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The Giant Snail Conspiracy ‘Unveiled’

The people at the Mirror continue to do cutting edge medieval scholarship and continue to release findings that the stodgy academics don’t want you to know! In this article, they consider the possibility that medieval snails were as big as humans because margin doodles in medieval manuscripts sometimes show humans battling giant snails. Check the […]

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Justice to the “Hunchbacked Toad”

Huzzah! Today is a great day. Richard III, despised tyrant of Shakespeare’s play, is being reburied with full honours and much fanfare. A troop of 200 children followed Richard III and his funeral bier to Leicester Cathedral, and this time around, not one of the children in Richard’s company simply vanished. This shows that Richard […]


Next Year Don’t Forget to Celebrate Nasir al-Din Tusi Day!

The Middle Ages wouldn’t be what they are without the Mongol Empire! But did you know that the Mongols didn’t always just kill people? They were also interested in patronizing scientists and artists, particularly in Iran. About a month ago, it was Nasir al-Din Tusi Day in Iran. Nasir al-Din Tusi was a scientist who […]

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Undressing for Tax Cuts: The Story of Lady Godiva

Have you ever wondered about the story of Lady Godiva, the medieval Anglo-Saxon noble, who rode her horse through a town – sans garments! – to get her husband, the vicious duke, to lower taxes for the citizenry? The vicious duke dared her to do this shameless act in exchange for the lowering of taxes, […]

Past Perfect! Programme Schedule

‘Past Perfect!’ Programme Schedule for 2015

Estella Weiss-Krejci (Academy of Sciences, Vienna) February 1-5, 2015 Burial norms (excarnation & evisceration), Austrian & Mayan comparisons Timothy Dawson (Independent Researcher) February 15-19, 2015 Military, Court, and Women’s dress in the Eastern Mediterranean Daniel Ziemann (CEU) March 1-5, 2015 First Bulgarian State, Ottonians & the East, Canon Law Brett Whalen (UNC-Chapel Hill) March 15-19, […]


The Stream’s URL has Changed

As of September 14 the stream’s URL has changed (yes, again…). Those who listen to the radio at won’t need to do anything to be able to continue enjoying the program. However, those who connect to the stream directly, from now on please use If you experience any difficulties in listening to CEU […]


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