Monday, December 28, 2015

From Mass Surveillance to Haggis: Medieval News Roundup

What we found this week in our online wanderings...

Our photo of the week comes from a Gospel book that was made at the Benedictine monastery of the Holy Savior at Helmarshausen, Germany, around 1120 to 1140. The image is part of the Getty's Open Content Program.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Castles, Vikings, Mongols, and more Castles! Medieval News Roundup

What we found this week on our wanderings through the world wide web.

Our photo of the week comes from Neil Williamson on Flickr, who took this picture of the Red Castle, which lies on the east coast of Scotland

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Witch Girl, Medieval Churches and 25 Things about the Vikings

This week's medieval news round up...

Our photo of the week comes Travelholic Path on Flickr, who took this image while at the AlcobaƧa Monastery in Portugal.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Unicorns, Selfies and How to Joust like a Knight: News for Medievalists

The latest medieval news we discovered in our online ramblings...

Our picture of the week is by Juha Remes on Flickr, showing Great Tower of Scarborough Castle and panoramic view to the headlands in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Check out his Flickr page to see more.

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Battle of Agincourt in the News

The 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt was noted by many British media outlets over the weekend. Here are some of the articles that looked at the battle:

Our image of the week comes from AJ Leon on Flickr, who drew his own take on the Battle of Agincourt:

Friday, October 16, 2015

Neurology, Nudity and Coconuts: Medieval News Roundup

Our latest roundup of the news from the Middle Ages even goes into US Presidential Politics...

Our picture of the week shows the grand stained glass interior of Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, France. Photo by Joe Parks / Flickr

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Chastity Belts, Mead and Wanted Vikings: Medieval News Roundup

Our latest roundup of medieval news...

Our photo of the week comes from the 2015 White Truffle Fair in Alba, Italy, which included a historical reenactment. See more images from Giorgio Montersino's Flickr Album

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Snobs, Bones and Baby Jesus': Medieval News Roundup

A roundup of this week's news for medievalists...

You can also read more about the Middle Ages in our weekly digital journal - The Medieval Magazine. Click here to learn more.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


The British Library is looking for help trying to solve an inscription on a medieval sword...

London Chaucer Conference 2015: All The Tweets #Chaucer2015

All the tweets (in chronological order) from the Biennial London Chaucer Conference, held at Senate House Library, 10-11 July 2015. [Note: this captures only tweets using the official confernece hashtag #Chaucer2015]

Getting the Word Out: Medieval Manuscripts Now

UCL Festival of the Arts, 21 May 2015, 18:30 to 19:30 - Live tweets from public discussion on the use and abuse of digital images of medieval books: #ManuscriptsNow

Monday, July 20, 2015

ANZAMEMS 2015 - Medieval Conference in Australia

Kiera Naylor collected the tweets from the Australian and New Zealand Medieval Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies conference at University of Queensland in Brisbane. The conference was held from July 14-18, 2015.

Could the Vikings slay cancer? - Medieval News Roundup

Our latest medieval news roundup takes a look at cancer research in Iceland, a new Byzantine research centre in Turkey, and the discovery of the remains of a boy in Siberia who lived back in the 12th century.
Photo credit: Yamalo-Nenets regional Museum and Exhibition Complex

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

What's being found, what's being restored - Medieval News Roundup

Recent news for medievalists, including the restoration of a 15th-century manuscript, and the discovery of a Norman castle. And check out the great video from the people behind Just for Laughs Gags:

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Magna Carta Roundup

The 800th anniversary of the creation of Magna Carta was a major event, and here is a roundup of how newspapers and other media covered it.

Her Majesty The Queen unveils a plaque commemorating 800 years of Magna Carta - Photo courtesy Surrey County Council

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

From Kempe to the Congress - 5 medieval articles in the news

We bring you five articles from the last couple of days about the Middle Ages. Do you like this format?

New evidence supports Margery Kempe's account

Some scholars have suspected that Margery Kempe's account of her religious life and pilgrimages were made up, but a letter from her son has just been uncovered...

Archaeological finds at Littlemore Priory

Update on the Mass Grave discovered in Paris

The total number of human remains uncovered in the basement of a Paris supermarket reaches 316 according to an update from the New York Times

Local media on the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Time again for the congress! Will you be there?

Yes, Ill be there!

No, I'm not going

Photo by Denis Gliksman/Inrap

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Discoveries, Donations and Digs: Medieval News Roundup

A couple dozen items to share with you as we get caught up with the medieval news from the last few weeks...

Finally, we wanted to show you this beautiful video of a 16th century Irish castle...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Thursday, January 08, 2015

From Magna Carta to Monty Python: Medieval News Roundup

A few great news pieces and blog posts we came across in the last couple of weeks, including two historians writing about the Magna Carta...