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Archive for January, 2007

Geographies of Orthodoxy

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

We are happy to announce that the Imagining History project team has just received funding from Britain’s Arts and Humanities Research Council for a new three-year collaborative research project. The project, entitled “Geographies of Orthodoxy: mapping Pseudo-Bonaventuran Lives of Christ, 1350-1550,” is the first extensive investigation of vernacular lives of Christ, including Nicholas Love’s Mirror, and hopes to reassess current models of vernacular theology, orthodoxy and religious dissent in the period leading up to the English Reformation(s).

The grant will allow us to appoint two postdoctoral research fellows and one doctoral student for a period of three years. The project’s principal investigator is Professor John Thompson and its co-investigators are Dr Stephen Kelly (Queen’s) and, in an exciting development, Dr Ian Johnson (St Andrew’s). As one of the leading authorities on late medieval religious writing and medieval literary theory, we are looking forward to working with Ian!

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The Future of the Imagining History website

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

The Imagining History project officially ended in early 2006. However, we have been committed to developing the project website into a collaborative platform for scholarship on medieval historiographical writing. In the coming months, we hope - finally - to implement the collaborative phase of the site.

What will that involve? We hope, in the first instance, to further test the viability of the wiki software platform. Contributors will be allowed to publish MS descriptions, short entries, and so on, after completing a registration process. The collaborative phase of the site will only succeed if people collaborate so we look forward to hear from the scholarly community. Use the commenting facility below to contact us if you are interested!

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