Painting, sculpture, and similar forms of artistic expression.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-09-25 17:36
The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State Univerity has issued a call for papers for its 18th Annual ACMRS Conference. The topic is: Erotica and the Erotic in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Deadline for papers will be October 16, 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-09-25 08:05
Elizabeth Lapina of Durham University in Great Britain reports that she is seeking papers and proposals for the upcoming publication, The Crusades and Visual Culture. The submission deadline is December 1, 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-09-22 20:38
The annual undergraduate conference of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will convene February 16-19, 2012 in Tempe Arizona. The topic of this year's conference is: Erotica and the Erotic in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-09-19 06:04
The British Museum acts as a backdrop for a new manga publication by Hoshino Yukinobu. Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure stars "a portly ethnographer-cum-archaeologist who solves crimes and explains civilisations."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-09-12 15:59
Imagine if Monty Python's French castle were actually Japanese... Amusing mash-up of Kurosawa's Throne of Blood and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-09-01 18:39
What happens when a gang of medieval LARPers summon a demon from hell? A comedy/horror film entitled Knights of Badassdom, that's what. View the trailer online. (PG-13)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-08-20 15:27
When a painting of the Crucifixion was purchased for Campion Hall at the University of Oxford in the 1930s, the buyers never dreamed they had a true Renaissance masterpiece painted by Michelangelo himself. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-08-18 07:42
Duncan Leslie of Hever Castle explains about the importance of Elizabeth of York, the mother of Henry VIII, in a short BBC video. A 16th century portrait of the queen has been recently revealed.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-08-15 18:14
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. has announced that it has received a collection of Tibetan Buddhist art from collector Alice S. Kandell. Objects in the collection date from the 12th through 20th centuries CE.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-08-07 12:00
Thegn Grimmund Blackwing reports that Amazon.com is offering free downloads of several books of interest to medieval scholars. The downloads are available for the Kindle or for other e-reader apps.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-08-05 18:04
Lillias reports that Chum McLeod, an artist from Barrie, Ontario, has created a blog featuring illuminated capitals blending modern watercolor techniques with familiar medieval designs.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-08-05 07:34
Anthropologist Francis Thackeray believes William Shakespeare was a pothead -- really -- and hopes to exhume the bard for drug tests. Thackeray's petition for exhumation has been made to the Church of England, based on his research done over the past ten years.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-08-04 17:39
When Salvator Mundi or Saviour of the World, goes to auction, it could sell for a world record UK£125 million. The recently-restored painting, once attributed to Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, a protégé of Leonardo, has been certified an authentic da Vinci by a panel of experts. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-08-03 14:20
A 6th century fresco of St. Paul has been discovered in the Catacombs of San Gennaro in Naples during restoration work according to L'Osservatore, the official Vatican newspaper. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-08-02 06:15
For the first time, the complete folklore collection of Alexander Carmichael has been published and is available to view online. Carmichael "spent 50 years collecting legends, songs, curses and oral history from Gaelic-speakers."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-08-01 08:04
Actor and author Ben Crystal explores the accents of Shakespearean English in a series of videos based on his book Shakespeare on Toast. Crystal offers examples of Received Pronunciation and Shakespearean Pronunciation. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-07-20 08:49
European academics are concerned about the amount of violent brain traumas in the popular Asterix comics series, most dealt out by Asterix and Obelix themselves.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-07-17 09:11
"Venice has become a museum city, no longer a residential one," said a Unesco director recently about the city threatened by rising sea levels. Jack Watkins of The Independent discusses the fate of the city.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-07-09 20:11
In Hamlet, the melancholy Ophelia drowns while picking flowers. Now a new study of accidental deaths in Tudor England may find a real-life link to Shakespeare's tragic heroine.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-07-09 17:09
Is medieval poetry worth reading? A.N. Wilson thinks so, and shares thoughts in an article for the New Statesman: "Dante, a poet for all seasons."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-07-06 08:54
In an article for BBC Magazine, Jon Kelly discusses the endurance of King Arthur as a cultural phenomenon and his latest incarnation on British television.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-06-26 21:42
In 1453, Italian surgeon Nicolo Barbaro recorded his account of the siege and fall of Constantinople. The diary is now available to read online.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-06-26 07:29
Copia Sulam was a true Renaissance woman: poet, linguist, conversationalist and hostess of reknown in Venice at the beginning of the 17th century. Renee Levine Melammed of the Jerusalem Post examines her extraordinary life.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-06-24 16:40
In 2012, England will celebrate hosting the Olympic Games, but the year will also include a huge celebration of the works of William Shakespeare. Vanessa Thorpe of the Guardian offers a rundown of cultural events involving Shakespeare.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-06-21 17:02
For centuries, people have dreaded the diagnosis of the STD Syphilis, but where did the name originate? Acording the the website Science Friday, Syphilus was the name of the hero of a epic poem written by Hieronymus Fracastorius in 1530.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-06-21 10:33
Stephen Marche believes William Shakespeare is the most influential man in history, showing up in the most obvious - and unexpected - places.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-06-20 11:43
The Library of Congress has created the Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools website which includes an entry entitled "Once upon a Time There Was a Man" by Mac Hammond. The poem may touch the hearts of the inner knight in all of us.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-06-17 07:38
Ursula the Widow, Reviews Editor for the Pennsic Independent, is seeking SCA-related works of art and literature for review in the Pennsic paper.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-06-15 13:32
Medievalists, Mongols and fans of writer Douglas Adams will be delighted to discover the short story The Private Life of Genghis Khan, which is available on Adams' website. PG-13 (language)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-06-10 10:39
Author of the Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon, recently reviewed Elizabeth I by Margaret George. The review was published in the Washington Post.