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Unleash the Utrecht Psalter!!! (and the Kraken too, I suppose – he needs the exercise)!!!!

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)!!!!

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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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The Giant Snail Conspiracy ‘Unveiled’

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’

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‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Patrick Geary

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

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A Collection of Medieval Images on DiscardingImages

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