Dear TMR Subscriber,
2015-2016 was once again a year of growth for TMR! We published 360 reviews in the last 12 months, which is a new record. We would like to thank all those who sent copies of their books, reviewed those books, volunteered to review books, sent us comments about reviews or our webpage, and otherwise participated in TMR in some way.
We would like to express particular gratitude to all those who made a financial contribution to TMR in the past few months. The money goes directly to our operations budget, and allows us to send books to overseas reviewers. In order to maintain and increase our international involvement in the field, it would be ideal to have the flexibility to send even more books abroad, particularly so that they could go to the best match without consideration for where the reviewer lives. It is not too late to contribute, and no donation is too small! We have 6000 subscribers; if even 1/6 of those people donated $5 each, that would more than cover all of our postage and office expenses. The link to the fundraising page can be found here:
TMR appears thanks to the work of many people. We are very grateful to our board of Review Editors, whose devoted work throughout the year enables us to maintain a high quality of reviews. Our tireless graduate assistant, Miles A. Blizard, is returning for another year.
The Editors are the people who are responsible for assigning, editing, and publishing reviews. James D'Emilio and Michael Ryan are stepping down as Editors after many years of service, for which we are extremely grateful. We welcome Bridget Balint, who joins Carrie Benes, Scott Bruce, Paula Carns, Melodie Eichbauer, Thomas McCarthy, and Diane Reilly as TMR's Editors for the coming year,. Their diligence and enthusiasm literally make the journal function, so please take the opportunity to thank them when you see them!
We are all, of course, indebted to TMR's sponsors. TMR is published thanks to the generous financial and logistical support provided by Indiana University, both from the Medieval Studies Institute, directed by Shannon Gayk, and from the College of Arts and Sciences. Our website is hosted at Indiana University's IU Scholarworks, and we are very grateful to Shayna Pekala, Nicholas Homenda, Richard Higgins, and Michael Regoli for providing their expert help and advice.
As always, I thank you for your interest in, and support of, The Medieval Review.
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TMR Masthead, 2016-2017