This page is devoted to news about the Institute, its fellows and programs, as well as items of interest to the wider medieval community.
The MAA’s 2017 Annual Meeting, to be held April 6–8, will be hosted by the University of Toronto (Centre for Medieval Studies) and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.
We welcome proposals and submissions for our latest new book series, edited by Alexander Andrée, Mark J. Clark, Joseph Goering, and Timothy B. Noone.
Distinguished PIMS Visitor Henrietta Leyser has written a book that highlights not only the work of the Venerable Bede, but also other sources and resources that remain and are still being recovered from the seven kingdoms of eighth-century England.
Sir John Prise, one of Wales’ foremost Renaissance figures, is the subject of an exhibition at the National Library of Wales. A book launch for the edition and translation of his Historiae Britannicae Defensio co-published by PIMS and the Bodleian Library will be held there on 20 June.
James Carley, Associate Fellow at the Institute, has been featured in a recent article in The Guardian. While visiting the library at Lanhydrock in Cornwall, Carley discovered a book that he identified as having belonged to King Henry VIII.
Prizes & Awards
We are very pleased that Karl Whittington’s Body-Worlds: Opicinus de Canistris and the Medieval Cartographic Imagination, published by PIMS, has been selected by the College Art Association as one of the four finalists for the 2015 Charles Rufus Morey Book Award.
Linda Safran, Research Fellow at the Institute, will be teaching medieval art in Guangzhou, China, during the fall 2015 semester, as part of a Getty Foundation-funded Connecting Art Histories project, “Global and Postglobal Perspectives on Medieval Art and Art History.”
The Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum has found a new home at PIMS, with our distinguished librarian Greti Dinkova-Bruun as editor in chief. The tenth volume of this prestigious series, edited with the assistance of James Hankins and Robert A. Kaster, has just been published; the next volume is due in 2016.