Interview with Me/ Open Access

"Networks and Neighbours" is an open-access peer-reviewed journal of early medieval studies, which was set up last year by some of Ian Wood's enterprising PhD students - Tim Barnwell, Ricky Broome, Jason Berg and Michael Kelly. In their day jobs, they do exciting stuff on 'otherness' in sources such as Aethicus Ister's Cosmography, hagiographies of… Continue reading Interview with Me/ Open Access

Charlemagne’s Death Day

Charlemagne died 1200 years ago yesterday. Despite the great emperor lacking ‘brand recognition’ (apparently – although he was mentioned in Dr Who) people got excited. Some of these people were in Aachen, which made sense because that’s where he is buried. Some of them were in Frankfurt, where there was singing but no emperor. In… Continue reading Charlemagne’s Death Day

New Directions for 2014

Happy New Year! 2014 is already shaping up to a big year for history, with anniversaries for Charlemagne, Bannockburn, WWI and – although you’ll probably miss it – the Edict of Paris (614 ‘Magna Carta for the French aristocracy’, y’know). And next year it will be Columbanus Year! So much fun. Anyway, I thought I’d… Continue reading New Directions for 2014