New Editors for Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History

We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new editors for the journal Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History (SMRH), published by AMS Press in New York under the auspices of ACMRS. Both are Fellows of the Medieval Academy of America and have collaborated as editors before, chiefly on Medieval England: An Encyclopedia (1998). They began their duties with SMRH in March.

Joel T. Rosenthal is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Medieval English History at Stony Brook University. He is a Fellow of the Medieval Academy and the Royal Historical Society, a founding co-editor of the series “Medieval Prosopography: History and Collective Biography” and editor of a TEAMS series, "Documents of Practice," booklets of primary sources in translation designed for classroom use. His publications primary deal with late medieval English social history (old age, widows, children, lay piety, family structure, social memory, and the episcopacy). Earlier in his career he also did work on the Anglo-Saxons, Capetians, and Carolingians. He has served on the council of the Medieval Academy and the AAUP's national committee on academic freedom and tenure.

Paul E. Szarmach is Emeritus Professor of English and Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, where he directed the Medieval Institute 1995-2007 and served as Distinguished Faculty Scholar. His major field of study is Old English prose with special reference to Latin backgrounds. He edited Speculum (2006-2011) and Mediaevalia (vols. 15-19). His most recent edited collections are Writing Women Saints in Anglo-Saxon England (University of Toronto Press) and, with Nicole Guenther Discenza, A Companion to Alfred the Great (Brill). In 2004 he received the Officer's Cross of the Legion of Merit from the Republic of Poland and in 2006 the Medal of Merit from the Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan). He was elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy in 2006, when he received the Robert L. Kindrick Distinguished Service Award from the Centers and Regional Associations Standing Committee of the Medieval Academy. Currently he is Research Associate at UC-Berkeley.

ACMRS is fortunate to be working with such exemplary scholars, and we know that SMRH will continue to flourish under their expert guidance.