Tag Archive: medieval studies

CSI Medieval: researchers to uncover forensic secrets of Britain’s historic wax seals

Medieval Wax Seal

Historical research using forensic fingerprinting techniques on the wax seals of thousands of medieval documents will reveal new insights into 12th to 14th century British society, help determine how unique fingerprints truly are, and uncover medieval crime. Modern forensic analysis will be paired with detailed historical research to reveal new insights into medieval British society…

American Academy in Rome Fellowship Opportunity

rome prize

General Information Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. The deadline for the nation-wide Rome Prize competition is 1 November 2015. Applications will also be accepted between 2-15…

Liverpool University Press acquires Medieval, Classics and History lists from University of Exeter Press

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool University Press, the UK’s third oldest university press, has finalized an agreement with the University of Exeter Press to acquire its Medieval Studies, Classics and Ancient History, History, Archaeology and Landscape Studies lists, with immediate effect. The acquisition includes the following book series: Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies, Exeter Studies in Medieval Europe, Exeter…

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…

New Three-Part Volume Explores Medieval Studies

Albrecht Classen set out more than six years ago on a major effort to compile a reference handbook about contemporary research on medieval studies. During that time, Classen, a University of Arizona professor, developed and strengthened international ties with researchers, gathered articles and manuscripts and managed an expansive Website of worldwide resources. He has since…

Program’s small size a strength, say Brown University medieval students

Students in large concentrations often relish the opportunity to trade big lecture halls for the intimacy of the seminar room. For students in small concentrations, tight-knit seminars and personal attention are the rule, not the exception. Currently only 10 students are concentrating in Medieval Studies at Brown, pursuing either the medieval cultures or late antique…

At 1841 Society Luncheon, a Medieval Pilgrimage Comes to Life

At a recent luncheon, a Fordham professor gave a virtual tour of a European pilgrimage route that has attracted untold thousands of people throughout history, ranging from medieval noblemen to Fordham students who posted travel dispatches on the Internet. Richard Gyug, Ph.D., professor of history and medieval studies, spoke on Sept. 21 at a luncheon…

New Medieval Lit Professor at Westmont

Jamie Friedman, who joins Westmont as an assistant professor of English this fall, became fascinated by medieval studies when an English professor visited her history class to discuss Beowulf, the Old English epic poem. “He had us beat on the desks while he chanted the verse,” Friedman says. “The content of the poem and the…