- Michelle of Heavenfield posts bibliographies relating to North Britain, Adomnan and King Oswald.
- The Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanity and the MLA Prize for a First Book were both given to medievalists. Here are some post-doctoral teaching fellowships (in Byzantine art, architecture and/or archaeology).
- The British Library has published a podcast lecture on the Magna Carta as part of their Taking Liberties exhibit.
- In the area of conferences, J. J. Cohen reflects upon Stonehenge and Jonathan Jarrett has an interesting post about the vital importance of small pieces of metal from the 9th century. Larry Swain has announced a conference, Wilfrid, Saint and Bishop: 709-2009, and reminds us of the Thomas Northcote Toller Memorial Lecture. He also mentions a lecture at Princeton on What Anglo-Saxons Ate.
- Over at Got Medieval there are posts about marginalia of half a dozen lions and a naked man in the Bayeaux Tapestry.
- As Dr. Virago thanks her commenters for their input on her medieval lit. class, Dame Eleanor Hull reviews some Chaucer texts. At Per Omnia Saecula, it looks like Johnny Depp might be taking up a medieval project.
- The Heroic Age introduces us to te Global Middle Ages Project, and there's a post on Early Medieval Art that brings to our attention the medieval works on display at the Met.
- Last but not least, J. J. Cohen takes a look at some ebooks.
Monday, December 08, 2008
Morning Medieval Miscellany
Rivkah spent most of her day rescuing her current knitting projects from some very solicitous cats, and has only just now realized that she is familiar with a resource that others might be interested in, regarding medieval textiles. Ravelry is an online community of knitters and crocheters; within it there are smaller groups, one of which is called Medieval Textiles. There, skilled knitters, spinners, etc. try and recreate techniques and garments from the medieval period.
Posted by r. mentzer at 10:36 PM