The lands of the Low Countries – today’s Belgium andThe Netherlands – would change both politically and physically during the Middle Ages. Here are six videos to explain how.
What do changes in the material expression of identity tell us about social dynamics in 5th to 9th century Eastern England? Do wider geographic patterns show influences shifting from east to west, or is societal change a localized process
Love magic was used for a variety of purposes connected to love, sex and reproduction in the Middle Ages. It was most often used to arouse love or sexual desire, or to impede it by causing hatred or impotence.
The paper examines the evidence for international trade in 14th century Iceland based on excavations of a merchants’ camp at Gásir in North Iceland
From the years 1250 to 1517 Egypt and parts of the Middle East were ruled by the Mamluks.
Katie Bugyis is pursuing her current book project, “Liturgy Matters: Benedictine Women’s Communities in Medieval England,” which reclaims the materiality of Benedictine nuns’ liturgical practices by viewing these women as “technologists” who transformed—and were transformed by—their sensual engagement with the objects they created, acquired, handled, and treasured.
Three lectures on medieval manuscripts and digitization by William Noel.
Focusing on converso / old Christian intermarriage will I hope shed more light on the social and religious processes in the individual decision making that were involved in the gradual assimilation of a good number of converso families into old Christian society.
The history of both Austria and Switzerland date back to the medieval period. Here are some videos looking back at how these states developed.
The experience of reading medieval – and indeed any – literature can open windows on to new worlds and novel encounters for the reader, with occasionally surprising consequences.
I need to teach you how to read your ABC so we’re going to go back to first principles.
A look at the rise and fall of the Abbasid Caliphate, which ruled much of the Middle East and North Africa between the years 750 and 1258.
Most people are very well aware that the kingdom of the West Saxons – Wessex -was ultimately the most successful of all the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms … but a lot of people are unaware that the heartland of early Wessex wasn’t in fact around Winchester which of course became its later capital but rather it lay in the Upper Thames Valley.
This presentation will look at the behind-the-scenes planning for the Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World exhibition, which will open at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles on May 14, 2019
This lecture explores how Chaucer and his contemporaries saw their own place in time
Three videos taking a look at how Japan evolved during the medieval period.
The countries of Russia and Ukraine can trace their history back to the Middle Ages. Here are five videos to explain the development of various medieval states in that region.
The cartulary of the Abbey of Prémontré is well-known amongst scholars of the early history of the Premonstratensian Order, as well as those who study the economic, social, and religious history of southern Picardy in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Professor Julie Cumming and a McGill choir bring a 500-year-old chant manuscript to life.
Recent projects to digitize the contents of the Cairo Geniza—the largest cache of Jewish manuscripts ever discovered—have revolutionized research in the field.
Why does Dante still speak to us with great urgency and power, and how is it that he remains accessible despite the seemingly-vast distance in time and culture between his world and ours?
As the Western Roman Empire declined in the fourth century, a number of Germanic, Hunnic, and other peoples established states for themselves. Collective known as the Barbarian Kingdoms, here are eight videos that show the rise and fall of these states.
Since my talk today is the first in a series I’m going to begin by placing the study of medieval Africa in the larger context of the writing of African history since the 1960s