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A Calendar Page for May 2014

For more information about the Huth Hours, please see our post A Calendar Page for January 2014. The themes of courting and pleasurable outdoor pursuits... read more »

May Eve on Port Meadow

Some pictures taken this evening in Oxford's Port Meadow, on the eve of May. The neighbouring fields were full of rabbits, enjoying the evening... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 30 April 2014

Emperor Phocas

History is written by the victors, which is one reason why Phocas has had such a bad reputation through the centuries. After overthrowing Emperor Maurice,... read more »
From: Medieval History on 30 April 2014

Collaboration, Oceanic New York, and Some Lunatic Letters

by J J CohenThe past year or two have been a litany of fruitful collaborations: with Cary Howie on New Critical Modes; with Lowell Duckert on Ecomaterialism;... read more »
From: In the Middle on 30 April 2014

OUT NOW: Wounds in the Middle Ages, ed. Anne Kirkham and Cordelia Warr (Ashgate, 2014)

A new collection of essays on wounds and wound treatment in the Middle Ages, co-edited by our president, Cordelia Warr, and including an essay by our treasurer,... read more »
From: Manchester Medieval Society on 30 April 2014

OUT NOW: Wounds in the Middle Ages, ed. Anne Kirkham and Cordelia Warr (Ashgate, 2014)

Wounds were a potent signifier reaching across all aspects of life in Europe in the middle ages, and their representation, perception and treatment is... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 30 April 2014

Coming Soon to Lincoln

Lincoln Cathedral (image: wikimedia commons) I’m really looking forward to June-July. Not only am I hitting the conference boards (and the legendary... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 30 April 2014

Domna grammatika: a surprise from Michel Zimmermann

Cover of Michel Zimmermann’s Écrire et lire en Catalogne (IXe-XIIe siècle) I am now, nearly, finished reading Michel Zimmermann’s... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 30 April 2014

Catchwords

Wauchier de Denain , Histoire ancienne Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 1386, fol. 112v. and... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 April 2014

Color by number

Wauchier de Denain , Histoire ancienne Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 1386, fol. 78r. This... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 April 2014

Permissions and the Postgraduate: What you need to know about the right to reproduce images

Most UK universities now require successful doctoral candidates to deposit an electronic copy of the thesis in addition to a printed copy. This is a recent... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 29 April 2014

UK Arts and Culture Blog of the Year 2014

We are still recovering from having been named Arts and Culture Blog of the Year in the inaugural UK Blog Awards. This blog started in 2010 as the Digitised... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 April 2014

Multi-faced N and raging devils

Légende dorée , Jacques de Voragine , trad. par Jean de Vignay. Français 244 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 April 2014

Jesse Tree

Légende dorée , Jacques de Voragine , trad. par Jean de Vignay. Français 245 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 April 2014

Busy banderoles

Légende dorée , Jacques de Voragine , trad. par Jean de Vignay. Français 245 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 April 2014

Ypolite

Légende dorée , Jacques de Voragine , trad. par Jean de Vignay. Français 245 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 April 2014

Black border

Légende dorée , Jacques de Voragine , trad. par Jean de Vignay. Français 245 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 April 2014

Down in the mouth

Légende dorée , Jacques de Voragine , trad. par Jean de Vignay. Français 244 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 April 2014

In tenebris

Légende dorée , Jacques de Voragine , trad. par Jean de Vignay. Français 244 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 April 2014

Seminar CLXIII: John Blair’s Ford Lectures, IV

Continuing to tackle the seminar write-up backlog, I must reluctantly skip over the next paper I went to, Zubin Mistry’s “Tradition in Practice:... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 28 April 2014

Guillaume de Lorris, Jehan de Meung

Le Roman de la Rose, par Guillaume de Lorris et Jean de Meun. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 April 2014

The scowl of shame

Le Roman de la Rose, par Guillaume de Lorris et Jean de Meun. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 April 2014

Emperor Maurice

Maurice is credited with helping to create an organized, well-run Byzantine Empire, and he was a notable military leader. When he succeeded Tiberius II... read more »
From: Medieval History on 27 April 2014

UK Arts and Culture Blog of the Year 2014

We are honoured to have been named Arts and Culture Organisation Blog of the Year at the inaugural UK Blog Awards. read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 27 April 2014

A theory on Kent I would have taken further

When I wrote the bulk of this post in September 2012, I had lately read an article I should have looked at long previously, by Charlotte Behr, called “The... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 27 April 2014

A Real Sense of Power…

The process of writing this PhD has brought with it a feeling of wonder. How, as I’ve rediscovered lost sites and changed people’s perception... read more »

Scholarly Organizations and Wikipedia Editing

Scholarly Organizations and Wikipedia Editing            I am actually writing in London while just... read more »
From: In the Middle on 27 April 2014

