Paul Vinhage earned his PhD in Medieval Studies from Cornell University under the direction of Prof. Andrew Hicks. His dissertation, “Scribal Technics in the Early Middle Ages,” investigates the ways scribes and scholars from the eighth to the eleventh centuries conceptualized the writing and grammar of Latin, Old English, and Old Irish within manuscripts. At PIMS, he will examine how Latin poets of the ninth century used manuscript technologies to shape their language and thought. Paul has published a translation and commentary of “Michael of Cornwall’s First Invective Against Henry of Avranches” in the Journal of Medieval Latin with Thomas Sawyer. They will publish the second and third Invectives over the next few years.
• 2023–2024, Mellon Fellow