Melissa Moreton has been awarded the 2013 Spriestersbach dissertation prize in the Humanities and Fine Arts for her dissertation, "Scritto di bellissima lettera: Nuns' Book Production in 15th and 16th century Italy." While working on her PhD in the History Department, Melissa earned a certificate from the UI Center for the Book. Melissa's expertise in bookbinding figured significantly in her dissertation research. Melissa’s dissertation is also the UI’s nomination (in the Humanities category) for the Council of Graduate Schools/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award. The awards ‘recognize recent doctoral recipients who have already made unusually significant and original contributions in their fields.’ All of us in the UICB offer our congratulations.
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