Princeton’s Middle Ages for Educators (MAFE) has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Medieval Academy of America’s (MAA) Centennial Committee. Middle Ages for Educators is a digital resource for teachers and students of all ages to learn about Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The website includes video lectures by experts in the field and links to digital exhibits, manuscripts, and other primary sources.
The grant from the Medieval Academy of America will fund the "Medieval OAR Sweet Sixteen Playoffs," a competition that invites medievalists to create engaging web content. This initiative, endorsed by the MAA K-12 Committee, will solicit high-quality Open Access Resources (OARs) about the Middle Ages from MAA members and demonstrate what makes a successful online resource, culminating in an announcement of the contest winner at the annual MAA meeting in Boston in 2025. Additionally, it will foster discussion about how medievalists might engage in and support collaborative born-digital scholarship more generally. The grant will fund cash prizes, travel stipends, and support the growth of the MAFE platform.