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MEMS is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2025-26 Dorothy Ford Wiley Annual Lectures are now open.

The Wiley Lectures are held twice per year, once in the fall semester and once in the spring. Each lecture honors a scholar at the rank of associate professor or above in any discipline or area of premodern studies who is judged, in the view of the MEMS Advisory Board, to have changed her, his, or their respective field. Each Wiley honoree delivers a keynote lecture to the MEMS community and also runs a workshop for graduate students. More information about the Wiley Lectures may be found here, in the formal call for nominations.

To submit a nomination for the 2025-26 Wiley Lectures, please fill out the simple form here. You can also e-mail, cc-ing, with any questions. Anyone from the UNC MEMS community is eligible to nominate up to two scholars per cycle for the Wiley Lectures.

Nominations will remain open until 1 March 2024. All nominations for the Wiley Lecture will be evaluated by the MEMS Advisory Board, and the honorees will be decided upon by majority vote.