This page is devoted to news about the Institute, its fellows and programs, as well as items of interest to the wider medieval community.
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.
Visitation: Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 6:00–9:00 PM, Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6S 1P4 (Bloor West Village).
Funeral service: Thursday, 2 October 2014, 11:00 AM, Saint Thomas’s Church, 383 Huron Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2G5.
Read more to view information at the Turner and Porter website.
PIMS’ Diploma Programme in Manuscript Studies reconvened in Toronto this past summer. Fifteen participants joined us from around the world: from Finland, Italy, Poland, and Switzerland in Europe; from Argentina and Brazil in South America; from Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.