In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, people all over the world are having to come up with new ways to teach and to learn in virtual environments, but it can be hard to find resources while still trying to run your own circus at home. This week on The Medieval Podcast, Danièle speaks with the creators of Middle Ages for Educators, a website that makes learning and teaching medieval history a whole lot easier.
The Legacy of Birgitta of Sweden. Women, Politics, and Reform in Renaissance Italy project tracks the impact of the 14th century mystic and founder of the Bridgettines on later generations.
The launch this month of ‘The Northern Way’ research project, which looks at the Archbishops of York from 1304 to 1405, is revealing some fascinating stories, including that of a nun who made an elaborate plan to escape her own convent.
When the Great Fire of London destroyed much of the city in 1666, one of the greatest losses was St. Paul’s Cathedral. A new project is now set to launch that will allow visitors to once again explore this medieval landmark in virtual form.
In this presentation, we will examine how the technological developments of the Digital Library of Medieval Manuscripts (DLMM) are encouraging new kinds of research into the literature, art, and history of 14th and 15th-century France.
A new online database that will make it easier for researchers to study Medieval Scandinavian literature was launched today.
The British Library, the Bibliothèque nationale de France and The Polonsky Foundation have teamed up to create two websites that will provide digital access to 800 medieval manuscripts. The websites will be launched next month.
Medieval manuscripts are often spectacles to behold, their intricate illustrations dazzling with jewel-toned pigments and gold leaf. But it’s the dark splotch, the fingerprint smudge, the stitched-together tear in the parchment that are the most exciting discoveries for University of Pennsylvania researcher Erin Connelly.
Did you know that Instagram is home to a lively and fast-growing community of medievalists too?
After centuries of separation, one of the most valuable collections of manuscripts from the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age – the Bibliotheca Palatina – has been virtually reunited.
A new website curated by Stanford faculty and students, the Global Medieval Sourcebook, translates medieval literature into English for the first time.
The material offers incomparable insights into the medieval accounting practices in the City of Augsburg in the period 1320 to 1466.
The latest run of the free ‘England in the Time of King Richard III’ MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, will be launching on Monday 27 February – and will offer a fascinating insight into life during 15th century England.
DH projects seem to be springing out of the proverbial ground like so many mushrooms over the last few years.
One of the best presentations I saw at the International Congress on Medieval Studies this year was by Erik Kwakkel from Leiden University.
The question I want to pose here concerns the form of archives that will be available to the historians of the early twenty-first century. Or put differently – what will be left behind of the contemporary present in lieu of paper for the future historians?
Durham University and Durham Cathedral have teamed to digitally recreate a medieval monastic library.
The Global Middle Ages Project, founded in 2007 by Geraldine Heng and Susan Noakes, features six digital projects.
Last month, the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford officially launched their Digital.Bodleian online resource, which allows users to view, download and share over 100,000 images going back to the Middle Ages.
Mapping the Medieval Countryside has announced that the beta version of their searchable English translations of inquisitions post mortem (IPMs) – a major source into the lives and legacies of thousands of families from the Later Middle Ages.
The International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds hosted the session The Twitterati: Using Twitter in Medieval Scholarship and Pedagogy – A…
The 1215.today project launched at Lincoln Castle yesterday on the eve of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the ‘Great Charter’.
Take a look at 15 articles on the Middle Ages that you can find on Medium.com
For many people, The Canterbury Tales is not only Geoffrey Chaucer’s great masterwork, but one of the cornerstones of English literature.
About one out of every hundred people in late medieval England was an immigrant, according to researchers at the universities of York and Sheffield. They have also launched a new database that offers details about 65,000 immigrants who lived in England between 1330 and 1550.