January 2017

December 14, 2015

Medieval Institute Publications (MIP) and Arc Medieval Press, together with its partner, Amsterdam University Press (AUP), are delighted to announce the appointment of Erika Gaffney as Senior Acquisitions Editor in Early Modern Studies. Erika Gaffney established her reputation as an acquisitions editor at Ashgate, where she worked for more than 20 years. Over those two decades, she developed an extensive network of series and authors. Her new role allows her to extend her publishing trajectory in interdisciplinary studies, visual cultures and art history, and in the history of the period from the late Middle Ages to the seventeenth centuries. Erika’s contribution...

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February 19, 2016

Hot on the heels of appointing Erika Gaffney, MIP is proud to announce three further appointments, two of whom (like Erika) were senior staff at Ashgate. Dymphna Evans has been appointed Senior Acquisitions Editor to develop two new product lines: reference works and “impact” publications. Dymphna was responsible for setting up the successful Ashgate Reference brand and will use her experience and the flexibility that Arc Humanities Press affords her to develop single- and multi-volume companions and handbooks that pull together the most authoritative and foundational material on a particular subject. She will also develop the Arc mission, drawn from the...

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September 14, 2016

MIP-Arc received the following thanks from the librarian at the national research centre for medieval studies in Argentina for a gift of about a dozen books to help them grow their library for the benefit of medievalists not only in their institution but in Buenos Aires and the country more generally. Buenos Aires, 14 de setiembre de 2016. Dr. Simon Forde De mi mayor consideración: Tengo el agrado de dirigirme a Ud., en nombre del Instituto Multidisciplinario de Historia y Ciencias Humanas del CONICET y en el mío propio, a efectos de agradecerle la generosa donación que realizara a la...

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Q&A with Jane Toswell on her Today’s Medieval University

So, what features of the modern university are actually medieval? Well, not much really: the structure, the ceremonies, the relative autonomy, the system of decision-making, the faculties, the curriculum, the architecture, the symbols and costumes, the roundly pragmatic approach to learning.  Okay, so actually an enormous amount. Why don’t I already know this? People who talk about the university today tend to fix its origin point in Western Europe, especially in Germany, with the Humboldtian development of two ideas: the university as the home of the genius professor, the brilliant researcher surrounded by hordes of students and junior colleagues running...

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