The Medieval Podcast
The Medieval Podcast
Medievalists.net
All about the Middle Ages from Medievalists.net. Join Danièle Cybulskie and her guests as they talk about the medieval world, from Byzantium to the Vikings.
Going to Church in Medieval England with Nicholas Orme
During the Middle Ages, the church was at the very heart of European society, but how did ordinary people interact with it in their daily lives? This week, Danièle speaks with Nicholas Orme about the churchgoing experience of everyday medieval people, how it changed over time, and what it was like to attend a medieval mass.To get your copy of Danièle's new digital download - 300+ Dirty, Sexy Words for Historical Writers - please visit http://www.danielecybulskie.com/shop/300-dirty-sexy-words-for-historical-writers
Aug 3
51 min
Medieval Well Poisoning Accusations with Tzafrir Barzilay
Medieval antisemitism flared up most famously and tragically during the Black Death when Jews were accused of deliberately poisoning wells, and thousands were executed for this wholly imagined crime. This week, Danièle speaks with Tzafrir Barzliay about what made well poisoning conspiracy theories so powerful, and how they started.
Jul 27
44 min
The Black Middle Ages with Matthew Vernon
Ever since the medieval period ended, people have been looking to the Middle Ages to find inspiration and a sense of cultural roots. This week, Danièle speaks with Matthew Vernon about the commonalities and kinship felt by African-American writers as they look back to the medieval past.You can support this podcast on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists
Jul 20
39 min
Medieval Horses with Anastasija Ropa and Timothy Dawson
This week, Danièle speaks with Anastasija Ropa and Timothy Dawson about one of the most important figures of the Middle Ages: the horse. From a knight's trusty steed to the lowliest packhorse, these creatures were an integral part of medieval life and legend.You can support this podcast on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists to learn more.
Jul 13
38 min
Biocodicology and Birth Girdles with Sarah Fiddyment
This week, Danièle speaks with Dr. Sarah Fiddyment about a mind-blowingly simple way of collecting biological information from parchment, what it can tell us, and what it reveals about how a late medieval birth girdle was used.You can support this podcast and Medievalists.net on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists
Jul 6
37 min
Persian Poetry with Shahzad Bashir
This week, Danièle speaks with Shahzad Bashir about the absolutely massive tradition of medieval Persian poetry, what it has in common with modern hip-hop, and its impact on Persian culture from the Middle Ages to today.You can support this podcast and Medievalists.net on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists
Jun 29
38 min
Oceania 800-1800 with James Flexner
This week, Danièle speaks with James Flexner about how, why, and just how far Oceanic peoples explored in the Middle Ages, as well as the ways in which we can learn about the rich history of this region.Thank-you to all of Medievalists.net’s patrons on Patreon.com for your support each month. You can also join by going to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists
Jun 22
40 min
The Hidden Hands Behind Medieval Manuscripts with Mary Wellesley
Survivors of time, neglect, and sometimes disasters, medieval manuscripts are the work of countless authors, scribes, artists, and craftspeople, many of whom remain anonymous. This week, Mary Wellesley shares the stories behind some of the most famous manuscripts of the Middle Ages and the hidden hands behind them.Thank-you to all of Medievalists.net’s patrons on Patreon.com for your support each month. To get in on all the action, please visit patreon.com/medievalists
Jun 15
41 min
Deception in Medieval Warfare with James Titterton
In the Middle Ages, warfare meant tactics, strategy, and a hefty dose of cunning. This week, Danièle speaks with James Titterton about the place of deception in medieval warfare and the morality of tricking your enemies.
Jun 8
41 min
The Wordhord with Hana Videen
This week, Danièle speaks with Hana Videen, an author who introduces Old English to new audiences through the lens of everyday life. Find out what makes Old English different, what makes it beautiful, and which words really deserve a comeback.
Jun 1
39 min
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