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Posted: November 29, 2030
From the Society and its Members
Posted: November 28, 2030
Out Now: Medium Ævum Vol. 90, No. 1 (2020)
Out now: MAE 90/1
The latest issue includes the following articles:
Caroline Batten

Hand over head: a possible reference to the Old English metrical psalms in the ‘Journey Charm’

Leonard Neidorf Grendel’s blood: on the translation of Beowulf line 849
Rafael J. Pascual

Hrothgar’s warhorse and the audience of Beowulf

Joan Duran-Porta The Grail as a ‘converted’ object: literary fiction and historical archetypes
Aisling Byrne Guy of Warwick in Iberia: England, Portugal and the background to Tirant lo Blanch
Siegfried Wenzel

The three enemies of man: an unlisted sermon in Middle English

Julia Mattison Universalizing doublets in Middle English verse: Chaucer and romance
Arvind Thomas

Rechelesnesse’s learned ignorance or how to make a law from a rule in Piers Plowman

Posted: August 30, 2021
The 2021 MAE Lecture: Now Viewable Online!
Posted: July 9, 2021
Posted: February 23, 2021
Translation: The 2020 Oxford Medieval Grad. Conf.
29th-30 Sep. Register Now, via Zoom
Posted: September 14, 2020
2022 Medium Ævum Essay Prize
The Race is On!
Posted: September 6, 2020
Dark Archives 20/20: Registration Open, & Polonsky Blogging Prize
Online, 8th-10th September

Registration Now Open, and all details, at We are delighted to announce that the newly created #PolonskyGerman #BloggingMSS Prize for this year is to be awarded at Dark Archives 20/20, following a session showcasing shortlisted entries and by popular vote! 

Posted: August 4, 2020
Pfaff at 50: 2-day MAE Joint Conference
Posted: February 1, 2020
Out Now: Medium Ævum Monographs, NS 36
Leslie Brook (ed.), Jeun de Meun's Translation of the Letters of Abelard and Heloise
Posted: January 7, 2020
2nd Edn Out Now: Medium Ævum Monographs, NS 23
David Macnab (ed.), A Sporting Lexicon of the Fifteenth Century
Posted: January 7, 2020
On Sat. 27th April, David d'Avray delivers the 2019 Lecture - How to explain the Medieval Papacy
Arts Bldg, Birmingham Uni, at 4.45pm. Free & Open to All. Followed by Drinks.

Posted: April 16, 2019
*Registration Open*
Posted: September 14, 2018
Dame Jinty Nelson, 'Writing the Life of Charlemagne' - The 2018 MÆ Annual Lecture
Dame Jinty Nelson, 'Writing the Life of Charlemagne' - 2018 MÆ Annual Lecture
Posted: July 4, 2018
Posted: March 29, 2018
AHRC CHASE Collaborative Doctoral Award
Posted: March 29, 2018
LASS 2018
Posted: January 31, 2018
Posted: November 16, 2017
Posted: November 15, 2017

Conference Programme now published for Ovid Across Europe

Posted: August 31, 2017
Posted: August 1, 2017
Posted: May 5, 2017
Prof. David d'Avray's Plenary Lecture at Time, the 2017 Oxford Medieval Grad. Conf.
Posted: April 27, 2017
Posted: March 22, 2017
Prof. Helen Cooper: Plenary Address to Wonder, The 2016 Oxford Medieval Grad. Conf.
Posted: April 29, 2016
Prof. Paul Binski's Plenary Address to Colour, the 2015 Oxford Medieval Grad. Conf.
Posted: April 23, 2015
MÆ On Twitter (@medium_aevum)

Wednesday 06 October, 2021

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3:16pm    RT @InsularWorld: In the latest @Medium_Aevum issue: new evidence that part of Joanot Martorell's 15thc Catalan epic, 'Tirant lo Blanch', g…
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