Traditio: Studies in Ancient and Medieval History, Thought, and Religion is an international journal, published annually. TRADITIO was founded in 1943 by émigré German scholars as a venue for publishing high-quality original research in antiquity and the Middle Ages. TRADITIO began as an independent publication; Fordham University took over publication of the journal in 1951, with volume 7. TRADITIO publishes monographic essays, critical editions of texts, and research tools such as catalogues of unpublished manuscripts. Articles published have treated history, literature, philosophy, patristics, philology, theology, and history of art. The periods covered are antiquity, early Christianity, Judaism and Islam, and the Middle Ages, up to A.D. 1500. TRADITIO is headed by a seven-member editorial board, who select the articles for publication at an annual meeting; the editor carries out the regular business of the journal.
Fordham University is an independent university in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition. It was established in 1841 as St. John’s College by the Right Rev. John Hughes, Coadjutor-Bishop (later Archbishop) of New York, on Rose Hill Manor in the village of Fordham, then part of Westchester County. In 1846, the year the New York State Legislature granted the College a charter, Bishop Hughes recruited five French Jesuits from St. Mary’s College in Kentucky and other communities, and the Society of Jesus assumed the administration of the College. The name was changed to Fordham University in 1907. During the 20th century, the University grew to encompass eleven schools, with campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester County.