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Formation of Academic Board Announced

CMRS is delighted to announce the formation of an Academic Board, which will have oversight of all aspects of its academic programmes, including the range of courses offered, course outcomes and the academic standards of CMRS students.

As Lead College in the CMRS Consortium, Middlebury College has appointed Professor Paul Monod, A. Barton Hepburn Professor of History, to serve as Chair of the Academic Board.  Professor Monod teaches British History from 1485 to the present and European History 1500-1800, and his research specialises on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain.  He has just completed a book on the Occult in Enlightenment Britain.  Professor Monod has visited CMRS on a couple of occasions and has been closely involved in a number of recent developments and planning as the Consortium has got under way.

The other members of the Board are:

  • Professor Ralph Hanna, presently Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University (Professor Emeritus of Palaeography in the University of Oxford, Professor Emeritus of English, the University of California, Riverside.)  Professor Hanna is presently finishing a major study of  the books of Northern England in the late middle ages.  He has previously published very widely on medieval English literature (especially Langland and alliterative poetry) and palaeography.  Professor Hanna has been lecturing, and teaching seminars and tutorials at CMRS for some years.
  • Professor Theodore K. Lerud, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of English at Elmhurst College, Illinois.  Elmhurst is a very enthusiastic and highly valued member of the CMRS Consortium. Professor Lerud's research centres on early modern English drama, in particular Corpus Christi drama and the Chester Cycle.  Professor Lerud has visited CMRS many times, most extensively as Visiting Scholar here in 2005-2006, but also often at the head of the Elmhurst spring programme on City as Text.
  • Professor Victoria Morse, Co-Director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, Director of the ‘Visualizing the Liberal Arts’ Program, and Associate Professor of History at Carleton College.  Carleton is also a highly valued member of the CMRS Consortium. Professor Morse is a medieval historian who has interests that range from spirituality to cartography, visuality to urbanism.  She has visited CMRS several times.
  • Dr Lucy Wooding, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History, King’s College, London.  Dr Wooding teaches and publishes on early modern history, in particular the Reformations in England.  At present her teaching ranges well beyond the early modern history of ‘Power, Identity and Religion’.  Dr Wooding has lectured for CMRS for a number of years.


The members of the Board thus represent both the universities and colleges of the CMRS Consortium and the wider scholarly community. The Board will meet formally once a year to receive reports from CMRS officers, and informally as required.

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