Adoring the cross at Karlsteijn

The Portraits of Charles IV of Bohemia

29. August 2016

Charles IV belongs to a group of 14th century rulers who commissioned artists to render them as personally recognizable individuals when acting as kings

Charles IV - Statue in prague from 1848 by Ernst Julius Hähnel

Charles IV – Medieval Adventurer or National hero?

28. August 2016

In 2005 the Czech cast their vote as to who was the greatest Czech hero. Curiously enough a medieval king, Charles IV, came out on top by 68.713 votes.

Pavillon de l’Horloge Medievale musée du Louvre Thierry Ollivier WEB

Medieval Louvre

27. August 2016

To all medievalists: skip queuing for Mona Lisa and visit the newly opened parts of Louvre where its medieval history is told

Charles IV carried into Paris- BnF, FR 2813 f 469

Charles IV – Boisterous Youth and Crippled King

27. August 2016

Charles IV was known as an agile youth with a penchant for taking part in tournaments. However, in 1350 he was severely crippled

Hans Memling Triptych of Jan Crabbe

Triptych of Jan Crabbe

25. August 2016

Hans Memling’s Triptych of Jan Crabbe is reunited in Landmark Exhibition at the Morgan in the autumn


Tomb of Suleiman the Magnificent in Szigetvár

22. August 2016

When Suleiman the Magnificent died in Szigetvár his heart and entrails were buried there. His newly discovered mausoleum is hoped to be a new tourism magnet

Castle in Lauf - Wenzelschloss-gallery of coat of arms -detail

The Castle in Lauf – The Wenzelschloss – Medieval Histories

21. August 2016

The Castle in Lauf – also known as the Wenzelschloss – was constructed by Charles IV in 1356 on the road between Prague and Nuremberg.

The Tarasque and its chevaliers 2016. © Tarascon

Tarascon and the Tarasque

18. August 2016

Twice a year the Tarasque – a medieval river-monster – is dragged through the streets of Tarascon in memory of the heroic deed of St. Martha of Bethany

Chateau Tarascon engraved ship

Medieval Toll Registers from Tarascon

18. August 2016

Tarascon is a small town located on the banks of the river Rhône between Arles and Avignon at an old Roman junction. Extensive toll registers from the 14th century shed light on life in Late Medieval Province.

Castle of Tarascon on Rhone

Tarascon and its Medieval Castle

18. August 2016

Tarascon in Vaucluse is a small city in Provence situated on the banks of Rhône between Avignon in the north and Arles downstream. It is famous for its massive castle from ca. 1400

Triumph of Death Wall Painting, ca. 1448, Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo (Photo Rob Cook, 2012)

The Great Transition in the Late Medieval World

13. August 2016

New book by Bruce M. S. Campbell on the Great Transition from 13th to the 16th century promises to be the new bible in environmental history

Drought in Syria Worst in 900 years

Syrian Drought Worst in 900 Years

12. August 2016

The newly published Old World Drought Atlas was recently used to gauge the seriousness of the Syrian Draught, the like of which has not been seen for 900 years.

Serbian Medieval Documents in the State Archives of Venice 1435-08-14_Djuradj_Brankovic, in:

Chartered Landscapes and Networks

11. August 2016

Medieval charters are valuable resources for writing local histories of landscapes and lives. But they are also useful when studying networks through time

The oratory of ST. John in Urbino

The Oratory of St. John the Baptist in Urbino

10. August 2016

Don’t miss the small Oratory of St John the Baptist in Urbino painted with a famous cycle of murals by the brothers Lorenzo and Jacopo Salimbeni

Aughnanure Castle, a tower house and bawn in County Galway, Ireland

Occupying Medieval and Early Modern Space

10. August 2016

New book analyses the different forms of space, which people lived, moved around, and inhabited in the Medieval and Early Modern England and Ireland

tintagel chapel

Tristan and Yseult at Tintagel

7. August 2016

Links to the legends of Tristan and Yseult and not Arthur may have been the reason Richard I chose to built a castle there in 1225

University-Square-Marquee in medieval Leeds detail

Conferences 2017

Check the calendar which is continuously updated! And don’t forget to write to us if you wish to have a conference, symposium or workshop added…


Jobs for medievalists

Jobs for Medievalists

Jobs for Medievalists! Get the latest job postings here…

Belial, Jakob von Theramo Umgebung Speyer 1461 © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Minor Medieval News – August 2016

Each month we stumble over news which might interest – upcoming exhibitions, new blogs, new resources. Don’t miss the updated list…

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Medieval History Books 2016

Totally unfair, we have highlighted a handful of books on Medieval History, which we are looking forward to in 2016….


Medieval Anniversaries 2016

1016 Cnut the Great Conquered England and in 1066 William the Conqueror defeated Harold at the Battle of Hastings. However, more anniversaries are in the pipeline….

Detail Opus Anglicanum British Museum MLA. 84 6.6

Medieval Exhibitions 2016

This year opens with a number of exhibitions on medieval matters of the more esoteric kind. However, autumn will bring a major exhibition in Paris on the Merovingians….