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Leeds IMC Report for 2015, part 4 and final

The last of these posts, though not the last of the 2015 conference reporting I fear, sees me up bright and early on the 9th July 2015. Why? Well, partly... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 11 September 2016

Beyond the Anglophone Inner Circle of Chaucer Studies (Candace Barrington)

a guest post by Candace Barrington[ITM has been slowly publishing as blog posts some of the presentations from the New Chaucer Society congress session... read more »
From: In the Middle on 11 September 2016

Space and the End of the Middle Ages in Britain

  Now I am not a person who likes to indulge in debates about periodisation in history. As far as I am concerned, the middle ages came between the... read more »
From: Dianne's Medieval Writing on 11 September 2016

Caption Competition 8

It's time, once again, for our caption competition. This week we've chosen a gorgeous image from Royal MS 14 E V, a manuscript containing Giovanni Boccaccio's... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 11 September 2016

Fons et origo

1.° Turba Philosophorum, sive tractatus de auri conficiendi ratione : accedunt figurae. — 2.° Donum Dei, sive liber de eodem argumento :... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 September 2016

Imperatio with banderole

Theodosii leges ; novelle Valentiniani, Majoriani et Severi cum Theodosianis ; liber legum Titi Gaii ; liber Julii Pauli sententiarum receptarum ; liber... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 September 2016

Light singing

Troparium-prosarium Sancti Martialis Lemovicensis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 September 2016

Bile from cattle – an overlooked ingredient in alchemy

Someone I know mentioned the importance of bile, i.e. the fluid produced by your liver and stored in your gall bladder, for digesting food, more specifically... read more »
From: distillatio on 10 September 2016

Medieval political culture 1: let a hundred flowers bloom

This is my first report on the conference I went to in Manchester in July 2016 on “Political culture from the Carolingians to the Angevins, c. 800-1200”.... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 10 September 2016

Knotworked I

Troparium-prosarium Sancti Martialis Lemovicensis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 September 2016

Representations of Disabilities and Illnesses in Medieval Manuscripts

We recently received an enquiry asking if medieval manuscripts ever depict people with disabilities. At this time when the eyes of the world are upon the... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 9 September 2016

Combinations of Germanic elements in 9th C France

A few posts ago we highlighted the fact that in the Polyptyque d’Irminon, from early 9th C France, some evidence for parents’ choice of names... read more »

Family trees deep and broad

Most of the entries of the Polyptyque mentioned in an earlier post have, as noted, the names of parents and children, and that is it. However, a few of... read more »

#ifmenhadperiods:transphobia, antisemitism, and gestational bodies

#ifmenhadperiods popped up on my twitter dash today – primarily through tweeters pointing out that there is in fact a large category of men who may... read more »
From: Meny Snoweballes on 6 September 2016

When is a hoard not a hoard?

In the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in the University of Birmingham there is a black box, about as big as the ones A4 printer paper come in, which contains... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 6 September 2016

Greek Manuscripts Conference

A reminder for your diaries, for everyone who is interested in Greek and Byzantine manuscript culture. The British Library is holding a day conference... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 6 September 2016

Keep

by J J CohenLast Thursday I gave a gallery talk at the New Museum, wandering a small portion of the sprawling exhibit called "The Keeper" with the twenty... read more »
From: In the Middle on 5 September 2016

'I, who will already be dust by your time, have made mention of you in this book'

Henry I and Matilda, in a 14th-century genealogical roll (BL Royal MS. 14 B VI) My latest column for History Today can be read online here. It was prompted... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 5 September 2016

Mystery Monday: Dedike

Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet.... read more »

‘May this water be a test for you’: trial by cold water in 9th-century Francia

One of the distinctively post-Roman things about post-Roman Europe was the emergence of a new kind of legal procedure, the trial by ordeal. In its various... read more »
From: Turbulent Priests on 5 September 2016

Poirot Project: Wasps’ Nest (review)

This post is part of my 2016 Poirot Project. You can read the full story of why I’m doing this in my Introduction post. The previous post was a review... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 5 September 2016

Anglo-Saxon apps: Old English on your smartphone

In this blog post, I review five apps that bring the early medieval magic of Old English to your 21st-century smartphone. I am not in any way connected... read more »
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 4 September 2016

Monthly topic: Why did medieval people chose the names they did?

Things have been rather quiet over at DMNES central over the summer as our staff members have been busy going to conferences, enjoying their holidays,... read more »

Cadels and ascender threads

Theodosii leges ; novelle Valentiniani, Majoriani et Severi cum Theodosianis ; liber legum Titi Gaii ; liber Julii Pauli sententiarum receptarum ; liber... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 3 September 2016

Guess the Manuscript Returns

It's been a while since we asked you to "guess the manuscript", that fun game for all the family. This medieval manuscript is found, in full,... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 3 September 2016

Recto-verso

Chartularium abbatiae S. Trinitatis Cadomensis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 2 September 2016

Sunny D

Missale monasterii Silviniacensis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 828A, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 2 September 2016

From Charlemagne to Brock Turner: Building Homosociality Across Time

TW for discussion of rape, gang rape and death by sexual violence.  Yesterday Rachel Stone published a very interesting blog post on Carolingian homosociality,... read more »
From: Meny Snoweballes on 2 September 2016

In die epyphanie

Missale monasterii Silviniacensis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 828A, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 2 September 2016

Chimera

Lots of fun hybrids in these margins. Missale monasterii Silviniacensis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 2 September 2016

Leeds IMC report for 2015, part 3

A weekend full of reading lists and finishing small things didn’t leave time for blog, but this week I am back on it with the third part of the report... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 2 September 2016

The creation of Carolingian homosociality

I’ve recently been thinking about masculinity again and was reading with interest Rachel Moss’ discussions of her new project on medieval homosociality.... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 1 September 2016

How (not) to edit a medieval chronicle

The medieval chronicler Hugh of Flavigny has recently been in the UK news, after Marc Morris suggested that some biographers of William the Conqueror have... read more »
From: Turbulent Priests on 1 September 2016