The establishment of an Academic Board to oversee the development of the Latin series in Corpus Christianorum and to help safeguard and improve the standards of the various publications was the initiative of the founder of Corpus Christianorum, Dom Eligius Dekkers osb.
In establishing such an Academic Board Dom Dekkers, with foresight, ensured the continuity of his brainchild. He died in 1998 at the age of 83.
From its foundation in 1997, the CC Academic Board was led by Fernand Bossier. After his death in January 2006 Rita Beyers became the new director. The members of the Board are scholars drawn from the universities of Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve, together offering specialisms in Classics, Theology, Ancient History and Medieval Studies, as well as a representative from the Sint-Pietersabdij Steenbrugge and from Brepols Publishers, Turnhout.
An Editorial Board, operating under the direction of the Academic Board and collaborating with the Publishing Managers at Brepols Publishers, is responsible for the day-to-day management of projects.
The way the publications are put together are governed by the "Guidelines for Publications in Corpus Christianorum"; these offer specific advice to scholars on a range of problems that they may encounter while preparing their edition, and offer guidance to editors during the production of the publications.
To both Latin series that resort under the responsibility of the Academic Board (CCSL and CCCM) several subseries have been added over the years. These subseries are often managed and maintained by their own internal organising bodies (cfr. the Magistri Iohannis Hus Opera omnia, which fall under the responsibility of the Prague Commission for the Edition of the Writings of Jan Hus; the Scriptores Celtigenae of the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin in collaboration with the Irish Biblical Association; or the Raimundi Lulli Opera Latina, which are being prepared by the Raimundus-Lullus-Institut in Freiburg im Breisgau).
Note: The "Guidelines" are available from the CCSL and CCCM pages
Series and Subseries covered:
Georges Declercq, Jeroen Deploige, Paul-Augustin Deproost, Albert Derolez, Anthony Dupont, Jean Goossens, Guy Guldentops, Mathijs Lamberigts, Gert Partoens, Paul Tombeur, Marc Van Uytfanghe, Wim Verbaal
Christine Vande Veire
Bart Janssens, Luc Jocqué, Paolo Sartori
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