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Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote the story of King Arthur in Oxford, historian finds

The story of King Arthur and the Round Table became a national myth thanks to Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Brittaniae – the History of the... read more »
From: Medieval News on 1 May 2013

Strange deals by intermittent monks

Last April, for heavens’ sake, more than a year ago, I saved a stub of a blog post here with the intent of working it up into a post later. The post... read more »

Required Reading? Crowdsourcing of Experience

by JONATHAN HSY(First: read Jeffrey's post about Elemental Ecocriticism in Tuscaloosa!)Should instructors ever assign their own publications as required... read more »
From: In the Middle on 29 April 2013

Elemental in Tuscaloosa

by J J CohenFirst, a necessary apology: the Elemental Ecocriticism symposium late last week at the University of Alabama (sponsored by the Department... read more »
From: In the Middle on 29 April 2013

On Growing Roots…

There comes a time when your days of postgraduate come to an end and you might fly the nest and find the place where you will take your first steps as... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 29 April 2013

Update! Thirteenth Century England XV Online

I note from Björn Weiler’s academia.edu page that you can now access the full program and registration documents for the upcoming 15th Thirteenth... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 28 April 2013

A Few Kalamazoo Thoughts

I’m recently back from a conference in DC which confirms what I’d strongly suspected; that I will not be attending Kalamazoo this year. I’ve... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 27 April 2013

Digital Tools for Medieval Texts: Workshop at the Huygens ING

By Julie Somers At the Huygens ING in The Hague, researchers and program developers convened last week to discuss the creation of tools that are intended... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 26 April 2013

Minaret of Aleppo's Umayyad Mosque destroyed

The minaret of Aleppo's historic Umayyad mosque has been destroyed, with video showing the famous structure in ruins. The Syrian government and opposition... read more »
From: Medieval News on 25 April 2013

Elemental Ecocriticism in Tuscaloosa

vibrant matter, Boloco, Bostonby J J CohenElemental Ecocriticism, the follow up to Ecomateriality,* will unfold in Tuscaloosa Alabama over the next... read more »
From: In the Middle on 24 April 2013

Shakespeare Event, Lancaster, 27 April 2013

On Saturday 27 April, the Dukes, Lancaster will host a charity Shakespeare event, raising money for the Twins Appeal. Staff from the department of English... read more »
From: Dr Kate Ash on 24 April 2013

I, Me, We, Us

I’ve been puzzling over a conundrum which, perhaps unsurprisingly, has me speculating about medieval language choices. This is the thorny issue of... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 24 April 2013

MAA letter #2

by J J CohenA day of meetings and teaching has prevented me from weighing on the second MAA letter regarding the resignation of Eileen Gardiner and Ron... read more »
From: In the Middle on 24 April 2013

Hic Dragones presents... A Night of Strange and Dark Fictions

as part of Prestwich Book FestivalMonday 27th May, 7.30pmPrestwich British Legion (near Heaton Park tram station)225 Bury Old Road Prestwich M25 1JETickets... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 23 April 2013

Call for Submissions: Hauntings: An Anthology

Short Story Submissions WantedA memory, a spectre, a feeling of regret, a sense of déjà vu, ghosts, machines, something you can’t quite put your finger... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 22 April 2013

Church growth, negative evangelism and beta churches

In a recent comment on my post on evangelical attitudes to homosexuality, Tony Carr claimed that: "Throughout history, the "appeasement" churches have... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 22 April 2013

Chester Noah Play, by the Liverpool University Players. Liverpool Maritime Museum, 4 May 2013

Reblogged from Early English Drama & Performance : "First performed 600 years ago, this medieval play is a short, family friendly version of the comedy... read more »
From: Dr Kate Ash on 22 April 2013

A Reflection: Re-collecting some emerging ideas from the Ecologies of the Inhuman Symposium

Perhaps it’s my longing for summer weather that moves me in this way, but when I think about how to offer a reflection on the recent Ecologies of the... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 22 April 2013

CFP: Anchorites in their Communities

The 5th International Anchoritic Society conference, in association with the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University April... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 22 April 2013

"a principled resignation in protest": more on the MAA controversy

by J J CohenIf you have been following the aftermath of the resignation Friday of the Executive Directors of the Medieval Academy of America, Eileen... read more »
From: In the Middle on 22 April 2013

So much happening — a quick round-up of MAA, Kazoo, and more

Hi all — I aten’t dead yet.  Lots of things to write about, but I am so deeply buried in grading and rehearsal for a concert that I’m... read more »
From: Blogenspiel on 21 April 2013

Whalley Abbey, Lancashire

Recently, I paid a visit to Whalley Abbey, near Clitheroe, Lancashire. The abbey site was founded in 1296 when Cistercian monks moved from Stanlow on... read more »
From: Dr Kate Ash on 21 April 2013

