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!
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.
After interviewing various people, including Gardiner and Musto and Academy President Richard Unger, two narratives have emerged – one that suggests that personality clashes emerged between the Executive Directors and some of the members of the academy’s council; while another seems to show that a serious disagreement emerged over the structure of the academy and how much freedom the Executive Directors should have in running the organization.
Danielle Trynoski reviews the Master of Arts in Medieval Archaeology program at the University of York
Clearly, since 2002 there has been significant growth in the number and range of digitized manuscripts available online, and it may be that the increase in the reported use of digitized facsimiles simply follows the increasing availability of those facsimiles.
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a fellowship to Kathy M. Krause of the University of Missouri-Kansas City to research ‘The Role of Noblewomen in Literary Production in Northern France during the 13th Century.’
David Crouch of the University of Hull will be able to explore the origins of chivalry in the Middle Ages after being award a Research Fellowship of £137,629 from the Leverhulme Trust.
Moravian College will host the seventh annual Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies on Saturday, December 1, 2012.
Part 1: How NOT to get Published in Archaeology, by Robin Skeates; Part 2: How to write a book review, by Estella Weiss‐Krejci
Two graduates of Southern Methodist University are giving back to their alma mater by creating an endowed professorship in medieval history.
The British capital is home to numerous universities, museums and archives. It is also home to the London Medieval Society, an organization that provides a forum for medievalists to gather and exchange ideas.
The Canadian Society of Medievalists aims to represent Canadian medievalists around the world and medievalists working in Canada.
Learn about the Vikings in history and in popular culture online in one-year.
The Richard III Foundation, Inc. has announced plans for its 2012 conference – ‘Richard III: Monarch and Man’ – which will take place in Leicestershire on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October 2012.
He brings to his teaching and research a wide knowledge of medieval architecture from across Europe and the Mediterranean, along with his particular focus on the material cultures of medieval Iberia.
For years, Deane has been passionate about studying the lay religious women of medieval Europe often known as ‘beguines’, whose hundreds of independent communities were mainly centered in the Low Countries, the Rhine region, France, and German-speaking lands.
A new project from King’s College London and the University of Winchester will allow researchers to explore the lands of medieval England as never before has received over half a million pounds in funding.
Are you a busy working adult who still wishes to earn a degree? Distance learning is quickly becoming the way to go back to school without leaving your job behind. If you have a passion for history and teaching, perhaps you should consider getting your Bachelor degree through an online program.
What do the 2012 summer Olympics and medieval scholarship have in common? For both, London will be the site of extraordinary achievements.
Moravian College will host the Sixth Annual Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies on Saturday, December 3
A proposed new centre for the study of medieval European literature based in York and Odense is set to become a reality thanks to an award of nearly £4.5 million funding from the Danish National Research Foundation.
Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Ph.D., a medieval literature scholar whose work has focused on the use of vernacular language and women’s’ narratives in medieval texts,…
It’s been a decade and a half since manuscript hunter George Greenia discovered a missing medieval Spanish document in the archives at the…
Gail McMurray Gibson said that her college professors first sparked her interest in medieval studies. She has pursued that interest and become one…