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The Lindisfarne Gospels in Durham

The British Library is delighted to be a major lender to the exhibition The Lindisfarne Gospels in Durham, which runs from 1 July to 30 September 2013.... read more »
From: Medieval manuscripts blog on 1 July 2013

Leeds 2012 Report 4 and Final

This last post on the International Medieval Congress of 2012 is a bit more ‘last post’ than usual, because it also involves saying goodbye... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 30 June 2013

Back in my bad books: l’affaire Zimmermann encore une fois

(The current flood of blogging here may just have led you to miss a couple of earlier posts, most obviously the notice of the Leeds IMC 2013 bloggers’... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 30 June 2013

Hand Axis

Archaeology – and matters related to it, have been in the news this week. With the death of Mick Aston, we have lost someone who knew how to communicate... read more »

Leeds 2012 Report 3

Part of me would like to see what I can only really call the abuse for the previous one of these posts as a challenge, and try and make it even duller,... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 29 June 2013

Some Medieval Dogs to Haunt David Brooks and His Modern "Mutts"

by KARL STEELBecause Julia Carrie Wong has already destroyed David Brooks' "A Nation of Barrel Fish Mutts," my dog post can be nothing but a... read more »
From: In the Middle on 29 June 2013

Reading Summer – The Psalter, Breviary, and Book of Hours

By Julie Somers A sunny summer blog post from San Diego! As I was putting together my beach bag and tossing in the essentials such as sunscreen and a good... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 29 June 2013

Love Letter

The Ellé RiverThis will be short and sentimental. Something that lets me be glad, makes me feel lucky. The moments that gleam, that appear unbidden, the... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 29 June 2013

Leeds IMC 2013: bloggers’ meetup

I lost momentum for a few days there as I focused on getting my paper for this year’s International Medieval Congress ready, but with that done I’m... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 29 June 2013

Ecology of Medieval Art (Anne Harris, DePauw Spring 2013)

I taught Ecology of Medieval Art this spring and am still relishing its lessons and surprises. In a discipline (art history) that attracts primarily... read more »
From: Medieval Ecocriticisms on 29 June 2013

Crusader Feces, Bat Feces, Latin swear words, and building a village - medieval news roundup

Here are some news stories from the medievalverse, and a few from beyond it... Crusader Feces An article in the International Journal of Paleopathology... read more »
From: Medieval News on 29 June 2013

Guess the Manuscript IV

It's time for another installment of everyone's favourite game - Guess the Manuscript! How quickly can you figure this one out? By now you know the rules:... read more »
From: Medieval manuscripts blog on 29 June 2013

Upcoming BABEL Panel, Kzoo 2014

Good news everyone! What began as a light-hearted exchange on Twitter about conference session names, but then turned into a more serious discussion, is... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 28 June 2013

The British Library’s Pursuit of Books

I’ve spent time this year looking at hundreds of medieval manuscript books at the British Library. In some cases I’ve noted characteristics... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 28 June 2013

Hapax

by J J CohenWriting Lockdown has sometimes been a mixed bag, but for the most part it's been extremely productive. I missed joining my friends on... read more »
From: In the Middle on 27 June 2013

Einhard

He is renowned for writing an important biography of Charlemagne, as well as for being the king's trusted advisor and close friend. But he was also a diplomat,... read more »
From: About.com Medieval History on 27 June 2013

In the News

Among the archaeological finds are additions to the UNESCO list, a Viking ship on display, and bats in some church belfries. Conwy workmen's 'incredible'... read more »
From: About.com Medieval History on 27 June 2013

Christine de Pizan and the Book of the Queen

We are thrilled to announce the recent upload of one of our best-loved (and most-requested) medieval manuscripts to our Digitised Manuscripts site; Christine... read more »
From: Medieval manuscripts blog on 27 June 2013

Sensing the Sacred

Last weekend, I attended the Sensing the Sacred conference, held at the University of York. I am going to write up my notes shortly; until then, here they... read more »
From: Dr Kate Ash on 26 June 2013

Ecocrítica y la Inglaterra medieval (Traducción al español de la entrada "Ecocriticism and Medieval England"

Este es un curso interdisciplinar de nivel superior. Todos los estudiantes deben escoger un curso de este tipo, que no se enseña en los departamentos... read more »
From: Medieval Ecocriticisms on 26 June 2013

Leeds 2012 Report 2

My notes from last year’s International Medieval Congress seem to be pretty good, but I’m disturbed by how little of what I apparently attended... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 24 June 2013

IMC Leeds 2013: bloggers' meetup

For all the bloggers who are going to the International Medieval Congress at Leeds next week, there will be a meetup on Monday 1 July at 9 pm in the Terrace... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 24 June 2013

Royal Manuscripts Launch the AHRC Image Gallery

Last week the Arts & Humanities Research Council announced the launch of its new Image Gallery, which will feature selected digital images from the... read more »
From: Medieval manuscripts blog on 24 June 2013

IMC Bloggers’ Meetup

Magistra et Mater has suggested a bloggers’ meetup at the IMC next week. Planned details follow. The more the merrier! Monday 1 July @ 9 pm in the... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 23 June 2013

Si longtemps, et merci pour le poisson

Writing a PhD thesis can raise questions you never thought you would have to contemplate finding an answer for when the research began. I assumed (naively... read more »

Rome’s Fifth Century Grain Supply

I took a break from reading about Christianity to catch up on some things that have been laying around here a while and came across several good articles... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 23 June 2013

