The Centre for Medieval Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Valentine Pakis has been hired as a new Assistant Professor of Medieval Studies and Drafting Editor at the Dictionary of Old English. Val joined the DOE team in January, working alongside new Drafting Editors Robert Getz and Stephen Pelle. He brings to the job a deep knowledge of Old English language and literature and a thorough training in Germanic linguistics. He earned his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2008, working under the supervision of Anatoly Liberman and Andrew Scheil. His academic publications have contributed to the fields of Old Norse, Old Saxon, Old High German, Gothic, and Medieval Latin, and he worked as a bibliographer on Liberman’s monumental Bibliography of English Etymology. Please welcome Val as he settles into his new job, and becomes part of this important project, strengthening Old English studies at Toronto for the next generation.