Low door

Le Roman de la Rose, par Guillaume de Lorris et Jean Clopinel, ou de Meun. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 April 2014

Pearl: Tiny-Justments

As we change over to the new syllabus, this is the last year in which our Finalists might write a exam commentary on an extract from the Middle English... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 26 April 2014

Beyond Apicius: alternate sources on Roman food

This is the first of two related posts. The second is Beyond Apicius (2): recipes from other Roman sources. As literate as the Romans were, they left... read more »
From: Les Leftovers on 26 April 2014

Heorot in Vermont: Homage to Booktopia

On the weekend of April 11-13 I traveled to Manchester, Vermont for Booktopia 2014, a three-day celebration of books, reading, and all-around bibliophilia... read more »
From: Burnable Books on 26 April 2014

Medieval Manuscripts at the UK Blog Awards

Last night we attended the inaugural ceremony of the National UK Blog Awards, held in London. We were very excited to be nominated in the Arts and Culture... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 26 April 2014

Who said, “He said”?

Recueil de textes en prose et en vers Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 1822, fol. 10v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 April 2014

Right to bear arms

« Compilatio YSOPI ALATII cum AVINIONETO, cum quibusdam addicionibus et moralitatibus », et « La Compilation de Ysopet Avionnet », texte latin et... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 April 2014

Final assault

Le Roman de la Rose, par Guillaume de Lorris et Jean de Meun. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 April 2014

Troubadour notes

Français 847 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 847, fol. 40r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 April 2014

Salamander Letter

Épître en vers de Charles VIII à François Ier, avec dédicace à Louise de Savoie. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 April 2014

A Window on the Middle Ages and Some Famous Clothes

We are delighted to present a guest post today by Prof. Francis Newton, Emeritus Professor of Classics at Duke University.  I was once lucky enough to... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 25 April 2014

Happy Birthday, Louis!

Today, April 25th, is the 800th birthday of King Louis IX of France, the only French king ever to be made a saint. And he was a saintly guy. Well-loved... read more »
From: Medieval History on 25 April 2014

Dress and Textile Discussion Group

Details for the last Dress and Textile Discussion Group meeting at the University of Manchester for this academic year:Dr Elizabeth Coatsworth will be... read more »
From: Manchester Medieval Society on 24 April 2014

How NOT to Make a Human: Lessons from the Medieval Archives

Some of the pleasant cows of Bréhat.by KARL STEELOBVIOUSLY, read Eileen first, and donate to BABEL, please.Nearly two years ago (!), I outlined a prospectus... read more »
From: In the Middle on 24 April 2014

The Story of St Mellitus

Mellitus (Canterbury Cathedral) 24 April is the anniversary of the death in 624 of Mellitus, first Bishop of London in the Anglo-Saxon period and third... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 24 April 2014

A Little News

This week, just a few items about treasure, an archaeological find, and a modern look at a medieval king's skull. Viking artefacts are treasure trove A... read more »
From: Medieval History on 24 April 2014

'Love has no habitation but the heart'

Mutability They say there's a high windless world and strange, Out of the wash of days and temporal tide, Where Faith and Good, Wisdom and Truth abide,... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 23 April 2014

Modern Medieval at Kalamazoo 2014

And so it comes around again, Spring, when medievalists long to go ... to Kalamazoo. The blog has been a bit quiet of late, but as you can see from the... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 23 April 2014

Get Out Your Dolce & Gabbana: Rogues, Faking It, Worlding, Impossible Words, Punctuate This!, and BABEL Turns TEN!

by EILEEN A. JOYIt's hard to believe that the Norman Kingdom of Sicily inspired Dolce and Gabbana's Fall/Winter 2014 collection, but it did [with no mention... read more »
From: In the Middle on 23 April 2014

Burgundy and the Burgundians

The region in France that's associated with a fine wine and a deep red color has a history going back far into the early Middle Ages. Learn about the Germanic... read more »
From: Medieval History on 23 April 2014

FILM REVIEW: ‘Wrinkles’ (or ‘Arrugas’) dir. Ignacio Ferreras

As I sat watching, or, to put it more accurately, nestled my face in a comforting shoulder whilst trying to battle tears, I began to regret my film choice.... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 23 April 2014

The Anatomy of a Dragon

Happy St George’s Day, everyone! For some images of this patron saint of England, Portugal, Russia, and many other nations, please see our post from... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 April 2014

The Problem with Alisoun

‘Experience, though noon auctoritee Were in this world, is right ynogh for me To speke of wo that is in mariage’ (Wife of Bath’s Prologue,... read more »
From: Dr Kate Ash on 23 April 2014