- A 3rd c. Gospel and a 14th c. Marco Polo compendium are to be sold soon.
- The National Library of Wales has posted a new digitization of Bede's De Natura Rerum. Speaking of digitzation, there are some Cistercians in Yorkshire that have embarked on an interesting quest.
- Archaeology is prominent in the news this week; a bishop's house was found in Herefordshire, a stone coffin at the site of the Battle of Bosworth, some Celtic coins in a Dutch cornfield, and a silver mount in Durham. Lincolnshire is hosting a display of A/S sword fittings until March 1.
- Anyone interested in Old Irish? Three important grammatical texts have been put online.
- A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe ponders the point of charters.
- In California, a work of reconstruction on three Cistercian Gothic portals has been completed.
- The NEH is holding a summer seminar on Disease In the Middle Ages.
- In the medievalist community itself there have been several new events to which we can respond online. Congratulate Nina at Blog-Her for having finished for the term! In The Medieval Middle congratulates Rob Barrett for his new book! Quod She asks for input on her proposed changes to her class schedule and the place of Chaucer therein. Also, Peter Jeffery and Margot Fassler, sacred music and liturgy specialists, have joined the faculty of Notre Dame U. At Cronaca there are concerns about the new director in charge of Italy's museums. On a more sober note, News for Medievalists posts the obituary of Julian Chrysostomides, scholar and teacher of Byzantine history.
- And the Cloisters has posted about their medieval greenery decorations for the coming season, and promises another post detailing more of the same. A hopeful advent season to all!
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Morning Medieval Miscellany
Good morning! Here is a funny YouTube video (don't worry! it is relevant! sort of!) for your viewing pleasure. Pity it wasn't a debauched simian.