- Acephalous blegs for "explicit complaints and criticisms of, or warnings/admonitions against, the use of archaisms in Latin writing (classical, late antique, medieval)."
- Anthromama has a post about Parzival in schools.
- The New York Sun has a post about the psychological climate of word borrowing in English. h/t History News Network.
- Got Medieval now has an Arthurian wiki! I haven't had a chance to explore it yet.
- The Heroic Age has an update with all sorts of CfPs and whatnot.
- Heroic Dreams has images of a Wizard's Tower diorama, and a post on early 2oth century fantasy.
- Eileen Joy has finished the program for the Southeast Medieval Association conference. I'm not going this year, but it's a great conference -- maybe my favorite of that size. If you get a chance, go.
- Also at In the Middle is a bleg for Chaucer e-sources, and also a request for resources in defense of medieval studies. I'm saddened to see schools fallen so low that such a defense is needed. This probably deserves its own post later when I have a chance.
- Lost in Transcription sends us to LOLPoets of the 14th Century.
- Medieval Material Culture Blog has a links page on coining.
- Modern Medieval has a post on Modern Elections and 9th Century Politics.
- The Naked Philologist, in her role as the internet's most naked philologist, has risque jokes about Archbishop Wulfstan I, Eric Bloodaxe, and King Edmund.
- For no apparent reason, Papa's Secret Voodoo Boot has the Saxon Psalms 51 and 52. Maybe, if I think of a good one, just maybe I'll do my Easter egg about that post.
- News for Medievalists has an update.
- Old Norse News has a post about Viking Society sponsored sessions at the big conferences.
- Senchus tells us what little we know about two Pictish princesses.
- Steven Till has had something like ten to a dozen posts very recently, so I'll not list them all. Just go surf his site for yourself.
- Michael Drout offers an excerpt of his review of Alaric Hall's Elves in Anglo-Saxon England: Matters of Belief, Health, Gender and Identity. The upshot? It "is a book that should be read by all medievalists."
- Magistra et Mater has a post about the connections between being a gossip and a historian.
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Morning Medieval Miscellany
Wow, it's been a long time since I did a Miscellany. Some posts got so old I just deleted them. Here's a bit of repentance: