- Cronaca points us to an article about an Anglo-Saxon burial ground for executed criminals. I learned a new Old English phrase I had never heard before: heafod stokkan, or "head stakes" -- probably the stakes on which the heads of criminals were mounted.
- Heavenfield has a round-up of her history-meme tags ... and I confess, the guilty party who still hasn't done his part is I.
- Jennifer Lynn Jordan compares two very different views the New York Times has taken on the Beowulf movie when it was first released and now.
- In the Middle gives us Karl Steel's review of Claustrophilia: The Erotics of Enclosure in the Middle Ages.
- If you happen to be in Michigan, Medieval Material Culture tells us of an armor exhibit in Midland.
- Highly Eccentric offers links to various online sites offering Old English grammar help. Most of these are probably well-known to this community, but it bears re-linking.
- News for Medievalists has had a couple of big updates lately, so head on over there if you haven't for a while.
- Becoming Charlemagne got a mention today in the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Hooray, Jeff!
- The Swain reminds us of Raymond Clemons and Tim Graham's new book, Introduction to Manuscript Studies, and announces Graham will be teaching his four-week intensive graduate seminar on paleography and codicology. I took P&C from Graham at the Newberry Library in Chicago, and it was great. I highly recommend it ... plus, he's a really nice guy.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Morning Medieval Miscellany
OK, I know it's not morning -- It's Sunday night, in fact. The problem is that I begin teaching so early this semester, I can't post in the mornings, but I figure most of you won't read this until Monday morning anyway.