Christopher Laurentii of Stockholm: Sermones, Disputatio in vesperiis et Recommendatio in aula

This volume presents seven samples of academic preaching and exercises written and delivered by Christopherus Laurentii of Stockholm in the years 1435 to 1438. Christopherus left Sweden and studied at the Universities of Erfurt and Rostock, where he was made magister artium, before matriculating in the spring of 1426 as student of theology at the University of Leipzig, from which he graduated in 1438 as Master of Theology. Part of the requirements for earning a degree in theology, the five sermons were preached at various religious occasions and feasts—Christmas Day, Easter Sunday and Pentecost Sunday, for example—and the exercises, the so-called disputatio in vesperiis and the recommendatio in aula, were delivered in connection with Christopherus’s promotion to the mastership in theology.

The book is available here.

Book edited by Alexandra Gillespie honoured by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres

The volume “The Production of books in England, 1350-1550” (Cambridge University Press, 2011), edited by Alexandra Gillespie and Daniel Wakelin, has been honoured by a “hommage” delivered by André Crépin (a fellow of the Académie) at the meeting of the Académie on June 8. As part of the “hommage” the book has been officially received in the Bibliothèque Mazarine (the library of the Académie). The laudatio will later be published in the “Comptes rendues de l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres”. Congratulations, Alex!!

Giselle Gos wins Leonard E. Boyle Dissertation Prize

Congratulations to Giselle Gos, who has just been awarded this year’s Leonard E. Boyle Dissertation Prize for Medieval Studies by the Canadian Society of Medievalists. She received the award for her PhD thesis on “Constructing the Female Subject in Anglo-Norman, Middle English, and Medieval Irish Romance” (supervisor: Ann Dooley). Well done, Giselle!!