As we Medievalists and Renaissanceurs don’t have enough work to do and have far too much time on our hands, especially around this time of year, I thought it would be a splendid idea to start collecting up pertinent blogs for your greater delectation. I’ll be adding to this post haphazardly, from time to time, and moving stuff around, and recategorizing with glee and gusto. In the meantime, please do add comments to this post, to let us all know about other items that should be listed here!
See also: blogoriciousness (new blogs will appear there first, before being added over here in their full glory)



The Chronicle of Higher Education blogs
A Commonplace Blog of Literature and Literary Ideas
Arts & Letters Daily – ideas, criticism, debate: a service of the Chronicle of Higher Education. OUTSTANDING collection of links (left-hand side), notably Magazines – Book Reviews – Columnists – Favorites – Weblogs.
Beyond the Beyond (Bruce Sterling’s blog)
A Don’s Life – Mary Beard @ the TLS
Gladly Lerne, Gladly Teche – John V. Fleming’s Blog
Piled Higher and Deeper


Dilbert – this is what keeps Obrienatrix sane. If you haven’t yet met the online archive, there are 6000-odd strips to get through. Back to January 1992.
Is there a special Hell for administrators? (I mean the HR/professional/university-as-business/evil robot clone type, spouters of administrativese idiolectical idiocies, brilliant at dehumanising and alienating. Not the actual supporting, facilitating, catalyst, organizing kind.) Or is administration actually Hell On Earth? Certainly a parallel dimension or alternate world, that’s for sure. Answers to this metaphysical conundrum on a virtual postcard (i.e. comment here below) to our usual competition address …

Cat and Girl – a beauty


Most of the following are roughly speaking Medieval. Some are Renaissance or Early Modern; some Classical or Antique; some more general-purpose-academic.

APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture
Archaeoastronomy (excellent further lists of archaeology blogs in their blogroll)
: Serving up old news since A.D. 2004
Archaeology Briefs

Archaeology in Europe: archaeological news in the form of their blog, also “Archaeology in Europe
(c/o The Discovery Channel)
The Assemblage: Political Archaeology
The Atrium: Portal to the Worlds of Greece and Rome
The Bitter Scroll: – Excuse me, are you done using my language? Because I’ll be needing it back…
Blogging the Renaissance
Chimaera: Bestiary blog (David Badke, University of Victoria)
Clio’s Disciple
A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe
A Cupper of Newes (mostly Serious and Proper stuff, Early Modern)
Cultural Heritage News
Digital Medievalist: Scéla
Early Modern Notes
Es Lepus
Everything Medieval
The Expulsion of the Blatant Beast
Geoffrey Chaucer Hath An Extreme Blog: Go England! It ys Rad!A Directorie of Wondirful Thinges that are Loial to Engelonde
Got Medieval
Grumpy Old Bookman
The Heroic Age
The History Blog
Illicit Cultural Property
In the Middle
La Journelle Nouvelle de Katherine de Swyneford!
Ken and Dot’s Allsorts
Language Log
Laudator Temporis Acti
Looting matters: Discussion of the archaeological ethics surrounding the collecting of antiquities
Machina Memorialis
Magistra et Mater
Medieval Crusades
The Medieval Geek’s Guide
Medieval Material Culture Blog
Medieval Studies Course Union: Florilegium (one of the most active groups of student Medievalists in the world???)
The Medieval Warfare Blog
Memorabilia Antonina (OK, it’s mainly Classical, but recommended!)
Mern þonke
Miglior Acque
Modern Medieval
Muhlberger’s Early History
Museum Blogs (excellent!!!)
Museum Security Network
The Naked Philologist
News for Medievalists
The Payge of Gowere
PECIA: Le manuscrit médiéval
Per Omnia Saecula
The Pirateologist General
Quid Plura?
Quod She (Dr Virago)
The Ruminate
SAFECORNER: Cultural Heritage in Danger: comments, corrections, rants and raves. The online community of the non-profit organization SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone
The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
Unlocked Wordhoard
The Valve
The V & A’s Medieval and Renaissance Blog
Vox in Deserto
Will’s Commonplace Book
Wormtalk and Slugspeak
Wynken de Worde

See also: the grand list of Medievalist Weblogs (in case none of the above tickle your fancy).

work, as ever, perpetually in progress …
though that continuing to be the state of affairs is a good thing,
indicative of a healthy blogosphere


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