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Medium Ævum Essay Prize

Posted: November 29, 2030
From the Society and its Members
Posted: November 28, 2030
Posted: February 23, 2021
Out Now: Medium Ævum Vol. 88, No. 1 (2019)

The latest issue (MÆ 88.1) includes the following articles:

Angus J. Kennedy

Christine de Pizan, Orléans, and Burgundy

Cosima Gillhammer

The Holy Cross legend: a unique version in Oxford, Trinity College, MS 29

Giulia Boitani

A note on liturgical and mystical quotations in Flamenca

Jennifer Neville

A modest proposal: titles for the Exeter Book Riddles

Leonard Neidorf

Caesar’s wine and the dating of Widsith

Lieke Smits

Wounding, sealing, and kissing: bridal imagery and the image of Christ

Margherita Lecco

Rinaldo e la coppa incantata: Il motivo del Testing Cup da Robert Biket all’Orlando Furioso

Michael J. Warren

A new Latin analogue to the cuckoo-motif in The Seafarer and The Husband’s Message

Roger Ellis

The Northern Homily Cycle: a work in progress

Posted: July 24, 2019
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)

Tuesday 12 November, 2019

12:10pm    Reminder: the submissions deadline for the 2020 #MÆ Essay Prize is Sunday 1st December 2019. Worth £1000 in grants, books, and cash ... - & the winning entry considered for publication in #MÆ itself. Submit online at
12:07pm    RT @alexmcorey: Thank you again to @DubCityCouncil @TCDTrust @SRSRenSoc @Medium_Aevum @TLRHub for their sponsorship of our conference on cr…
12:06pm    RT @decodingthepast: Many thanks to @Medium_Aevum for three student bursaries awarded to @CecileDcx @PietroMocchi @NinaCnock - congratulati…

Friday 01 November, 2019

1:29pm    RT @DarkArchives: #GetOverIt says @jdmccafferty with regard to the destruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland in 1922. The fetishiz…
1:28pm    RT @AineMedievalDub: John McCafferty @jdmccafferty up first at #decodingthepast conference. Discussing the Irish Manuscripts Commission. #i
1:28pm    RT @DarkArchives: Right, here we are @TLRHub for the start of @decodingthepast. @pablodiablo74 (your narrator) is up first with the wonderf…
1:28pm    RT @DarkArchives: Look out over the next couple of days for coverage of the @decodingthepast taking place @TLRHub in Dublin. I (PD) will be…

Monday 28 October, 2019

10:40am    #MÆ Research Travel Bursaries are between £300 and £1000, and awarded twice a year. Next deadline: Sunday, 1 March 2020. Apply online at
10:39am    #MÆ Research Travel Bursary awards: Innocent Smith (Regensburg), "Doers of the Word: Bible Missals and the Celebration of the Eucharist in the 13th Century" & Carey Fleiner (Winchester), "Commemoration, Competition & Classical Reception in the Carolingian Court" ....
10:37am    We are delighted to announce the following #MÆ Research Travel Bursary awards in our Autumn 2019 round: Grace. C. Greiner (Cornell), "Hybridity in the Archive: Rethinking “From Manuscript to Print” with Joseph Holland and Lisa Robertson" ...

Monday 21 October, 2019

1:34pm    RT @HLaehnemann: @GreenesResearch Talking about misericords as memes. Telling stories such as this one in New College Oxford
12:03pm    @GreenesResearch Thank you so much to @kylehuskin (Uni. of Rochester / Lazarus Project), for providing me with this fabulous multispectral image, from Eschéz d'Amours (Dresden, Sacschische Landesbibliotek, Oc.66, fol. 108v) .. we'd love to hear more about it ! #foundintranslation #darkarchives
11:49am    RT @HLaehnemann: Thx for a hugely enjoyable #FoundinTranslation conference @GreenesResearch - & thx to all participants for entering into…
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