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A Calendar Page for September 2013

For more details on calendar pages or the Golf Book, please see the post for January 2013. The important end-of-the-summer work in the fields continues... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 September 2013

Tales From Apocrypha 3: The Gospel of Thomas

I started this post about six months ago and part of the reason was to use the Gospel of Thomas as an illustration of various early Christian groups originating... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 31 August 2013

Penda

In the early years of English history, the kingdoms of the Heptarchy struggled against each other for dominance. One such kingdom began to rise in the... read more »
From: Medieval History on 31 August 2013

CFP: The Health of the Realm: The Historical Context of Medicine in the Early Middle Ages

IMC Leeds 7-10 July 2014 While interest in medicine and medical texts has been growing in recent years, its historical context has largely been neglected.... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 31 August 2013

CFP: Sessions at Kalamazoo 2014

The 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 8-11, 2014 Please note: these CFPs are for different sessions at... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 31 August 2013

Another Guest Post from a Non-Existent Blogger

A while ago I wrote a blog post about some underhand marketing techniques practised by snakeoil salesmen SEO companies. Specifically I wrote about ‘guest... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 30 August 2013

Medieval Manuscripts in America

By Julie Somers Last week, a post by Medievalists.net provided a map of the United States with all of the available programs offered in medieval studies.... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 30 August 2013

Guess the Manuscript VI

In honour of our recent uploads to Digitised Manuscripts, the latest installment of our universally-acclaimed Guess the Manuscript series is going Greek.... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 30 August 2013

A Celebration of a Year’s Work: A Medieval Invisibility Cloak

Yesterday was my last day’s work at the British Library in my role as Research Associate on the Digital Index of Middle English Verse. To celebrate,... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 29 August 2013

Clement of Alexandria, Theologian for the Wealthy

As I mentioned in my first post on Clement I think his thoughts on wealth are very interesting and possibly indicative of a contemporary social movement... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 29 August 2013

Stories of Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman @ UMP

by J J CohenNow that I've received the fully executed contract and it is 100% official, I'm very happy to announce that my book Stories of Stone: An Ecology... read more »
From: In the Middle on 29 August 2013

In the News

The latest news includes long-hidden murals, a mongol warrior, and a handful of archaeological discoveries. 1400-year-old archeological site found... read more »
From: Medieval History on 28 August 2013

Chaucer Classroom First-Day Flipping: A Plan

by KARL STEEL Tomorrow's the first day of Fall 2013 classes at Brooklyn College. If you teach college, you probably started this week too, and you likewise... read more »
From: In the Middle on 27 August 2013

Northumbria

One of the most important kingdoms of the Heptarchy, Northumbria was the site of significant Christian centers of learning where remarkable art, literature,... read more »
From: Medieval History on 27 August 2013

New Page Added

I’ve added a new page to this blog which lists all of the posts I’ve made since I started this Early Christianity Reading effort. It’s... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 27 August 2013

Anglo-Saxon Invasion

The British Library has one of the most comprehensive collections of manuscripts in Old English, many of which have already been catalogued online with... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 27 August 2013

Charters as a political language

A few years ago, I remember Charlie Insley telling me that "charters were the new black". I'm not sure I was convinced at the time, but there does seem... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 26 August 2013

Patterns in the Palimpsest

Many of my friends and colleagues have found themselves confronted with tweets, facebook messages or e-mails which usually consist of: “I’VE... read more »

The Long Angevin Empire: Call for Papers, Leeds IMC 2014

A session (or sessions) is planned for the Empire thematic strand at Leeds in 2014 on aspects of the ‘Angevin Empire’ from Matilda the Empress... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 25 August 2013

Clement of Alexandria: Merging Greek and Christian

Before I get to specific ideas Clement proposes, I think it’s important to discuss my overall impression of him and some of his dominant themes.... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 25 August 2013

Mary, Queen of Scots Manuscripts On Loan

The British Library is delighted to have loaned a number of important historical documents to the excellent Mary, Queen of Scots exhibition at National... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 24 August 2013

Materialism, Economic and New: Tobias Menely Responds

by Tobias Menely[Tobias sent me a robust response to my post on Materialism, Economic and New. I front page it here so that this conversation -- which... read more »
From: In the Middle on 23 August 2013

Knowledge, Power, Trust , Collegiality, Communication, Ownership, Empowerment

It’s embarrassing to see how long it’s been since I last posted. Part of me says I shouldn’t be posting now, because I am very behind... read more »
From: Blogenspiel on 23 August 2013

Technology fit for a King

From The View: Loughborough Universty Magazine (Spring/Summer 2013) It is a discovery that has captivated the nation and been dubbed by some as the... read more »
From: Medieval News on 22 August 2013

Materialism, Economic and New

sunset, Cadillac Mountainby J J CohenI'm just back from Maine, a trip that combined some hiking in Acadia (that's your postcard to the right) with three... read more »
From: In the Middle on 22 August 2013

