‘Szádvár Castle – its Foes and its Friends’ is a documentary of the medieval Szádvár Castle in the north of Hungary and The Friends of Szádvár, a brilliant group of volunteers who were founded to save Szádvár Castle from being forgotten. Together they research, excavate and conserve the castle, making it more accessible to the… Continue reading Past Perfect! special documentary episode: “Szádvár Castle – its Foes and its Friends” now available!
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
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?
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!
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
CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this week’s ‘Past Perfect!’ (June 11-12, 16) featuring Central European University's archaeozoologist and Aquincum Museum's chief faunal analyst Dr. Alice M. Choyke, who will talk about the use of and cults surrounding real and imaginary animals in the Middle Ages. Past Perfect! is CEU Medieval Radio’s show on medieval and… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues
CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this week's 'Past Perfect!' (May 4-6, 9), featuring Dr. Rubina Raja, professor of classical archaeology at the Department of Culture and Society - Section for Classical Archaeology at Aarhus University in Denmark, who will talk about aspects of regional identity and of urban development in the Eastern Roman provinces. Past… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues
CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents next week's Past Perfect! (April 28-30 and May 1/2) featuring Dr. Alex Brown, research associate, and Dr. Aleks Pluskowski, lecturer in medieval archaeology, both from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Reading, who will present their ongoing research project entitled The Ecology of Crusading: The Environmental Impact of… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues
Now that the long lost remains of Richard III have been identified, it seems that deciding over the late king's new resting place will cause troblems on par with Richard's infamous character. Leicester City Council and Leicester University, which conducted the archaeological dig and forensic examination, want Richard be buried at St Martin’s Cathedral in… Continue reading Britons Quarrel over the Remains of Richard III