Medieval Warfare Magazine – Volume 6 Issue 3

medieval warfare magazine 2016

This summer you can read about the so-called ‘Last War of Antiquity’. The theme of the latest issue of Medieval Warfare is the Byzantine-Sassanid War of the seventh-century.

Call for Papers: Medieval Studies on Television Screens

Call for Papers

For the 27th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 3-5 November 2016

Mediterranean Castle for Sale

Mediterranean Castle for Sale

This 14th century castle can be found along the coast of Calabria in Italy.

Crusaders, Pilgrims, and Relics – Bearers of the Cross: Material Religion in the Crusading World 1095-1300

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. (Wikipedia)

The Museum of the Order of St. John is hosting a series of events and talks to promote their project: Bearers of the Cross: Material Religion in the Crusading World 1095-1300.

Medieval Warfare Magazine – Volume 6 Issue 2

Medieval Warfare Magazine – Volume 6 Issue 2

A new issue of Medieval Warfare Magazine is about to hit the shelves. The theme for this issue is the War of the Sicilian Vespers.

Outrage in Matrera Over Botched Castle Restoration

Before and after pictures of Castle Matrera. (Photo by The Guardian)

A botched restoration attempt in Spain has garnered international attention and condemnation from locals, historians and conservationists.

New Online Resource: The Registers of the Archbishops of York

York Archbishops Registers Revealed

Over 10,000 folios from the medieval Registers from the Archbishops of York have been been digitized and published by online by the University of York. This website – York’s Archbishops Registers Revealed – makes available one of the most important collections of historical materials related to England’s ecclesiastical history.

Anglo-Saxon island discovered

Anglo Saxon island

The remains of an Anglo-Saxon island have been uncovered in one of the most important archaeological finds in decades.

Umberto Eco, medievalist and novelist, passes away

Umberto Eco in 2011 - Photo credit: Das Blaue Sofa / Club Bertelsmann.

Umberto Eco, who gained international fame for his novel The Name of the Rose, passed away on Friday. He was 84.

Sweetheart Abbey Breviary acquired by National Library of Scotland

sweetheart abbey breviary - photo courtesy National Library of Scotland.

A monastic treasure written in Scotland 700 years ago has been acquired by the National Library of Scotland.

Bede’s World closes, Fundraising campaign hopes to revive museum

Supporter of Bede's World rally in Jarrow - photo by Lily Oak / Instagram

Bede’s World, a museum dedicated to the life and times of the Venerable Bede, suddenly announced their closure last week, claiming a lack of funds. Now efforts are underway to save the site.

Researchers discover a ‘Little Ice Age’ in the 6th century

Summer temperatures were reconstructed from tree rings in the Russian Altai (red) and the European Alps (blue). Horizontal bars, shadings and stars refer to major plague outbreaks, rising and falling empires, large-scale human migrations, and political turmoil.  Image by Past Global Changes International Project Office

‘This was the most dramatic cooling in the Northern Hemisphere in the past 2000 years.’

Flood-hit Medieval Guildhall to reopen for JORVIK Viking Festival

Flooded Undercroft at York’s Merchant Adventurers’ Hall - photo courtesy The York Company of Merchant Adventurers

York’s Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, which was badly affected by the Boxing Day floods in the city, is to reopen to the public in time for the 32nd JORVIK Viking Festival. The ground floor of the Medieval Guildhall including the Undercroft and Chapel were under a metre of water just over six weeks ago and a […]

The Vikings, their worms, and the diseases they got

Photo by Charles Starrett / Flickr

The Vikings and people of the Norse world would have been predisposed to emphysema and other lung conditions, according to a paper published last week in Nature: Scientific Reports.

Traversing the Globe through Illuminated Manuscripts at The Getty

The French King at Court, about 1460 - 1470 - The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 68, fol. 1 - image courtesy the Paul J. Getty Trust

Traversing the Globe through Illuminated Manuscripts, on view January 26–June 26, 2016 at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, offers the opportunity to explore the strong connections between Europe and the broader world during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Call for Papers: Medieval Midlands Postgraduate Conference

Call for Papers

Power and Society in the Medieval World
The University of Nottingham
13th April 2016

Ten Papers We Are Looking Forward to at the 2016 International Congress on Medieval Studies

Queen Giovanna I from the Bibles of Naples.

The sneak preview of the schedule for the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies has been released online by Western Michigan University

Medieval monastery destroyed by Islamic State

Saint Elijah's Monastery photographed in 2005. It has now been completely destroyed by IS

Saint Elijah’s Monastery – the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq, has been completely destroyed by forces from the Islamic State (IS), according to a report from the Associated Press.

DNA study reveals that the English are ‘one-third’ Anglo-Saxon

This triple burial from Oakington Cambridgeshire included metal and amber grave goods with continental European characteristics. DNA of ten samples from Oakington and from nearby sites were sequenced to reveal Anglo-Saxon immigration history in England. Photo by Duncan Sayer

‘This study, using whole-genome sequencing, allowed us to assign DNA ancestry at extremely high resolution and accurately estimate the Anglo-Saxon mixture fraction for each individual.’

The Viking Coloring Book – Kickstarter project gets funding

Image from the Viking Coloring Book project - courtesy Dayanna Knight

It took only three days for Dayanna Knight’s idea of creating a Viking Coloring Book to reach its funding goal of $3000 on Kickstarter.

10 Free Medieval Studies Online Courses you can take in 2016

MOOC

Here are ten free MOOCs (Massive open online courses) that you can enroll in during the first three months of 2016

New Online Course: The Middle Ages and the Modern World: Facts and Fiction

The Middle Ages and the Modern World

2015 brought a lot of interesting opportunities for our Five-Minute Medievalist, Danièle Cybulskie, including the chance to use her expertise to create a new, fully online course on medievalism in collaboration with Conestoga College.

Call for Papers: Opuscula: Short Texts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Opuscula

Opuscula is a new high-quality peer-reviewed, on-line journal/text-series published by Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Saskatchewan and specializing in short texts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Call for Papers: The Politics of Paper in the Early Modern World

Call for Papers

International Conference Groningen, The Netherlands ,9-10 June 2016

12th century castle discovered in England

Photo by Mark Price / Cotswold Archaeology / Twitter

Archaeologists working in Gloucester have discovered the remains of a 12th-century castle. The find was made on the site of a former prison.

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