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Eriugena: The Medieval Irish Genius Between Augustine and Aquinas
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Eriugena: The Medieval Irish Genius Between Augustine and Aquinas

Eriugena: The Medieval Irish Genius Between Augustine and AquinasLecture by Willemien Otten, University of ChicagoGiven at the Lumen Christ Institute, on February 8, 2011“Eriugena: The Medieval Irish Genius Between Augustine and Aquinas” from The Lumen Christi Institute on Vimeo.The Carolingian thinker Johannes Scottus Eriugena (810-877 CE) is the author of numerous philosophical and theological works.

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Exploring Byzantine Cartographies: Ancient Science, Christian Cosmology, and Geopolitics in Imperial-Era Mapping

Exploring Byzantine Cartographies: Ancient Science, Christian Cosmology, and Geopolitics in Imperial-Era MappingLecture by Alex PapadopoulosGiven at the National Hellenic Museum (Chicago, Illinois) on May 5th 2011Byzantine cartography is an important link to the mathematical, astronomical and geographic vanguard of the Hellenistic period-especially to the opus of Claudius Ptolemy, to geographical models of pre-Socratic philosophers and Classical period historians, and to Byzantine theology which engaged in a biblical exegesis of the world through the medium of cartography.
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A Merchant’s Franklin’s Tale

A Merchant’s Franklin’s TalePaper given by Michael Johnston,Purdue UniversityTruth and Tales: Medieval Popular Culture and the Written Word: 4th Annual Chaucer Canada Seminar, University of Toronto (2012)Examines Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Franklin’s Tale, found in The Canterbury Tales, and a 15th century exemplum known as A Good Matter of the Merchant and His Son, which should be read as ideological foil to Chaucer’s tale, and how both works depicts merchants and Franklins in late medieval England.
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Tourists and Tabulae in Late Medieval London

Tourists and Tabulae in Late Medieval LondonPaper by Michael Van Dussen (McGill University)Given at Truth and Tales: Medieval Popular Culture and the Written Word: 4th Annual Chaucer Canada Seminar, University of Toronto (2012)Michael Van Dussen examines a late-medieval Czech account of St Paul’s Cathedral in London, to show how the author may have recorded various tabulae, which were placed in and around the church to help parishioners and pilgrims better understand the cathedral.
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Battle of the Nations – Warsaw, Poland

The World Championship on Historical Medieval Battle is taking place this year in Warsaw, Poland, from April 30-May 3rd.You can watch a live-stream of the action here​Battle of the Nations is annual international festival of the historical reenactment where national teams of 12 countries of Europe, America and Asia, as well as representatives of other European countries and Australia will compete to get victory in the categories “Duel”, “5 vs 5” and “21 vs 21”.
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Fulling Mills in Medieval Europe : comparing the manuscript and archaeological evidence

Fulling Mills in Medieval Europe : comparing the manuscript and archaeological evidenceLecture by Adam LucasGiven at Colloque Archéologie des moulins hydrauliques, à traction animale et à vent des origines à l’époque médiévale 2011 (November 5, 2011)This paper provides a brief overview of the current knowledge concerning medieval fulling mills, but is primarily focused on eliciting further information and speculation from conference attendees about recent archaeological finds and manuscript evidence from medieval France and other parts of Continental Europe.
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Planning for Pilgrims: St Andrews as the Second Rome

Planning for Pilgrims: St Andrews as the Second RomeLecture by Ian CampbellDelivered at the University of Edinburgh, on May 7, 2012Professor Ian Campbell, Chair of Architectural History & Theory (ECA) delivers his Inaugural Lecture entitled “Planning for Pilgrims: St Andrews as the Second Rome”.The burgh of St Andrews was laid out in the mid-twelfth century, on a grandiose scale, and to a different plan from the majority of contemporary burghs in Scotland, including Edinburgh.
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The Vikings and a Turbulent Anglo-Scandinavian World

The Vikings and a Turbulent Anglo-Scandinavian WorldLecture by Christina von NolckenGiven on October 22, 2011 at the University of ChicagoOn August 14, 2007, Denmark apologized for her part in the ninth-century Viking invasions of Ireland. However, England may also be due for such an apology. This talk will track the Vikings’ impact on medieval England, an impact with effects that are still evident today.
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The Universe through Medieval Eyes

The Universe through Medieval EyesLecture by Robert Bartlett (University of St Andrews)Given at Adam Smith College, May 2012Excerpt: The way an educated person eight hundred years ago might think about the world. What did they think about space? What did they think the world was made of? What kind of creatures lived in the world?
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Reading in the Refectory: monastic practice in England from the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries

Reading in the Refectory: monastic practice in England from the eleventh to the thirteenth centuriesLecture by Teresa WebberGiven at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, on February 18, 2010John Coffin Memorial Palaeography Lecture – “Reading in the Refectory: monastic practice in England from the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries”The readings delivered to monastic communities each day in the refectory, and the books used for this purpose, have received comparatively little detailed attention.
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The Making of Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts

The Making of Medieval Illuminated ManuscriptsLecture by Sally DormerGiven at the Museum of London, on May 2, 2012Click here to download the Powerpoint Presentation as a PDF fileIntroduction: Illuminated manuscripts are some of the most interesting, and aesthetically appealing artifacts to survive from the Middle Ages.
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Ottawa School of Medieval Armed Combat

Become a PatronWe& 39;ve created a Patreon for Our Site as we want to transition to a more community-funded model.We aim to be the leading content provider about all things medieval. Our website, podcast and Youtube page offers news and resources about the Middle Ages. We hope that are our audience wants to support us so that we can further develop our podcast, hire more writers, build more content, and remove the advertising on our platforms.
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Climate, environment and farming in Ireland during the last two millennia: insights from palaeoecology

Climate, environment and farming in Ireland during the last two millennia: insights from palaeoecologyPaper by Michael O’Connell (Palaeoenvironmental Research Unit, National University of Ireland Galway)Keynote Presentation at Study of Irish Historic Settlement, Climate, Environment, Settlement and Society: changing historic patterns in Ireland conference, held at All Hallows College, Dublin on February 25, 2012Abstract: The last two millennia are characterised by major environmental change at most spatial scales including global and European scales, and indeed on the island of Ireland.
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Dirty Old Towns: environmental impacts of medieval Irish towns

Dirty Old Towns: environmental impacts of medieval Irish townsPaper by Margaret Murphy, (St. Patrick’s College, Carlow)Given at Study of Irish Historic Settlement, Climate, Environment, Settlement and Society: changing historic patterns in Ireland conference, held at All Hallows College, Dublin on February 25, 2012Abstract: Medieval towns had a number of beneficial effects on the rural regions which surrounded them.
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Rediscovering Medieval Ireland

Rediscovering Medieval IrelandLecture by Robin FrameGiven at Trinity College Dublin on May 10, 2012Professor Robin Frame, formerly of Durham University delivered a public lecture entitled ‘Rediscovering Medieval Ireland’ to mark the launch of a major new internet resource: CIRCLE: A Calendar of Irish Chancery Letters, c.
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Tree rings hint at environmental triggers for settlement change

Tree rings hint at environmental triggers for settlement changeLecture by Mike Baillie (Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University, Belfast)Given at Study of Irish Historic Settlement, Climate, Environment, Settlement and Society: changing historic patterns in Ireland conference, held at All Hallows College, Dublin on February 25, 2012Abstract: Tree ring dates for buildings and archaeological structures have been accumulating for several decades.
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The Crusades: What were they and why are they still relevant?

The Crusades: What were they and why are they still relevant?Lecture by Niall ChristieGiven on September 10, 2011 at Simon Fraser UniversityMedia portrayals of the Crusades depict them as fierce battles between Christian knights and Muslim warriors, while some suggest that they were an episode in a wider clash of civilizations between the Western Christian world and the Muslim Middle East.
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The Evolution Of English

The Evolution Of EnglishVideo lecture by Charlotte BowenThe Friendly Polymath presents “The Evolution Of English,” a lecture on the origin and vagaries of the English language up to the 15th century. High adventure, ancient runes, roman conquests, invading barbarians, nit-picking monks, and the joys of cooking!
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The Crusades, History of a Bad Idea

Become a PatronWe& 39;ve created a Patreon for Our Site as we want to transition to a more community-funded model.We aim to be the leading content provider about all things medieval. Our website, podcast and Youtube page offers news and resources about the Middle Ages. We hope that are our audience wants to support us so that we can further develop our podcast, hire more writers, build more content, and remove the advertising on our platforms.
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Drawings in Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts

Drawings in Anglo-Saxon ManuscriptsLecture by Sally DormerGiven at the Museum of London, on May 16, 2012Overview: Medieval drawings are frequently viewed as the poor cousins of fully-painted miniatures. But in England, an appreciation of drawing persisted throughout the Middle Ages. Based within the late 10th and early 11th centuries, this lecture proves that drawing was more than an expedient alternative to full paint.
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Atlantic Navigators: The Brendan Voyage

Atlantic Navigators: The Brendan VoyageLecture by Tim SeverinGiven at Gresham College, on October 3, 2005Atlantic Navigators: The Brendan Voyage – Tim Severin – Gresham College Lectures from Gresham College on Vimeo.Overview: A first-hand account of a harrowing voyage from the south-west coast of Ireland across the North Atlantic in a small open boat skinned with ox hides.
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