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St. Magnus, Chaucer and Donaeld the Unready - what's new in the Middle Ages

Wed, 2017-02-15 16:13
In this week's news roundup of all things medieval, you can read about creating the face of St.Magnus, good reads about the Vikings, and someone having fun on Twitter. 

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Our image of the week - “Manuscript Leaf from a Missal” by Austrian via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0 
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What's New With Vikings! and more medieval news

Thu, 2017-02-02 20:18
We are back with doing roundups of the medieval news! Let's start with a few recent pieces for fans of all things Norse...


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And our image of the week is this zodiac sign of Aquarius in a 13/14th century manuscript

Image from e-codices / Flickr
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10 New Youtube Videos for Medieval Lovers

Mon, 2017-01-23 23:42
A roundup of ten recent videos on Youtube for those interested in Medieval Studies
Andalusian Stories profiles Francisco Gutiérrez, who reproduces manuscripts and designs new miniatures applying the same techniques and materials used by master illuminators of the Middle Ages. You can also take a look at his website here.


Rowan Taylor, a blacksmith who works on the restoration and conservation of medieval iron wear, has uploaded this video showing how to create a medieval trowel.



Last year Jackson Crawford of the University of California at Berkeley began a series teaching about the Norse language and culture. His videos have been getting a strong number of viewers because of the great content and Crawford's straightforward style.



Richard Scott Nokes takes a look at the Saga of the Volsungs in his latest Professor Awesome video podcast



A pair of interviews with Christian Raffensperger, Associate Professor at Wittenberg University, about his books on medieval Rus.





Recording Archaeology has released dozens of videos in the last few weeks, covering a wide variety of topics related to Middle Ages. Here are three to check out.

 





And finally, our favourite band Stary Olsa, has released their cover of The Beatles song 'Yesterday'.





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