December 9, 2015
Kristen Streahle , winner of a 2014 IAS Travel Grant for Emerging Scholars , used her award to travel to the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo , where she presented her paper, “TABIMUROLLI MUIDEM REP:“ Pseudo-Kufic, Retrograde Latin, and the Crusades Remembered on the Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri Ceiling.” The richly painted wooden ceiling that adorns the Great Hall of the palace is replete with scenes of epic narratives as well as decorative patterns and inscriptions.

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