cultural anthropology · cultural history · history of warfare · Islam · middle ages · Ottoman history · religion · Uncategorized

A primary source on the Mongols translated into English for the first time and available online: Simon of Saint-Quentin’s History of the Tartars!

You are probably familiar with Marco Polo's famous book about his time in the Mongol Empire. But have you ever heard of Polo's contemporary, Simon of Saint-Quentin, or his book - History of the Tartars (Historia Tartarorum)? It's available in English for the first time, right here:  http://www.simonofstquentin.org Simon was one of the very first… Continue reading A primary source on the Mongols translated into English for the first time and available online: Simon of Saint-Quentin’s History of the Tartars!

christmas · Music · psalter · religion

The Melodies of the Christmastide Celebrations

This article is a written version of our Christmas podcast, broadcast on CEU Medieval Radio on December 24th and 25th of 2019. The article provides background information on the study of medieval music in Hungary, medieval Christmas liturgy and introduces an album, produced in Hungary in 1978 featuring Late Medieval plainchant, and a short description of each song and their role in the religious celebrations.

#istandwithceu · news

Trouble in Hungary: CEU, Academic Freedom, and the Future

Many of our listeners may have heard about the troubles Central European University has been going through for almost two years. CEU Medieval Radio feels we should share what is happening to our home, as well as assure listeners that both CEU and the Medieval Radio are going strong and will continue to do so.… Continue reading Trouble in Hungary: CEU, Academic Freedom, and the Future

cultural history · gender · news · Past Perfect! · Uncategorized

Past Perfect! with Ruth Mazo Karras now available!

In this episode Chris Mielke speaks with Dr. Ruth Mazo Karras, professor of history and expert on medieval social and cultural history, gender, and sexuality. To listen to the podcast please click here. Dr. Karras is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota, as well as the General Editor of the University of Pennsylvania… Continue reading Past Perfect! with Ruth Mazo Karras now available!

news · Ottoman history · Past Perfect! · podcast · Uncategorized

Past Perfect! with Leslie Peirce now available!

In this episode Karen Stark speaks with Dr. Leslie Peirce, professor of history at New York University, about topics ranging from early modern Ottoman history, slavery, and the harem, to Turkish historical TV dramas. You can listen to the podcast here. Dr. Peirce is a professor of history at New York University. Her writing and teaching… Continue reading Past Perfect! with Leslie Peirce now available!

archeology · Byzantine · Eastern Christianity · history · news · Past Perfect! · podcast

Past Perfect! with Robert Ousterhout now available!

Stephen Pow talks with Dr. Robert Ousterhout, professor of the history of art and architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. To listen to the podcast please click here. Robert Ousterhout (Ph.D. University of Illinois) has taught in the History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania since 2007. Previously he was Professor of Architectural… Continue reading Past Perfect! with Robert Ousterhout now available!