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Humiliation and obscurity

Sometimes I find the most intriguing seminars in the IHR Earlier Medieval History series aren't the ones on immediately relevant topics, but ones that... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 27 February 2013

Seminar CXXXVII: reassessing the Pictish Church

Maintaining this hectic momentum is obviously difficult but I thought it might be time to try and eat in a tiny bit more to my backlog of seminar reports.... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 27 February 2013

Opening Access to Academia

Unofficial open access logoOriginally created byPublic Library of ScienceA few months ago, I needed to supply a writing sample for a fellowship application.... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 26 February 2013

The Fierce Urgency of Now, a lecture by Will Stockton

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Queerness, Presentism, and Romeo and Juliet- a lecture by Will StocktonFriday, March 1, 3 pm The George Washington... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 25 February 2013

Natural Beauty/Acheiropoieta

Agate from Roger Caillois, The Writing of StonesNatural beauty is harder to define than you'd think. And I should read Kant and find out if he provides... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 23 February 2013

Slavery and early medieval economic growth

I am very slowly working my way through last term's IHR Earlier Medieval Europe seminars, and the next one I want to blog is Marek Jankowiak talking about... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 21 February 2013

In which Chris Lewis tells it better

A lightweight one, to get the wheels back on the road! I’d like to dedicate this post to Ted Buttrey, who knows what I mean when I say this: there’s... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 19 February 2013

Late antique Christianity and equal marriage

In some ways the title of this post is misleading: I'm not discussing the reaction of late antique Christian writers to same-sex marriage (there are rare... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 18 February 2013

Family planning involving a river and a tree

Westvleteren XII – a Trappist beer that scored a perfect 100 on Beer Advocate last year. Six-packs sold for as much as $85 US (image: www.beercrank.ca) Cardinal... read more »
From: tolde by the weye on 17 February 2013

Chi Rho Page as Electrical Grid

The ChiRho page from the Book of KellsI hope that Jane Bennett and Alfred Siewers have met because their ideas have much to say to each other. I combined... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 17 February 2013

Civic identity and the B-word in sixth-century Francia

The Second IHR seminar I attended this academic year was Erica Buchberger from Oxford on "Romans in a Frankish world: Gregory of Tours, Venantius Fortunatus... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 13 February 2013

6 Ridiculous Myths About the Middle Ages Everyone Believes

From Cracked.com.... When you think of the Middle Ages, chances are you picture gallant knights sitting astride brilliant destriers galloping through... read more »
From: Medieval News on 11 February 2013

Repost: Marginalia; An Online Review Journal

There may be a way to do a full repost in WordPress but evidently I haven’t figured it out yet(I knew how in Blogger). Anyway, I read this on The... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 11 February 2013

The Pope Resigns, the British Library digitizing medieval manuscripts, and more Richard III

Beginning today, we will be changing how the Medieval News blog is presented. We hope to bring you a new post every day or two, which will cover what medieval... read more »
From: Medieval News on 11 February 2013

English is not North Germanic

At the end of November, two new hypotheses regarding the origins and history of English popped onto the scene.  One by a non-scholar, non-linguist, vexing... read more »
From: The Ruminate on 11 February 2013

Reading Christianity Interregnum Number 1: Yup, I was wrong

This isn’t much of an admission as I’m frequently wrong. However in this case I have achieved two different levels of wrongness. One is that... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 10 February 2013

Our own Orientalism: Why Medievalists are Complicit when Manuscripts Burn and Ruins Crumble

(Modern Medieval is pleased to host this guest post by Prof. Rabia Gregory, University of Missouri-Columbia) Last month, as French ground forces moved... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 10 February 2013

On translation, texts, and a conference

It's been an usually lovely summer here in my part of the world and I've been spending as little time as possible at the computer (and thus, am well... read more »
From: Bavardess on 9 February 2013

That Dead Richard III Fellow in a Parking Lot

Or Car Park, whatever that is exactly. I wasn’t going to post on Richard III. What do I know about him other than that the date of his death has... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 8 February 2013

Accommodation

Dublin is a small, walkable city and TCD is right in the centre, so there are plenty of options! Sadly, campus accommodation is only available from May... read more »
From: Borderlines XVII on 7 February 2013

After Richard III, archaeologists set their sights on Alfred the Great

His remains are believed to lie in an unmarked grave in Winchester and a team is reportedly applying for permission to dig up the spot at St Bartholomew’s... read more »
From: Medieval News on 7 February 2013

Medieval Tour Guides and The Stations of Jerusalem

Medieval Tour Guides and The Stations of Jerusalem                         Edel Mulcahy... read more »
From: tolde by the weye on 6 February 2013

Challenging Crisis Discourses

Recently, I've been thinking a lot about the genre of "crisis discourse" in relation to scribal, print, and digital media in both past and contemporary... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 6 February 2013

Thing-Power in the Classroom: stones, ladders, spit, onions, phalluses and roses

We've had a new student join our Ecology of Medieval Art class, and it was to him that I turned first in asking for a description of the image on the screen... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 5 February 2013

Remains of Richard III confirmed

The University of Leicester made the official announcement today that the human remains recovered last September in a car park in Leicester do belong... read more »
From: Medieval News on 4 February 2013

Thoreau on Carnac

Thoreau, though he never left these American shores, wrote about Carnac! At this late hour, I can do little but happily quote favorite lines and revel... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 4 February 2013

Early medieval comparisons: kings east and west

The IHR Earlier Medieval seminars restarted for this academic year (a mere four months ago) with Jinty Nelson talking on 'Shaping rules, making rulers:... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 3 February 2013

Back into the Reeds

Fits and Starts by Marc Swanson, now in Peeler Art CenterSeven years ago, some (many?) students got drunk, got naked, got on a public sculpture, got out... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 3 February 2013