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Elves – can we really trust them?

Elves – can we really trust them?

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 […]

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

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 […]

Thanks to our fans for supporting CEU Medieval Radio!

Thanks to our fans for supporting CEU Medieval Radio!

This is a special message to just say thanks for all the support from all the medieval music lovers out there.

CEU Medieval Studies Faculty Research Seminar: Knowledge Unlimited: Intellectual Curiosity and Innovation in Byzantium

CEU Medieval Studies Faculty Research Seminar: Knowledge Unlimited: Intellectual Curiosity and Innovation in Byzantium

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 […]

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 […]

Witches’ costumes resemble those of medieval beer-makers! BURN THEM!!!

Witches’ costumes resemble those of medieval beer-makers! BURN THEM!!!

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 […]

Alas, the Mona Lisa… I knew her, Horatio!

Alas, the Mona Lisa… I knew her, Horatio!

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 […]