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
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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.
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.
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.
The Magna Carta and its Legacy begins on Monday, January 12th and runs until February 20th.
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.
Panel discussion held at the 29th International Conference on Medievalism, on October 24, 2014
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.
Examining the Middle Ages through modern eyes: movies, TV, stage, tourism and books. How do we perform the Middle Ages?
Robin Fleming, one of America’s leading early medieval historians, has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, the so-called ‘Genius Grant’.
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.
Here is a list of medieval studies programs available in Canada, province by province
Here is a list of medieval studies programs available in the United States, state by state.
How you can support Spencer Gavin Smith do research about medieval gardens and parks
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