This month, an exciting connection was made between Islamic and Irish medicine through the discovery of a fragment of Avicenna’s Canon of Medicine bound in a sixteenth-century printed book.
Everyone loves a medieval mystery novel, but just how does an author go about creating one that’s true to the period?
What was it like to be a bastard in medieval Europe? Were you excluded from one of the most important institutions of the time: the priesthood? Danièle is joined by Sara McDougall to talk about bastards, priests, and if you could be both at that same time.
How did medieval people deal with physical and mental challenges? Danièle speaks with Kisha Tracy of Fitchburg State University on why its important to talk about disabilities in the Middle Ages and what evidence we have for how people cared for each other when there was physical or mental disabilities.
Episode 8 of The Medieval Podcast – Danièle speaks with Michael Livingston about his latest research on where the Battle of Agincourt might have been fought.
Episode 7 of The Medieval Podcast – What was marriage in the Middle Ages really like? Danièle is joined by Ruth Mazo Karras to discuss love, weddings and partnerships in medieval society.
Episode 6 of The Medieval Podcast – Danièle is joined by Jan Ziolkowski to talk about the ‘Juggling the Middle Ages’ exhibition at Dumbarton Oaks.
Episode 5 of The Medieval Podcast – Researchers examining the remains of a medieval nun in Germany have discovered the mineral Lapus Lazuli in her teeth.
Episode 4 of The Medieval Podcast – Danièle is joined by Andrew Latham to talk about the Crusades.
Episode 3 of The Medieval Podcast – Taking a look into the Hundred Years’ War between England and France with David Green.
Episode 2 of The Medieval Podcast – How were books made and used in the Middle Ages? Danièle is joined by Erik Kwakkel, a ‘rockstar’ of the Book History world.