- I'm big into including other manuscript cultures in what we call "medieval," and the Cranky Professor has a link to some new Mayan ruins discovered in the Yucatan.
- Another Damned Medievalist tells us, "You might be a Medievalist if..." Dang, I wish I'd written that post.
- Cronaca tells us about Dirty Jobs, Medieval Style.
- Geoffrey Chaucer hath a post about Blazinge Fellow.
- Heavenfield's Lost Kingdom of the Month is the Realm of Rheged. You can read more about Rheged at Senchus.
- Lots of new CfPs can be found at the Heroic Age, one at Owlfish, and one at In the Middle.
- Heroic Dreams has an update and embedded video on the new series based on the Sword of Truth.
- The Medieval Club of New York announces a forum entitled "'Variety': a study in pre-modern aesthetic values" on Sept. 11th.
- The Medieval Garden Enclosed discusses the connection between thistles and Charlemagne. Jeff Sypeck, take note!
- Dr. Virago needs suggestions for helping to accommodate a blind student in her medieval survey class. Maybe the medieval disability studies folks can help?
- You can find round-ups of news stories at News for Medievalists and Medieval Material Culture.
- The Swain has a second installment in his "Medieval Literature I Didn't Know" series (now making it a real series!), this one on the Letter to Sigeweard -- and once again, I didn't know it either.
- This isn't really medieval, but Michael Drout has a post about Haldir, plastic dinosaurs, and ... oh, heck, you're just gonna hafta read it for yourself.
- Julie K. Rose reviews Seekers of the Chalice, discusses fairy rings, and has an interview with Jeff Sypeck. I did a video interview of Sypeck long ago for MediEvolution, but my Web Minion never put it up. Later, when I went to post it via YouTube, I realized it went over the 10-minute limit. I suppose I should dust it off and figure out how to chop it into two.
- Lingwe points us to Journey to the Sea, an online magazine devoted to myth, and a debate about whether or not Tolkien's elves have free will.
- The Medieval Historical Fiction Novel of the Week is Sharan Newman's Death Comes As Epiphany: A Catherine LeVendeur Mystery.
- The Lost Fort has images from Caerphilly Castle and Chester.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Morning Medieval Miscellany
I'm pulling in the homestretch now on this week (in which every day feels like it runs into extra innings), but I can spare about a half-hour to get a few things into the Miscellany: