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Fluid Communities

Portable Altar, Cluny Museum, ParisIt's late, but I don't teach tomorrow, and I'm so happy that my blog is now weirdo-ad free that I'm going to indulge... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 31 January 2013

Upcoming MEMSI events in February and March

February 19: Anthony Bale will be discussing his new translation of Mandeville’s Travels as the guest lecturer in Jeffrey Cohen's graduate seminar Environ... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 30 January 2013

Family visits are hard for heroes, too

Siegfried meets Kriemhild in Fritz Lang’s 1924 film Die Nibelungen (image: cineoutsider) What is it about family visits that make them unnecessarily... read more »
From: tolde by the weye on 29 January 2013

(Osewold the Reve Can’t Get No) SATISFACTION

Though all of the pilgrims from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales agreed that the Knight’s Tale (the first tale told in the tale-telling game) was of good... read more »
From: tolde by the weye on 26 January 2013

Remixing in Teaching

As many of us settle back into another semester, I thought I would share some of my thoughts about one aspect of my own work this semester. I am especially... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 25 January 2013

Letters to Past Selves

Yesterday, a former student of mine shared with me a short piece she wrote about her grandparents. Her grandfather has recently passed, and in the... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 23 January 2013

What's human about the digital humanities?

The first seminar I attended in the academic year 2012-2013 wasn't a medieval one but one organised by KCL's Department of Digital Humanities, which featured... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 22 January 2013

The Middle-Ages/d Professor in Winter

some important writing to be doneYou know that early line in The Lion in Winter, when Peter O'Toole, as Henry II, pulls himself from bed to break the layer... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 21 January 2013

The market for MOOCs

Various academics have been getting excited about MOOCs (massive open online courses) recently: especially Clay Shirky who's claiming that it will "disrupt"... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 17 January 2013

The Digital Humanities Symposium is next week. Don't forget to register!

GW Digital Humanities SymposiumThursday January 24 - Saturday January 26, 2013A Symposium at George Washington UniversitySATURDAY'S EVENT TIME AND... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 17 January 2013

Seminars CXXXV & CXXXVI: characterising some medieval disputants

The need to catch up on the seminar reports is still fairly urgent, so I must do my now-usual filtering of what is in the pile. Out, with reluctance because... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 12 January 2013

The journey from castle to kingdom in early Asturias

Wall exposed by the 2012 excavations at the castle of Gauzón, Castrillón, Asturias. Here is another thing that I’ve been meaning to... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 10 January 2013

Still here!

And almost back to blogging. I also owe several of my readers emails — got them, but pushed them behind The Review That Would Not Be Written. That’s... read more »
From: Blogenspiel on 7 January 2013

Review of Ted Striphas, The Late Age of Print

Over the break between semesters, I've been tackling some reading that doesn't concern my dissertation or research directly--and it's been a great break... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 7 January 2013

Today’s Medieval Bloodfest: New Jack Sherwood

Robin Hood and Little John in Disney’s Robin Hood (image: copyright 1973 Walt Disney Company) Between the publication of Philip Pullman’s Fairy Tales... read more »
From: tolde by the weye on 7 January 2013

The Agency of History

David said a perfect thing to the students this afternoon, as he was hosting them for good, hot, strong coffee and rich, sustaining sweets. He said that... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 6 January 2013

I’ll have a Boethian Beet ‘n’ Bean Burger with pepper jack cheese and the Svartalfheim Sweet Potato Fries, please

Every blockbuster needs some sort of a restaurant tie-in to tempt us to buy something heavily sugared and loaded with enough artificial ingredients to... read more »
From: tolde by the weye on 5 January 2013

History of Emotions

Is it the third time that makes it familiar? does the third time make it mine? Coming in and out of jet lag unconsciousness on the bus, I read Campaneac,... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 4 January 2013

Hobbit the Movie

I have finally seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  Much that I would say has been said, so I will make just a few points below that I think need... read more »
From: The Ruminate on 4 January 2013

Seminars CXXXIII & CXXXIV: more early medieval edges

Aha! At last I have the information I needed, and so this post that was meant to be ready a fortnight ago can go up. In the words of a man in a dressing... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 2 January 2013