Medieval Studies Certificate Student Shane Patrick Receives Barry Scholarship for Study at Oxford

April 22, 2024

Shane Patrick ’24 has been awarded the John and Daria Barry Scholarship for study at the University of Oxford. The scholarship is awarded to the “leading students of the United States of America in recognition of their dedication to the pursuit of truth,” according to the Barry Scholars press release.

Patrick is a Near Eastern studies major who is pursuing certificates in medieval studies, Ancient Roman language and literature, Arabic language and literature, and Hellenic studies. His senior thesis examines an 18th-century Lebanese Christian legal text, the “Mukhtaṣar al-Sharīʿa of ʿAbdallāh Qarāʿalī,” which draws on both Christian legal traditions and Islamic law. 

Patrick will pursue an MPhil in Islamic Studies and history at Oxford. He said that he is “looking forward to the opportunity to continue developing as a scholar of the Medieval Middle East under the direction of some of the most respected scholars in the field.”

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