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Medieval News

How to touch, smell and taste a ‘deconstructed’ medieval manuscript

A unique opportunity to experience a medieval manuscript as a sensory experience is currently taking place at the University of Leicester.

Digital Mappa 1.0 now online – new digital resource for medievalists

A new digital humanities resource has been launched by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Pennsylvania, geared to the medieval studies community to create research workspaces, editions, scholarship, collaboration and open access publications.

Going beyond medieval times to explore early worlds

The Early Worlds Initiative—an interdisciplinary research project at the University of Rochester—aims to help faculty, researchers, students, and even the general public delve deeper into this complex and intriguing field.

Volcanic eruptions in the 6th century plunged Eurasia into hunger and disease

A recent study indicates that volcanic eruptions in the mid 500s resulted in an unusually gloomy and cold period, and that the years 536 and 541-544 CE were very difficult for many people.

Call for Papers: Migrants and Refugees in the Law

International conference which will take place in Murcia, Spain, on December 12-14, 2018

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Medieval Articles

Theories of the Soul vs. Medical Knowledge: Averroës as an Authority in Thirteenth-Century France

The intellectual florescence of thirteenth-century France, and Paris in particular, was vibrant, yet it confronted scholastic thinkers with a range of both new and continuing problems.

The Legendary Topography of the Viking Settlement of Iceland

This paper focuses on Icelanders’ myth of origin as presented in the various Landnámabók redactions, and explores how a largely fictional medieval text can assert ownership and control over territory, and ultimately contribute to the creation of a legendary topography.

In the Wake of Death: Socioeconomic Effects of the Black Death in Medieval England

In the years following the plague, as peasants and merchants gained more economic freedom, tensions grew between lower and upper classes of society as the upper classes stood to lose their status and way of life.

Maiden warriors in Old Norse Literature

In the Old Norse literature, the term ‘shieldmaiden’ (Skjaldmær in Icelandic) tends to be used with reference to a Viking woman warrior

Imperium et Credo: Frankish-Byzantine Rivalry over Leadership of the Roman-Christian Credo-State in the Ninth Century

The years 869-871 saw the onset of the last major diplomatic dispute between the two great powers of Christendom, the Franks in Western Europe and the Byzantines in the East. Louis

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All about the Middle Ages

What does your urine say about your health? (Medieval Version)

During the Middle Ages, one of ways physicians would check on the health of their patients was to look at their urine.

Nine Things You Didn’t Know Were Medieval

From vegetarian meat substitutes to beach parties – find out what came from the Middle Ages!

The World in 1467: The Maps of Nicolaus Germanus

Maps of the medieval world in 1467, by Nicolaus Germanus

Fifteen Anglo-Saxon Cures for Minor Medical Problems

How did people Anglo-Saxon England treat a headache or indigestion? Here are fifteen cures for minor ailments from the Lacucgna, which include what to do if your finger nail falls off, and how Jesus Christ cured Peter’s toothache.

Can you answer the Riddles of The Hobbit?

One of the most famous scenes in the story of The Hobbit is when Bilbo meets up with Gollum in the caves under the Misty Mountains. The two engage in a game of riddles, and Bilbo is able to escape with his life and a magical ring. Here are eight of the riddles they told each other – can you solve them?

Horrible history: where did the most grisly moments in British history take place?

Find out about the most gruesome moments in British history, and the locations where they took place!

Which Ancient Warrior Are You?

Ever wondered what kind of warrior you’d have been in the past? A stoic Samurai? A ferocious Viking? Find out!

This Week in Medieval Manuscript Images

Wild women, big fish and scary faces are among the nearly 40 medieval manuscript images collected from Twitter in the last week.

Viking at Heart: Interview with Emma “Bruni” Boast, MA

Medievalists.net gets to know Archaeologist and Heritage Consultant Emma Boast, a.k.a. Bruni, in an exclusive one-on-one interview!   Current Occupation? I am a Freelance Viking Age Archaeology and Heritage Consultant, Managing Director at Nidavellnir (Viking Age Historical Clothing and Nalbinding) and Site Assistant at York Archaeological Trust. My passion is everything to do with the […]

Castle for Sale: Castle Rogues Manor

Castle Rogues Manor Eureka Springs, Arkansas, United States Asking Price: $1,800,000 (US) The Castle Rogue’s Manor is situated above the White River near the northwest Arkansas village of Eureka Springs. Presenting unparalleled scenic views, the Castle is used for special events such as weddings, dinners, or gatherings. The Castle also has two master suites available […]

Discovering hidden music in the Bestiary of Love

Elizabeth Eva Leach speaks on ‘Richard de Fournival Across the Disciplines’

The Sounds that Animals Make – the Medieval Version

It seems that every parent at one time or another teaches their children the sounds that animals make. They did it in the Middle Ages too.

How to Write a Letter for a Suspicious Knight

For some were shoemakers in their own shires, some swineherds, and the man has yet to be found who would couple a girl of such noble birth to a man of ignoble origins.

Medieval Videos

The Codex Faenza and the Tradition of Improvisation

Laura Osterlund lecture on, and performance of, the music in the Codex Faenza.

How Law Was Taught at a Medieval University

Jason A. Brown focus on a medieval manuscript to show how law was taught in medieval universities.

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Medieval Books

New Medieval Books: Suger and Blood

Looking for something medieval to read? Here are five new books about the Middle Ages to check out…

Reading Recommendations for a Marvellous Medieval Summer

In preparation for summer reading, Natalie Anderson shares some of her favourite works of medieval historical fiction.

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Medieval Movies & TV

10 Medieval Short Films

Need to have some medieval-themed binge viewing? Here are ten short films from Youtube and Vimeo that will take you back to the Middle Ages.

Medievalists at the Movies: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword premiered May 2017 MAN CANDY ALERT! When I sat down to watch “King Arthur” over this past weekend, I was a bit apprehensive. This big-budget, big-name feature film didn’t last very long in theaters (never a good sign) and it received overall negative reviews (typically, not always, not a […]

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NEW! The Medieval Magazine, No. 109: PILGRIMAGE

We look at medieval and modern pilgrimage in this issue, from the perils of travel, to the popular destinations, to souvenirs and salvation.

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