Prestigious Honour for Nick Havely

Posted on 18 April 2019

Professor Emeritus Nick Havely has been awarded Honorary Membership of the Dante Society of America, in recognition of his many, longstanding contributions to the field of Dante Studies.

In his time at the University of York (1971-2011), Nick’s teaching in the Centre for Medieval Studies ranged widely, including not only late medieval English but also England's relationship to Continental Europe and the work of major European writers of the period, such as Dante and Chaucer. His publications include two important monographs: Dante and the Franciscans: Poverty and the Papacy in the 'Commedia', and Dante's British Public: Readers and Texts from the Fourteenth Cenury to the Present, as well as numerous influential edited collections, translations, chapters and articles. Nick continues to inspire audiences around the world, giving talks at venues including Basel, Bologna, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Krakòw, London, Manchester, Melbourne, Mumbai, Oxford, Pisa, and St Andrews.

The Centre offers its warm congratulations to Professor Havely on this recognition of a prestigious career.