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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… Continue reading Elves – can we really trust them?

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

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

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‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Benedek Lang

CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this week's 'Past Perfect!' (December 3-5) featuring Benedek Lang, Associate Professor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics talking about magical texts and cryptography in the later Middle Ages. Past Perfect! is CEU Medieval Radio's show on medieval and early modern history and culture in association with Civil Radio FM98,… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Benedek Lang

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‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Svetlana Tsonkova

CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this week's 'Past Perfect!' (November 26-28), featuring Svetlana Tsonkova, a doctoral candidate at the CEU Department of Medieval Studies. The discussion will focus on verbal magic, charms, and popular religion and belief in medieval Bulgaria. Past Perfect! is CEU Medieval Radio's show on medieval and early modern history and culture… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Svetlana Tsonkova

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‘Past Perfect!’ Continues

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