Medieval

The Medieval & Renaissance Studies fall 2016 lecture series concludes this Thursday, November 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the Trible Library, room 170. Dr. Jessica Apolloni (English Department) will give a talk titled “Contesting Legal Power in the Age of Shakespeare.” Early modern English authors confronted aggressive censorship policies when writing for public audiences. This […]

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This Thursday, October 20, Dr. Charlotte Cartwright will give the second of our MRST talks this semester. Come to the Trible Library Room 170 at 4:30 to learn how to read a medieval manuscript.   As regular readers of this blog will know, over the past summer I worked with Dyllan Cecil, a History & […]

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It is the 950th anniversary of the Norman Conquest of England and to celebrate the date English Heritage have organized a march by Anglo-Saxon re-enactors. In 1066 the English king Harold Godwinson faced an invasion from Scandinavia, led by Harold Hardrada and supported by King Harold’s own brother, Tostig. King Harold fought off the Scandinavians […]

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Hello CNU Medievalists and welcome back to campus for the start of the new academic year. This semester the MRST Minor will be presenting three talks by CNU faculty to be given at the Trible Library. We encourage all of you to attend and to bring anyone from the campus and the community that is […]

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Hello CNU Medievalists! After working through June and July, Dyllan and I have finished our work on the Summer Scholars project. By the end we had translated 50 pages of the cartulary of the nuns of Saint-Amand. The final stages involved mapping the lands of the nunnery. We began with a map of the landholdings […]

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Hello and happy fourth of July! Our Summer Scholars program is halfway done, and Dyllan and I have completed four weeks of work. We have learned a lot more about this cartulary. Originally the text began with a set of folios that had a copy of the abbey’s foundation pancarte (more on that below). In […]

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Hello to the CNU Medievalists and Early Modernists from Dr Cartwright! This is the first of what will be several updates on the status of a medieval research project taking place at CNU as part of the Summer Scholars Program. For those who don’t know, this is the second year of the CNU Summer Scholars […]

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Happy May the Fourth! Game of Thrones has returned, and as we know that many CNU students are fans, we’d like to draw your attention to some of the connections between the show, the books, and actual medieval history. At the University of Minnesota they have published a round table with some very prominent medieval […]

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Every year the Jamestown Settlement hosts an event called Military Through the Ages, and re-enactor groups come together to display military camps, technologies and battle formations from the Roman period to the modern day. Several members of the History Department attended the 2016 event in support of our colleague John Hyland, who was a judge […]

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Last week the British Library’s Medieval Manuscripts Blog (which is well worth subscribing to in its own right) published a resource that will be valuable for anyone studying any period of medieval history. They have created a list of all the medieval and early modern manuscripts held at the British Library which have been digitized […]

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