New post, done for the UBC Early Romance Studies research cluster: (more…)
A new listserv is available now for anyone interested in medieval medical
history: MEDMED-L. Although this has been created primarily with the
interests of scholars working on Europe and the Mediterranean world in mind,
if people working in other areas of the world but in similar timeframes
would like to participate, they are most certainly welcome, as are all
working in traditions that draw on humoral theory, etc.
Unorthodox, but an excellent point – and leading one to ponder the point of print publication.
Speaking also as a tree-hugger.
MEDFEM-L is an unmoderated forum for the discussion of feminist approaches to medieval studies sponsored jointly by the Society for Medieval Feminist
Scholarship (SMFS, http://hosted.lib.uiowa.edu/smfs/mff/index.html) and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS, www.asu.edu/clas/acmrs/).
This was originally sent out as a “help wanted: your city needs YOU!” c/o H-MUSEUM. I’m posting it (1) as it’s intrinsically interesting (look at the images already there) and (2) as the sort of project that could work here in Ireland too – or anywhere else. It mobilises a larger population into an interest in history and its documentation and preservation, in an immediate and hands-on way, in which they are directly involved – it is theirs in every way. An inspired way to rediscover buried treasures in attics. And to discover the very lively treasure that is a next generation of researchers – get ’em while they’re young, trainable, and small and agile enough to crawl around attics … It’s also cheap. Brilliant.
Call for Comments! (c/o Digital Medievalist)