Christina Civantos examines the contemporary presence of medieval Muslim Iberia in Arab and Hispanic cultures and in global understandings of tolerance.
In this talk, Gerstel will look at devotional art in several Greek villages and will also discuss how engaging with art in the village may provide opportunities for medievalists to move beyond the strict chronological confines of our field to take a more activist stance in approaching buildings and their communities.
This lecture will take a tour of medieval unbelief, showing how and why some medieval people defied the powerful orthodoxies of their day: fired not by intellectual or philosophical doubts but by suspicion that ‘God’ was being used to swindle and manipulate them.
Are you looking to teach your preschooler about the Byzantine Empire? We found a video for that, plus 14 more medieval-related videos that were posted on Youtube over the last month.
Today I’m going to talk about the character of the Scandinavian colonization of Orkney, to a degree in comparative perspective, particularly talking about the Isle of Man and Iceland briefly at the end.
The remains of the medieval ship that was discovered during development work in Newport in South Wales in the United Kingdom in the summer of 2002.
In the early Middle Ages, the pig was a caricature for greed, dirt, and disorder (and not much has changed).
Our monthly roundup of videos, including music, fighting and Sweden’s largest medieval festival.
This lecture considers how Henry used art to justify monarchy at the dawn of what is commonly termed the parliamentary state.
These maps show the changing medieval borders of the states found on the Italian peninsula.
Our friends at Facsimile Finder have created this video that shows them scrolling through a special facsimile version of the Bayeux Tapestry.
The emerging picture is one of a heterogenous population, diverse in most respects, and with clear similarities to modern day urban populations.
Why does Hollywood keep making Robin Hood and King Arthur movies even though no one cares about them?
Eleven more videos from the last month(ish), telling you all about the Middle Ages.
While bemoaning his struggles with translating the Middle English poem “Pearl,” Tolkien declared to his aunt, Jane Neave, that ‘a translator is not free”: but he neglected to delineate the specific rules by which he believed translators were shackled.
This paper will argue that the key to recognizing female participation in late medieval and early modern preaching is to understand the diverse methods of communication that women used to ‘preach’ sermons.
Far removed from the bodies they once adorned and the graves which from which they were unearthed gold cross pendants richly inlaid with garnets sit behind glass in various museums in Great Britain.
Durham Cathedral has created this wonderful set of videos – using LEGO – to tell their medieval story.
For the last few years I have been really preoccupied with writing a biography of Charles, King of the Franks, born in 748, King of the Franks in 768, died 813. So I’m going to spend the next little bit talking about biographies and Charles as a subject of them.
Archaeology tells us more about how commerce really worked than written texts do, but it has not been used enough to construct historical narratives on its own; this lecture will offer one.
The ways that medieval artists and writers demonized cultural outsiders, transforming religious and racial others into monsters, framing poverty and impairment as sin, and characterizing women as inherently deviant and dangerous.
David Orton is Lecturer in Zooarchaeology at the University of York
Here are ten Youtube videos from the last month that will inform, entertain, and delight medievalists.
Ramie Targoff’s Renaissance Woman tells of the most remarkable woman of the Italian Renaissance: Vittoria Colonna, Marchesa of Pescara.