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?
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.
Some researchers in Italy are excitedly announcing that they may have, at last, found the bones of the real life Mona Lisa who posed for Leonardo da Vinci back in the 1500s. They found some fragments in a convent where she is thought to have retired after a brilliant career of sitting around, smiling in… Continue reading Alas, the Mona Lisa… I knew her, Horatio!
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!
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
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
CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this week’s ‘Past Perfect!’ (July 9-10, 14 ) featuring UCLA's Prof. Emerita Marianne D. Birnbaum, who will talk about the literature produced by renaissance Hungarian poets such as Janus Pannonius and Bálint Balassi and allow some insight into Jewish living in the early modern period by discussing the extraordinary life… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues