Classics Alum Casey Carmichael Receives Prestigious Doctoral Fellowship in Germany
By Guy Spriggs
Casey Carmichael, who earned his masters degree in Classics at the University in Kentucky in 2010, has been awarded six-month doctoral fellowship from the Leibniz Institute for European History in Mainz, Germany.
“Receiving the fellowship has brought me great joy and an added sense of motivation to pursue my doctoral research,” Carmichael said.
The fellowship funds doctoral and post-doctoral candidates to write their research projects at the Leibniz Institute. From July to December 2012, Carmichael will be researching and writing his doctoral dissertation for the Faculty of Theology at the University of Geneva.
Carmichael’s current project focuses on biblical exegesis of seventeenth-century Dutch theologian Johannes Cocceius. “I am fascinated by the history of Calvinism in continental Europe and the complicated relationship that exists between Cocceius and Protestant Scholasticism,” he explained.
Carmichael credits his time at UK with preparing him for his doctoral education. “UK’s unique Classics Program and faculty, in which the whole breadth of Latin literature is pursued, distinctly prepared me to pursue doctoral studies in the late humanism of Reformation history,” Carmichael said.