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Medieval potions help fight dangerous bacteria

Medieval potions help fight dangerous bacteria

People used to laugh at medieval medical practices, and they still do from time to time.  Especially we tend to laugh when we read of medieval doctors bleeding people, or talking about the 4 humours and vital spirits.  We also laugh at the popular idea that witches caused illness, when in fact we know now […]

Long live the Middle Ages – on TV, medieval themed shows hold sway.

Long live the Middle Ages – on TV, medieval themed shows hold sway.

This won’t come as a surprise to many of you, but the attached article points out that medieval themed shows are lately dominating the airwaves.  Whether it is the show “Vikings” which uses real ships instead of CGI, or the Borgias which came out a few years back, or the Game of Thrones which is […]

‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Jennifer Davis

‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Jennifer Davis

CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this week’s episode of ‘Past Perfect!’ (December 8, 10-12), featuring Dr. Jennifer Davis, Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC and Associate Director of the Medieval and Byzantine Studies, who will talk about the kingship of Charlemagne, law and justice in the Carolingian Empire, as well […]

‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Svetlana Tsonkova

‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Svetlana Tsonkova

CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this week’s ‘Past Perfect!’ (November 26-28), featuring Svetlana Tsonkova, a doctoral candidate at the CEU Department of Medieval Studies. The discussion will focus on verbal magic, charms, and popular religion and belief in medieval Bulgaria. Past Perfect! is CEU Medieval Radio’s show on medieval and early modern history and culture […]

‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Patrick Geary

‘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 […]

‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Janos M. Bak

‘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! […]

Change in Programme Schedule: ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues

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 […]