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Barrel vault

Horae ad usum Parisiensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1158, fol. 27v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 6 August 2016

The Soul’s Peril

Horae ad usum Parisiensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1158, 137r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 6 August 2016

CFP Medieval Race and the Modern Scholar: Fear, Theory, and the Way Forward #Kzoo2017

Medieval Race and the Modern Scholar: Fear, Theory, and the Way Forward (A Roundtable)International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2017Organized by: Cord... read more »
From: In the Middle on 5 August 2016

Serious Academic: Why I Engage Online

Another victim of the “selfie epidemic” Today The Guardian has done a stellar job of stirring academic twitter out of any summer doldrums it... read more »
From: Meny Snoweballes on 5 August 2016

The novelty of sermons

I’ve been thinking recently about moral instruction on marriage in the early centuries AD and how it was changed or not by the coming of Christianity.... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 5 August 2016

Medieval Selfies

It is tourist season here in London, so while dodging groups armed with selfie sticks and smart phones, it's easy to wish that selfies didn’t exist.... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 5 August 2016

Seminar CCXXXIX: medieval fragments of the Father of History

My pile of unreported notes makes it look as if by the time I returned from Kalamazoo last year I was very firmly in the conference season, and there’s... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 4 August 2016

A note on some potential Scandinavian burials in the 'Late Saxon' cemetery at Ketton, Rutland

The following brief note is aimed at drawing further attention to an intriguing Late Saxon cemetery at Ketton, Rutland, mentioned briefly in a previous... read more »
From: Caitlin Green on 3 August 2016

“A conspicuous specimen of Anglosaxon poetry”: A student summary of Beowulf from 1880

At the end of the nineteenth century, Dutch schoolmaster G. J. P. J. Bolland studied older Germanic languages with a particular interest in Old English.... read more »
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 3 August 2016

The Olympic Games at the British Library

No, we won’t be competing at the Rio Olympics and there won’t be any games or races at the British Library either! We just wanted to join in the growing... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 3 August 2016

Anna Wilson: NCS 2016, Brexit, and 50 Shades of Grey

a guest post by ANNA WILSON[So many good things on the blog right now: the GW MEMSI calendar; a welcome for Leila K. Norako; Wan-Chuan Kao on #palefacesmatter;... read more »
From: In the Middle on 2 August 2016

Poirot Project: The Million Dollar Bond Robbery (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 2 August 2016

GW MEMSI Calendar for 2016-17

by J J CohenFor anyone in or near DC -- or anyone who wants an excuse to be -- here is the preliminary calendar for the 2016-17 season of the GW Medieval... read more »
From: In the Middle on 2 August 2016

GW MEMSI 2016-17 Calendar

The GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute (GW MEMSI) was founded in 2008 by faculty and students in the departments of English, History,... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 2 August 2016

Face-off

Bible. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 10428, fol. 1r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 2 August 2016

Luke

Bible. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 10428, fol. 305v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 2 August 2016

Poirot Project: How Does Your Garden Grow? (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 ‘The... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 2 August 2016

Mystery Monday: Aguilona

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 »

geste (n), gesten (vb.)

geste (n), gesten (vb.) This noun and verb are derived from Latin gesta and French geste, referring both to heroic deeds and to the recounting of such... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 1 August 2016