Interestingly, the writers of each new version of the Arthurian legend have chosen Merlin as their avatar: he functions in each text as historian, author, and prophet.
The Finnish Heavy Metal band Turisas has focused on the subject of Byzantium and its relations with Scandinavia.
For the past 48 years, around 10,000 people have been gathering every summer for a festival that’s been described as ‘medieval Burning Man.’
From Wagner to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – the modern portrayal of Valkyries.
We are going to speak about dragons because dragons are among the creatures that figure in almost all fantasy books.
There’s always been a fraught relationship between medieval academia and the Society for Creative Anachronism
The revival of ancient religions and the love of powerful, loud music can be used for good, or for ill.
Published in 1831, the classic historical Gothic romance The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is representative for narratology, since the plot is majestically set in medieval Paris and Victor Hugo manages to create a specific Middle-Ages atmosphere
With the coming of the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, the mainstreaming of the medieval-fantasy genre that began with Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies is complete.
To begin a three-part examination of the concept of the valkyrie and other powerful female figures in Norse literature, this month we’re delving into medieval Scandinavia and the use of Norse symbols and figures by the alt-right.
What is the reason why more and more people participate in these events: historical curiosity, cultural immersion, entertainment, or all three of them?
Taking a look at the History Channel’s newest ‘medieval’ show Knight Fight.
Episode 6 of The Medieval Podcast – Danièle is joined by Jan Ziolkowski to talk about the ‘Juggling the Middle Ages’ exhibition at Dumbarton Oaks.
Must actors of color be portrayed as the “Other” when (or if) given roles in films made in the West about the European Middle Ages?
What many don’t realize is that the majority of what one sees when one looks at Notre-Dame’s west façade is a modern restoration.
Together with hazardous quests, plagues, peasant squalor, witches, trials by ordeal, and makeshift projectiles (including catapulted livestock and annoying monosyllables), dismemberment in Monty Python’s dark Arthurian world is a commonplace
Like so many medieval stories, the “juggler” narrative first fell into obscurity for almost 500 years, only to be unearthed and re-present-ed by nineteenth-century scholars and artists to meet the tastes of various history-hungry modern audiences.
There are tens of thousands of people who want to recreate the Middle Ages “as they ought to have been.” But what is the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and what is its future?
The Hundred Years War has also come to the fore in modern graphic novel depictions of the medieval past
Can there be such a thing as ‘Viking Salt’? Beth Rogers, in the first post for her new column on Medieval Food, looks for the answers behind this unusual product and how the Vikings are being associated with healthy eating.
By calling into question the trustworthiness of the historical record, this scene, from the 2011 film
Ironclad directed by Jonathan English, could be the filmmaker’s pre-emptive strike against those who
would criticize a film’s historical accuracy
What do we really know about this phenomenon of medieval “courtly love” and the gender roles it displayed?
The conference is expected to bring around 60 international scholars from medievalism studies and neo-Victorian studies to discuss topics ranging from Beowulf to Brexit.
Medieval historians know M.R. James primarily as the compiler of many catalogues of Cambridge manuscripts and as the translator of New Testament apocrypha, but he was also the author of several collections of ghost stories