Jeremy Ledger

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Gradaute Student Research Fellow

  • About

    Jeremy Ledger is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Michigan. He specializes in the history of medieval and early modern North Africa, Europe, and the Mediterranean. His dissertation, based on extensive research in archives and libraries in Morocco, Tunisia, Spain, and Italy, will investigate the circulation of geographical knowledge between Muslim, Christian, and Jewish scholars, geographers, and travelers who traversed the Mediterranean region and beyond between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

    Research Plans

    Jeremy plans to use his Eisenberg Institute funding to cover the cost of a summer research trip to Istanbul (2.5 weeks) and Paris (2 weeks) and to purchase reproductions of documents from libraries in Istanbul, Paris, and England. These documents include unpublished maps and geographical treatises that are central to his dissertation.

  • Education
    • BS, Biology, University of Connecticut
    • MA Mediterranean and European Studies, New York University
    • MA, History, University of Michigan
    • Certificate, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Michigan