Interviews

One of the goals of Medievalists.net is to help promote the books and research being done by academics, authors and those in the medieval community.   We have now several dozen interviews done, and we will be doing more in the future. If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact us at medievalists.net@gmail.com

Interviews by Email

Kaye Jones and Rupert Colley – the author of 1066 in an Hour, Kaye Jones, and the founder of History in an Hour, Rupert Colley

Rafe de Crespigny – author of Imperial Warlord: A Biography of Cao Cao 155-220 AD

Linda Laforge – orgnanizer of the Great Medieval Northern Fayre

Jayden Woods – author of Eadric the Grasper

Dan McCarthyauthor of The Irish Annals: Their genesis, evolution and history

Claire Jones – editor of HerStoria

Dario Poloni – screenwriter of the film Black Death

Jeff Sypek – author of Becoming Charlemagne

Jerome de Groot – author of Consuming History

Lawrence Marvin – author of the Occitan War

Frederick S. Paxton – author of Anchoress and Abbess in Ninth-century Saxony: The Lives of Liutbirga of Wendhausen and Hathumoda of Gandersheim

Haris A. Kalligas – author of Monemvasia: A Byzantine City State

Graeme Davis – author of Vikings in America

Lars Brownworth – author of Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization

Edward N. Luttwak – the internationally renowned expert on military and foreign affairs discusses his book The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire

Nancy Goldstone – author of The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I

Kevin Leahy – the National Finds Adviser from the Portable Antiquities Scheme discusses the Staffordshire Hoard Discovery

Torsten Cumberland Jacobsen – discusses his book The Gothic War

Stephen Laydiscusses his book The Reconquest Kings of Portugal: Political and Cultural Reorientation on the Medieval Frontier

Michael Bratchel - talks with us about his latest book on Medieval Lucca and about researching in the Italian city.

Ian Moritmer - author of The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

William Ian Miller - one of the leading historians in the field of Icelandic sagas talks about his latest book Audun and the Polar Bear

Rodney Stark – author of God’s Battalions: The Case for the Crusades

Linda Carroll and Laura Sanguineti White - about their edition and translation of Cita Excelentissima: Selections from the Renaissance Diary of Marin Sanudo

Castle Wall Productions – we interview members of the Colorado-based theatrical troupe who give medieval-themed performances

Thomas Bisson – Harvard University professor talks about his book  The Crisis of the Twelfth Century: Power, Lordship, and the Origins of European Government

Julian LuxfordUniversity of St. Andrew’s scholar discovers new evidence about Robin Hood

Nancy Marie Brown – author of The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Women

Donald S. Richards – editor/translator of The Chronicle of Ibn al-Athir for the Crusading Period from al-Kamil fi’l-Ta’rikh

John Panikkar – of High Fidelity HDTV, on HDTV and medieval programs

Conor Kostick – author of The Social Structure of the First Crusade

Elisabeth Carnell – Coordinator of the International Congress on Medieval Studies

Guy Geltner – author of The Medieval Prison: A Social History, he answers our questions about his book

Lisa Jefferson – we interview her about her research into medieval London, which now includes two editions of records from the city’s guilds

Stephen Harris and Bryon L. Grigsby – they discusss their book Misconceptions About the Middle Ages

Tommaso di Carpegna Falconieri – discusses his book The Man Who Believed He Was King of France: A True Medieval Tale

Vicki Ellen Szabodiscusses her research on whales in the Middle Ages, and her latest book Monstrous Fishes and the Mead-Dark Sea: Whaling in the Medieval North Atlantic

Natalie Zemon Davis: We discuss with the esteemed historian about her latest book: Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds, and about the way she approaches doing history.

Video Interviews

Since 2009, we have been doing video interviews with historians, writers and other medievalists, which we have posted to our Youtube page:

Richard Abelsmedieval military historian

Katrin Sjursenmedieval historian

Robin FlemingAnglo-Saxon historian

Anthony AdamsMedieval English professor

Jack Whyte – author

Anthea BoylstonArchaeologist

Iain McNeil, Development Director of Slitherine

John Hoslermedieval historian

Clifford Rogersmedieval military historian

Emma Campion, author of the King’s Mistress

Bernard S. Bachrach and David Bachrachmedieval historians

Shane Adams of Knights of Valour

Richard Britnell - medieval historians

Guy Gavriel Kay, author

Konrad Eisenbichler - Renaissance historian

Michelle Armstrong Partida – medieval historian

Dana Wessell Lightfoot and Alexandra Guerson – medieval historians

Elena Briziomedieval historian

Walter Goffartmedieval historian

John Francemedieval historian

Donald Kagaymedieval historian

Richard Scott Nokesmedieval English professor

Kelly DeVriesmedieval military historian

Steven Waltonmedieval technology historian

More Interviews

R.J. Johnston talks about his novel, Vinland: The Beginning

David Green discusses his latest work, Edward the Black Prince: Power in Medieval Europe

Florin Curta – Associate Professor of Medieval History and Archaeology at the University of Florida, who focues on southeastern Europe.

Three Texts on the First Crusade – three important works on the First Crusade have recentled been edited and translated.  We talk with all the editors – Carol Sweetenham, Susan B. Edgington, and David and Bernard Bachrach – about these chronicles and how important they are towards researching the Crusades.

János Bak – Professor Emeritus at the Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University (CEU), on the Central European Medieval Text Series, a new series of medieval chronicles that are being edited and translated into English.

Christopher Dinsdale - author of Stolen Away, a fiction novel set among the Vikings in North America

Amin Maalouf – historian and writer

Ken Follett – author of World Without End.  We have another interview with him available here

Umberto Eco – famous author and writer, about his latest book On Ugliness

Terry Jones – former Monty Python member discusses his medieval career

Malcolm Barber – historian discusses the Crusades