Royal Society of Canada Elects PIMS Fellow


Rachel Koopmans has been appointed a member of the RSC’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

In her wide-ranging explorations of medieval religious culture, Rachel Koopmans (Associate Professor in the Department of History at York University, and Associate Fellow at PIMS) has made major contributions to the fields of history, literature, manuscript studies, and art history. Author of the influential and award-winning Wonderful to Relate: Miracle Stories and Miracle Collecting in High Medieval England (2011), she has now extended her reach into the specialist area of medieval stained glass, and is engaged in a revolutionary study of the famous “miracle windows” at Canterbury Cathedral devoted to Thomas Becket. Koopmans is among 80 new members of the college, which represents the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.

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Edited to add on 18 November 2016:
To celebrate Rachel's induction as a member of the College of New Scholars, the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University has produced a video featuring her latest research: see

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