Open Access: The Global Eminent Life

Today marks the release of the latest volume of Medieval Worlds - the excellent, open-access journal launched in 2015 by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The journal's mission is to provide a forum for 'comparative, interdisciplinary and transcultural studies of the Middle Ages', and 'to overcome disciplinary boundaries, regional limits and national research traditions in… Continue reading Open Access: The Global Eminent Life

Merovingian Pasts and the 19th Century

Last week Prof Bonnie Effros visited St Andrews to give a talk on ‘Camille de la Croix’s Case for 72 Previously Unknown Martyrs of Poitiers’. It provided an insightful and important case study about how the medieval past has been contested in response to later politics and beliefs. Sadly, she noted afterwards, early medieval historians… Continue reading Merovingian Pasts and the 19th Century