AVISTA Studies in the History of Medieval Science, Technology and Art was initially created to publish the interdisciplinary, refereed papers generated from and stimulated by AVISTA-sponsored sessions held annually at the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. Over the past decade, AVISTA members have organized a series of thematically related sessions at Kalamazoo devoted to topics ranging from medieval military technology, the cloth industry, the resources of wood and stone, and medieval medicine to the mechanical arts, Ad Quadratum. These sessions, a number of which have been generously (but not exclusively) sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in North America, have generated a considerable audience and have thus created the impetus for the formation of the present Series organized by the efforts of the AVISTA Board and Michael Greenwood of Routledge Press. The AVISTA series has since expanded to incorporate publications arising outside of the Kalamazoo sessions.
Members of AVISTA are welcomed to propose monographs and edited volumes for the AVISTA Studies series.
AVISTA members receive a 20% discount on all Routledge AVISTA series titles. Please email the treasurer for details.
Fifty Years of Medieval Technology and Social Change, ed. Steven A. Walton
Now Available (with reviews noted)
Volume 1: Ad Quadratum, ed. Nancy Wu – December 2002
- “L.B.” in Metascience 17 (2008): 173-175.
- Christian Freigang in Speculum 80.1 (2005): 350-352.
- Jane Kennedy in Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association Journal XXX (2003): XXX
- Janice Mann in CAA Online Reviews XXX (2004)
- Architectural Science Review 46 (2003): 337-338.
Volume 2: Villard’s Legacy, ed. Marie-Therese Zenner – August 2004
- [brief notice] Speculum 80.2 (2005): 700.
Volume 3: The Medieval Hospital and Medical Practice, ed. Barbara S. Bowers – January 2007
- Margaret Schleissner in Social History of Medicine 21.2 (2008): 422-423.
- Carole Rawcliffe in Medical History 52.2 (2008): 300-301.
- Ortrun Riha in Das Mittelalter 14 (2009): 151-52. [PDF: Bowers_Hopsital-DasMittelalter]
- [brief notice] Speculum 82.4 (2007): 1049-1050.
Volume 4: De Re Metallica, ed. Robert Bork et al. – July 2005
- Craig Martin in Bulletin of the History of Chemistry 32 (2007): 60-61. [PDF: Bork_MetallicaReviewBullHistChem]
- SciTech Book News, December 1, 2005.
- Andrea Bernardoni in Nuncius 21.2 (2006): 381-382.
- [brief notice] Speculum 81.2 (2006): 641-642.
Volume 5: Visualizing Medieval Medicine and Natural History, 1200-1550, eds. Jean A. Givens, Karen M. Reeds, and Alain Touwaide – October 2006. [Table of Contents and Introduction]
- Caroline Proctor in Medical History 52.1 (2008): 146-47.
- Martin Kemp in British Journal for the History of Science 42.4 (2009): 602-603.
- Scott L Montgomery in Isis 99.2 (2008): 394-95 [co-reviewed with Jean A. Givens, Observation and Image-Making in Gothic Art].
- Larry Silver in Sixteenth-Century Journal 39.1 (2008): 1117-8.
- I.M. McCleery in English Historical Review 123 (2008): 1297-1299.
- Minta Collins in Bulletin of the History of Medicine 82 (2008): 704-706.
- Peregrine Horden in Social History of Medicine 21 (2008): 193-196.
- Scitech Book News XXX (1 March 2007): 31.
- Wallace Kirsop in Renaissance Quarterly 60.3 (2007): 992-994.
- R. Jansen-Sieben in Bulletin codicologique XXX (2007): 2.
- Florike Egemond in Nuncius XXX (2007): 362-3.
- Sachiko Kusukawa in Early Science and Medicine 16 (XXX): 354-355
- Vivian Nutton in Metascience: An International Review Journal for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science 19 (2010): 83-85
- [brief notice] Speculum 82.3 (2007): 785.
Volume 6: The Art, Science, and Technology of Medieval Travel, ed. Robert Bork and Andrea Kann – October 2008. [Introduction]
- Iain Macleod Higgins in Aestimatio 6 (2009): 196-206.
- Kristen Figg in Technology and Culture 51 (2010): 499-500.
- D. Harrison in English Historical Review 124, no. 511 (2009): XXX.
- Medium Aevum 78.1 (2009): 174).
- Lucy Donkin in Imago Mundi 63.1 (2011): 109-110.
- Max Lejbowicz in Cahiers de Recherches Médiévales 16 (2008): XXX.
- [brief notice] Speculum 84.3 (2009): 795.
Volume 7: Working with Limestone, ed. Vibeke Olson – February 2011. [Introduction]
- Michael T. Davis in Speculum 87.4 (2012): 1235-1237.
Volume 8: New Approaches to Medieval Architecture, ed. Robert Bork and William W. Clark – June 2011. [Introduction]
- Judith Collard in Parergon 29.1 (2012): 195-197.
- Sarah Thompson in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 71.3 (2012): 416-418.
- Caroline Bruzelius in The Medieval Review TMR 12.03.25 (2012).
- Claire Labrecque in The Canadian Journal of History 47.1 (2012): 623-25.
Volume 9: Arts of the Cathedrals: Studies on Architecture, Stained Glass, and Sculpture in Honor of Anne Prache, eds. Kathleen Nolan and Dany Sandron – May 2015. [Introduction]
- Meredith Lillich in The Medieval Review TMR 16.02.17 (2016).