Thompson set to transform Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Ayanna Thompson joins Arizona State University this semester as the new director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies 

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.

Vikings Against The Academy: Junior Scholars Unite in the Face of Looming Career and Mental-Health Crises

Luke John Murphy tells us about The Network of Early Career Researchers in Old Norse.

UCLA to establish Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture

A $5 million grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation will enable UCLA to create the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture.

Pillaging Public Perceptions: Finding Your Career as a Medievalist

The story of how I made the jump from trained academic to designing coloring books

Free online course on Magna Carta begins today

A six-week online course begins today that will teach the history of one England’s most medieval important documents.

Western Civilizations: Ancient and Medieval Europe to be offered by Arizona State University as MOOC

Arizona State University is teaming up with with edX, a nonprofit, open-source education provider, to offer several massive open online courses (MOOCs), including Western Civilizations: Ancient and Medieval Europe.

‘Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History’ – medieval and media studies team up to offer course on popular show

For 20 students at Northern Illinois University, Game of Thrones isn’t merely the most entertaining show on television — it’s also among the most thought-provoking classes on campus this spring.

A Study Retreat for Medievalists

Traces of Alchemy in the Literature of the High Middle Ages: An Informal Study Retreat on the eastern Maine Coast, on May 22–25, 2015

10 Free Ancient and Medieval History Online Courses (Spring 2015)

Interested in learning about ancient or medieval history?

$300 million library donated to Princeton University includes thousands of medieval manuscripts and early printed books

William Scheide has left his collection of rare books and manuscripts to Princeton University. It is believed to be worth about $300 million, making it the largest gift in the university’s history.

Digging into the Secrets of Medieval Manuscripts

Digital tools, including a free, public online manuscript training course, are allowing Stanford University English professor and medieval manuscript scholar Elaine Treharne to share her expertise well beyond traditional classroom walls.

Free online course offers unique insights into Richard III reinterment

The third run of the free popular ‘England in the Time of King Richard III’ online course will be launching Monday 16 February – and will offer a fascinating insight into life during 15th century England in the build up to the reinterment of Richard III on Thursday 26 March.

Free online course on the Magna Carta

The Magna Carta and its Legacy begins on Monday, January 12th and runs until February 20th.

Chaucer in Iceland

My project is called Chaucer in Iceland and its main aim was to take the congress in Iceland as a case study for looking at the impact of Scandinavia identity on contemporary medieval studies.

Medievalism on the Move: Open Access in the Academy

Panel discussion held at the 29th International Conference on Medievalism, on October 24, 2014

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Society launches this month

This month sees the launch of a new society promoting interest in the Battle of Bosworth, the last major battle of the Wars of the Roses.

Robin Fleming awarded MacArthur Fellowship

Robin Fleming, one of America’s leading early medieval historians, has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, the so-called ‘Genius Grant’.

Free online course on ‘England in the time of King Richard III’

The University of Leicester and FutureLearn are teaming up to offer a six-week online course that will examine King Richard III and his era. The massive open online course, which is freely open to anyone interested in the topic, begins on November 25th.

Medieval Studies in Canada

Here is a list of medieval studies programs available in Canada, province by province

Medieval Studies programs in the United States

Here is a list of medieval studies programs available in the United States, state by state.

Medievalist looks for crowd funding to help support his PhD

How you can support Spencer Gavin Smith do research about medieval gardens and parks

Learning about the Middle Ages at Indiana University

In 2008, I graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Medieval Archaeology, after completing a senior thesis focusing on Viking colonization and urban environments. How did I come to have such a specialized degree at a landlocked American university? Well, definitely not by following a straight and narrow path!

Medieval Histories – On balancing along the precipice between Medieval Living History and the Medieval Studies of Academia

But it is also easy to detect something else, which is the beleaguered and policed frontier between academia and living history – or as it is often called between Medieval Studies and Medievalism. Something both parties are acutely aware of.

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