The annual Toronto Old English Colloquium will be taking place at the Centre for Medieval Studies in the University of Toronto, on Friday, May 1st, 2015.
From burials in boats to the perceived magical properties of runic charms, members of the public are invited to come together at the University of Leicester to learn about the latest research developments in the world of Vikings during the annual Midlands Viking Symposium on Saturday 25 April.
A look at the creation of the British Library’s Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy exhibition.
Factual and fictional portrayals of the last Plantagenet King explored at public open day on Saturday 21 March
In his paper, ‘Malaria and Malaria-Like Disease in the Frankish Empire, c.450-950, Timothy Newfield examines over fifty references to illnesses which appear in Merovingian and Carolingian sources
The annual meeting of the Medieval Academy of America is taking place at the University of Notre Dame from March 12-14, 2015 – here are some of the tweets from the final day.
The annual meeting of the Medieval Academy of America is taking place at the University of Notre Dame from March 12-14, 2015 – here are some of the tweets from Day 2
The annual meeting of the Medieval Academy of America is taking place at the University of Notre Dame from March 12-14, 2015 – here are some of the tweets from Day 1!
Elizabeth Eva Leach speaks on ‘Richard de Fournival Across the Disciplines’
Thank-you to Kele Cable of the University of Minnesota for allowing us to post his Storify account of the Visualizing the Body Symposium, held in November 2014
Cardiff University is pleased to announce the up-coming symposium on the episcopal office in the Middle Ages, to be held 10-12 June 2015.
Trowbridge, home to one of the 25 barons elected to enforce Magna Carta, will be hosting an entertaining event at the Civic Centre on 25th April 2015, with a full day of informative seminars by some of the country’s leading historians.
Those interested in Iceland’s history and future will be gathering at California Lutheran University next month for the 16th Annual Nordic Spirit Symposium. The two-day conference’s theme is ‘Iceland: Land of Fire, Ice and Vikings’.
A peasant is a peasant, is a peasant…or is s/he? Was the life of a peasant who lived in the coastal regions of England the same as that of the peasant who made his livelihood toiling on the land for his local lord?
The 2015 International Medieval Congress will be held this year at the University of Leeds from July 6th to July 9th.
What will be taking place at Kalamazoo this year.
Conference taking place at the University of York from May 29th-31st, 2015
My summary of a paper given at the Institute of Historical research on the accounts of Antioch and Jerusalem during the First Crusade.
One of the most important figures in Ethiopian Christianity was the 15th century Emperor Zar’a Ya’eqob.
Another IHR paper, this time, a talk given about Bede’s writing and his interest in the image of the Temple and its relation to Christianity. This paper also examined how Bede’s views shifted over time. How did Bede view Judaism? Was he truly ambivalent?
A paper examining the Italian Reformation.
How was long-term celibacy thought to affect the health of religious men? How could medical knowledge help clerics to achieve bodily purity?
Another fascinating paper given at the Institute for Historical Research in central London. For those of you interested in chronicles, urban history and London, this paper was definitely for you. Ian Stone discussed his dissertation about thirteenth century London through the eyes of wealthy Alderman, Arnold Fitz Thedmar.
Just as we have our faces, we each should have own writing style – this was the lesson that two leading Renaissance thinkers, Erasmus and Montaigne, gave to their contemporaries in 16th century Europe.