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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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9 medieval battles that were even more significant than Agincourt? Say it ain’t so!

My lords!  Duchesses!  Hear ye! Yesterday was the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt where Henry V of England (who had a really stupid haircut) used his ridiculous Lloyd Christmas-hairded longbow men to great effect and defeated a much larger army of French knights who undoubtedly died, one and all, with really stupid haircuts.… Continue reading 9 medieval battles that were even more significant than Agincourt? Say it ain’t so!

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Medieval maps – fabulous, inaccurate, and awful nice for to look at

Here are some splendid medieval maps. http://www.medievalists.net/2013/07/28/ten-beautiful-medieval-maps/ While they might sometimes be inaccurate, and even downright silly, nobody can possibly say that all of them are simple T maps, with Jerusalem at the center.  Some of them, like the map of Scandinavia, are verging on the accurate. Others of these maps depict cities and such.… Continue reading Medieval maps – fabulous, inaccurate, and awful nice for to look at

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42 Old English Insults

Has anyone ever called you a drate-poke?  Has anyone ever pointed in your general direction, saying, "Be off with you, you fopdoddle!"  ?? Have you ever had to endure the hurt of being called a saddle-goose? If you have escaped these misfortunes, then count yourself lucky.  In medieval England, nasty insults of this kind were… Continue reading 42 Old English Insults

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‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Patrick Geary

CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this week's 'Past Perfect!' (November 17, 19-21), featuring Patrick Geary, professor of Western Medieval History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He will discuss a variety of topics, from the practice of stealing relics in the Middle Ages, to the research on the monastery of Saint… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Patrick Geary

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‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Janos M. Bak

CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this week's Past Perfect!' (October 20, 22-23), featuring Dr. János M. Bak, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU, Budapest as well as at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Bak will talk about kingship, coronation ritual, and laws in the medieval Kingdom of Hungary. Past Perfect!… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Janos M. Bak

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Change in Programme Schedule: ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues

CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this week's Past Perfect!' (October 15-17, 20), featuring Dr. Magdolna Szilágyi, archaeologist at the National Heritage Protection Centre affiliated with the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest, who will talk about her recently defended PhD dissertation entitled: Árpád Period Communication Networks: Road Systems in Western Transdanubia (Hungary). Past Perfect! is CEU… Continue reading Change in Programme Schedule: ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues

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‘Past Perfect!’ Continues

CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this week’s ‘Past Perfect!’ (July 2-3, 7) featuring Péter Szabó of the Czech Academy of Sciences, who will talk about forests and landscapes in Europe in the Middle Ages and the ecological context of medieval forest management. Past Perfect! is CEU Medieval Radio’s show on medieval and early modern history… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues