Politics & Society

The Trump Carnival: Medieval Politics on Today’s Far Right

Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency not only endorsed but celebrated the unprecedented transgression of political and social norms. How did the embrace of the carnivalesque aid his ascent to power? And how much longer will its appeal last?

Arts & Humanities

Who was Christine de Pizan? In Conversation About an Extraordinary Medieval Trailblazer

One of the first professional female writers of the Middle Ages, she possessed extensive knowledge of military tactics and advocated for women’s equality centuries before the feminist movement. We interviewed scholars Earl Jeffrey Richards and Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski about the unusual life and career of Christine de Pizan.

Science & Technology

True colours: Conservation of medieval manuscript illuminations

Lavishly decorated with brightly coloured illustrations and ornaments, illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages are a feast for the eyes. […]

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