CEU Medieval Studies Department CEU - Monument Building, Gellner Room Budapest, Nádor u. 9 Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm The Christianization Age in Central Europe is a milieu of continuous encounter among peoples from different cultural and ethnical environments and of efforts from the Christian side to evangelize and extend the… Continue reading Upcoming lecture: Animal metaphors in sources from the Age of Christianization in Central Europe
Upcoming lecture at the Medieval Studies Department: The poet-patriarch Abdisho of Gazarta (d.1570) and the Church of the East in schism, by Lucy Parker (University of Oxford) Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm CEU - Nador u. 9, Monument Building, Gellner Room The year 1552 witnessed a schism within one of… Continue reading Upcoming lecture: The poet-patriarch Abdisho of Gazarta (d.1570) and the Church of the East in schism, by Lucy Parker (University of Oxford)
Nowadays everyone has a positive association with elves... That sounds weird, but what I mean to say is that people like elves. They think of them as handsome Orlando Bloom types with pointy ears, long flowing hair, and of course they are pretty good with a bow and arrow. Or, more significantly at this time… Continue reading Elves – can we really trust them?
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?
This is a special message to just say thanks for all the support from all the medieval music lovers out there.
Faculty Research Seminar: Knowledge Unlimited: Intellectual Curiosity and Innovation in Byzantium Date: Monday, November 23, 2015 - 5:30pm Byzantine epistemic discourse inherited the Peripatetic premise according to which the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake was in accordance with human nature. It also appropriated, however, the Stoic, and later Christian, concern with the intensification and… Continue reading CEU Medieval Studies Faculty Research Seminar: Knowledge Unlimited: Intellectual Curiosity and Innovation in Byzantium
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… Continue reading Long live the Middle Ages – on TV, medieval themed shows hold sway.
With a typical ghastly Halloween fast approaching, undoubtedly many of our noble listeners are contemplating getting plastered in a public house and acting like a ergot-possessed French villager of the 16th century. Oh sure, when you were a youngster, this was not your wont. Rather you'd dress up as a witch or a pirate, or… Continue reading Witches’ costumes resemble those of medieval beer-makers! BURN THEM!!!
Some researchers in Italy are excitedly announcing that they may have, at last, found the bones of the real life Mona Lisa who posed for Leonardo da Vinci back in the 1500s. They found some fragments in a convent where she is thought to have retired after a brilliant career of sitting around, smiling in… Continue reading Alas, the Mona Lisa… I knew her, Horatio!
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… Continue reading Justice to the “Hunchbacked Toad”