One day workshop “The Crusades. History and Literature.”

11 Bedford Square, London, 22nd of March 2014, 10.00 – 18.00 A one-day workshop on the crusades and their texts, to include talks on lyric responses to the crusades in medieval France and Occitania, poetic sources in First Crusade texts, crusading warfare, chivalry and the enslavement of women and children, Outremer and redemptive suffering, and non-knightly participantsContinue reading “One day workshop “The Crusades. History and Literature.””

Current Exhibition: Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages

Current Exhibition: Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages Getty Museum of Art,  September 3, 2013–March 2, 2014  Throughout the Middle Ages, Christians were fascinated by stories about saints, who led extraordinary lives full of mystical events and miraculous occurrences. Saints were depicted in manuscripts experiencing revelatory visions and performing wondrous feats such asContinue reading “Current Exhibition: Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages”

Forthcoming exhibition: the Council of Constance

Forthcoming Exhibition: the Council of Constance Konstanz, 27 April 2014 – 21 September 2014 2014 marks the 600th anniversary of the start of the Council of Constance. The Council was a major event in church politics which made Constance the center of European politics and a meeting place of European cultures in the years 1414-1418. Baden-WürttembergContinue reading “Forthcoming exhibition: the Council of Constance”

Job: Postdoctoral Position ‘Making and Knowing’ (Columbia University, New York)

Job: Postdoctoral Position in the Research and Pedagocial Initiative in ‘Making and Knowing’ Department of History, Columbia University, City of New York Review of applications will begin 6 January 2014 The Department of History at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications from qualified candidates for a postdoctoral position in a ResearchContinue reading “Job: Postdoctoral Position ‘Making and Knowing’ (Columbia University, New York)”

Television review: Tudor Monastery Farm

Currently airing on BBC Two is Tudor Monastery Farm, a rather gentle, post-reality-era bit of television, continuing the popular franchise of Victorian, Edwardian and Wartime Farm. Although a little guilty of choosing the National Curriculum-friendly “Tudor” label over “Medieval” (admittedly however, Late Middle Ages Farm or Circa Fifteen-Hundred Farm lack a certain marketability), it remainsContinue reading “Television review: Tudor Monastery Farm”

Call For Participants: Liturgy in History Study Day

Call For Participants: Liturgy in History Study Day  Queen Mary’s Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies have announced a call for participants for ‘Liturgy in History’, an international study day for graduate students and early career researchers. When: Tuesday 19th November, 9:30 – 17:00 (lunch provided) Where: Queen Mary, Mile End Campus, room tbc Three speakersContinue reading “Call For Participants: Liturgy in History Study Day”