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Ecologies of Conquest / Contact Ecologies

by J J Cohen(read Eileen's post and the sneak preview of Aranye's spectacular new book first!)For those of you who do not follow my perturbated status... read more »
From: In the Middle on 12 August 2013

CFP: Little Horrors: Representations of the Monstrous Child

Book ProjectCall for ChaptersGone is the Victorian innocence of childhood. We have entered the age of the monstrous child, the little horror.Each historical... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 12 August 2013

Driving Education: A Crash Course + An Army of Lovers: Sneak Preview of Aranye Fradenburg's STAYING ALIVE: A SURVIVAL MANUAL FOR THE LIBERAL ARTS

by EILEEN JOYThere are many different kinds of intelligence, and there will always be a few writers who don’t need to read Shakespeare in college, ... read more »
From: In the Middle on 12 August 2013

Twelfth-Century Girl Power

One of our recent uploads to Digitised Manuscripts is the indisputably fabulous Melisende Psalter (Egerton MS 1139); have a look at the fully digitized... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 12 August 2013

Cool Stuff on Other Blogs VIII

I’ve been pretty busy preparing for a significant work activity and haven’t time to really buckle down on Irenaeus. Also, I am not entirely... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 11 August 2013

Our Dark Garden

With due deference to everyone who has tweeted, retweeted, donated or sent best wishes to me and my quest for PhD funding, I thought that this blog post... read more »

Making a Medieval Book: Workshops and Classes for the Curious Artisan

By Jenny Weston As manuscript researchers, we often study how medieval books were produced. We love to look at the quality of the parchment, how the book... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 9 August 2013

The Eyes Have It

Here's a poser for you. Below are the evangelist portraits from the famous Lindisfarne Gospels, reputedly painted (according to a 10th-century colophon)... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 9 August 2013

Today’s Medieval Bloodfest: Thorolf captures the Flag

The thing about reading medieval dream vision poetry is that it’s a bad source of material for Today’s Medieval Bloodfest posts. So I grabbed my sword... read more »
From: tolde by the weye on 8 August 2013

I kissed thee ere I killed thee

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on ~ Othello, Act 3, sc. 3   I’ve waited... read more »
From: Dr Kate Ash on 8 August 2013

Kathleen Coyne Kelly on Karen Barad

by KATHLEEN COYNE KELLYHi, Karl here. Kathleen Coyne Kelly emailed me a long comment on my Barad blog post that I think merits frontpaging. Here it is:I... read more »
From: In the Middle on 8 August 2013

More from the Glossary

Here's another handful of terms I recently added to the Medieval History Glossary: Braetwalda Farmery The Gepidae Mortmain Seisin Follow me on Twitter Visit... read more »
From: Medieval History on 8 August 2013

News Roundup

This week there are some terrific archaeological finds, including coins, jewelry, and big buildings. Byzantine Garbage Pit Yields Mystery In excavations... read more »
From: Medieval History on 8 August 2013

"But what does that have to do with us birds?"

by KARL STEELFirst things: register now for the BABEL Working Group's 1-day symposium, to be held at The Graduate Center, CUNY on Sept 27.Now, my CUNY... read more »
From: In the Middle on 7 August 2013

Michael Wood and King Alfred

The opening words of King Alfred's will, beginning "Ic Ælfred cinge", in an 11th-century copy: London, British Library, MS Stowe 944, f. 29v.... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 6 August 2013

Critical/Liberal/Arts 2 @The Graduate Center, CUNY

by EILEEN JOYWhat are the new scenes or spaces of critical invention? What different faces might critique have? What does it feel like? What does it do?... read more »
From: In the Middle on 5 August 2013

Park it like you stole from it…

The blog is a day later than usual – but that because the story of this current blog post has only just come to an end. I had a day off last Monday,... read more »

Really Real

Courbet, River Landscape (private collection!)I'd forgotten my camera and kind of cursed doing so and kind of tried to love the freedom you're supposed... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 5 August 2013

Boat, oyster shells, coins and an Anglo-Saxon gravestone - what has been found from the Middle Ages

Some recent news on what medieval items people are finding in England and Wales...Archaeologists working in Norfolk have discovered the remains of a... read more »
From: Medieval News on 5 August 2013

Hooray for Homer!

A major new addition to the British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts site is the Townley Homer (Burney MS 86), named after one of its former owners, Charles... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 5 August 2013

Irenaeus of Lyons and the Evolution of Orthodoxy Part I

Having finished Irenaeus and finally having time to post about it, I’m amazed at how much there is in him to talk about. And then there’s the... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 4 August 2013

The Love that Dare Not Bark its Name / Bedroom Dogs in Medieval Badges

by KARL STEEL (Lead lid from mirror case: Tristan and Iseult receiving the love potion, King Marc on the right, and Husdent, Tristan's dog, underneath.... read more »
From: In the Middle on 4 August 2013

Charters, women and networking

Yesterday, when inputting the details of a new book on early medieval charters and the laity into my bibliographical software, I was idly musing on the... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 3 August 2013

What's the Worst Thing You Can Do to Shakespeare?

by J J CohenThe chance to get to know Julian Yates over the past few years has been a special pleasure for me, as well as challenge to some productive... read more »
From: In the Middle on 3 August 2013

Quire as Folk? Conventions of Manuscript Construction

By Irene O’Daly Although much of the attention of our project focuses on what is in the manuscript – its script, its layout, texts, and additions... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 2 August 2013

King Alfred and the Anglo-Saxons on BBC Four

A major television series featuring some of the British Library's Anglo-Saxon manuscripts is to air soon on BBC Four. Presented by Michael Wood, King Alfred... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 2 August 2013

Finishing the Universe Halfway: On Reading Barad

by KARL STEELLast Winter, Michael O'Rourke asked me to contribute to a Rhizomes special issue on Karen Barad (list of contributors here). I hesitated... read more »
From: In the Middle on 1 August 2013

OUT NOW: Impossible Spaces (Hic Dragones, 2013)

edited by Hannah KateBlurb:It doesn’t have to be this way… Sometimes the rules can change. Sometimes things aren’t how they appear. Sometimes you... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 1 August 2013

CFP: Un/making Mistake in Medieval Media (Kalamazoo, 2014)

Organizers: Barbara M. Eggert (Humboldt University, Berlin) and Christine Schott (Erskine College, South Carolina)Errare humanum est – and just as today,... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 1 August 2013

On Pushing Your Boundaries

photo by Paul Dobraszczyk “I wish you to see the monster London in the varied phases of its outer and inner life, at every hour of the day-season... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 1 August 2013

The state they were in

My next catch-up session on IHR seminars from earlier this year discusses a couple of papers about early medieval state formation. First up was Marie Legendre... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 1 August 2013