The "sudden" "regrettable" resignations of the MAA Executive Directors

by J J CohenJust to point out the obvious, when a letter like this one, distributed to the members of the Medieval Academy Friday, is disseminated so quickly... read more »
From: In the Middle on 20 April 2013

What The Onion can teach us about the Middle Ages

They bill themselves as 'America's Finest News Source' and after seeing the competition, its hard to disagree. The Onion is well worth reading, as is the... read more »
From: Medieval News on 19 April 2013

Seminars CXLII & CXLIII : tracing text transmission by means old and new

I am back from my international appearance, and fell immediately into a nest of twisting deadlines, most of which I have now beaten and so I resume the... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 19 April 2013

Found in China, what to find in Iceland, and why we may never find the secret of the Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript has confounded scholars ever since it was revealed by a book dealer named Wilfrid Voynich in the early part of the 20th century.... read more »
From: Medieval News on 18 April 2013

Newly discovered Anglo-Saxon grave may be evidence of 7th-century monastery

Archaeological work being done at St.Hilda's Church in Hartlepool has turned up an Anglo-Saxon grave. Other burials from the Early Modern period were... read more »
From: Medieval News on 16 April 2013

On Growing up in Academia

When I see the friends I met as a schoolchild, at sixth form, or even as an undergraduate, I am struck by a sense that I have put some part of my life... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 16 April 2013

Books

My recent purchases have just arrived! This calls for celebration… and planning of future projects. An image to make my heart sing…   Filed... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 16 April 2013

The 101 Nights - new book of Arabic tales discovered

A historian in Germany has come across a new collection of medieval Arabic stories - a kind of precursor to the famous book known as One Thousand and One... read more »
From: Medieval News on 16 April 2013

Word of the Day III: Apotropaic

apotropaic (adj.):  Having or reputed to have the power of averting evil influence or ill luck.[1] I found this great word in Magistra et Mater’s... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 14 April 2013

"For a Muse of Fire," a 449th Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration

Join the GW Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare on Monday April 22 at 7:30 pm for "For a Muse of Fire," a 449th Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration featuring... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 13 April 2013

What to do if you have 10,000 hours of free time?

Andy Wilkinson has recreated a miniature version of the Bayeux Tapestry - the eleventh-century embroidery that depicts William the Conqueror's invasion... read more »
From: Medieval News on 12 April 2013

Edward Burne-Jones & Chaucer’s Prioress

On Wednesday 24 April, Dr Anke Bernau (University of Manchester) will deliver a lecture as part of Manchester’s Brook Lecture series. The annual... read more »
From: Dr Kate Ash on 11 April 2013

MAA 2013

This past weekend, I attended my first meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, and had a great time at it. There were many good papers, good conversations,... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 10 April 2013

Guest Bloggers Wanted (but only if you exist)

So... this is a blog post about blogging. How very postmodern.I started this blog in 2010, and it was originally intended to be a website for a conference... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 10 April 2013

CFP: Literary Dolls: The Female Textual Body from the 19th Century to Now

8 March 2014 University of Durham This one-day conference held on International Women’s Day 2014 assesses the ways in which women’s physical form has... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 10 April 2013

Black Death, Northampton Castle find, and history-related crowd-funding projects

BoingBoing has just posted an article Shedding light on the Black Death, which offers a good overview of recent research on the plague that struck... read more »
From: Medieval News on 9 April 2013

Getting Victorian: Poetry, Song…and a Few Bugs

One of the pleasures of teaching in a large Ph.D. program is the frequent opportunity to serve on dissertation committees outside my immediate field of... read more »
From: Burnable BooksBurnable Books on 9 April 2013

Win a SIGNED copy of Wolf-Girls: Dark Tales of Teeth, Claws and Lycogyny

Another book giveaway courtesy of Hic Dragones. This time the prize is a FREE copy of Wolf-Girls: Dark Tales of Teeth, Claws and Lycogyny, signed by a... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 9 April 2013

Of Toasters, Perhaps Flying

Yes, here they areI once took an Anthropology of Metaphor class in which the professor spoke repeatedly of the connection between "emergence" and "emergency"... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 8 April 2013

Blogger Meet-up Update

Ok, folks, Thursday Evening. Dunno what time yet, but in whichever Valley is the registration valley. read more »
From: Blogenspiel on 6 April 2013

Which medieval king will they find next?

With the media sensation caused by the recent discovery of Richard III, and the resulting boom in interest at  it is not surprising that that some... read more »
From: Medieval News on 3 April 2013

It’s that time of the year — Zoo meetup

Before I forget… Who is going to the Zoo and wants to meet up Wednesday night, Thursday night, or Friday morning? I will be leaving late Friday afternoon,... read more »
From: Blogenspiel on 2 April 2013