Rereading for improbable heretics

[The first draft of this was written on the train towards an IHR Earlier Middle Ages seminar, 7th March 2012. Yeah, I know, sorry.] Approximately the first... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 23 June 2013

Late antique law and the Italian wind tunnel

I seem to have been going to a lot of papers this year about post-Carolingian Italy, and here I want to discuss a couple more of them: Conrad Leyser speaking... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 22 June 2013

Gutenberg, Executions, Medicis, Vikings, Hobbits and more - medieval news roundup

A medieval news roundup for the weekend... If you are a fan of Marshall McLuhan or have an interest in the history of printing, this interview from... read more »
From: Medieval News on 21 June 2013

Declaration of Intent

I have been extremely busy since more or less late December, and you have presumably noticed things slowing up around here as a result. As of roughly yesterday,... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 21 June 2013

A quick ‘Hello’ from the BL

I have SO MUCH I want to write about. Sadly, I need to use my BL time wisely, as I am OMG trying to write a paper for next week, and I have only a couple... read more »
From: Blogenspiel on 21 June 2013

Voices on the Medieval Page (1): The Reader

By Erik Kwakkel (@erik_kwakkel) This is the first part of a series highlighting instances where medieval individuals added information to an existing book,... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 21 June 2013

A Digital Reunion: The Sforza Hours

The history of the Sforza Hours, our newest upload to Digitised Manuscripts, in many ways resembles a detective story. The manuscript (now Add MSS 34294,... read more »
From: Medieval manuscripts blog on 21 June 2013

Conferences and the Medievalist Community

One of the new things we've been trying on this blog is Facebook integration (shorter: we have a Facebook page), following the lead of places like In the... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 20 June 2013

Quotations from Alfred the Great

We know he was an extraordinary king for many reasons; one of those reasons was his scholarship. He not only translated works by Boethius and Gregory the... read more »
From: About.com Medieval History on 20 June 2013

News Bits

This week there's fascinating news of a medieval city that was found by modern technology, the sale of some significant historical books, and what scientists... read more »
From: About.com Medieval History on 20 June 2013

Chaucer summons Lady Philosophy to treat Troilus… well, sort of

I read this line in Chaucer the other day: “For whoso list have helyng of his leche To hym byhoveth first unwrye his wounde” (857-58)[1] I could have... read more »
From: tolde by the weye on 20 June 2013

The first ever comic book?

Damien Kempf on Tumblr writes about this image from a 12th century manuscript known as the Bible of Stephen Harding. This work contains many... read more »
From: Medieval News on 19 June 2013

Three medieval archaeological discoveries: Newfoundland, Egypt and Cambodia

Here are three reports of medieval discoveries from around the world... Newfoundland We know that the Vikings tried to create a settlement at L'anse aux... read more »
From: Medieval News on 19 June 2013

New Acquisitions in Manuscript and Print

On 5 June 2013, the British Library bought four lots in the Mendham Sale at Sotheby's, London. The Library's view was that the sale was regrettable, and... read more »
From: Medieval manuscripts blog on 19 June 2013

CFP: Being Beyond Boundaries: Dissolving (Species) Hierarchy in Contemporary Culture

John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn road, Kingston University, Kingston, Surrey KT1 2EE Saturday 5th OctoberKingston University, LondonIn her recent work... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 18 June 2013

CFP: DigiPal One-Day Symposium

Date: Monday 16th September 2013Venue: King's College London, StrandCo-sponsor: Centre for Late Antique & Medieval studies, KCLIt is with great delight... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 18 June 2013

Medieval and Early Modern Student Association Postgraduate Conference - The Mutilated Body

8-9 July 2013 at St John's College, Durham University MEMSA is proud to announce its seventh annual postgraduate conference, an event designed to bring... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 18 June 2013

Liturgy in History: International Study Day

Call for ParticipantsWe are delighted to announce a call for participants for Liturgy in History, an international study day for graduate students and... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 18 June 2013

Quick Takes -- Deep Time / Pseudo-Dionysius and a Pug's Bottom

by KARL STEELFirst Quick Take:We here love how "deep time" humiliates our human pretensions. From my own deep time archive, from my distant childhood,... read more »
From: In the Middle on 18 June 2013

MOOCs, Monsters, and the Grotesque

Now here’s something new. Mary Manjikian, who teaches government at Regent University, has a piece in the Chronicle this week that attempts to explain... read more »
From: Burnable BooksBurnable Books on 18 June 2013

Impossible Spaces Launch Party

Friday 19 July, 7.00-9.00pmFree entryInternational Anthony Burgess Foundation3 Cambridge Street Manchester M1 5BY United KingdomJoin us at the launch of... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 18 June 2013

Nuns’ Literacies in Medieval Europe: The Antwerp Dialogue

By Julie Somers Against the backdrop of the beautiful convent of the Grauwzusters in Antwerp, Belgium the third and final interdisciplinary conference... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 17 June 2013

Getting your hands on some vellum…

I’ve recently celebrated my 200th anniversary. That is, in the course of the last eight months, I have got my paws on two hundred medieval and early... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 17 June 2013

Lindisfarne Gospels Rewind

Did you miss the Lindisfarne Gospels and St Cuthbert Gospel on BBC Radio 3? Then fear not, as the whole programme is available to listen again (United... read more »
From: Medieval manuscripts blog on 17 June 2013