More News

Medieval bones, a poison ring, and a very old globe are among this week's discoveries. Found: 210 skeletons beneath Berkhamsted site that will soon... read more »
From: Medieval History on 22 August 2013

Human habitation in the Faroe Islands predates the Vikings

Until recently, it was generally believed that the earliest human presence in the Faroes was in the 9th century, when Viking adventurers colonized the... read more »
From: Medieval History on 22 August 2013

Drag-and-drop Old Norse First-Person Pronoun Quiz

by KARL STEELIf you're new to or ignorant of Old Norse, as I suspect even many of you are, and if you plan to get comfortable with Old Norse before the... read more »
From: In the Middle on 21 August 2013

King Athelstan's Books

Are you tired of the Anglo-Saxons yet? No, we're not either! Those of you who have been engrossed by Michael Wood's recent series, King Alfred and the... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 21 August 2013

Mike Witmore: Addressing the Text (GW Digital Humanities Institute Inaugural Lecture)

We would like to inform everyone of the first official GW MEMSI event of the 2013-2014 academic year!This exciting event is co-sponsored by GW MEMSI,... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 20 August 2013

Is intersectionality practical?

Feminists are currently spending a lot of time and energy thinking and arguing about intersectionality. While some people hate the word, the actual concept... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 20 August 2013

On Finishing Up

So, “The End”, we meet. And what next for us? At the end of this month, my eleven-month contract at the Digital Index of Middle English Verse... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 20 August 2013

We Are Old: An Argument for Christian Legitimacy

Early Christians used a variety of arguments as they looked for recognition by Roman authorities as a legitimate religion/philosophical school. One of... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 20 August 2013

St John the Evangelist in the Lindisfarne Gospels

St John the Evangelist in the Lindisfarne Gospels (London, British Library, MS Cotton Nero D IV, f. 209v). Now on show in Durham, until 30 September 2013,... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 20 August 2013

Historical Fiction Meets the MOOC

Beginning this October, I’ll be teaching a Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) called “Plagues, Witches, and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction.”... read more »
From: Burnable Books on 19 August 2013

Get Ready to 'Save-As': New Uploads to the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

As many of you hopefully already know, the British Library offers two different ways to work with digital versions of our medieval manuscripts. Our Digitised... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 19 August 2013

Book Buying IV: This is how I get in Trouble

I received an e-mail from Barnes and Noble with a 20% off one item offer, good through the end of today (Sunday, August 18, 2013 for anyone who may stumble... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 18 August 2013

Taking Stock…

It has been a month since I set up my gofundme page at: http://www.gofundme.com/medievalgardensandparks and in that time 25 people have donated £620 –... read more »

CFP: Locating the Gothic

October 22-25, 2014 Limerick School of Art and Design and Mary Immaculate College, LimerickThe Gothic is a mode that is intimately connected to location.... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 17 August 2013

Intermediate sorts of swearing: second-level feudal oaths in the tenth century

I am, as usual, sorry for the gap between posts. The near future has been worryingly shapeless till recently, now it has a shape (on which more when contract... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 17 August 2013

Making Space for Thinking

I’ve recently taken up a three year position as an Assistant Lecturer in Medieval History (kind of like a non-tenure-track assistant professorship... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 17 August 2013

Twihards and Directioners

So… it’s been a good week for derisively labelling young women as mentally ill.In the worlds of (predominantly) female fandoms, there have been two... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 16 August 2013

Where the Wild Things Are: The Medieval Bestiary

By Jenneka Janzen While a bit denser than Maurice Sendak’s modern bed-time story, medieval bestiaries were, and still are, crowd-pleasers. A bestiary... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 16 August 2013

Review: Mazarkis Williams, The Emperor's Knife (Jo Fletcher Books, 2011)

Full disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book by the author for review – but that’s not really news, as that’s true of most books reviewed on here... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 15 August 2013

Some News

This week we've got a variety of archaeological developments and a shocking theft. Archeologists Discover Remains of 16th Century Gallows in Haapsalu Coins,... read more »
From: Medieval History on 15 August 2013

Badger helps out archaeologists

A very important discovery was made by two amateur archaeologists in Germany with the help of a badger. The animal made its home on top of eight medieval... read more »
From: Medieval History on 15 August 2013

Credo: British Library Manuscripts in Paderborn

The British Library has loaned three manuscripts to the exhibition 'Credo', which opened in Paderborn on 26 July 2013. The exhibition explores the Christianisation... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 15 August 2013

Review: The Hunters (dir. Chris Briant, 2011)

I know it’s a little strange to review a film two years after its release, but RS and I watched this a couple of nights ago, and I wanted to post a little... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 14 August 2013

CFP: Death and Decay

This call for papers invites submissions from Postgrads or Early Career Researchers on the subject of ‘Death and Decay’ for the third edition of HARTS... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 13 August 2013

The Lady of the Mercians

Some of you may already have watched the first episode of Michael Wood's new series, King Alfred and the Anglo-Saxons, which is still available on the... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 13 August 2013