Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages: article-writing opportunities

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages (ODMA), which will be a resource of first resort on the general model of The Oxford Classical Dictionary (3rd ed., 1996) for all key aspects of European history, society, religion, and culture, c. 500 to c. 1500, is currently being compiled.

The ODMA will consist of 1,300,000 words in four volumes with approximately 7,000 entries, 60 maps, and 550 illustrations. It has an international advisory board of five, an editorial board of twenty-six, and projected contributors of nearly 800. The complete, edited text is due to be delivered in early 2006 with publication, we hope, in late 2006 or early 2007.

If you work on England, France, Italy, Islam, or Ecclesiastical History and would like to contribute to this important project, please send an updated cv and a list of entries you would like to contribute as an email attachment c/o Robert E. Bjork, the General Editor, to jennifer.michaud@asu.edu with “ODMA” in the subject line. Contributors writing 4,000 words or 25 entries or more will receive a free copy of the ODMA, and all contributors will receive author status with Oxford University Press, a 50% discount off one copy of the ODMA, and $50 per 1,000 words contributed.

Please write to Prof. Bjork for a list of headwords available.


Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is an associate professor of Theology at Marquette University, and founded thomistica.net on Squarespace in November of 2004. He studied with James Weisheipl, Leonard Boyle, Walter Principe, and Lawrence Dewan, at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto, Canada).