In Memoriam: Brian Merrilees

September 20, 2013 by Communications

Faculty, students, and alumni of the Centre for Medieval Studies deeply regret the passing of Brian Merrilees, Emeritus Professor of French and Medieval Studies and fellow of Victoria College. Professor Merrilees was a brilliant scholar of Old French, as well as a compassionate and generous colleague and teacher who will be deeply missed by those fortunate enough to have known him. He was an officer of the Centre for Medieval Studies in its early years, as well as a mentor to generations of graduate and undergraduate students. A memorial celebration of his life will be held on September 30, 2013 at 5:00 p.m., Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. West.  Reception to follow in Emmanuel College, Room 119.

For the obituary in the Globe and Mail see here. For two other obituaries in French, see here and here.

For a full list of Brian Merrilees’ publications, see Florilegium 24 (2007) here.

For a video of Brian Merrilees explaining a French-Latin dictionary, see here.

See also the recent publication of Aalma, a bilingual Latin-French epitome of the Catholicon of Johannes Balbus of Genoa, edited by Brian Merrilees, William Edwards, and Anne Grondeux.