- Getting Medieval has a post on the perils of drinking mead while writing.
- Steven Till has Today in Medieval History and a post about Forsaken Kingdom: City of Prophecy.
- The Swain has some musings on Boethius over at The Ruminate.
- Over at The Heroic Age he has an update with all sorts of medieval announcements.
- Quid Plura discusses Anna Julia Cooper as a medievalist.
- Podictionary talks about the medieval origins of the word park.
- Per Omnia Saecula has the long-awaited review of Outlander, positively reviews the book Twilight of Avalon, and promises a review of The Last Legion.
- News for Medievalists has about a half-dozen new posts.
- Medieval Material Culture Blog points us to an exhibit on magic and superstition in the Middle Ages. Unfortunately for me, it's in France.
- Lingwe discusses the new Tolkien Studies.
- JJ Cohen has an account of a failed Jewish comedian from the 12th century. Apparently, the locals didn't find him funny, and Vaudeville wouldn't be around for another seven centuries.
- Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog hath a post on how he has been so swyved by the economy that he's had to take on other jobs.
- Apparently, Rob Cohen is working on a film called Medieval, described as "The Magnificent Seven in the Middle Ages." The Cranky Professor is skeptical.
- A Corner of Tenth Century Medieval Europe announces the upcoming "Cultural Icons of Medieval Scotland" public lecture and conference (July 22-23 at Aberdeen), and describes some medieval coins for sale. And, oh, just as I was writing this Miscellany, he added a reaction to Magistra et Mater's post on adelphopoiesis and so-called "gay monks."
- Over at Cliopatra, Jonathan Jarrett writes about interdisciplinarity in academic medievalism.
- Archaeology in Europe has an update on with over a dozen new articles.
- About.com has a report on a project on the English Charlemagne romances, and one on Henry IV. I just realized today that Melissa Snell's blog somehow fell out of my RSS reader -- but now I've rectified that.
- After an inmate died from the heat while in an outdoor cage, Donna Leone Hamm, director of the local nonprofit Middle Ground Prison Reform called the use of outdoor cages "medieval."
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Morning Medieval Miscellany
After yesterday's truncated Miscellany, here are a few things that were left out: