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A Calendar Page for November 2014

For more information about the Huth Hours, please see our post A Calendar Page for January 2014. These two calendar pages for the month of November show... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 November 2014

'An earthy flavour'

Rochester in the rain Not only is the day waning, but the year.  The low sun is fiery and yet cold behind the monastery ruin, and the Virginia creeper... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 31 October 2014

Medieval Studies, Sexual Harassment, and Community Accountability

by DOROTHY KIM [Guest Posting][More post-BABEL postings (including more SCALE presentations) are to come! Meanwhile, check out this important posting from... read more »
From: In the Middle on 31 October 2014

Seminar CXLIX: the importance of being eloquent in the Italian Church

I seem to have emerged from a hole somewhat in March 2014, suddenly going to lots of seminars after some time on rations. I put this partly down to the... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 31 October 2014

Victorian Gothic Treats for Halloween

It's Halloween, and what better way to celebrate than with a bit of Victorian Gothic?Hic Dragones is having a one-day sale of complete collections... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 31 October 2014

'Æthelnoth the Good', Cnut's Archbishop

BL Additional 34890 f. 115 Æthelnoth, Archbishop of Canterbury, died in the last days of October in the year 1038, and in some places (Canterbury, mostly)... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 30 October 2014

Inventing the Visgothic legal ordeal in Catalonia

The backlog in my posting is awful [he wrote in May], but there is obviously something in the period of delay that matches the rhythms of my scholarship:... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 30 October 2014

More New Books

I do so love getting new books! Just lashed out on these with a voucher from my kind in-laws. If you see me sitting impatiently by the post box, you know... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 30 October 2014

OUT NOW: Journal of Popular Romance Studies (Issue 4.2)

Contents: Special Issue: The Popular Culture of Romantic Love in Australia (Editor’s Introduction)by Hsu-Ming TeoThe Private and Public Life of Nellie... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 30 October 2014

CFP: Telling Tales: Manuscripts, Books and the Making of Narrative

The biennial conference of the Early Book Society 2015The next biennial conference of the Early Book Society will take place at the University of Oxford,... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 30 October 2014

CFP: Telliing Tales: Manuscripts, Books and the Making of Narrative

The biennial conference of the Early Book Society 2015The next biennial conference of the Early Book Society will take place at the University of Oxford,... read more »
From: Manchester Medieval Society on 30 October 2014

Winchester Seminars on Comparative Medieval Cultures 2014-2015

The Winchester Seminars on Comparative Medieval Cultures is organized and sponsored under the aegis of the Centre for Applied Archaeology and Heritage... read more »
From: Manchester Medieval Society on 30 October 2014

Guess the Manuscript XVI

Welcome to the sixteenth instalment of our popular Guess the Manuscript series. The rules are simple: we post an image of part of a manuscript that is... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 30 October 2014

SCALE - SUBATOMIC

by KARL STEEL My most exhilarating moment of BABEL14 was the "scale" plenary, pictured here:We had 4 minutes each, banging through one paper after another.... read more »
From: In the Middle on 29 October 2014

Seminar CXLVIII: steps towards an archæological theory for ritual

People who know the sad history of archæology as a subject at the University of Birmingham are usually surprised to learn that there still are any... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 29 October 2014

Remembering Hoccleve: The 1st Annual Hoccleve Recovery Day on Social Media

In his “Complaint,” Thomas Hoccleve claims that his memory returned to him on Alle Hallowmesse. In order to mark the occasion, the International Hoccleve... read more »
From: hocclevesociety on 28 October 2014

How to talk about…stanzas

Troilus and Criseyde is written in rhyme royal stanzas of seven lines rhyming ababbcc.  Despite the various subdivisions within the narrative (for example... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 28 October 2014

Working for San Salvatore III: what they got out of it

I have now gone on at great length about the polyptych of Santa Giulia di Brescia without really talking about my actual purpose in reading it, so it’s... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 28 October 2014

Beatus vir

Zoom all the way in to see the fine penwork inside the vines! Biblia Mazarinaea. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 October 2014

Fine penwork shading

Biblia Mazarinaea. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 7, fol. 160r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 October 2014

Incipit epistola sancti Jeronimi

Biblia Mazarinaea. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 7, fol. 1r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 October 2014

Banderole banter

Postilles de Nic. de Lire sur la Bible. Latin 11976 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 11976,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 October 2014

Westminster Abbey, Ukek and York: Medieval News Roundup

From archaeological discoveries in Russia and England, to a 15th century recipe on 'Caudell of Almondys', here is some of the things we found in the news,... read more »
From: Medieval News on 28 October 2014

An early Anglo-Saxon sorcerer at Teversham, Cambridgeshire?

An earlier post on this site looked at some possible place-name evidence for pagan priests and Kultverbände or cultic groups in early Anglo-Saxon... read more »
From: Caitlin Green on 28 October 2014

Magna Carta Ballot Closes 31 October

On 3 February 2015, the four surviving manuscripts of King John's Magna Carta are to be displayed together for the very first time, at the British Library... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 28 October 2014

WE WANT YOU: Nominations for BABEL's (Futures) Steering Committee

by EILEEN JOYI have always thought of the BABEL Working Group as a desiring-assemblage with, as has often been said/written in many places, no top, no... read more »
From: In the Middle on 27 October 2014

Seminar CXLVII: de-emphasising Greece in Byzantine history

Long before I knew what my next job would be, on 13th March 2014, I was persuaded to attend the University of Birmingham’s General Seminar of the... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 27 October 2014

Vision of Zacharias

Postilles de Nic. de Lire sur la Bible. Latin 11976 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 11976,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 October 2014

Voice of a trumpet

Postilles de Nic. de Lire sur la Bible. Latin 11976 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 11976,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 October 2014

Horror vacui

Horae ad usum Trecensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 924, fol. 37r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 October 2014

Border chant and playful youth

Horae ad usum Trecensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 924, fol. 24r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 October 2014

Metablog IX: the tenth century at A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe

The next post was supposed to be the third and final one wrestling with the figures from the polyptych of Santa Giulia di Brescia, but I realised while... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 26 October 2014

Double boar heads

Horae ad usum Trecensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 924, fol. 12r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 October 2014

Green Inter-vines

Horae ad usum Trecensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 924, fol. 13v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 October 2014

Anglo-Saxon archaeology, Late Roman provinces & the landscape of post-Roman eastern Britain

The first aim of this post is simply to share an interesting map of post-Roman Britain. The map in question plots Anglian cremation-predominant cemeteries... read more »
From: Caitlin Green on 26 October 2014

Dragon bite

Venantius Fortunatus , Vita sancti Hilarii Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 14654, fol. 156v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 October 2014

Seminar CXLVI: forgetting the Thuringian frontier with Willibald

My seminar reporting backlog now shrinks forwards to 26th February 2014, when Dr John-Henry Clay of Durham, another early medievalist blogger apart from... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 25 October 2014

Blue-sky grisaille

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Oratio pro Marcello ; De Senectute , traduit en français par Laurent de Premierfait, Livre de vieillesse . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 October 2014

Lindisfarne Gospels in our Treasures Gallery

The Lindisfarne Gospels, one of the greatest treasures in the British Library’s collections, is now back on display in The Sir John Ritblat Gallery.... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 25 October 2014

CONGRATS to S.J. Pearce: Winner of the 2014 Michael Camille Essay Prize

  Fig. 1. Bodleian Mich. MS 50 (Neubauer 2219), f 116v. by EILEEN JOYI am super-thrilled to announce today the winner of the 2014... read more »
From: In the Middle on 24 October 2014

From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: Social Media and the Early Career Scholar

From Gutenburg to Zuckerberg, image via Tim McCormick A senior academic colleague asked me recently if I thought that he should start using social media.... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 24 October 2014

Working for San Salvatore II: specialists and individuals

As I said in the first post about the polyptych of Santa Giulia di Brescia, one of the things about its information that can’t fail to strike one... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 24 October 2014

Crossed beaks

Evangelia quattuor [Évangiles dits de François II] (1r-186r). Capitulare evangeliorum (187r-199v). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 October 2014

Wild one walking

Horae ad usum Catalaunensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1168, fol. 37r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 October 2014

Biblical Bird Dance

Evangelia quattuor [Évangiles de Lothaire] (3v-207r). Capitulare evangeliorum (207v-221v). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 October 2014

Quoniam Curls

Evangelia quattuor [Évangiles de Lothaire] (3v-207r). Capitulare evangeliorum (207v-221v). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 October 2014

Elephant Gospel

Evangelia quattuor [Évangiles de Lothaire] (3v-207r). Capitulare evangeliorum (207v-221v). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 October 2014

Word of the Month: Anglo-Norman chess terminology (and how to find it)

As an online resource, the AND is constantly  evolving. Not only are we in the process of producing a much-expanded new edition of the dictionary... read more »
From: Anglo-Norman words on 23 October 2014

Seminar CXLV: more Anglo-Saxon feud and punishment

I’m not sure I’ve blogged two successive versions of one paper except inadvertantly, and I’ve certainly decided not to do so before now,... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 23 October 2014

How To Be A Hedgehog

Longstanding readers of our Medieval Manuscripts Blog may know that we have a penchant for hedgehogs. In 2012, we published a post entitled The Distinguished... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 October 2014