A possible portrait of Anne Boleyn was identified using facial recognition software of all things. Up until now there is no portrait of her except that on a battered bronze disk. After her execution, Big Brother Henry made her an unperson so her portraits disappeared pretty quickly. The medal survived by chance, perhaps because it… Continue reading Anne Boleyn, we long for to see you!
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
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… Continue reading Alas, the Mona Lisa… I knew her, Horatio!
Justice to the “Hunchbacked Toad”
Huzzah! Today is a great day. Richard III, despised tyrant of Shakespeare's play, is being reburied with full honours and much fanfare. A troop of 200 children followed Richard III and his funeral bier to Leicester Cathedral, and this time around, not one of the children in Richard's company simply vanished. This shows that Richard… Continue reading Justice to the “Hunchbacked Toad”
‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Peter Burke
CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this week's episode on 'Past Perfect!' (December 15, 17-19), featuring Professor Peter Burke, Life Fellow and Professor Emeritus of Cultural History at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, who will talk about new and interdisciplinary approaches to the historical discipline, popular culture in the early modern period, as well as about… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Peter Burke
‘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,… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Geza Kallay
‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Jennifer Linhart Wood
CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents this week's Past Perfect!' (October 29-31, Nov. 3), featuring Dr. Jennifer Linhart Wood, lecturer at George Washington University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Chris Mielke and Dr. Wood will be discussing the concept of otherness in soundscapes of the Early Modern Theatre and Travel Narratives. Past Perfect! is… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues: Jennifer Linhart Wood
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
‘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… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Continues
More New Albums on the Playlist
Upon the request of our listeners CEU Medieval Radio's music editor Kyra has now added three new albums to the playlist. If you tune in to CEU Medieval Radio, in addition to those hundreds of medieval and renaissance songs already on the playlist, you will now hear sixty new tracks included in Alfred Deller &… Continue reading More New Albums on the Playlist