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New Books for Summer Reading

Summer is a great time to catch up on new work related to Wycliffites and late-medieval religion. Important books from 2016 include a collection of essays that puts Wycliffism in a pan-European context and three new volumes on the Wycliffite Bible. Europe After Wyclif Ed. by J. Patrick Hornbeck, II and Michael Van Dussen From Fordham […]

Lollard Society at Kalamazoo International Medieval Congress

The Lollard Society will sponsor three panels at the 52nd International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, MI. Constructing the Wycliffite Bible [Update 5/10/17 – regrettably, this session has been canceled]  Beguines and the Transformations of Urban Piety on the Eastern Periphery of Late Medieval Christendom Sunday, May 14, 8:30am (Bernhard 205) Organizer: Michael Van Dussen (McGill Univ.) Presider: Michael […]

Cfp: Reformation on the Record

A conference sponsored by The National Archives (UK) will be held Nov. 3-4, 2017, to mark the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. The organizers, who welcome papers on lollardy, describe the conference as follows: “The National Archives holds an enormous collection of public records that document the changes and continuities in governance […]

Cfp: The Fifteenth Century Conference 2017, including sessions in honour of Margaret Aston

The 38th Fifteenth Century Conference will be held at the University of Essex, Colchester Thursday 31st August to Saturday 2nd September 2017. The conference, which has met in most years since 1970, will bring together established as well as younger scholars of all aspects of fifteenth-century studies. We invite proposals for papers showcasing all aspects of […]

Conference: Studying the Arts in Medieval Bohemia

On 8-9 December, the Institute of Philosophy at the Czech Academy of Sciences will hold a conference relevant to Wyclif’s reception in Bohemia: Studying the Arts in Medieval Bohemia: Production, Reception and Transmission of Knowledge at the Arts Faculty of Prague University in the Middle Ages More information and the schedule of presentations can be […]

Conference: Before and After Wyclif

The Università degli Studi di Milano hosted “Before and After Wyclif: Sources and Textual Influences” on 12-13 September 2016. The conference aims to “enhance our understanding of Wyclif’s thought and his place within his contemporary intellectual milieu from the standpoint of textual dependence and/or influence.” More information, including a list of speakers, can be found […]

CFP: Fourth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University

The Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies provides a convenient summer venue in North America for scholars in all disciplines to present papers, organize sessions, participate in roundtables, and engage in interdisciplinary discussion. The goal of the symposium is to promote serious scholarly investigation of the medieval and early modern worlds. We invite proposals […]

CFP: Kalamazoo, 2016

The Lollard Society will sponsor two sessions at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI (May 12-15, 2016): 1. What Do We Mean by Devotion? In scholarship on later medieval religiosity, the terms “devotion” and “devotional” can signal a wide range of dispositions, behaviors, teachings, and textual forms: just what do we […]

CFP: Wyclif and the Realist Tradition

A two-day workshop on ‘Wyclif and the Realist Tradition in 14th-Century Logic’ will be held at the University of St. Andrews on 16-17 May 2015. Proposals should be submitted by 12 January. Historians of logic have known for decades that the 14th century was a tremendously productive period in the Latin West. As far as […]

Two New Monographs

If they are not already on your shelf, be sure to check out these two exciting new books:           Kennedy, Kathleen E. The Courtly and Commercial Art of the Wycliffite Bible. Turnhout: Brepols, 2014. [From the publisher: “The Courtly and Commercial Art of the Wycliffite Bible examines the illuminations of the first complete […]