Category Archives: Education

FREE Course: Agincourt 1415: Myth and Reality

This year marks the 600th anniversary of one of the biggest battles in Medieval history, the Battle of Agincourt. We discussed the battle in lesson 44 of the podcast. Agincourt was a turning point in the Hundred Years’ War for Henry V and England. It’s an epic battle where legends are born and chivalry died!…

The Heavy Plough and the Agricultural Revolution in Medieval Europe

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While I was doing research for the latest episode of The Vikings Podcast I came across this paper on the medieval heavy plough and its impact on medieval society. The writers take on the hypothesis of Lynn White Jr that the heavy plough led to an increase in population and urbanization. The team of researchers…

Digging Deeper: Making Manuscripts – free online course

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Stanford University is offering a free online course called Digging Deeper: Making Manuscripts starting Tuesday, 20 January 2015. The class is taught by a fantastic group of medievalists, including Professor Elaine Treharne, if you’re not following Elaine on twitter, you really should! In fact you can connect with all the instructors on Twitter, they are…

How to Read a Primary Source with Natalie Zemon Davis

While the example isn’t medieval the concept is solid. Natalie Zemon Davis lays out how to examine history through a primary source. Enjoy.

Learn about medieval London at Gravesend history course

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Learn about everyday life in medieval London through a course with historian Toni Mount at Towncentric in St George’s Square, Gravesend. She will present the history of London from 500 to 1500, looking at how the capital grew from a deserted Roman town into an international metropolis. You can pay £6 as you go for…

Western Michigan University to host medievalists from around the globe

47th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University will stage its 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, the largest, most comprehensive academic conference of its kind in the world, Thursday through Sunday, May 10-13. Worldwide, the congress annually attracts some 3,000 medievalists–professional academics, students and enthusiasts interested in the Middle Ages. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the event,…

47th International Congress on Medieval Studies free to local residents

47th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Kalamazoo County residents and members of the Western Michigan University community may attend the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies for free if they register online or in person by the Wednesday, April 25, deadline for early registration. WMU’s congress is the world’s largest annual gathering of people interested in the Middle Ages. This year’s…

University College Cork to exhibit major medieval Irish manuscript

University College Cork (UCC) has gained a unique opportunity to exhibit on loan one of the major medieval Irish manuscripts, the Book of Lismore. The loan has been facilitated by the owners of the Book, the Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement Trust. The manuscript contains a large number of important texts many drawn from Irish…

Britannica Knights and Castles app

Britannica Kids: Knights and Castles conveys the grandeur and pageantry of that bygone era with a rich combination of imagery, games and fact-packed articles from Britannica’s editors. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 08, 2011 The pomp and pageantry of the Middle Ages comes back to life in the newest education app from Encyclopaedia Britannica Kids. Britannica…

Gabrielle Parkin to discuss medieval book of hours in UDLAPS series

The University of Delaware Library announces that Gabrielle Parkin, a doctoral candidate in the Department of English working on late medieval English literature with an interest in material culture studies, will present “Commercial Devotion to the Virgin: How to Use and Read a Medieval Book of Hours” at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the Class…

History of the longbow at Martock

Martock Local History Group is having Neil Eddington to demonstrate his Short History of the Longbow at its next meeting on February 15. The meeting will be held at Martock Primary School from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Neil is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable expert on medieval warfare and will give a hands-on demonstration in…

University of Arizona Lectures to Explore Medieval Texts

The UA’s Special Collections is hosting events to ponder poetry, faith and games in medieval texts housed within the University Libraries’ collection. Special Collections at the University of Arizona is hosting several events to showcase the expansive expertise of UA faculty members in the medieval studies discipline. The annual “Early Books Lecture VIII” will be…

Gale Adds Medieval and Renaissance Works to British Literary Manuscripts Online

Gale, part of Cengage Learning announced the release of British Literary Manuscripts Online, Medieval and Renaissance, the second installment of the British Literary Manuscripts Online series. Following the release of the first installment in May 2009, this additional digital archive brings nearly 565,000 pages of unique author manuscripts into the hands of students, educators and…

The Benzie Area Historical Museum is hosting a series of lectures on medieval Christianity

The Benzie Area Historical Museum is currently hosting a series of lectures on medieval Christianity as part of the Benzonia Academy Lecture Series. Louis Yock, museum director, will be presenting the lectures, which started last week, the first of which focused on medieval Christianity and the Holy Roman Empire. According to Yock, the lecture took…

Heather Hirschfeld named Riggsby Director of Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Heather Hirschfeld, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, associate professor of English, has been named the new Riggsby Director of the university’s Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Hirschfeld is set to begin work Jan. 1, 2011. A specialist in Shakespeare and Renaissance drama and a UT faculty member since 2000, Hirschfeld said she looks…