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A Calendar Page for October 2013

For more details on calendar pages or the Golf Book, please see the post for January 2013. Wine-making - and the more agreeable labour of wine-tasting... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 October 2013

My research in medieval history in simple terms

I wrote this a while ago, using the Up-Goer Five Text editor, which was in turn inspired by an XKCD cartoon on explaining rocket science using the thousand... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 30 September 2013

Just Published: FAULT [postmedieval]

by EILEEN JOYFAULT: It is yours, the one to blame, for everything. FAULT: Tellurian fissure, index of the means of mountains, earthquakes, islands. FAULT:... read more »
From: In the Middle on 30 September 2013

Articles from All Request Sunday

By popular request, here is the list of the twenty articles we posted yesterday for All Request Sunday: Saint Anselm of Canterbury and Charismatic Authority Sickness... read more »
From: Medieval News on 30 September 2013

British Museum to launch new Vikings exhibit

A new exhibit is set to launch at the British Museum. "Vikings: life and legend" will take a fresh look at the remarkable expansion of the Vikings outward... read more »
From: Medieval History on 30 September 2013

Oldest Musical Notation: A Look at the ‘Cantatorium’ of St Gall

By Jenneka Janzen This week, while playing with the iPhone app for e-codices, the Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland, I paid an online visit to... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 30 September 2013

Lost in my Historical Context…

So, I apologise for the lack of a blog post this week. Normal service will be resumed next week. Filed under: Uncategorized read more »

Were Medievals “Just Like Us?”

The above is a question I’ve steered away from for a bunch of reasons. Probably the main one is I don’t know how to properly approach it, not... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 29 September 2013

Blue eyes, red lips

Lancelot en prose. Français 113 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 113, fol. 117r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 September 2013

Dancing Swords, Hot coffins

Lancelot en prose. Français 113 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 113, fol. 106v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 September 2013

Jerusalem battle

« Cy commence l’istoire de trés vaillans princes monseigneur Jehan d’Avennes, du conte de Ponthieu, son fils, de monseigneur Thibault de... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 September 2013

Fight with the Devil

Les grandes Chroniques de France . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 2608, fol. 381r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 September 2013

Canon at the siege of Troyes

Les grandes Chroniques de France . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 2608, fol. 2v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 September 2013

The View From In the Out Here

This is the view from the upper reaches of the Tower of Babel.*The horizon stretches far and you are not alone. This year's BABEL Critical/Liberal/Arts... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 28 September 2013

Website of the Weekend

Today I'd like to draw your attention to a historic Scottish castle, and to the extraordinary work that is being done to restore it. Mingary Castle, situated... read more »
From: Medieval History on 28 September 2013

Guess the Manuscript VII

We'll be the first to admit that the next installment in our Guess the Manuscript series is a bit cruel. In our defence, you loyal readers have proven... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 28 September 2013

Make. Good. Work. (or, On the Academic Job Market)

compiled by Mary Kate HurleyTitle with apologies to Neil Gaiman. First, go read Jonathan’s post here on empathy, and enjoy all the no... read more »
From: In the Middle on 27 September 2013

Friday Fun

Who called writing a "dangerous and contagious disease"? Check the quotations pages below to see if you know. Christine de Pizan Leon Battista Alberti Paracelsus Peter... read more »
From: Medieval History on 27 September 2013

On Empathy and What We Do ... Together

by JONATHAN HSYHello ITM readers! I'm just on my way to the BABEL symposium in NYC (#cla2013) by way of Oceanic New York(#ony2013)—of course more... read more »
From: In the Middle on 26 September 2013

Alcuin’s Q

Alcuin. « In hoc codice continentur de fide sanctae Trinitatis et de incarnatione Christi libri tres. — Quamvis enim in hujus exilii… » Dédicace... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 September 2013

News Bits

This week three stories relate to medieval art, and one to the precious resource of water. Looted 16th century icons repatriated to Cyprus The icons... read more »
From: Medieval History on 26 September 2013

Chapelle ardant d’Anne de Bretagne

Autre exemplaire de la relation contenue dans le ms. français 5094. Cet exemplaire est dédié à Françoise d’Albret, troisième femme de Jean... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 September 2013

Knight v Snail

Recently a group of us went into our manuscripts store to have a look at some medieval genealogical rolls. We were examining Royal MS 14 B V, an English... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 26 September 2013

