Prof John Munro (1938–2013) - in memoriam
Professor John Munro, among the world’s leading authorities on late medieval and early modern monetary, financial, and industrial history, died on 23 December 2013.
Professor John Munro served as the Associate Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies from 1976 to 1979. Among his many academic honours were his election in 1999 to the Comitato Scientifico of the Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica ‘Francesco Datini’ in Prato and his appointment four years later to the institute’s executive committee; the recognition of his pioneering research on the economy of the late medieval Low Countries by his election as a Foreign Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts in 2000; and his election in 2011 to a Life-Time Fellowship of the Medieval Academy of America. A tribute by Lawrin Armstrong can be found on the Centre's website.