Utrecht University: The Middle Ages continue to surprise, this digital exhibition shows. “Knights in love, preaching foxes and fighting snails: medieval culture may seem familiar or odd in modern eyes, but it is always surprising. In the digital exhibition ‘The Surprising Middle Ages’ (‘De verrassende middeleeuwen’), over fifty researchers from the Netherlands and abroad show what surprises the period between about 500 and 1500 still offers today.” The exhibit is in Dutch but translated okay when I put the URL in Google Translate.
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Slate: What if a Peasant From the Middle Ages Got a Fancy Influencer Account? I Have Good News for You.
Slate: What if a Peasant From the Middle Ages Got a Fancy Influencer Account? I Have Good News for You.. “What would it be like if, in the Middle Ages, there was a peasant who made influencer-style videos about feast days, Lent, the bones of saints, and his coping mechanism for surviving the plague (buying hats)? Well, he exists on TikTok as @greedypeasant, the quarantine creation of costume designer Tyler Gunther, and he is delightful.”
University of Colorado Colorado Springs: Immersive Global Middle Ages institute will recreate worlds that no longer exist
University of Colorado Colorado Springs: Immersive Global Middle Ages institute will recreate worlds that no longer exist. “The project, called Immersive Global Middle Ages, aims to create new ways of experiencing medieval history on a global scale, even though these societies have faded from existence. Supported by a $250,000 award from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, the project will teach participants to use advanced computer modeling and virtual reality tools to reconstruct global societies from 500-1500 C.E.”
Princeton University: Middle Ages for Educators website brings Princeton scholarship to an international audience
Princeton University: Middle Ages for Educators website brings Princeton scholarship to an international audience. “Princeton’s Program in Medieval Studies and the Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity have launched a new website, Middle Ages for Educators, aimed at high school and college students and educators worldwide and, more broadly, at anyone interested in studying or teaching Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.”
UCLA: UCLA Library to host digital archive of ancient Arabic and Syriac manuscripts
UCLA: UCLA Library to host digital archive of ancient Arabic and Syriac manuscripts. “The UCLA Library and Early Manuscripts Electronic Library have partnered with St. Catherine’s Monastery to digitize and publish online on an open access basis some 1,100 rare and unique Syriac and Arabic manuscripts dating from the fourth to the 17th centuries.”
British Library: Our First 100 Polonsky Pre-1200 Manuscripts Are Now Online
From the British Library, with another big thanks to Esther S: Our First 100 Polonsky Pre-1200 Manuscripts Are Now Online. “The first 100 manuscripts are up! The Polonsky Foundation England and France Project: Manuscripts from the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, 700–1200 is celebrating its first digitisation milestone. 100 manuscripts from the British Library have now been added to our Digitised Manuscripts site for you to explore! “
Bowdoin: Celebrating Bowdoin’s Molinari Medals and Plaquettes [Digital Archive]
In development: a digital archive of medals and plaquettes. “Modeled after ancient precedents, medals and plaquettes, which emerged during the Renaissance, celebrated political, religious, and cultural leaders, as well as commemorating transformative events. The Molinari collection, one of the most distinguished in the United States, features masterpieces designed by leading Renaissance, Rococo, and Neoclassical artists, including Pisanello, Matteo de Pasti, Francesco da Sangallo, Guillaume Dupré, Nicolas Marie Gatteaux, and David d’Angers.” The archive is expected to launch this spring.