The Department of Publications operates as a small university press within the Institute, and publishes the results of research carried out by all medievalists. The Institute publishes studies, texts, translations, reference works, and collections of articles relating to the history and culture of the Middle Ages. The Institute’s annual journal, Mediaeval Studies, has been published continuously since 1939.
Manuscript Review Committee and Advisory Board
The Institute's editorial programme is overseen by the Manuscript Review Committee, which is chaired by James P. Carley, FRSC, Fellow of the Institute and Distinguished Research Professor at York University, Toronto, and includes fellows of the Institute and senior academics from around the University of Toronto.
The Manuscript Review Committee is assisted by a new Publications Advisory Board, whose members are:
- Professor MARY CARRUTHERS, New York University and All Souls College, Oxford
- Professor EAMON DUFFY, Magdalene College, Cambridge
- Dr RICHARD FAFARA, Washington, DC
- Professor VINCENT GILLESPIE, University of Oxford
- Mrs MARUJA JACKMAN, Toronto
- Professor R. JAMES LONG, Fairfield University, Connecticut
- Professor CYNTHIA J. NEVILLE, Dalhousie University
- Dr RICHARD REX, University of Cambridge
- Professor BRIAN STOCK, University of Toronto
- Professor WILLIAM P. STONEMAN, Harvard University
- Medieval Irish Literature and Celtic Studies: Professor ANN DOOLEY, University of Toronto
- Middle English and Early Modern Literature: Professor A.S.G. EDWARDS, De Montfort University
The Institute publishes studies, texts, translations, reference works, and collections of articles relating to the history and culture of the middle ages. Submissions may be in French or English. The Institute’s annual journal, Mediaeval Studies, has been published continuously since 1939. There are about 300 titles in print, along with over sixty issues (and 3 index volumes) of Mediaeval Studies.
To view guidelines on manuscript submission and the current PIMS style sheet, click here.
Institute publications fall under several series. Studies and Texts, our flagship series, publishes modern scholarship on sources of medieval society and thought. This collection, which includes publications of the Monumenta Liturgica Beneventana, also includes new sub-series described further below.
The Institute continues to maintain its long-standing mandate in making the best scholarship in medieval studies available for university teaching, especially through its series of Mediaeval Sources in Translation. This collection also includes the sub-series St Michael's College Mediaeval Translations.
Each academic year the Institute has invited a senior medievalist to give the annual Etienne Gilson Lecture, established in honour of the Institute’s founder. These lectures have often been published in the Etienne Gilson series, which also includes works by and about Etienne Gilson, and about the unique character and influence of the Institute's philosophical traditions on contemporary thought.
Other series include: Papers in Mediaeval Studies, collections of articles on medieval culture; Subsidia Mediaevalia, a series surveying archival and reference materials; publications of the Greek Index Project; as well as a number of editions and monographs.
The Institute also collaborates with other centres and projects, both locally and abroad, to publish: Toronto Medieval Latin Texts, a series of texts in Latin published on behalf of the Centre of Medieval Studies, University of Toronto; Publications of the Dictionary of Old English, a series of research tools, texts, and studies published on behalf of the Dictionary of Old English; and Durham Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Translations and Durham Medieval and Renaissance Monographs and Essays (see further below), on behalf of Durham University. The Institute also distributes the Publications de l’Institut d’Études Médiévales, Montreal.
New Book Series and Initiatives
The editorial initiatives launched in 2008 to mark 75 years of scholarly publishing at PIMS saw the introduction of four new book series. In 2009–2010, five additional series were introduced: these range from Islamic studies and Jewish–Christian relations to studies in the history of medieval science, from medieval illuminated manuscripts to the writings of the four orders of friars.
British Writers of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period – Editions, Translations, and Studies is edited by James P. Carley (York University and PIMS), Andrew Kraebel (Trinity University, Texas), Samu Niskanen (University of Helsinki), and James Willoughby (University of Oxford). This series encompasses editions of texts, with translations if appropriate, and also books that serve the purpose of making works accessible through, for example, bibliographical studies rather than editions. The works of anonymous writers are by no means excluded, nor is the series restricted to works in Latin. Works from Britain or by British writers before the end of the sixteenth century survive in Cornish, English, French, Gaelic, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, and Welsh, and the series aims to reflect this linguistic diversity. Works originating in Ireland or by Irish writers are also welcome. Apart from medieval works the series includes editions and translations as well as studies of the writings of the Tudor bibliographers and religious polemicists. Draft guidelines for the series are available. We welcome submissions: please contact Professor James Carley. ● To view the British Writers books in our catalogue, click here.
