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.
Malcolm Thurlby considers English Romanesque sculpture in the context of its architectural matrix, focusing on specific carved elements such as portals, tympana, capitals, and figural reliefs.
We know some things about Sassanian cuisine in directly or by inference. For instance they Persians have taken up on idea of sugar, which had been obtained from sugar cane sap in India and developed a theory about the kind of a super refined white sugar coat. And that they had taken the first steps down the road to the despair for our dentists by exploring syrup.
Betsy Dominguez shares her story of uncovering profane artwork in a sacred space, and explores its meaning, raising questions about modern censorship and the ever-growing divide between “high” and “low” concepts.
Our latest roundup of videos found over the last month on Youtube that will be a delight to medievalists.
Medieval dogs as companions were most valuable in providing humans with emotional and material support.
Laura Osterlund lecture on, and performance of, the music in the Codex Faenza.
Jason A. Brown focus on a medieval manuscript to show how law was taught in medieval universities.
Ten new videos on Youtube for your watching pleasure!
This video shows the rise and fall of kingdom and states in the British Isles from the year 43 CE to 2016.
Here are a few sets of videos to show the rise and fall of kingdoms, states and empires on the continent of Asia, including during the medieval period.
One interesting way of looking at the past is to see how much the borders of the world have changed. In these videos, a reconstruction has been made to show the rise and fall of European kingdoms, states, and empires over the years, decades and centuries.
Is envy at the root of all claims for justice (so says Freud), or is envy a regrettable but surmountable human tendency that will be minimized in a just society (as Rawls has it)?
Because a number of health care structures were established in the Middle Ages this lecture tries to answer questions about how medieval medicine laid the groundwork for drug regulations.