Stephen Nichols, '63 PhD
Professor Emeritus of French & Humanities
Johns Hopkins University
Stephen Nichols, a medievalist, is James M. Beall Professor Emeritus of French and Humanities, and Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University. He earned his Ph.D. at Yale University in Comparative Literature. Since then, he has written or edited some 26 books on the Middle Ages, including Romanesque Signs: Early Medieval Narrative and Iconography, for which he received the Modern Language Association of America's James Russell Lowell Prize. Most recently, he published From Parchment to Cyberspace: Medieval Literature in the Digital Age (2016). He holds an honorary Docteur ès Lettres from the University of Geneva, and was decorated Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awarded him its Research Prize in 2008, and again in 2015. Nichols co-directs Johns Hopkins University's Digital Library of Medieval Manuscripts (http://romandelarose.org), and co-founded the electronic journal Digital Philology, A Journal of Medieval Culture, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. He chaired the Board of the Council of Library Information Resources 2008-2013, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as of the Medieval Academy of America.