The Fourteenth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law

The Fourteenth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law is about to take place at the University of Saint Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. The congress will make Toronto from August 5 to 11 the world capital of canon law! For more information on the event check the congress website. CMS students and alumni are well represented among the 130 (!) speakers. A warm welcome to all the attendees!!

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature

Congratulations to David Townsend, who co-edited the new Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature with Ralph Hexter. The volume, which came out earlier this year, is an important contribution to the field of medieval Latin literature. To quote from the description: “The twenty-eight essays in this Handbook represent the best of current thinking in the study of Latin language and literature in the Middle Ages. The insights offered by the collective of authors not only illuminate the field of medieval Latin literature but shed new light on broader questions of literary history, cultural interaction, world literature, and language in history and society.” Among its authors are also many CMS alumni!!

For more information check the publisher’s website.

New SSHRC Post-Doc: Dr. Noelle Phillips

We are very pleased that Dr. Noelle Phillips will come to CMS as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow for two years, starting this Fall. Dr. Phillips, who specializes in late medieval English literature, received her doctorate from the University of British Columbia in 2011. At UofT she will work Prof. Alexandra Gillespie. Welcome!