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Patrick Geary

Professor Emeritus

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1974 Ph.D. in Medieval Studies, Yale University

1973 M.Phil. in Medieval Studies, Yale University

1970 A.B. summa cum laude in Philosophy, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama

1968-69 Elève libre, Institut supérieur de philosophie, Université catholique de Louvain


1970 Woodrow Wilson Fellow

1977-80 Princeton University Bicentennial Preceptorship

1981 American Philosophical Society Research Grant

1981 German Academic Exchange Service Research Grant

1984-86 L.J. Skaggs and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation Grant 2

1986-87 Dept. of History Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching

1987-88 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

1990 Research Fellow, Max Planck Institut für Geschichte, Göttingen

1990-91 Member, Institute for Advanced Study

1990-91 Guggenheim Fellow

1994-94 NEH Public Programs. Creating Ethnicity: The Use and Abuses of History

1998-2000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant

2005 Andrew Mellon Foundation grant for the Creation of a Virtual Reality Version of the Manuscript with Related Digital Scholarly Databases 2006 Lester K. Little Resident, American Academy in Rome

2009 Fellow, Hungarian Institute for Advanced Study

2011 Anneliese Maier Research Award, Humboldt Foundation

2015 National Science Foundation grant. Inferring Biological Relatedness And Genomic Ancestry Using 2nd Generation Sequencing


Medieval culture and society, 500-1200

Continuing research on vernacular language, vocality, and memory in the Early Middle Ages.

Principal Investigator, The St. Gall Monastery Plan Digital Project (Phase One): Creation of a Virtual Reality Version of the Manuscript with Related Digital Scholarly Databases. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. http://www.stgallplan.org/

Principal Investigator, “Tracing Longobard Migration through DNA Analysis,” an international, interdisciplinary investigation of migration-era populations through DNA analysis.