Stamp of Approval: A Paper Snippet and the Spanish Inquisition

By Erik Kwakkel (@erik_kwakkel) This blog entry focuses on a book fragment I encountered in Leiden University Library earlier this week while studying... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 24 September 2013

Noah’s Ark

Grande Bible historiale complétée . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 159, fol. 13r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 September 2013

A tail

Benoît de Sainte-Maure, Le Roman de Troie . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 2181, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 September 2013

Dame

Roman des Sept Sages ; Roman de Marques de Rome . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale. Département des manuscrits, Français 1421, fol. 25v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 September 2013

Call for Papers: 9th Annual Graduate Student Conference in Medieval Studies - "Celebrations"

Hello all!  Jenn here again.  Here's another CFP from my friends at the CUNY Grad Center.  I'm well into the first semester of my very first... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 24 September 2013

Special K

Horae ad usum Parisiensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1173, fol. 1v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 September 2013

MANCASS News and Programme 2013-14

New publications from the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies:- Nicholas J. Higham and Martin Ryan, The Anglo-Saxon World, London, Yale University... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 23 September 2013

CFP: The Medieval Chronicle - Die Mittelalterliche Chronik - La Chronique au Moyen Age

Seventh International Conference7th-10th July 2014University of LiverpoolLiverpool, UKThe Liverpool Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at The... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 23 September 2013

Leeds 2013 report 1: pleasure and mass murder

The theme of this year's International Medieval Congress was pleasure, and although I didn't go to many sessions specifically on the theme, the keynote... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 23 September 2013

Chimera with bezants

Faits des Romains . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Fonds français 295, p. 95. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 September 2013

Ezekiel’s Vision

Bible historiale complétée . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 157, fol. 89r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 September 2013

True Icon

BONAVENTURE (saint), card. O.F.M. Vie et miracles de saint François d’Assise Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 September 2013

The Dinner Table

BONAVENTURE (saint), card. O.F.M. Vie et miracles de saint François d’Assise Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 September 2013

Internship in the Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts Section

The British Library is pleased to be able to offer an internship in the Medieval and Earlier section of the History and Classics Department for a doctoral... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 September 2013

There is no blog post this week

I’ve been rewriting the Introduction chapter for my PhD. Filed under: Uncategorized read more »

Paradise will be a kind of library…

So said Jorge Luis Borges, apparently. I’d like to help reunite someone with their own little slice of paradise, and you can help me do it, gentle... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 21 September 2013

Whatever this might mean

A year is not an entirely arbitrary cycle. The planet does spin pretty decidedly all the way around the sun once, give or take that bit that adds up to... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 20 September 2013

King Oswald of Northumbria

Christianity had been introduced into Northumbria before. Oswald tried again, and he made it stick. He did lots of other fine things for his kingdom, and... read more »
From: Medieval History on 20 September 2013

The Luscious Luttrell Psalter

At long last, every glorious page of the Luttrell Psalter, bursting with medieval vitality, is available on our Digitised Manuscripts site here: Add MS... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 20 September 2013

News Roundup

This week there's news of gold, sacred objects, and a frozen horse. Horse from Middle Ages melts from glacier Horseshoes and manure were also found,... read more »
From: Medieval History on 19 September 2013

New masters, and other things not yet announced

So, OK, two evenings ago I sent the final proofs of Problems and Possibilities of Early Medieval Charters off to the publishers along with the index, and... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 18 September 2013

CFP: Fighting Dragons and Monsters: Heroic Mythology

The International Association for Comparative Mythology 8th Annual ConferenceMay 24-26, 2014Institute of Archaeology and EthnographyNational Academy of... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 18 September 2013

In Your Archives, Researching Your History: The National Archives Training Day

Reblogged from : Yesterday was the training day for Early Career Researchers at The National Archives (TNA), which was aimed at those who are doing advanced... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 18 September 2013

Marvellous Manuscripts from the Levant

Identifying the date and origin of Greek manuscripts can be very tricky. Sometimes, a scribe with an eye to posterity will note the date he completed the... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 18 September 2013

In Your Archives, Researching Your History: The National Archives Training Day

Yesterday was the training day for Early Career Researchers at The National Archives (TNA), which was aimed at those who are doing advanced archival research... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 17 September 2013

Out here, on Sundays, they leave the churches open

The summer is pretty clearly ended, and so is my time in Oxford. As I indicated a while back, some time elsewhere has thankfully been found, and as enquirers... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 17 September 2013