The President and Fellows of the Institute are pleased to announce the election of new
Mellon Fellows for the academic year 2012–2013, as well as of other distinguished visitors and research fellows.
DISTINGUISHED VISITING SCHOLAR
this year's Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Institute and the Centre for Medieval Studies,
is 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. She will be conducting three master classes
on the making and meaning of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts and delivering a public
lecture, "Illuminated Manuscripts: Science and Art," on Friday, 8 March. For complete details, see the
defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of Toronto in 2011.
He is project manager for "The Fortune Theatre Records: A Prototype Digital
Edition for REED (Records for Early English Drama)" at the University of Toronto. His
most recent publication is "'For Goddes love, sir, mercy!': Recontextualising the
Modern Critical Text of Floris and Blancheflor," in Medieval Romance, Medieval Contexts,
ed. Rhiannon Purdie and Michael Cichon (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2011).
His Mellon Research project is entitled "A Critical Edition of the Prose
Latin Vita Sanctorum Amici et Amelii."
wrote his doctoral dissertation at Friedrich-Alexander-Universitšt
Erlangen on the Logica vetus glosses of Luxembourg, BN, MS 9. He edited,
translated, and wrote an introduction for Hermann der Lahme, Opusculum Herimanni
(De octo vitiis principalibus), eine Vers- und Lebensschule (Heidelberg, 2008).
He has served as research fellow and teaching assistant in the Philosophy Department at the
Technische Universitšt Braunschweig. While a Mellon Research Fellow,
he will conduct research on the topic "More mathematico: Thomas Bradwardine
on Causality, Proportionality, and Space."
defended his dissertation at Saint Louis University on "Orthopraxy and the
formation of the early Waldensians and Franciscans, 1173–1228." He has been
an adjunct instructor in history at St Louis University and Lindenwood University.
His most recent publication is "Francis of Assisi's Way of Peace? His Conversion
and Mission to Egypt," Catholic Historical Review 9 (2010): 435–55.
His Mellon Research project is entitled "Negotiating Orthodoxy: The Early
Waldensians and Franciscans, 1173–1228."
earned his degree at Jesus College, University of Oxford in 2011 with a dissertation
entitled "England and the General Councils, 1409–1563." He is currently
an Associate Fellow at the Renaissance Centre, University of Warwick.
He authored "Conciliarism and Heresy" for After Arundel: Religious Writing
in Fifteenth-Century England, ed. V. Gillespie and K. Ghosh (Turnhout, 2012).
As a Mellon Research Fellow, Dr Russell will explore the topic
"Philosophy and Ecclesiastical Power: The Place of Metaphysics in Conciliarist Thought."
Steven E. Baldner, who received his MSL from PIMS in 1979 and his PhD from the
University of Toronto in 1982, is Professor of Philosophy at St Francis Xavier
University, Antigonish, where he also served as Dean of Arts from 2006 to 2010.
The author of numerous articles on St Albert the Great and St Thomas Aquinas,
Professor Baldner will be a Research Fellow of the Institute from January to June 2013.
During his time at the Institute, he will conduct research on the problem of
matter and the problem of creation as addressed in writings of Albert and Aquinas.
Elza C. Tiner is an alumna of the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Pontifical
Institute of Mediaeval Studies, where she received her M.A., M.S.L, and Ph.D.
degrees in 1980, 1985, and 1987, respectively. She has taught medieval English literature at Lynchburg College in Virginia since 1989 and
Latin in its Department of Modern and Classical Languages since 2007.
She has edited Teaching with the Records of Early English Drama
(2007), and is the author of articles in Research Opportunities in Medieval and Renaissance Drama (2008)
and Classical Outlook (2010 and 2011). A feature article on the sources for Thomas
Chaundler's fifteenth-century play, Liber apologeticus de omni statu humanae naturae,
was published in the Vincent of Beauvais Newsletter in 2012. Her current research
focuses on the textual tradition of the fall of the angels legend, with a view to determining potential sources for late-medieval and
early modern English plays dramatizing this narrative.
ARCHIVE: PAST FELLOWS
Visiting Fellows, Associates, and Guests, 2002 through 2012
(in reverse chronological order)