Another article that speaks well of the merry old Middle Ages, deploring our use of the term "medieval" to convey something barbaric like the time people fought in Walmart over Tickle-Me Elmos and it was caught on video and posted on Youtube! Not so, says the writer. Not so. The Middle Ages were actually a… Continue reading The Middle Ages Were Fun!
CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents our next show on 'Past Perfect!' (May 24-28), featuring Prof. Dame Averil Cameron from the University of Oxford, who is chair of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research, and President of CBRL (Council for British Research in the Levant). She and Chris will discuss Byzantine historiography and intellectual history, religious… Continue reading Next show on ‘Past Perfect!’: Prof. Dame Averil Cameron
Date: June 3, 2015 - 10:00 - 19:00 Building: Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower Room: Auditorium Event type: Workshop Event audience: Open to the Public CEU organizer: Marianne Sághy External organizers: Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, Humanities Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences , Budapest, Lendület Research Group at the University of Debrecen CEU host… Continue reading Upcoming event: Piroska and the Pantokrator: The Politics of Dynastic Memory, Healing and Salvation in Komnenian Constantinople
CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents our next show on 'Past Perfect!' (April 16), featuring Judith Rasson from the Central European University in Budapest, who will discuss cultural anthropology and ethnography in historical studies, medieval textiles and medieval memorial monuments on the Balkans. Past Perfect! is CEU Medieval Radio's show on medieval and early modern history… Continue reading “Past Perfect!” Features Judith Rasson
CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents the next episode of 'Past Perfect!' (April 2), featuring Benjamin Linley Wild, a faculty member at the Sherborne School in Dorset and a guest lecturer at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in London, who will talk about clothing and fashion in the Middle Ages, including the wardrobe… Continue reading Benjamin Linley Wild in ‘Past Perfect!’
The people at the Mirror continue to do cutting edge medieval scholarship and continue to release findings that the stodgy academics don't want you to know! In this article, they consider the possibility that medieval snails were as big as humans because margin doodles in medieval manuscripts sometimes show humans battling giant snails. Check the… Continue reading The Giant Snail Conspiracy ‘Unveiled’
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”
The Middle Ages wouldn't be what they are without the Mongol Empire! But did you know that the Mongols didn't always just kill people? They were also interested in patronizing scientists and artists, particularly in Iran. About a month ago, it was Nasir al-Din Tusi Day in Iran. Nasir al-Din Tusi was a scientist who… Continue reading Next Year Don’t Forget to Celebrate Nasir al-Din Tusi Day!
Have you ever wondered about the story of Lady Godiva, the medieval Anglo-Saxon noble, who rode her horse through a town - sans garments! - to get her husband, the vicious duke, to lower taxes for the citizenry? The vicious duke dared her to do this shameless act in exchange for the lowering of taxes,… Continue reading Undressing for Tax Cuts: The Story of Lady Godiva