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A Calendar Page for March 2015

To find out more about the London Rothschild Hours, take a look at our post A Calendar Page for January 2015. Calendar page for March, with decorative... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 March 2015

Simon de Montfort: Q&A with Darren Baker

Darren Baker of the simon2014.com blog and associated newsletter ‘The Provisions‘, has a new book on Simon de Montfort, With All For All, out... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 28 February 2015

Seminar CLVI: whose job was high medieval English pastoral care?

I have had to neglect this blog cruelly so far this year, I am keenly aware, and I hope–this sounds foolish but I mean it–to blog about at... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 28 February 2015

Applications Now Welcome for the 2015 James Paxson Memorial Travel Grant

by EILEEN JOYIt's that time of year again: the application process is now open for the James J. Paxson Memorial Travel Grant for Scholars of Limited Funds,... read more »
From: In the Middle on 27 February 2015

The Death of Heritage: playing in the ashes of the past...

Today saw the launch of the new look English Heritage and Historic England, born from the forced severance of the old English Heritage organisation. Until... read more »

Embodying Academia: On Different Bodies in Higher Education

In the medieval romance Sir Degare, a virginal princess stops on a journey through the woods to relieve herself. She becomes separated from her companions,... read more »
From: Meny Snoweballes on 26 February 2015

Being a blog, I can ask questions that professionals won’t go near due to lack of evidence

For instance, who made stone moulds used to cast pewter and perhaps bronze items? Having had a skim through several sources of information about stone... read more »
From: My medieval foundry on 26 February 2015

Mountains and alchemy

I started hillwalking again in 2014 after a gap of 6 years, and at the end of October climbed my first Munro and first new to me Munro since early 2008.... read more »
From: distillatio on 26 February 2015

Larry Benson

by J J CohenLast week I learned that my dissertation director, Larry Benson, died. Here is a slightly adapted version of some thoughts I offered on Facebook... read more »
From: In the Middle on 26 February 2015

Holy Monogram

I know how to interpret the Alpha and Omega, the Chi, Rho, but I’m not sure about the rest. Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Lezat (dioc. de Rieux). Source:... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 February 2015

Magna Carta: The Worcester Connection

There are now just a few weeks to the opening of our magnificent Magna Carta exhibition. We're very excited today to announce that on display will be some... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 26 February 2015

Some Roman slave shackles and figurines recorded from Britain by the PAS

The following post shares a handful of interesting recent finds relating to slavery in Roman Britain that have been recorded by the Portable Antiquities... read more »
From: Caitlin Green on 25 February 2015

UBC Medieval Workshop 2014: Vegetal Prostheses and Corpus Christi in Early English Drama

On 7 November 2014, I had the privilege of taking part in the University of British Columbia's 42nd annual Medieval Workshop. Organized by Vin Nardizzi... read more »
From: Medieval Ecocriticisms on 25 February 2015

Entangled dove in Quoniam

Evangelium Lucae cum glossa ordinaria. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 635, fol. 4r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 February 2015

Bleeding heart of Jesus

Horae ad usum romanum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1369, p. 410. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 February 2015

Become a Better You with Boethius (and Alfred the Great)

I love reading medieval self-help books (or “mirrors for princes” – as scholars call them) like Secreta Secratorum and The Consolation... read more »
From: tolde by the weye on 25 February 2015

Magna Carta Unification Update

It seems ages since we brought together for the first time in history the four 1215 Magna Carta manuscripts: in fact, it was only the beginning of February!... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 25 February 2015

Updated Information on "Entangled Trajectories: Integrating Native American and European Histories"

"Entangled Trajectories: Integrating Native American and European Histories" Washington DC, April  9 – 10, 2015This conference will... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 24 February 2015

National Adjunct Walkout Day #NAWD

by J J CohenWednesday February 25 2015 is National Adjunct Walkout Day, a day of action to call attention to the labor conditions and unjust payscales... read more »
From: In the Middle on 24 February 2015

Word of the Month: Fitchews and mitching

Despite what is often thought, Anglo-Norman’s influence on English extends well beyond the domains of the court, the law, and towns, with an interesting... read more »
From: Anglo-Norman words on 24 February 2015