Catholic and Recusant Texts of the Late Medieval and Early Modern Periods, edited by Ann M. Hutchison (York University and PIMS), Michael Questier (University of Durham), and Alison Shell (University College London), is devoted to editions and studies of works by Catholic writers during a tumultuous period in English intellectual history. Despite their official suppression, Catholic ideas and ideals remained prominent in English thought long after the break with Rome. Recusant writings are now receiving greater attention from both medievalists and early modern scholars: the past decades have witnessed the rediscovery and re-editing of new texts, accurate and more detailed bibliographical scholarship, as well as an unparalleled enrichment of the literary, historical, and cultural contexts. The inception of this series is therefore as timely as it is significant. The Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies serves as an ideal publisher for this series, since its Library possesses a strong collection of early printed editions of recusant texts, holdings that are further complemented by the rich Counter-Reformation Collection in the library of the University of St Michael's College. Please contact Professor Ann M. Hutchison. ● To view the Catholic and Recusant Texts books in our catalogue, click here.
Durham Publications in Medieval and Renaissance Studies is a collaboration of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Durham University and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. Nicole Reinhardt serves as General Editor of the collection, and Giles E.M. Gasper is Deputy Editor. Durham Publications comprises the two series described below.
• Durham Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Translations, edited by John McKinnell, David Ashurst, and Neil Cartlidge, is dedicated to providing authoritative editions and translations of medieval and renaissance texts, to the highest scholarly standards. The series has particular strengths in Old and Middle English, and Old Norse, but also accepts texts in any vernacular as well as Latin and Greek, within the period c350–c1620. English translations of any text within this period, in any language, will be considered. Both texts and translations are intended to reach the wider readership of the university classroom. Please contact the editors for further information. ● To view the Durham Texts and Translations in our catalogue, click here.
• Durham Medieval and Renaissance Monographs and Essays, edited by Luke Sunderland and Stefano Cracolici, will consider for publication scholarly monographs and essay collections from any discipline within the period c350–c1620. Please contact the editors for further information. ● To view the Durham Monographs and Essays in our catalogue, click here.
The Glossed Bible: Editions and Studies of the Medieval Sacra pagina, edited by Alexander Andrée (University of Toronto), Mark J. Clark (The Catholic University of America), Joseph Goering (University of Toronto), and Timothy B. Noone (The Catholic University of America), is a series devoted to the biblical Glossa, which later acquired the sobriquet ordinaria. Despite its popularity as a textbook for use in the schools, and its cardinal importance to the development of theology in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and to medieval thought more widely, the Gloss on the Bible has never been fully edited. This is the result of both the large number of surviving manuscript copies of its books and the existence of multiple parallel versions that are remarkably dynamic in form. In order to rectify this deficiency, the series proposes carefully to edit the Latin text of each book (and, indeed, of each version) of the Gloss. The series is emphatically non-restrictive in method: editors may choose to edit from a single representative manuscript from a relevant time and place, or more than one manuscript or, indeed, the entire tradition, if this should prove possible, and are encouraged to adapt philological models and practices relevant to their material. Texts related to the Gloss (lectures, commentaries, postille) may also be considered for publication, either in their own right or for the light they shed on the transmission of the Gloss. Each edition will be preceded by a detailed historical introduction, and the text will be supported by an apparatus fontium based on a thorough analysis of the textual witnesses, as well as philological and contextual notes. The series will strive to present the text as close to the layout of the medieval manuscripts as the conventions of modern printing will allow, its three levels synoptically present before the eyes of the reader and in variations appropriate to the particular challenges presented by each glossed book. Prospective editors are urged to contact Alexander Andrée, Mark Clark, Joe Goering, or Tim Noone. ● To view the Glossed Bible books in our catalogue, click here.
