Stephen G. Nichols, a medievalist, is James M. Beall Professor Emeritus of French and Humanities, and Research Professor
at Johns Hopkins University. 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 MLA’s James Russell Lowell Prize. He holds an honorary Docteur
ès Lettres, from the University of Geneva, and was decorated Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awarded him its Research Prize in 2008 and again in 2015. Nichols co-directs JHU’s Digital
Library of Medieval Manuscripts (www.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 from 2008 to 2013, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as of the Medieval Academy