W. John Bennett Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Institute and the Centre for Medieval Studies
This year’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Institute and the Centre for Medieval Studies is Stella Panayotova, Keeper of Manuscripts and Printed Books, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and also director of the Cambridge Illuminations and Miniare Research Projects. Her interests centre on medieval and early modern manuscript production and illumination, and patronage, as well as on cultural exchanges between Western Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic world, but also extend to manuscript collecting between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries.
She is the author, most recently, of Art, Academia, and the Trade: Sir Sydney Cockerell (1867–1962) (2010) and has edited facsimiles of The Fitzwilliam Book of Hours (2009) and The Macclesfield Psalter (2008), each with extensive commentaries. Co-editor (with Nigel Morgan) of A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges (2009, 2011) and co-author (with Patrick Zutshi and Paul Binski) of Catalogue of Western Illuminated and Decorated Manuscripts at the Cambridge University Library (2011), she has contributed to numerous catalogues and collections, and has reviewed extensively for the Times Literary Supplement, The Book Collector, and The Burlington Magazine, among other journals. As the Distinguished Visiting Scholar for the winter term of 2013, Dr Panayotova will be pleased to meet with Institute Mellon Fellows and researchers, as well as students and faculty from the wider medieval community in Toronto.
- 2012–2013 - Distinguished Visiting Scholar