Dr. Wendy Petersen Boring is Assistant Professor of History at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon,
where she teaches courses in European history, with a particular focus on medieval history. Her areas of
research interest include medieval philosophy, devotional writing, and literature; women and gender in
medieval Europe; modern receptions of medieval philosophy; myth, allegory, and metaphor in medieval
intellectual traditions; and sustainability, deep ecology and the western intellectual tradition. She
received her Ph.D. from Yale University, where her dissertation was entitled, “Seeking Ecstasy: St.
Bonaventure's Epistemology,” her M.A.R. from Yale Divinity School , and her B.A. in History from
George Hardin Brown is Professor Emeritus at Stanford University.
A fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, Brown is an expert
on the Venerable Bede as well as Old and Middle English language and literature.
Brown studied theology at Innsbruck, Austria, took his Ph.D. in English at Harvard, and studied paleography at Oxford with the foremost expert in medieval English scripts, Malcolm Parkes. For many years, he headed the Medieval Studies Program at Stanford.
An accomplished teacher of the history of the English language, post-classical Latin, Latin paleography, Arthurian literature, and monasticism, George
received Stanford's Dinkelspiel Award for his distinctive contribution to undergraduate education. Renowned for his lectures, he has given the Centential Lectures at the University of New Mexico, the Toller Lecture at the University of Manchester, and the Jarrow Lecture at the Bede Foundation.
He has published on Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Latin literature, history, theology and manuscripts. He is now at work editing Bede's historical works for the Corpus Christianorum Series Latina.
Charles Burnett is Professor of the History of Islamic Influences in Europe at the Warburg Institute, UK. He has published nearly 200 articles, books, and reviews, and edited dozens of texts. His research interests include music, magic, astronomy, astrology, arithmetic and geometry, in addition to his work on Islamic influence on the West.
Paul Freedman is Chair of the Yale History Department and has also served as Director of the Yale Medieval Studies Program and Director of Undergraduate Studies in History. He is a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, from whom he received the Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize in 1981 (shared). In 1994 he won a Guggenheim Fellowship. In recent years he has won many awards, including the Otto Gruendler prize (2001), the Eugene M. Kayden Award (2000), and grants from Yale and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His primary research focus is medieval Spain and the medieval peasant; his current book project examines spices in medieval Europe.
Hester Gelber is Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University and studies late medieval religious thought and teaches philosophy of religion as well as medieval Christianity. She focuses in particular on medieval Dominicans; her publications include Exploring the Boundaries of Reason: Three Questions on the Nature of God by Robert Holcot OP and most recently It Could Have Been Otherwise: Contingency and Necessity in Dominican Theology at Oxford 1300-1350. She is currently working on the development of the medieval religious cosmos as a mythologized system of retributive justice.
Edward Grant has published ten books and more than eighty articles, including his classic introduction to medieval science, Physical Science in the Middle Ages, currently in print in nine languages. He won a Guggenheim Fellowship for the 1965-1966 year, and is a member of the International Academy of the History of Science. In 1984 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has served as president of the History of Science Society. In 1992, the History of Science Society awarded him with the George Sarton Medal. He has taught in the History Department at Indiana University since 1959.
Dimitri Gutas is Professor of Arabic and Graeco-Arabic at Yale University. He specializes in the study of intellectual traditions in medieval Islamic civilization, philosophy, and in particular Avicenna. He also works on the transmission of Greek scientific and philosophical texts into the Islamic world. He is a renowned lexicographer of Greek-Arabic, and has published widely on these topics. His work Greek Thought, Arabic Culture has been translated into seven languages, of which the Greek translation won the Greek Society of Letters' Special Honorary Award for the Study of Civilization (2002).
Peter King is
Professor of Philosophy and of Mediaeval Studies, and the
director of the Collaborative Programme in Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He is the author of over one hundred articles, reviews, translations, editions, and presentations.
University of California, Berkeley, Professor Niklaus Largier is Chair of the German Department and researches the history of medieval and early modern German literature. He is particularly concerned with the relationships among literature, philosophy, theology, and other fields of knowledge. His expertise on mystical traditions in German literature and thought, in particular Meister Eckhart and his influence from the Middle Ages to postmodern discourses, is internationally renowned. Largier has received a Fellowship in residence at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities (1992/93), a Swiss National Research Foundation Grant (1993/96), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2004).
Neil Lewis is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University whose main research focus is Robert Grosseteste and early thirteenth-century philosophy. He has contributed to several editorial projects, including works of Richard Rufus of Cornwall and Robert Grosseteste.
Juris Lidaka is Professor of English at West Virginia State University, and Chair of his department. He has authored dozens of articles on Bartholomew the Englishman and other medieval English authors, and has also edited numerous medieval works. He is currently working on the first modern critical edition of Bartholomew the Englishman's De proprietatibus rerum since 1610.
David C. Lindberg is Hilldale Professor Emeritus of History of Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research in the history of medieval and early modern science focuses on physical science and the relationship between science and religion. He is a member of the editorial board for the Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages, and is currently a joint editor for the Cambridge History of Science. Professor Lindberg received a Guggenheim Fellowship and is also a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
John Longeway is Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin at Parkside and has served as Chair of the Philosophy Department, as well as Director of the Humanities Program from Fall 1993 to Spring 2001, and on the Humanities Program Steering Committee. He has written numerous articles and reviews on authors from medieval philosophy including Simon of Faversham, Abelard, William of Ockham, Boethius, and Aegidius Romanus, among others.
