In this episode Karen Stark speaks with Dr. Leslie Peirce, professor of history at New York University, about topics ranging from early modern Ottoman history, slavery, and the harem, to Turkish historical TV dramas. You can listen to the podcast here. Dr. Peirce is a professor of history at New York University. Her writing and teaching… Continue reading Past Perfect! with Leslie Peirce now available!
Articles on how the Middle Ages is presented in modern culture. It includes films and novels with a medieval setting.
Travelling – the Medieval Way
Dearest listeners and voyeurs, CEU Medieval Radio wishes all of you a most salubrious 2016, full of good happenings! The year ended on a happy note for a former physics teacher, cum medieval pilgrim, Steven Payne who walked the medieval pilgrim's route from Southampton to Canterbury this month. He completed the journey, arriving in Canterbury… Continue reading Travelling – the Medieval Way
Bran Castle, historic castle of Transylvania and popular tourist destination, is for sale
Deep in the hills of Transylvania, not far from the cave of the bats and wolves, sits Bran Castle. For centuries it has sat perched there amid the stereotypical howling of wolves and slithering of bat-snakes. These days it is often called Dracula Castle by tourists even though, as this article points out, the castle's… Continue reading Bran Castle, historic castle of Transylvania and popular tourist destination, is for sale
Long live the Middle Ages – on TV, medieval themed shows hold sway.
This won't come as a surprise to many of you, but the attached article points out that medieval themed shows are lately dominating the airwaves. Whether it is the show "Vikings" which uses real ships instead of CGI, or the Borgias which came out a few years back, or the Game of Thrones which is… Continue reading Long live the Middle Ages – on TV, medieval themed shows hold sway.
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!!!
The Middle Ages Were Fun!
Another article that speaks well of the merry old Middle Ages, deploring our use of the term "medieval" to convey something barbaric like the time people fought in Walmart over Tickle-Me Elmos and it was caught on video and posted on Youtube! Not so, says the writer. Not so. The Middle Ages were actually a… Continue reading The Middle Ages Were Fun!
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’
New Album on CEU Medieval Radio
Sacred Hearts, Secret Music by Musica Secreta & Celestial Sirens has been added to CEU Medieval Radio's playlist. The album is a sixteenth-century ‘sound-track’ to Sarah Dunant’s novel Sacred Hearts, the third in her Renaissance trilogy published in July 2009. Set in 1570, the novel is about Serafina, who falls in love with her music… Continue reading New Album on CEU Medieval Radio