Canterbury Roll now available online

In New Zealand, University of Canterbury staff and students are working to translate and digitise a unique medieval manuscript to make it accessible to the world.

Nutrition and the Early-Medieval Diet

The food supply of the temperate lands of early-medieval western Europe, and the ways in which its peoples dealt with the central problem of feeding themselves, has been subjected to a variety of interpretations in recent years.

The Medieval Origins of the Concept of Hypertension

Despite the well-known history of hypertension research in the modern era, main points in the medieval concept of this disease and its early management methods remain obscure.

Recycled Fatimid State Documents from the Cairo Geniza

Among the many unexpected finds the Cairo Geniza has yielded are hundreds—possibly thousands—of medieval documents of state in Arabic script, including decrees, rescripts, petitions, tax receipts and fiscal accounts from the Fatimid period.

Philippa Langley: The End of Richard III and the Beginning of Henry I

Amidst all the excitement, and the whirlwind that was Richard III’s reburial in Leicester, I managed to catch up with one of the world’s most famous Ricardians, ‘the Kingfinder’, Philippa Langley.

Limitations and ethical implications of digitizing medieval manuscripts

This article seeks to identify limitations and ethical implications encountered when digitizing medieval manuscripts.

U.S. National Archives releases videos on Magna Carta project

The National Archives in Washington D.C. has released a short documentary video, ‘The Encasement of Magna Carta.’ The video is part of the ongoing series Inside the Vaults.

Anglo-Gascon Aquitaine: Problems and Perspectives

Anglo-Gascon Aquitaine: Problems and Perspectives A conference organised by Dr Malcolm Vale and Dr Guilhem Pépin University of Oxford – History Faculty, Old Boys’ High School, George Street, Oxford September 23-24, 2011 Schedule Friday 23 September 2011 From 08:30 – Registration and coffee 9:00 – 9:20 Malcolm Vale (University of Oxford): Reception and introduction 09:20 […]

Nottinghamshire medieval manorial records now online

The records from over 200 Nottinghamshire manors are now accessible online thanks to Nottinghamshire County Council and the National Archives in the United Kingdom. The Manorial Documents register was launched earlier this week at an event at Nottinghamshire Archives. The records date back to the fourteenth century. The register will contain information about court rolls, […]

British medieval records award special status by UNESCO

Twenty items have been selected from the UK’s libraries, archives and museums to represent the outstanding heritage of the United Kingdom, including several that date back to the Middle Ages. They new items listed in the UK Memory of the World Register include the Cura Pastoralis of Gregory, the Gough Map, Wakefield Court Rolls, Winchester […]

The medieval Irish plea rolls – an introduction

The medieval Irish plea rolls – an introduction By Philomena Connolly Journal of the Irish Society for Archives, Vol.2:1 (1995) Introduction: The administration of justice in the area under the control of the Dublin government in the Middle Ages was carried out in a network of courts, each with its own distinct jurisdiction. On a local level, […]

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