Tag Archive | Renaissance

Statues of wild men: the medieval equivalent of some popular figurine of modern times?

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 […]

Long live the Middle Ages – on TV, medieval themed shows hold sway.

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 […]

Alas, the Mona Lisa… I knew her, Horatio!

Alas, the Mona Lisa… I knew her, Horatio!

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 […]

The Middle Ages Were Fun!

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 […]

‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Geza Kallay

‘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, […]

New Album on CEU Medieval Radio

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 […]

‘Past Perfect!’ Continues

‘Past Perfect!’ Continues

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 […]