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Sweetheart Abbey Breviary acquired by 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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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 – 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 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

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

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

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 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

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

12th century castle discovered in England

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

Manuscript fragments bear ‘striking resemblance to The Book of Kells’

Fragments of a medieval manuscript hidden in the spine of a book for hundreds of years could shed new light on Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure, The Book of Kells.

Early Medieval Celtic Art in Britain and Ireland: A Curator’s Perspective

Martin Golberg, Senior Curator at the National Museums of Scotland, travelled to the British Museum to give audiences perspective on the various pieces in the exhibit as well as an introduction to what constitutes “Celtic” art.

Medieval Oslo recreated on Minecraft

A new Youtube video is showing the results of a project by history students at the University of Oslo where they recreate how a city looked in the Middle Ages. ‘Oslo recreated to year 1300’ was made by undergraduates taking part in the university’s Oslo in the Middle Ages course under John McNicol. The project involved […]

I’ll Eat My Hat If It’s Richard: Dr. Turi King on the Impact of the Richard III Project

Turi King discusses some of the more humorous circumstances surrounding Richard III’s discovery, the science behind the dig, and the media onslaught that ensued.

Is Ashgate Publishing about to close?

With Ashgate Publishing’s American office closing this week, and its British office rumoured to do the same next month, it seems that days are numbered for one of the most important publisher’s in the field of medieval studies.

Free Online course – Exploring English: Magna Carta

The British Council and FutureLearn are teaming up to offer a free online course on Magna Carta aimed at non-native English speakers. The course, Exploring English: Magna Carta, begins next week.

The Struggle is Real: Where are the Medieval Economists?!

Another fascinating paper from “Making the Medieval Relevant” was given by Daniel Curtis, a specialist in Social and Economic History, and a professor at the University of Utrecht.

Video shows the reconstruction of an Early Medieval Turf House

This time-lapse video shows the reconstruction of an early medieval turf house in the northern Dutch town of Firdgum.

Christmas market coming to York’s Barley Hall

If you are interested in a Christmas market with a medieval flavour, Barley Hall in York will be the place to go later this month, as they are organising a festive shopping treat stocked full of unique gifts.

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