Laura gives a researcher’s perspective on what it’s like to attend the largest medieval studies conference of its kind in Europe.
In the second part of his blog set on political infighting in ecclesiastical courts, David Murray discusses factions, revenge, and nepotism.
In our latest ‘Meet the Researchers’ slot, resident art historian Laura Slater talks source material, ‘women’s history’, and the space between power struggles.
In the latest MALMECC blogpost, our literature scholar David Murray talks about political wheezes and back-stabbing in the reign of Pilgrim von Puecheim. David is working on the subproject ‘The “Monk” and the Prince: Court Culture and Song in Late-Medieval Salzburg’
On 27th-28th April 2017, the MALMECC project hosted its first workshop on: ‘Methodological Innovation in Late Medieval Studies’. Hosted by Wadham College, Oxford, a multidisciplinary group of medievalists from countries across Europe as well as North America joined us to debate new ways of approaching medieval sources and explore new methods of historical, art historical, literary and musicological investigation.
In the last of her blog posts on court cultures and the crusades, Laura Slater looks at the phenomenon of the “Reisen” (journeys) – seasonal campaigns conducted by the Teutonic Knights of Prussia, which functioned as something of a ‘crusading package tour’.
In the second of her three blog posts on court cultures and the crusades, Laura Slater looks at how going on crusade could be a massive boost to one’s chivalric reputation…
When we imagine knights going off on crusade to the Holy Land, we tend to locate this activity in the twelfth century. From the sixteenth century onwards, the legends of Robin Hood have been set in England during the absence of Richard I (‘Richard the Lionheart’) on the Third Crusade in the 1190s, with the kingdom suffering under the rule of his wicked and cowardly brother John…
In March, project team member Dr Laura Slater visited the Dr Williams’s Library in London. Her project looks at the cultural patronage of Queen Philippa of Hainault, wife of Edward III of England, focussing particularly on the manuscripts made for her personal religious devotions. One of these manuscripts, a psalter possibly made for Philippa on her arrival in England in 1327, is today part of the collections held by this fascinating library.
In the next instalment of our ‘Meet the Researchers’ series, David, our resident Literature scholar, talks about songs, Salzburg, and Oxbridge rivalry…