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A Calendar Page for September 2014

For more information about the Huth Hours, please see our post A Calendar Page for January 2014. September marks the beginning of the wine-making season... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 September 2014

A Bird in the hand

Troparium, prosarium, processionale, tonarium Sancti Martialis Lemovicensis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 August 2014

Raising up the enemies of Mercia

The St Andrews Sarcophagus is one of the more splendid pieces of artwork left to us from Pictish Scotland. Some might say the most splendid; I would always... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 31 August 2014

Leeds 2013 report part 3

This was the longest day of my attendance at the International Medieval Congress at Leeds last year, not just because of it ending in the dance but because... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 30 August 2014

Teaching Literature in the West Virginian Ecotone

a guest post by LOWELL DUCKERT[I invited Lowell to compose this post for ITM because his innovative ways of teaching ecology and environmental theory as... read more »
From: In the Middle on 30 August 2014

Turning Over the Last Leaf…

We’ve been blogging at MedievalFragments for nearly two-and-a-half years, but like all good things, it has to come to an end sometime! The project,... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 29 August 2014

Letting in the lowly in Lournand

In the first chapter of his controversial little book, The Transformation of the Year 1000, Guy Bois mentions a church in the tiny area of Burgundy that... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 29 August 2014

Te Igitur

Flavius Josephus, Antiquitates judaicae. — Id., Bellum judaicum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 August 2014

Ausculta o fili

Obituaire, martyrologe, chronique, etc., de l’abbaye de Saint-Evroul (dioc. de Lisieux). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 August 2014

Guillaume Rose

Recueil de pièces, la plupart en copies ou en extraits, avec des dessins de sceaux et de tombeaux, pour servir à l’histoire des archevêques et... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 August 2014

Sermon Contents

Sermons de Hugues de Saint-Victor, de Pierre le Mangeur (154), de Gautier, prieur de Saint-Victor (156v), de Baudouin, abbé de Fordes (185). Source:... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 August 2014

Less is more

Henrici Bohick, Leonensis, commentariorum in Decretales tabula alphabetica : authore Aldeberto de Moreriis, Officiali Carpensi Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 August 2014

Don’t Lose Your Head: It’s Just St. John the Baptist’s Day!

Throughout the year there are two feast days commemorating John the Baptist. On June 24th, his nativity is celebrated; he and the Virgin Mary are the only... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 August 2014

Leeds 2013 report part 2

Sorry, this has taken a couple of days to find the time to write. But, as with the conference experience itself, the only way out of the backlog is through!... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 28 August 2014

A Temporary Farewell

As I am preparing to head off for a year’s maternity leave, I thought I would take the opportunity to thank you all for the wonderful opportunity it... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 28 August 2014

Two book notes, and a note, on materialism and ecocritcism

by J J Cohen[read Jonathan's Hsy's essential post Intersections: On Annoyances, Mistakes ... and Possibilities and work your way back through the... read more »
From: In the Middle on 27 August 2014

Irish Brain surgeons, Vikings who recycle and spotting mistakes in churches: Medieval News Roundup

[View the story "Irish Brain surgeons, Vikings who recycle and spotting mistakes in churches: Medieval News Roundup" on Storify] read more »
From: Medieval News on 27 August 2014

Next stop Iceland?

This post is about pre-Viking settlement in the North Atlantic, and here specifically the Faroe Islands. I originally stubbed this in September 2013, when... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 26 August 2014

Bugs in Books

Even the most cursory glance over the pages of medieval manuscripts will reveal a plethora of insects. Bugs are everywhere – although we hasten to add... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 26 August 2014

New Thinking on the Medieval Frontier: Call for Papers, IMC 2015

Perhaps there is a certain ridiculousness in soliciting papers for the 2015 International Medieval Congress in Leeds on a blog that has only just managed... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 25 August 2014

Leeds 2013 report part 1

I’ve been backlogged with reporting nearly this far before now, of course, and it’s the annual conferences that always seem silliest to report... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 24 August 2014

Coming to the Table

I was honored to give the faculty welcome at this year's Opening Convocation.Très Riches Heures du Duc de BerryWelcome, everyone. I come to you with an... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 24 August 2014

St Bartholomew and Bookbindings: Happy St Bartholomew's Day!

