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International Hug a Medievalist Day

Morning all, Posts have been a little thin on the ground during 2013; this is something I hope to rectify over the coming weeks. In the meantime, today... read more »
From: Dr Kate Ash on 31 March 2013

Whan þe soone entrith into the signe of þe Ram

Spring is not quite in full swing, but some of its signs are here. We haven’t had below-freezing temperatures in Philadelphia for nearly a week and the... read more »
From: tolde by the weye on 30 March 2013

Narratives of #digitalhumanities

A few days ago, Melissa Terras posted some great thoughts about analyzing the unfolding history of the hashtag for #digitalhumanities on Twitter, largely... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 30 March 2013

Nerds, Love, Amateurs: Reflections on How Soon Is Now

First, before you read this post, go look at Karl Steel's writeup of an event celebrating the publication of Carolyn Dinshaw's How Soon Is Now?: Medieval... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 29 March 2013

Hic Dragones presents... Twisted Tales of Cannibalism

International Anthony Burgess Foundation 3 Cambridge Street Manchester M1 5BY United Kingdom Wednesday 24th April 2013, 6.30-8.30pm Free event, booking... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 29 March 2013

Birkbeck Medieval Seminar: Landscape and Belief

Saturday 27 April, 2013 10am–5pmRooms G15 and G16, Main Building, BirkbeckMalet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HXBirkbeck Medieval Seminar 2013featuringJohn... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 29 March 2013

CFP: Romance in Medieval Britain

14th Biennial Conference 12-14th April 2014 Clifton Hill House, Bristol Papers are invited on all aspects of medieval romance. The conference marks the... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 29 March 2013

Ritual, State and Lordship: Registration Open

Here’s a meeting that I shall be attending, although not, at this stage, presenting at, owing to the possibly ambitious list of things to which I’m... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 28 March 2013

On the economics of tenth-century mills

Every now and then I write a post for this blog that is probably really a paper. Occasionally this is deliberate, because I’m having trouble working... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 25 March 2013

"Hakluyt's Witnesses," a lecture by Nandini Das

Join us on Friday, April 12, for "Hakluyt's Witnesses," a lecture by Dr. Nandini Das.Nandini Das is Professor of English Literature at the University... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 25 March 2013

Gratuitous Palm Sunday Goodness

Morning all! Some gratuitous medieval eye and ear candy for you this fine day. From the ‘Très Riches Heures’ of the Duc de Berry, fol v.173.... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 24 March 2013

WIN A FREE BOOK! Aimee and the Bear Giveaway

Your chance to win a copy of Aimee and the Bear, the stunning debut novel by Toby Stone. I'm giving away TWO free copies on the 6th April. And the good... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 23 March 2013

Humanities and the "Internet of Everything"

I begin with a video: a recent (released in December, 2012) advertisement by Cisco for their campaign titled "Tomorrow starts here" (60 seconds long).*Here... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 22 March 2013

GUEST POST: A Vampire's Guide to Dummies

A new short story by Toby StoneToby Stone is a novelist from Whitefield, near Manchester. His debut novel, Aimee and the Bear is out now from Hic... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 20 March 2013

Review: Stephen Morris, Come Hell or High Water (Part One: Wellspring) (2012)

Come Hell or High Water is a self-published supernatural/fantasy trilogy written by debut novelist Stephen Morris and set in Prague. Part One:... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 20 March 2013

Seminars CXXXVIII-CXLI: busy in Oxford

The title is true of the present and the past, for I continue very busy even now that term has stopped. We will not speak of job applications, but even... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 20 March 2013

Review: Monk Punk, ed. by A.J. French (Pill Hill Press, 2011)

I was offered a copy of this short story anthology to review for another website, and I must say I was sold just on the title. The -punk suffix is fairly... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 19 March 2013

New Books on the Middle Ages: March

Every month we will try to post a list of books about the Middle Ages that caught my eye in the bookstore. The Birth of the West: Rome, Germany, France,... read more »
From: Medieval News on 16 March 2013

In memory of Timothy McFarland

Term ending has somehow not decreased the number of things that are urgent-for-tomorrow as much as I’d hoped and hence the blog still languishes,... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 16 March 2013

How Odysseus and Sifried bend their bows

A week or so ago a reporter on a radio show mentioned that in Homer’s Odyssey Penelope agreed to marry whoever could string Odyssey’s bow and shoot... read more »
From: tolde by the weye on 15 March 2013

Thirteen (Medieval) Ways of Looking at the Curia

“Entrenched Troubles at the Vatican Await a New Pope,” reads the headline in today’s New York Times–though when have they not?... read more »
From: Burnable BooksBurnable Books on 14 March 2013

Pope Francis and the Middle Ages

Jorge Mario Bergoglio has become the latest man to follow in the footsteps of Saint Peter and become the Bishop of Rome and Pope of the Catholic Church.... read more »
From: Medieval News on 14 March 2013

I Could Never Give a History Paper

I’ve attended enough Medieval Conferences by now, mostly Kalamazoo but occasionally others, to recognize that papers given at these conferences are... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 13 March 2013

The Five Worst Popes of the Middle Ages

With a new Pope about to be chosen, it might be a good time to look at some of his predecessors, and hope that the next heir to St. Peter will not be like... read more »
From: Medieval News on 13 March 2013

496 and all that

Both the last IHR Earlier Middle Ages seminar of 2012 and the first of 2013 were on the Merovingians: first up we had Edward James on "Visualising the... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 12 March 2013

“Hair Side, Flesh Side”: A Conversation with Helen Marshall

A close-up from the cover of “Hair Side, Flesh Side” Flayed skin, a mangled saint come to life, cannibalism in Croatia, a gruesome birthday... read more »
From: Burnable BooksBurnable Books on 11 March 2013

Dealing with Open Access

Editor’s Note This is the second guest post on the topic “Open Access and Scholarly Publishing.” The first post, “The Humanities... read more »
From: Burnable BooksBurnable Books on 8 March 2013

Olive Oil and Cathedrals, the Last Pope, and the Cat picture

A Dash Of Olive Oil May Preserve British Cathedral  A report from NPR about using the oleic acid from Olive Oil to preserve York Minster in England Will... read more »
From: Medieval News on 8 March 2013

Symposium: Ecologies of the Inhuman

Ecologies of the Inhumana MEMSI sponsored symposium at The George Washington UniversityFriday, April 5 at 3 p.m.Rome Hall, suite 771 (801 22nd St NW, Foggy... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 6 March 2013

A little self advertising...

Please pass along to any and all interested parties and forgive duplications:Hello all, I am pleased to off the two courses listed below this summer... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 5 March 2013

Summer Language Study

Please pass along to any and all interested parties and forgive duplications: Hello all, I am pleased to off the two courses listed below this summer... read more »
From: The Ruminate on 5 March 2013

Dating Medieval Manuscripts – Talk at Liverpool University – March 2013

The University of Liverpool Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and School of English present Dating Medieval Manuscripts: Art or Science? Dr... read more »
From: Dr Kate Ash on 3 March 2013

CFP: Shaping Authority

International ConferenceLeuven 5-6 December 2013 Call For PapersHow did a person become an authority in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance?... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 2 March 2013