- I'm adding Random Dafydd, Julie K. Rose, and Lingwë - Musings of a Fish to my blogroll. It's weird, I thought I had Random Dafydd and JKR already subscribed and everything, but it turns out I didn't. Expect to see great things from these three in future Miscellanies.
- News for Medievalists had a big update with a dozen articles.
- Jonathan Jarrett has a post with lots of pretty pictures of medieval and semi-medieval things in Madrid.
- CyberMedievalist has a post about how Abelard and Heloise misunderstood each other. Other than exploring how their discussion of the Rule of St. Benedict was affected, it seems to me the argument only need be quite simple: Abelard & Heloise were married, ergo they misunderstood one another.
- Got Medieval has two manuscript posts, one on manicules as proto-emoticons, and one on the hunt of hares.
- Heavenfield has a post on Bede and the Plague.
- The Heroic Age has a couple of CfPs, job ads, and the like.
- Heroic Dreams offers a summer fantasy reading list for teens and young adults.
- Heroic Dreams also discussed the Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition, and Timothy Burke reveals that the digital tools Wizards of the Coast is promoting don't really exist ... at least not yet.
- Highly Eccentric has written some Gospel of Nichodemus fan fiction (!), and a review of all the hot guys in Disney's Prince Caspian. She says none of the dwarves are hot, but methinks the lady doth protest too much. Peter Dinklage is pretty cool, even if he spends half of that film under a ton of makeup.
- The Naked Philologist (Highly Eccentric's alter ego) has a post on Ælfric's editing of Passio Sancti Eadmundi.
- The Medieval Historical Fiction of the Week is War of the Gods.
- Early Medieval Art has a couple of posts on Bavarian art.
- Miglior Acque has a post on a couple of Boccaccio manuscripts.
- Also on the manuscript front, here's a static webpage with more manuscript links than you could shake a stick at -- you know, if you were the kind of person who went around shaking sticks at links.
- Steve Muhlberger has a post on 14th-Century robots. Medieval and robot content in the same post? Nearly a perfect 10 in geek rating!
- Jliedl calls for submissions to Carnivalesque, which is turning the big 4-0.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Morning Medieval Miscellany
It's a good morning to be a medievalist, and here are a few reasons why: