Sunday, March 29, 2009

Medieval News - Headlines

El Cid written by an Arab poet, historian says - The medieval epic poem "El Cantar del Mio Cid" (The Song of the Cid), a Spanish-language account of the adventures of a warlord and nobleman during the Christian Reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula from the Muslims, is not as Spanish as generally believed but instead was written by a Arab poet, a scholar says.

New Medieval Gallery at the British Museum - The Paul and Jill Ruddock Gallery devoted to the Museum's pre-eminent collection of medieval material opened on March 25th. The third of four new galleries opening at the British Museum this year, the gallery is devoted to the British Museum's pre-eminent collection of medieval material.\

Village in England for Sale - Linkenholt, a village in Hampshire, is on sale for 22.5 million pounds. Includes a video report.

The Rap Canterbury Tales - Baba Brinkman, a Canadian rapper and Chaucer scholar, will perform The Rap Canterbury Tales on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Indiana University.

Searching for Roman walls in Gloucester - an archaeological investigation in the centre of Gloucester has discovered that medieval settlers used parts of a Roman wall to construct buildings in the city.

The Catapult Connection: The Invention of and Inventing in the Middle Ages - Dr. Jason Hardgrave, assistant professor of history, will present "The Catapult Connection: The Invention of and Inventing in the Middle Ages" at the USI Medieval Studies Forum at the University of Southern Indiana.