CCU professor awarded two grants

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – An associate professor of history at Coastal Carolina University is the recipient of two grants.

Eliza Glaze has been awarded a National Humanities Center fellowship for the 2010-2011 academic school year.

She is one of 36 leading scholars from 19 colleges and universities in 17 states and six other nations to receive the grants for individual research projects.

Glaze will use the residential fellowship to study at the Research Triangle Park center in North Carolina.  She will be completing a scholarly book on medical history in southern Italy during the 11th and 12th centuries.

"It is a tremendous honor to be awarded a position at the National Humanities Center, for which I'm very grateful" Glaze said. "A stint at the NHC will make it possible for me to complete the analysis of vast quantities of archival data I collected from various monastic, municipal and national manuscript collections all across Italy in 2008, and to ready my text for publication."

The second grant, a $10,500 NHC "Conversation" grant, will support a symposium on "Excavating Medicine in a Digital Age: Paleography and the Medical Book."

Glaze is an organizer for the symposium that will be held at the center from September 30 to October 2.

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