Natalia Lozovsky is a visiting scholar at the University of California,
Berkeley. Her research interests include medieval sciences and education,
with a particular focus on geo-ethnography and geometry in the Latin West.
She studies comments made by various medieval readers in the margins and
between the lines of medieval Latin manuscripts. These comments, which
address language, history, sciences, and many other subjects, provide a
unique view on the medieval world. Among her publications are a book, “The
Earth Is Our Book”: Geographical Knowledge in the Latin West, 400-1000,
and, most recently, an article, “Roman Geography and Ethnography in the
Carolingian Empire,” which received a Society for French Historical
Studies' William Koren, Jr., Prize for 2006.
William Mahrt is Professor of Music at Stanford University, specializing in the theory and performance of Medieval and Renaissance music. He has published articles on Gregorian chant, medieval troubadours, and many medieval composers. He was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in 1973, an NEH-Newberry grant recipient in 1976, a Mellon Junior Faculty Grant recipient in 1978, an NEH Lecturer from 1986-87, 1989-90, and served as Chair of the Stanford Western Culture Program from 1984-85.
As Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, Charles Manekin serves as director of undergraduate studies for the Philosophy Department. His research focuses on medieval Jewish and Islamic philosophy. He has authored over thirty articles and published many editions of important medieval texts. He is currently collaborating on a National Endowment for the Humanities project to publish a web edition of Moritz Steinschneider's Die Hebraeieschen Übersetzungen des Mittelalters.
Constant Mews received his doctorate from the University of Oxford, UK, and taught for five years at the Universite de Paris III, while he also studied medieval thought with a focus on Peter Abelard at the Ecole pratique des hautes etudes en sciences religueses. He became a Leverhulme research fellow in 1985, working on editing the writings of Peter Abelard. In 1987 he began his current position as Lecturer in the Department of History at Monash University, Australia. He is currently helping to develop the Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology.
Ruth Meyer is a member of the Albertus-Magnus-Institut in Bonn, Germany, whose expertise is on Albert the Great and medieval German literature. She has published widely on both topics, with four books and a wide array of articles. Her current work with AMI is creating the modern edition of Albert the Great' works.
Robert Pasnau is a professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University, and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of multiple books on medieval philosophy, including Thomas Aquinas on Human Nature (Cambridge, 2002), which won the American Philosophical Association Book Prize. His current research explores the transition from medieval philosophy into the early modern period of the seventeenth century.
Victoria Sweet is an associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San
Francisco, interested in medieval medicine, science and technology. Her BS in mathematics is from
Stanford; her MD is from the University of California, Irvine, her PhD in anthropology, history and social medicine is from the University of California, San Francisco. She researches the connections
between medieval and modern medical cosmologies. Her discovery of Hildegard of Bingen's medical
texts was life-changing, since Hildegard's medicine allows us to understand how medieval medicine and
ancient cosmology worked for a particular practitioner at a particular place and time. Sweet’s recent book, Rooted in the Earth, Rooted in the Sky: Hildegard of Bingen and
Premodern Medicine, deals with medieval medicine as a whole. Her work has been awarded the
Shryock Medal, the Estes Award, and the Stannard Award. Her current research is on pilgrimage
medicine and the cosmology of Byrhtferth of Ramsey.
Richard Taylor is Professor of Philosophy at Marquette University. He is the co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy along with dozens of articles and presentations. His research focuses on medieval Islamic philosophy.
Roland J. Teske was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After high school at Marquette
University High School, he entered the Society of Jesus at Florissant, Missouri. He earned a masters'
degree in classical languages and did his philosophical studies at St. Louis University; he did theology
at Saint Mary's College, Saint Mary's, Kansas. He subsequently earned a doctorate in philosophy from
the University of Toronto in 1973, where he wrote a dissertation on the metaphysics of Francis Herbert
Bradley. He began teaching at Marquette University in 1970, where he became full professor in 1990.
He has translated twelve volumes of the works of Augustine of Hippo, four volumes of the writings of
William of Auvergne, and four volumes of those of Henry of Ghent. He has also published about eighty
articles on various aspects of the thought of Augustine, William, and Henry. For the past twenty years
he has edited Mediaeval Philosophical Texts in Translation. Besides teaching at Marquette University,
where he now holds the Donald J. Schuenke Chair of Philosophy, he has been Visiting Bannon
Professor at Santa Clara University and has held the Edmund Miller Chair at John Carroll University
and the Augustinian Chair in the Thought of Saint Augustine at Villanova University.
Rega Wood is Research Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University,
Stanford, California, and Principal Investigator for "Bartholomew's
World" as well as for The Richard Rufus of Cornwall Project . She has published critical editions of works by Richard Rufus, John Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, and Adam de Wodeham. Her books also include Ockham on the Virtues. In addition to studies of these authors, her articles also include pieces on Bonaventure, Odo Rigaldus, Nicholas of Lyre, Richard Kilwardby, Roger Bacon, and Walter Burley. Her research interests are medieval philosophy, history of science and theology, and medieval Latin paleography and codicology.