Shadow effect

Green and yellow outlines create an impression of relief. 1.° Isidori, Hispalensis, etymologiarum libri viginti. — 2.° Ejusdem de testimoniis Legis... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 February 2015

Sifting for gold

Horae ad usum romanum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1369, p. 141. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 February 2015

Symposium: Transition, Scale and Catastrophe

Please mark your calendar now for this daylong symposium! Admission is free, but you must REGISTER HERE if you plant to attend.Transition, Scale and Catastrophe... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 23 February 2015

Turning the delay to our advantage

Normally, a good day is one in which 3 new entries are completed, reviewed, and finalized, allowing us to make slow and steady progress through the ~1700... read more »

Pentecostal Dove

Horae ad usum romanum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1369, p. 115 read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 February 2015

Fashioning Adam and Eve

Genesis cum glosa Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 14399, fol. 5v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 February 2015

Red Blue

Biblia. Latin 14396 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 14396, fol. 95r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 February 2015

Micro-majuscules

Aristoteles , Liber Ethicorum Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 6306, fol. 32v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 February 2015

Parti-colored A – 12th-c

Bernardus Claraevallensis , Sermones super Cantica Canticorum Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 February 2015

Parti-colored S – 15th-c

At what point do we stop talking about the extraordinary because it has become commonplace? 1.° Tractatus de ecclesiastica potestate, libris tribus absolutus... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 February 2015

'Hoard up your goldhoard in heaven'

Blogging will be light here for a little while, though if you should be so inclined you can read something I wrote this week for the BBC History website... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 22 February 2015

Kulturkampf and the Edict of Paris; or Francia’s Clause 4 Moment

One of the things that modern medieval historians have begun in recent years to appreciate is just how much their work is still shaped by the pioneers... read more »
From: Turbulent Priests on 22 February 2015

Graceful Charge amid tendrils

1.°Dictys Cretensis, De bello Trojano libri sex . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 5690,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 February 2015

Hero for H

Kings make books the spoils of war. On the provenance: “D’après T. de Marinis, le manuscrit a appartenu à la bibliothèque des rois Aragonais... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 February 2015

Trouble in Tobias

Bible. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 16747, fol. 129v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 February 2015

Gold sawtooth

Bible. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 16747, fol. 4r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 February 2015

Drawing on comedy

I find these few simple lines extremely expressive. P. Terentius Afer, Comoediae: Andria (f). Eunuchus (f). Heautontimorumenos (f). Adelphoe (f). Hecyra... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 February 2015

Merovingian flourish

Gregorius Turonensis episcopus (Grégoire de Tours), Historia Francorum (Histoire des Francs). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 February 2015

Gloria

Francisci Petrarchae , Poëtae laureati, epitome virorum illustrium Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 February 2015

Agitated knight

Francisci Petrarchae , Poëtae laureati, epitome virorum illustrium : accedit Lombardi à Serico supplementum Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 February 2015

The Hole Truth

leges Visigothorum, libris duodecim : nonnulla sub finem desiderantur ; praemittuntur praefatio et Regum Visigothorum breve chronicon Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 February 2015

APLS XPI

The pink and blue greyhound is curious enough, but I am also interested in these abbreviation marks that appear to weave through the letters. Epistolae... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 February 2015

Putti bout

Heures Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9472, fol. 1r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 February 2015

Royal annointing

Heures Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9472, fol. 24v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 February 2015

Dragon with strawberries

Or is it a griffin? Heures Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9472, fol. 12r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 February 2015

Water-damaged

Lectionarium Sancti Vincentii Cabillonensis, pars prima Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 3779,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 February 2015

Different Strokes

Compendium antiphonarii ad usum Sancti Martialis Lemovicensis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 February 2015

Discovering the Sandwich Magna Carta, by Professor Nicholas Vincent

Professor Nicholas VincentMagna Carta Project Principal Investigator In this special edition of the Magna Carta Project blog, our Principal Investigator... read more »
From: Magna Carta Research Project on 20 February 2015

Cracking Codes in Medieval Books

Reading a medieval book may not seem so different from reading a  volume from your own bookshelf: just pick it up, flip to the first page,... read more »
From: medievalbooks on 20 February 2015

20,000 names under review

It was a little under two months ago that we announced the milestone of 10,000 individually citations reviewed and ready for the first edition of the Dictionary.... read more »