MAA News – Good News From Our Members

In November 2017 Richard C. Hoffmann, a member of the Medieval Academy since 1965 and now Professor Emeritus in medieval history at York University, Toronto, was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.   His citation reads in part: “Historian Richard C. Hoffmann is the rare scholar who established a new subfield in his discipline.  Through his internationally renowned, prize-winning, and pioneering scholarship, his mentoring of emerging scholars, and his networking and organizational activities, he has built the environmental history of premodern Europe.”

The proceedings of a conference, held in Alcalá la Real (Jaén, Spain) on “Dueñas, cortesanas y alcahuetas” as an homage to Joseph T. Snow, were published in November 2017, with 32 contributors from Canada, the USA, Mexico, England, Germany, Japan, Algeria and Spain. A second conference held in his honor, “Celestina y lo celestinesco,” was held at the Catholic University of Buenos Aires in August of 2017 and the papers are being published in the journal LETRAS, in its two issues in 2018.

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