In this interview, Karen Culver speaks with Anna Kinde to discuss her research into the construction and function of late medieval cathedrals in Central Europe. We also learn how the concepts used in the design of these ancient buildings are relevant to the design of buildings and public spaces today. To listen to the podcast… Continue reading New Faces, New Ideas: Interview with PhD Student Anna Kinde
Stephen Pow talks with Dr. Robert Ousterhout, professor of the history of art and architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. To listen to the podcast please click here. Robert Ousterhout (Ph.D. University of Illinois) has taught in the History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania since 2007. Previously he was Professor of Architectural… Continue reading Past Perfect! with Robert Ousterhout now available!
A brand new episode of Past Perfect! is now available to stream and download! In this episode our own Chris Mielke interviews Dr. Verena Krebs. They discuss topics ranging from cross-cultural exchange in the Middle Ages to the history and culture of Ethiopia, and investigate the question: how did European art from the 15th century… Continue reading Past Perfect! with Verena Krebs now available!
A possible portrait of Anne Boleyn was identified using facial recognition software of all things. Up until now there is no portrait of her except that on a battered bronze disk. After her execution, Big Brother Henry made her an unperson so her portraits disappeared pretty quickly. The medal survived by chance, perhaps because it… Continue reading Anne Boleyn, we long for to see you!
Good news to all of our listeners who deplore the loss of the medieval crown of Bulgaria's kings! Recently the crown of Bulgaria's medieval kings was reconstructed and is now being exhibited in Sofia's National History Museum http://www.novinite.com/articles/172367/Museum+Exhibits+Replica+of+Crown+Worn+by+Medieval+Bulgarian+Rulers Check the link! The crown was created for kings of the second Bulgarian dynasty around 1200. Bulgaria's… Continue reading Reconstruction of the Medieval Crown of Bulgarian Monarchs
Fellow medievalists, Just today the Utrecht Psalter went on display at the Museum Catharijneconvent, open to the public! Normally it is kept in a controlled and secluded atmosphere so the likes of you can't see it. This renowned Psalter is from the period of about 830 (Carolingian Period) and includes the art work of nine separate… Continue reading Unleash the Utrecht Psalter!!! (and the Kraken too, I suppose – he needs the exercise)!!!!
A rich collection of images from illuminated manuscripts is available on DiscardingImages. Although the illustrations seem odd to most modern-day viewers, they are a valid reflection of medieval European thinking and beliefs. These medieval depictions of imaginary animals, venereal diseases, and deviant human behaviour are a lot of fun but those seeking visual sources for… Continue reading A Collection of Medieval Images on DiscardingImages
CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this and next week's Past Perfect! (February 16-19-21) featuring Emese Sarkadi Nagy, who will talk about fifteenth and sixteenth-century Transylvanian altarpieces, about their production, as well as about her work in the collection of the Christian Museum in Esztergom, Hungary. Past Perfect! is CEU Medieval Radio's show on medieval and… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues