Vidimus, the on-line journal of Stained Glass studies, is soon to celebrate its fourth anniversary. The Journal, launched in late 2006, is the only ‘free-to-view’ publication that deals with all aspects of stained glass and associated studies. As a ‘free-to-view’ service the editors of the journal are keen to encourage both scholars and members of the public to make use of the ever expanding archive of past issues. Containing detailed features, up to the minute news, book reviews and the popular ‘Panel of the Month’ Vidimus has become one of the major resources for anyone interested in the study of stained glass in all its forms. In addition, the news editor, Roger Rosewell, has been responsible for bringing a number of internationally important and significant finds and discoveries to the attention of the stained glass community and the world’s media.
“Vidimus is unlike any other traditional journal”, states Roger Rosewell, “in that it brings together the scholarly article and the news story within the same publication. We have been lucky enough to work with some fantastic scholars and have, as a result, had several media scoops.
“The archive”, continues Rosewell, “has become a major resource and we are continually grateful for the support that the project has received across the globe. Everything about Vidimus is free. It’s free to subscribe and we positively encourage scholars to spread the word about this amazing resource. The journal was one of the first of its type and we want to ensure that it remains an expanding a growing resource over the coming years.”
Vidimus is fully supported, and is published by, the UK branch of the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (CVMA). The CVMA is the international research project dedicated to recording medieval stained glass. In Great Britain, the CVMA is a British Academy Research Project, hosted by the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York. A Project Committee oversees the programme of activities, including our publications, which are undertaken by volunteer authors.
Full details of the latest issue of Vidimus can be found at: http://www.vidimus.org/issue_home.html
Further details concerning the publication, including information regarding submission of articles or news items, can be obtained from the news editor (firstname.lastname@example.org)