On Thursday 16 July, Dr Craig Taylor (History) hosted a launch for Monarchy, State and Political Culture in Late Medieval England: Essays in Honour of W. Mark Ormrod (Eds. Gwilym Dodd and Craig Taylor, York Medieval Press, 2020). This Festschrift has been produced by Mark Ormrod’s former students and Research Assistants, and honours his long and illustrious career in the political, social, and cultural history of medieval England.
Mark Ormrod, a Professor Emeritus at the University of York, is among the leading historians of the Later Middle Ages in the British Isles. Having joined the University of York in 1990, Mark was promoted to Professor five years later, and subsequently held the positions both of Head of Department in History (in 2001, and 2003-7), and Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies (1998-2001 and 2002-3). When the newly-created Faculty of Arts and Humanities at York needed a Dean in 2009, Prof. Mark Ormrod was the man for the job, holding the position until his retirement in 2017. Needless to say, Medieval History and Medieval Studies at York has been shaped by Mark’s influence through his teaching, supervising, and leadership.
A special consideration in Mark’s work has always been to set up projects with funded opportunities for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers – and it is these researchers and colleagues who have come together in this volume to celebrate the legacy of this remarkable historian and man. Thank you, Mark, for your contributions to Medieval Studies, to York, and to the CMS.
You can find out more details about the book on the Boydell & Brewer website.