A 60 second lecture by Emily Steiner and Aylin Malcolm, which actually has 11 words.
The title of my talk today refers to a poem ascribed to the 12th century poet Mahsati, who is one of the few modern pre-modern women poets whose name has not in fact been forgotten
This paper will present a systematic review of skeletal evidence of leprosy and TB in medieval Portugal and, by combining bioarchaeological and historical evidence, will provide a broader picture of their historical path and coevolution.
Talking about medieval archaeology in Europe from a southern point of view.
Were they building sacrifices or part of fertility rituals? Can they be seen as remains of “heathen” belief systems, or do they mirror superstitions of medieval folk Christianity – or witchcraft? Can some of the dog sacrifices be attributed to Kipchaks, and thus have an ethnical aspect?
We obtained ancient genomic DNA from 63 samples from two cemeteries (from Hungary and Northern Italy) that have been previously associated with the Longobards, a barbarian people that ruled large parts of Italy for over 200 years after invading from Pannonia in 568 CE.
This talk examined two towns, Glastonbury and Tintagel, that have blurred the lines between history and legend to offer tourists a “real” King Arthur.
Our roundup of videos posted this last month on Youtube that medievalists will enjoy!
Medieval texts tell of Viking warrior women taking part in battles, but are these stories describing reality or pure fiction? What can archaeology tell us about women in the Viking Age?
After the end of the Viking age, Scandinavian food culture changed due to contacts and cultural influences. The upper classes were inspired by dishes of continental Europe, and we start to get some literature that can give us more insights into the food culture.
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.