The Carolingian era—best known for Emperor Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor—and its lasting impact on Europe will be the topic of the 14th annual Marco Symposium taking place on March 24–25.
Our review of ‘Occupying Space in Medieval and Early Modern Britain and Ireland’
Historians and archaeologists are meeting today to discuss one of the largest and richest settlements of Anglo-Saxon England. ‘Anglo-Saxon Rendlesham, a Royal Centre of the East Anglian Kingdom’, taking place in Bury St Edmunds, will present new research on the internationally important archaeological discovery to the wider public.
The Richard III Foundation has announce the schedule for its 2016 annual symposium, which is under the theme: ‘King Richard III: Politics, Power and People’.
Crusaders, Pilgrims, and Relics – Bearers of the Cross: Material Religion in the Crusading World 1095-1300
The Museum of the Order of St. John is hosting a series of events and talks to promote their project: Bearers of the Cross: Material Religion in the Crusading World 1095-1300.
Tours. They can be great, or they can be cringeworthy and rife with misinformation. A great tour guide knows how to add a flourish or two to a story to keep the audience engaged and the history interesting. A bad tour guide invents things and hopes there isn’t a historian in the audience dismayed by the falsehoods they’re spreading to unwitting listeners…
Another fascinating paper from “Making the Medieval Relevant” was given by Daniel Curtis, a specialist in Social and Economic History, and a professor at the University of Utrecht.
Making the Medieval Relevant: Crossing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Studies on Disease and Disability
A summary of a paper given by Professor Christina Lee at the University of Nottingham’s “Making the Medieval Relevant” Conference.
Danielle Turner reports on the papers from the session The World of Images of the Scandinavian Rune Stones
Prostitution was a vice that was was considered a necessary evil because of “men’s lust”. Ecclesiastics felt that if brothels weren’t available to men in cities, they would find other inappropriate outlets for their entertainment. In an effort to curb potential problems, civic officials permitted prostitution to function within the city walls so long as it was regulated and turned a profit.
The final talk in Sesson #1041, Engaging the Public with the Medieval World, looked at what English children are being taught in school. How much medieval history is in the new programme that was released in September 2014? Megan Gooch, Curator at the Historic Royal Palaces breaks down the English system for us in her paper, ‘Imprisonment, Execution, and Escape: Medieval History and the National Curriculum’.
How does the use of unscripted, adaptive, historical interpretation boost the tourist experience? Right on the heels of our look at the Tower of London’s visitor engagement, we heard a paper from Lauren Johnson, Research Manager for Past Pleasures, the oldest historical interpretation company in the UK who educate and entertain the public at historical sites, museums, on stage and and on TV.
It’s the final day at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds – here is what people are tweeting about…
The International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds hosted the session The Twitterati: Using Twitter in Medieval Scholarship and Pedagogy – A Round Table Discussion. Over 300 tweets went out during talk, and here are some of the best. [View the story “The Medieval #Twitterati at #IMC2015 ” on Storify]
It is Wednesday at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds – here is what people are tweeting about!
The International Medieval Congress is taking place at the University of Leeds, I’m on hand this week to report on the conference. This blog post reports on my first session.
Here is what medievalists are tweeting about on the second day of the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds.
The International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds has begun, and the medievalists on Twitter are keeping busy.
The International Medieval Congress begins on Monday at the University of Leeds, drawing in over 2400 medievalists from from 46 countries around the world. The four-day conference is Europe’s largest annual gathering in humanities.
Magna Carta just celebrated its 800th birthday this past Monday. In honour of this incredible milestone, King’s College London, and the Magna Carta Project, hosted a 3 day conference dedicated to this historic document.
Fashion fan? Interested in medieval and early modern textiles? Then this was your session. 2 papers from opposite ends of the spectrum: Early Medieval weaving and Early Modern Tailoring.
The full list of speakers for the 2015 Richard Hall Symposium has been announced, with new research and discussions concerning women in early medieval history included in the programme.
Three fantastic papers on Prosopography from #KZOO2015.
The annual Toronto Old English Colloquium will be taking place at the Centre for Medieval Studies in the University of Toronto, on Friday, May 1st, 2015.