Congratulations to Slavic Grad Student Veronica Muskheli who was recently selected as the first ever recipient of the Míċeál F. Vaughan Endowed Fund for Manuscript and Textual Studies. This award was created by Emeritus Professor Míċeál Vaughan of Comparative Literature and English. It provides support to the Humanities by providing stipends for travel for primary research in libraries and archives. It is awarded once per year to a deserving graduate or undergraduate student.
She plans to use the award to visit to the country of Georgia for an archival folklore research project and a project she is developing on medieval technologies of processing, spinning, and weaving flax in Russia. Both projects are related to Russian female-focused folktales, which are an important part of her dissertation writing.