The latest in our running series of saint-day blog posts concerns St Bartholomew (see here for our posts on St Lawrence, St Benedict, St Margaret, St Patrick,... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 24 August 2014

Marginal Iterations

Prayers in the text appear on banderoles in marginal decorations as in this ‘Virgo singularis’ Bréviaire de Salisbury, fait pour le duc de... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 August 2014

Intersections: On Annoyances, Mistakes ... and Possibilities

by JONATHAN HSY [This posting forms part of a thread on race and diversity in medieval studies and academia as a whole; see previous postings by Michelle... read more »
From: In the Middle on 23 August 2014

Cat of four silver tails

The last few posts’ illustrations have been extremely manuscript-heavy. I make no apology for that but all the same some variety is nice: what do... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 23 August 2014

An anniversary, an overview, a break

Last week's post was the 52nd weekly post since I revived and repurposed a moribund blog. That makes this as good a time as any to take a break, as well... read more »
From: Les Leftovers on 23 August 2014

Pricking and ruling

The preparation of these pages with pricking and ruling constitutes a true meditation on the cross: Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 August 2014

Xerxes

M. Iunianus Iustinus, Epitoma historiarum Philippicarum Pompei Trogi. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 August 2014

Graffiti, Gaza and THE GIRL: Why I do what I do (with a passing reference to Cornish pasties)

Being someone who stares at the walls rather more than most people, and someone who believes that graffiti has a certain value as a historic record, it... read more »

Word of the month: 'Outremer'

Outre-mer (see TLF) is a French term that can be used to refer to faraway countries, be it in Africa, the Orient or America. It is a direct translation... read more »
From: Anglo-Norman words on 22 August 2014

Seminar CLXXXIII: community law enforcement in early medieval Britain

My relentless progress through my seminar report backlog now finally leaves me looking at the last seminar I went to in Oxford, something of a milestone.... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 22 August 2014

The Last Page of the Medieval Book

By Erik Kwakkel (@erik_kwakkel) I love the last page of the medieval book. Not because it means that my research of a particular manuscript is almost... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 22 August 2014

2014-15 Events: A Preview

The first big MEMSI event of the year is the Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare Annual Lecture with Rebecca Bushnell, president of the Shakespeare Association... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 21 August 2014

Re-making The Real Middle Ages™

by HELEN YOUNG [Guest Posting]Hello readers! Here's our third posting on race, diversity, and things medieval [and if you're just joining in, read the... read more »
From: In the Middle on 21 August 2014

Before you write a charter

One of the things that I’ve been thinking about for a long, long time is the process in which an early medieval charter, meaning the documents we... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 21 August 2014

Rebecca Bushnell to Deliver Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare Annual Lecture Sept. 5

The English Department is pleased to announce one of the very first events of the new academic year.  On Friday, September 5, at 3:00 PM, Professor... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 21 August 2014

Three More Books of Hours

In one of our blog posts last week, we featured the Wardington Hours, a relative newcomer to our collections. Three other Books of Hours have been acquired... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 21 August 2014

Make-Believe

Bonsai at the Jardin d'AcclimationI've always loved that English term, "make-believe." I love its directness and its hope, maybe even its innocence. I... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 20 August 2014

Armour on Bodies, Divergent Bodies, and what it takes to have a volcano named after you

Our latest medieval news roundup, including a few articles, archaeology news, tweets about upcoming conferences, the next medieval TV show, and catching... read more »
From: Medieval News on 20 August 2014

Divergent Bodies and Medieval Studies

by DOROTHY KIM [Guest Posting]Here's our second posting in a series on #diversity and (medieval) academia. The first in this series was by Michelle Warren.... read more »
From: In the Middle on 20 August 2014

Expressions of Hispanist medevalist community, in Exeter

We seem now to be firmly into June 2013 in my never-decreasing backlog of reporting, and next up in it was a day out to Exeter, somewhere I hadn’t... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 20 August 2014

Gudea, King of Lagash, and Stillness

Gudea with a planMuseums are often accused of stilling works of art: of stripping them of their environment and noise, ritual and performance. But in the... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 19 August 2014

Briefly Noted: Reorienting Disability at #NCS14

by JONATHAN HSYHope all our readers are doing well, enjoying the last days of summer and (if you're teaching) preparing for the beginning of the new academic... read more »
From: In the Middle on 19 August 2014

The Lure of Vikings, The Lure of Home

by KARL STEEL(we're in the midst of a series at ITM about diversity and (medieval) academia! First post is below, by Michelle Warren on "Diversity... read more »
From: In the Middle on 18 August 2014

How Lapis Lazuli is Ground and Purified

Image: http://mineralminers.com/html/laplrgh.stm For those of you who would like to see how lapis lazuli is ground and purified according to the recipe... read more »
From: Traveling Scriptorium on 18 August 2014

Kalamazoo 2014 report 3: women and Carolingians

I started off Saturday at the 49th Kalamazoo International Congress on Medieval Studies with a roundtable on women and power, which I've already discussed... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 18 August 2014

Diversity and #medievaltwitter

by MICHELLE R. WARREN [Guest Posting][Hello readers! This is the first in a series of blog postings on diversity and (medieval) academia that will feature... read more »
From: In the Middle on 18 August 2014

Immune from criticism

When I wrote this at the end of August 2013 I had just finished reading one of the very many books I really should have read a long time ago, partly because... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 18 August 2014

Seminar CLXXXII: the return (and beginning) of the intermittent monks of Sant Benet de Bages

I find myself, with some relief, advancing into June 2013 with my seminar report backlog, because on the 5th of that month I was at the Medieval Social... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 17 August 2014