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The Revd Dr James McConica

MA, DPhil, DLitt, DU, LLD, FBA, FRHistS, FRSC, OC
Emeritus Fellow since 1997
Praeses Emeritus, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto
The Revd Dr James McConica
  • Background

    • Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College (from 1997)
    • President, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto (from 1996 to 2008)
    • Research Fellow, All Souls College (from 1990 to 1997)
    • President and Vice-Chancellor, University of St Michael’s College, Toronto [now Emeritus] (from 1984 to 1990)
    • Research Fellow, All Souls College (from 1980 to 1984)
    • Junior Fellow (Professor extraordinarius) then Senior Fellow (Professor ordinaries), Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto (from 1967 to 1991)
    • Part-time instructor, Division of Humanities, York University, Toronto (from 1963 to 1964)
    • Instructor in History, then Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan (from 1956 to 1962)
  • Selected publications

    • English Humanists and Reformation Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1965).
    • 'Erasmus and the Grammar of Consent', in Joseph Coppens (ed.) Scrinium Erasmianum (Leiden: Brill, 1969).
    • 'The Prosopography of Tudor Oxford', Journal of Interdisciplinary History (1973).
    • 'Erasmus and the "Julius": a Humanist Reflects on the Church', in Studies in Medieval and Reformation Thought X (Leiden, 1974).
    • 'Scholars and Commoners in Renaissance Oxford', in Lawrence Stone (ed.) The University in Society (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1974).
    • The Correspondence of Erasmus - Letters 298 to 593: 1514 to 1517, translated by R.A.B. Mynors and D.F.S. Thomson, annotated by James K. McConica (Toronto; Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 1976 and 1977).
    • Volumes 3 and 4 of Collected Works of Erasmus (Toronto: University of Toronto Press).
    • Thomas More: A Short Biography (London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977).
    • 'Humanism and Aristotle in Tudor Oxford', English Historical Review 94 (1979).
    • The Collegiate University, volume 3 of The History of the University of Oxford (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986).
    • Erasmus (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991).
    • 'The Early Fellowship' and 'Warden Hovenden' in Unarmed Soldiery, Studies in the Early History of All Souls College Oxford. The Chichele Lectures 1993-1994. (Oxford: All Souls College, 1996).
    • ‘Edgar Winds Oxforder Jahre’ in Horst Bredekamp et al., Edgar Wind, Kunsthtoriker und Philosoph (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1998).
    • ‘L’enseignement humaniste à Oxford et à Cambridge et l’influence d’Erasme en Angleterre’, in André Tuilier (ed.) Histoire du Collège de France (Paris: Fayard, 2006).
    • 'The Englishing of P. S. Allen' in Erasmus and the Renaissance Republic of Letters ed. Stephen Ryle (Turnhout: Brepols, 2014).
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  • Other professional memberships and roles

    • Honorary Fellow, Exeter College, Oxford
    • Member, International Commission on English in the Liturgy (from 2002)
    • Member (Vice-President, 1998–), International Council directing the Opera omnia of Erasmus of Rotterdam (ASD) under the auspices of the International Union of Academies and the Royal Dutch Academy (from 1983)
    • Chairman, Editorial Board, Collected Works of Erasmus, Toronto (from 1975)
    • Member, Board of Trustees, University of Toronto Art Centre (from 2003 to 2005)
    • Chair, Medieval Studies Foundation, Toronto (from 1996 to 2008)
    • Director, Canadian Rhodes Scholars’ Foundation (from 1997 to 2008)
    • Visiting Fellow, All Souls College (1969–71 and 1977)
    • Foreign Member, Royal Belgian Academy
    • Honorary Fellow, Huntingdon Library (1976)
    • Corresponding Member, British Academy
    • Corresponding Member, Royal Belgian Academy
    • Officer of the Order of Canada