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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!

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Herds, Husbandry, and Hungary: New Publication by CEU Alumna and CEU Medieval Radio Team Member

We are proud to announce that CEU Alumna and one of the most active members of the CEU Medieval Radio team, Kyra Lyublyanovics, has had her book, based on her doctoral dissertation defended in 2015, published by Archaeopress! The volume is entitled: New Home, New Herds: Cuman Integration and Animal Husbandry in Medieval Hungary from an Archaeozoological… Continue reading Herds, Husbandry, and Hungary: New Publication by CEU Alumna and CEU Medieval Radio Team Member

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Just how Anglo-Saxon are the English? 38%!

Very exciting article published recently: http://www.medievalists.net/2016/01/19/dna-study-reveals-the-english-are-one-third-anglo-saxon/ The topic of just how much the Anglo-Saxon immigration affected modern British genetics has been a hotly contested one, ever since Merlin pegged the Anglo-Saxon ancestry of England at about 90%. Recent genetic studies looked at the modern population of Britain's DNA and suggested all kinds of things.  Some… Continue reading Just how Anglo-Saxon are the English? 38%!

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A Scottish Castle Teeters on the Brink of Oblivion

In the words of Percy Bysshe Shelly:  "Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair." Abergeldie Castle in Scotland, dating from the 16th century and situated close to the royal residence of Balmoral, is facing destruction after the bank of the Dee river gave way.  Now frantic work is underway to stop the erosion and… Continue reading A Scottish Castle Teeters on the Brink of Oblivion

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Reconstruction of the Medieval Crown of Bulgarian Monarchs

Good news to all of our listeners who deplore the loss of the medieval crown of Bulgaria's kings! Recently the crown of Bulgaria's medieval kings was reconstructed and is now being exhibited in Sofia's National History Museum http://www.novinite.com/articles/172367/Museum+Exhibits+Replica+of+Crown+Worn+by+Medieval+Bulgarian+Rulers Check the link! The crown was created for kings of the second Bulgarian dynasty around 1200.  Bulgaria's… Continue reading Reconstruction of the Medieval Crown of Bulgarian Monarchs

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Statues of wild men: the medieval equivalent of some popular figurine of modern times?

Recently a medieval treasure was unearthed in England.  It's a figurine of a wild man, brandishing a club and a set of powerful beard hairs. Check the link:  http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-35050026 What is strange is that such figurines were common in the Middle Ages if the art historians and archaeologists can be believed.   A very common… Continue reading Statues of wild men: the medieval equivalent of some popular figurine of modern times?

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Bran Castle, historic castle of Transylvania and popular tourist destination, is for sale

Deep in the hills of Transylvania, not far from the cave of the bats and wolves, sits Bran Castle.  For centuries it has sat perched there amid the stereotypical howling of wolves and slithering of bat-snakes.  These days it is often called Dracula Castle by tourists even though, as this article points out, the castle's… Continue reading Bran Castle, historic castle of Transylvania and popular tourist destination, is for sale

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‘Past Perfect!’ Continues

CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this week’s ‘Past Perfect!’ (June 11-12, 16) featuring Central European University's archaeozoologist and Aquincum Museum's chief faunal analyst  Dr. Alice M. Choyke, who will talk about the use of and cults surrounding real and imaginary animals in the Middle Ages. Past Perfect! is CEU Medieval Radio’s show on medieval and… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues

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‘Past Perfect!’ Continues

CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this week's 'Past Perfect!' (May 4-6, 9), featuring Dr. Rubina Raja, professor of classical archaeology at the Department of Culture and Society - Section for Classical Archaeology at Aarhus University in Denmark, who will talk about aspects of regional identity and of urban development in the Eastern Roman provinces. Past… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues