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Medieval Omens

By Kathryn Walton People in the Middle Ages read certain images and occurrences in the world as signs that foretold…

What medieval warfare can teach us about the invasion of Ukraine

By Christian Raffensperger Military campaigns that took place in Ukraine and Russia during the Middle Ages offer insights into how…

The perils of childbirth, with Christian Laes

A conversation with Christian Laes about one of the most joyous, dangerous, and often tragic, moments of life in antiquity…

The Strange Case of Ermine de Reims

In the Middle Ages, demons were a well-known threat to even the most devout Christians. This week, Danièle speaks with…

The Russo-Ukrainian War and the Medievalist Community

By Ken Mondschein The Russian invasion of Ukraine is having repercussions all through the medieval Internet. I don’t, by this,…

New Medieval Books: Renaissance Italy

Five new publications on Italian history between the 14th and 16th centuries. On Pestilence: A Renaissance Treatise on Plague By…

Three medieval church bells donated to the National Museum of Ireland

Three fifteenth-century bronze bells which once hung at St Mary’s Abbey Church near Dublin have been donated to the National…

Medieval Zanzibar’s environment damaged by urban growth, study finds

Humanity’s impact on the environment is often framed in the context of the post-industrial era but new archaeological research reveals…

Living on a Prayer? Parish Guilds in the Middle Ages

Living on a Prayer? Parish Guilds in the Middle Ages Lecture by Claire Kennan Given online by the Society for…