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Disenchantment

Animation and the medieval seem to go together like peanut-butter and jelly, from illustrated books to Disney to Netflix's series 'Disenchantment.' However, Meaghan & Elo are n...

A Giggle & A Gaggle

Everyone could use a laugh! This week, we keep it short and sweet, sharing a select few medieval jokes that have surviving ancestors today. Enjoy! . . . Icon image is a still from ...

Modern Medieval is incredibly excited to share this week's episode with you about Roland Betancourt's "Byzantine Intersectionality: Sexuality, Gender, and Race in the Middle Ages"....

Insurrection.

It's 2021 and Modern Medieval is back! To start off the new year, Meaghan & Elo share some modern medieval thoughts on films and series watched over the holidays before pivotin...

In a special episode Meaghan & Elo read two medieval poems to get into the spirit of Christmas: "I Syng of a Mayden" (c. 1400), which is considered one of the first Christmas c...

'Tis the Season Pt. 2

FINAL EPISODE OF 2020!!!   As our final episode we decided to briefly look at Chanukah, Diwali, and some Muslim holidays that fall during the Autumn/Winter months as an attempt to ...

Fa la la la laughs! This week we broadly discuss some of the origins of Christmas like Christmas Trees, St. Nicholas, and how everything is actually pagan in one way or another. Sp...

Why do knights appear in wartime propaganda? How do conceptions of "medieval masculinity" manifest itself today? Is Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade a modern medieval text? Well,...

Did You Know...?

This week we keep it lighthearted, sharing a few fun facts with one another about the Middle Ages. From animals on trial to accidental marriages, this week covers a wide span on me...

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