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

Finding New Apocalypses

Last week I spent an enjoyable three days at a mammoth conference in Vienna: “Making Ends Meet: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the End of Times in Medieval Christianity, Islam and Buddhism”. It is not often that you get medievalists in a room comparing Western and Byzantine Christendoms, different Muslim cultures, Tibetan and Chinese Buddhism, and Shintoism… Continue reading Finding New Apocalypses