrick Geary (History)
Teofilo Ruiz (History)
David Sabean (History)
Gregory Schopen (Asian Languages & Cultures)
“The Saint at the Gate: Giving Relics a ‘Royal Entry’ in Eleventh- to Twelfth- Century France.” To be presented at the 129th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, New York City, January 4th 2015.
“The Ark and Central Medieval Relic Journeys in Text and Image.” Presented at There and Back Again: Travel, Itinerancy, and Adventure in the Middle Ages, Princeton University, April 25th 2014.
“Welcoming Saints and Kings: The Liturgy for Moving Relics at Cluny and the Adventus.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, UCLA, April 10th 2014.
“Relics on the Road: Writing the Power of the Saint Beyond the Monastery.” Presented at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 10th 2013.
“Creating Sacred Sites: The Permanent and the Ephemeral.” Presented at Scalar Inquiries in Archaeology: Third Annual Cotsen Conference, UCLA, April 27th 2013.
“Pirates, Dragons, Hospitality and Miracles: Exploring England in the Second Relic Voyage of Laon .” Presented at Space and Displacement in Early Cultures, University of California Irvine, April 13th 2013.
“Incense, Banners, Candles and Psalms: Liturgical Perspectives on Relic Movement at 11th c. Cluny.” Presented at the UCLA History Graduate Colloquium, UCLA, March 14th 2013.
“Space, Power, and Precedence: Expressing Friendship and Competition through Journeys of Relics, 10th -12th c.” Presented at the Huntington Medieval History Seminar, Huntington Library, February 9th 2013.
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