* forewarning: this is a long read - if you just want the ghost stories stop when you reach the map* ‘It would not be easy to believe that the corpses of the dead should sally (I know not by what agency) from their graves, and should wander about to the terror or destruction of [...]
If you were asked to think of an unassuming British animal, I would hazard a guess that the first creature to come to mind would be something – small, brown, possibly squeaky – like a mouse or hedgehog. So unassuming is the toad that I bet you’d not have even given it a second thought [...]
This year marks the fourth anniversary of my first conference 'The Maladies, Miracles and Medicine of the Middle Ages' at the Graudate Centre for Medieval Studies (GCMS). Organising a two-day, international conference was both challenging and a great expereince, and I had always hoped to make the conference the first of a series. Four years [...]
While I will am a medievalist at heart, I find the history of food fascinating. So, from time to time, there might be the occassional 'foodie' blog post uploaded too. I have always been curious about all aspects of history, especially when they relate to lived experiences. However, since March 2016, I have been involved [...]
I am excited to annouce the programme for 'The Maladies, Miracles and Medicine of the Middle Ages' which will be taking place 14th-15th March 2014.
Please find attached the CFP for 'The Maladies, Miracles and Medicine of the Middle Ages':