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Past Perfect!’s Past and Future

Happy new academic year, everyone! We are very happy to start with an exciting announcement: from now on we will be cooperating with the CEU Podcast Library, and we'll be publishing a selection of older episodes as well as new ones we are working on. You can find more info here: https://podcasts.ceu.edu/article/2019-09-06/past-perfects-past-and-future

Central European University · news · podcast

More Podcasts from CEU!

We are proud to announce that there are many more podcasts you can enjoy from Central European University, at the CEU Podcast Library. The CEU Podcast Library is the home of original research produced by CEU faculty, students, and staff. You can find anything from what sports can teach us about philosophy to what on… Continue reading More Podcasts from CEU!

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New “Past Perfect!” episodes coming soon!

We are pleased to announce that new episodes of our podcast "Past Perfect!" are coming soon! The broadcasting dates and guest stars are as follows: July 17 - Dr. Verena Krebs July 31 - Dr. Robert Ousterhout August 14 - Dr. Leslie Peirce August 28 - Dr. Ruth Mazo Karras . Many thanks to our wonderful guest scholars and… Continue reading New “Past Perfect!” episodes coming soon!


Just how Anglo-Saxon are the English? 38%!

Very exciting article published recently: http://www.medievalists.net/2016/01/19/dna-study-reveals-the-english-are-one-third-anglo-saxon/ The topic of just how much the Anglo-Saxon immigration affected modern British genetics has been a hotly contested one, ever since Merlin pegged the Anglo-Saxon ancestry of England at about 90%. Recent genetic studies looked at the modern population of Britain's DNA and suggested all kinds of things.  Some… Continue reading Just how Anglo-Saxon are the English? 38%!

announcement · archeology · article · Blog

A Scottish Castle Teeters on the Brink of Oblivion

In the words of Percy Bysshe Shelly:  "Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair." Abergeldie Castle in Scotland, dating from the 16th century and situated close to the royal residence of Balmoral, is facing destruction after the bank of the Dee river gave way.  Now frantic work is underway to stop the erosion and… Continue reading A Scottish Castle Teeters on the Brink of Oblivion

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Medieval potions help fight dangerous bacteria

People used to laugh at medieval medical practices, and they still do from time to time.  Especially we tend to laugh when we read of medieval doctors bleeding people, or talking about the 4 humours and vital spirits.  We also laugh at the popular idea that witches caused illness, when in fact we know now… Continue reading Medieval potions help fight dangerous bacteria

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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

announcement · archeology · Blog

Reconstruction of the Medieval Crown of Bulgarian Monarchs

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

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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?

article · Blog · literature · Old English

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