A blog for Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute

The Medieval Institute at Notre Dame has just set up a blog. Here is the announcement from Roberta Baranowski:

Dear Medievalists,

During this past year, our University of Notre Dame Medieval Institute graduate students have been particularly active in encouraging a sense of community among our medievalist community on campus by sponsoring coffee and social hours, a field trip to the Newberry library for students, and other activities.

In the same spirit, I am initiating an Internet blog for current and past students, faculty, and visitors to the Medieval Institute. My recent pilgrimage to Kalamazoo reminded me that one of the real pleasures of academic life is the opportunity to meet and re-meet interesting colleagues and maintain relationships with individuals who actually get excited about most things medieval.

I hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to share your own thoughts and comments with others who have journeyed through our reading room. Your participation in our on-line community is most welcome and I encourage you to share the following link with other colleagues who may want to keep in touch with our company of scholars.


I confess to knowing almost nothing about the mechanics of blogging, so I've gone the way of using a template that put me in business in under 5 minutes. Refinements, suggestions, and of course, postings, are very welcome.


Roberta Baranowski
Assistant Director, Medieval Institute
University of Notre Dame


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).