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Hostetler Receives Graduate Research and Creativity Award

Published March 21, 2016
Brad Hostetler and detail of the Reliquary of St. Demetrios
Doctoral candidate Brad Hostetler has received the Graduate Student Research and Creativity Award in the humanities and the arts, presented by the Graduate School and the Office of Research for the 2015–16 academic year. This awards program is designed to recognize the superior scholarship of FSU graduate students in three disciplinary categories: natural and physical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and the humanities and arts. Brad was selected for his outstanding scholarly productivity as a graduate student at FSU, and for his national and international visibility through publications, presentations, grants, and fellowships. In April, Brad defends his dissertation, “The Function of Text: Byzantine Reliquaries with Epigrams, 843–1204,” under the supervision of Associate Professor Lynn Jones.


Brad’s recent awards include a Dumbarton Oaks Junior Fellowship in Byzantine Studies (2015–16), the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant for Independent Research on Venetian History and Culture (2014), and an International Dissertation Semester Research Fellowship from The Graduate School at FSU (2014). Brad has presented papers at the Byzantine Studies Conference (2009, 2014), the University of Oxford (2012), and at the British School at Athens (2014), and was invited to speak at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (2015), and Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies Spring Symposium at the University of Oxford (2016). His publications include “Image, Epigram, and Nature in Middle Byzantine Personal Devotion” in Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500. Renana Bartal, Neta Bodner, and Bianca Kühnel, eds. (Ashgate, forthcoming, Dec. 2016); “The Iconography of Text: The Placement of an Inscription on a Middle Byzantine Reliquary” in Eastern Christian Art, vol. 8 (2011); and the chapter “Reliquary Epigrams” in Medieval Texts on Byzantine Art and Aesthetics, vol. 3. From Alexios I Komnenos to the rise of Hesychasm (forthcoming 2017).  For a complete list of Brad’s research and publications, see his academia page.