History of Medieval Science – Editions, Translations, and Studies is edited by B.B. Price (York University). This series aims to increase appreciation and awareness of medieval scientific ideas and practices, including those of mathematics and medicine, through editions, translations, and studies. The scope of the series seeks to take into account the place of medieval scientific thought in both the elementary curricula of the quadrivium and also within and outside the higher faculties of arts and theology and the schools of medicine. The breadth, diversity, and visual presentation of medieval scientific works, many of which were designed for appeal to more than a literate readership, are worthy of rigorous but also creative analysis. Proposals on any relevant topic and from any medieval period, region, or language are welcomed; authors are also encouraged to consider what contribution a proposed edition, translation, or monograph might make to the history of science in general. For further information, please write to Professor Betsey Price.
Islam and Muslim Societies in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods is edited by Ruba Kana'an (Head of Education and Scholarly Programs, Aga Khan Museum). This new series on Islam and Muslim societies aims to examine the intellectual and cultural life of Muslims in the Medieval and Early Modern periods, a time when Muslim contributions to the preservation, advancement, and application of knowledge were remarkable and often unparalleled. The aim of the series is to present examinations of the breadth and diversity of Islamic thought to scholars and students, particularly those who do not primarily work in the field of Islamic Studies. As such, the series fills a gap in publications on Islam that can be used for comparative research as well as for teaching by scholars in a range of fields and disciplines. The series will include books by academics working in the areas of Islamic jurisprudence, philosophy, theology, art, literature, history, and science, among others. The books in the series will be written in a scholarly yet accessible form, with relevant bibliographical information and references. For further details, please contact Ruba Kana'an.
Judaism in the Medieval and Early Modern World. Edited by Piet van Boxel (University of Oxford) and Joanna Weinberg (University of Oxford), this new series will publish books on the study of Judaism in medieval and early modern Europe. We welcome proposals for critical editions and translations of hitherto unpublished works. We are particularly interested in proposals that engage in the history of the study of Jews and Judaism in medieval and early modern European culture.
Mediaeval Law and Theology is edited by Alexander Andreé (University of Toronto), John F. Boyle (University of St Thomas), Joseph Goering (University of Toronto), and Giulio Silano (University of Toronto). Theology and Canon Law, the two senior faculties of the medieval university, represent the most prestigious areas of thought and study in the middle ages. Although the liberal arts, philosophy, and civil law attracted many students, those faculties never supplanted Theology and Canon Law at the summit of the intellectual and cultural life of medieval society. The disciplines of theology and canon law arose out of the needs of the medieval Church. Both disciplines were thought to be necessary for the effective workings of the Church and for the well-being of its members. The breadth and diversity of works that were written throughout the Middle Ages, both for scholars and for more widespread use by clergy and laity, is beyond accounting. The purpose of this series is to publish studies and texts of medieval canon law and theology. Proposals for books and monographs on any topic in medieval theology or canon law are most welcome. We are particularly interested in publishing editions of scholastic and popular works, as well as historical studies of medieval law and theology from all periods of the middle ages. Please write to Professor Alexander Andrée, Professor John F. Boyle, Professor Joseph Goering, or Professor Giulio Silano. ● To view the Mediaeval Law and Theology books in our catalogue, click here.
Music in the Middle Ages, a series designed to embrace studies that place music in the broad context of medieval culture, is edited by John Haines (University of Toronto). The series emphasizes the relevance of music to many groups in the middle ages, not just musicians or music theorists. In the university or learned context, music necessarily related not only to the three other disciplines of the quadrivium, but also to the three remaining liberal arts (grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric). As for wider, more popular contexts, areas ranging from medicine to philosophy are indispensable to understanding music in the middle ages. The series focuses on music – in its various modern and medieval definitions – of the middle ages, the millennium spanning roughly 450 to 1450 AD. Book proposals covering any of the following themes are welcome: performers and performance; university and learned discourse; music notation; historiography or reception of medieval music; liturgy; music in literature; music in art and architecture. For further information, and to discuss proposals, please contact Professor John Haines.
Text Image Context: Studies in Medieval Manuscript Illumination is edited by Jeffrey F. Hamburger (Harvard University). Illuminated manuscripts provide a nearly unbroken record of painting throughout the Middle Ages as well as a conspectus of many, if not all, of the genres of medieval exegesis and literature in both Latin and the various vernaculars. Indispensable sources for the investigation of virtually all aspects of medieval life and culture, many illuminated manuscripts nonetheless remain unknown or poorly published. This new series aims to provide a setting for innovative investigations of unfamiliar material as well as fresh studies of familiar landmarks. In addition to monographs and thematic studies, projects that focus on manuscripts in relation to other media, such as epigraphy, inscriptions and printing, will also be considered, as will studies that place the history of manuscript illumination in broader cultural contexts. Proposals should describe in detail the required program of illustration. For further information, please contact Professor Jeffrey F. Hamburger. ● To view the Text Image Context books in our catalogue, click here.
