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Was the Fictional Character Sir Lancelot Inspired by King Ladislaus I of Hungary?

In brief: Yes, he was. But if you are also interested in how and why certain mythical episodes of  the eleventh-century Hungarian King's life seeped into the Arthurian legends, read Stephen Pow's latest article about Lancelot and Ladislaus (László) in the latest issue of CEU's Annual of Medieval Studies (2018).

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Upcoming lecture: Animal metaphors in sources from the Age of Christianization in Central Europe

CEU Medieval Studies Department CEU - Monument Building, Gellner Room Budapest, Nádor u. 9 Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm The Christianization Age in Central Europe is a milieu of continuous encounter among peoples from different cultural and ethnical environments and of efforts from the Christian side to evangelize and extend the… Continue reading Upcoming lecture: Animal metaphors in sources from the Age of Christianization in Central Europe

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Upcoming lecture: The poet-patriarch Abdisho of Gazarta (d.1570) and the Church of the East in schism, by Lucy Parker (University of Oxford)

Upcoming lecture at the Medieval Studies Department: The poet-patriarch Abdisho of Gazarta (d.1570) and the Church of the East in schism, by Lucy Parker (University of Oxford) Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm   CEU - Nador u. 9, Monument Building, Gellner Room The year 1552 witnessed a schism within one of the… Continue reading Upcoming lecture: The poet-patriarch Abdisho of Gazarta (d.1570) and the Church of the East in schism, by Lucy Parker (University of Oxford)

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Medieval Writers “Bad sex in fiction” awards

My dear fellow defrocked priests and banished nuns, Know this! 2015 is almost over and the winner for the "Bad Sex in Fiction" award took place on December 1st. Apparently 2015, had no shortage of fiction which depicted some of this "funny business" as we at CEU Medieval Radio call it.  So it was very… Continue reading Medieval Writers “Bad sex in fiction” awards

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Next show on ‘Past Perfect!’: Prof. Dame Averil Cameron

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

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Justice to the “Hunchbacked Toad”

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”

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Undressing for Tax Cuts: The Story of Lady Godiva

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

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‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Geza Kallay

CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this week's 'Past Perfect!' (November 5-7), featuring Dr. Géza Kállay, a professor at the School of English and American Studies at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest, a visiting professor at the Institute of European Studies in Vienna, as well as at the University of California in Santa Cruz,… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Geza Kallay

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‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Jennifer Linhart Wood

CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this week's Past Perfect!' (October 29-31, Nov. 3), featuring Dr. Jennifer Linhart Wood, lecturer at George Washington University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Chris Mielke and Dr. Wood will be discussing the concept of otherness in soundscapes of the Early Modern Theatre and Travel Narratives. Past Perfect! is… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Jennifer Linhart Wood