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Boyd H. Hill, Jr., medieval historians


Professor Boyd Howard Hill, Jr., died at the age of 87 on July 2nd, 2018, at his home in Longmont, Colorado. Boyd was a medieval historian at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1964-2001. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and published important articles and books on pre-modern anatomy, physiology, comparative history, diplomatics, and Ottonian Germany. He was also the general editor of a text for courses in western civilization. On a personal note for the authors of this article, Boyd was an influential mentor, guiding us first through seminars and classwork through the rigors of graduate school training, but always with knowledge and good humor. We survivors-cum-graduates of his training in the medieval history doctoral program at CU Boulder will always fondly remember the sterling quality that informed not only Boyd’s lectures and seminars, but especially the expectations and training of his advisees.