Toronto Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Rhetoric is a new series focusing on work in early European rhetorics edited by Rita Copeland (University of Pennsylvania) and Jill Ross (University of Toronto). The editors invite submissions in the following areas: editions and translations of medieval or early modern rhetorical texts, with substantial introductions; historical studies of the development of rhetoric from the early Middle Ages through the Early Modern periods; monographs on medieval or early modern rhetorical theory, or examining how rhetoric functions as the vehicle for literary production in particular texts; monographs employing rhetorical theory to explore exegesis, medicine, literature, philosophy, historiography, or another area of medieval and early modern discourse; essay collections on medieval or early modern rhetoric, including studies of a particular historical development or rhetorician, or of a concept such as metonymy or allegory. Inquiries may be sent to Professor Rita Copeland and to Professor Jill Ross. ● To view the Toronto Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Rhetoric in our catalogue, click here.
Toronto Studies in Romance Philology is edited by Francis Gingras (Université de Montréal), Dorothea Kullmann (University of Toronto), David G. Pattison (University of Oxford), and Franco Pierno (University of Toronto). A witness to the “international” character of medieval Romance culture, this series will not be limited to French or any other of the major Romance languages, but will include high-level scholarly monographs, editions, edited conference proceedings, or other collective volumes on any subject within the area of medieval Romance languages and literatures. Prospective authors should submit a brief written proposal to the editors via email: Dorothea Kullmann; David G. Pattison; Franco Pierno; or Francis Gingras. ● To view the Toronto Studies in Romance Philology in our catalogue, click here.
Vita evangelica: Medieval and Early Modern Spiritual Texts from Western Europe is edited by Anne Mouron (Regent's Park College, Oxford University). This series is designed to offer translations into Modern English from works by the four orders of friars: Augustinian, Dominican, Franciscan, Carmelite, and other orders with Augustinian affinities, such as the Praemonstratensians and the Augustinian canons. It will mainly focus on texts from the later Middle Ages and the early modern period, but will also include the older canonical tradition. The series will accept translations from good editions or reliable manuscripts from Latin or from any vernacular of Western Europe. The series is edited by Dr Anne Mouron; the board of editors includes Rev Dr Paul Chandler, OCarm (Institutum Carmelitanum, Rome), Dr Carol Muessig (University of Bristol), Rev Dr Bernard Mulcahy, OP (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Washington), Professor Karla Pollman (University of St Andrews), and Professor Frederick van Fleteren (La Salle University and St Augustine Institute at Villanova University). For further information, please contact Anne Mouron.
PIMS Publications and Electronic Publishing
In 2005, Gibson Library Connections launched the Canadian Electronic Library (CEL), with the aim of bringing books and monographs published in Canada into the digital environment. The Institute released its entire catalogue of in-print publications up to 2008 on the ebrary platform (now ProQuest Ebook Central) through the CEL. This provides all researchers, in medieval studies but also in a wide range of other disciplines, working in authorized libraries with instant access to every title licensed. A core collection of 248 PIMS titles is now in every university library in Canada as a result of a license with the Canadian Research Knowledge Network. Selected PIMS titles continue to be added to the CEL through the dèsLibris platform.
In 2013, the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and members of the Association of Canadian University Presses/Association Des Presses Universitaires Canadiennes (ACUP/APUC), in conjunction with eBOUND Canada, partnered to promote and support the availability of Canadian scholarship in ebook format throughout Ontario’s universities. Access is provided via OCUL’s Scholars Portal Books platform to a comprehensive collection of thousands of ebooks. The Institute has participated in this initiative since the beginning, with new titles added annually.
The Institute retains the exclusive copyright to all its publications, and additionally, to selected works by Institute Fellows. Requests for permission to reprint material, whether in newly published volumes, collected essays, or printed or electronic instructional compilations, should be addressed to the Director of Publications at the address above.
Department of Publications: Fellows and Staff
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