Born to Rule documentary now available online!

I’m very pleased to announce that the short documentary which I made as part of the PIMIC training network can now be seen online! It’s a short biography of Abbess Mathilda of Quedlinburg, a remarkable woman who successfully managed both a political and religious career in the tenth century. Check out the video at the link … More Born to Rule documentary now available online!

Making a historical documentary or: how I learned to stop worrying about footnotes

I know it’s been quiet on the blog front lately, and part of the reason for that is the subject of today’s post. I’m very fortunate to be part of a research group on Power and Institutions in Medieval Islam and Christendom (or PIMIC for short). A number of other researchers like me are spread … More Making a historical documentary or: how I learned to stop worrying about footnotes

Time shock – the hazards of visiting medieval sites

Over the past weekend I was lucky enough to go to on a whirlwind tour of some early medieval sites in Germany: chief amongst them being Aachen, Cologne and Essen. Unsurprisingly, I was incredibly excited to get to see some of the places that I’ve been working on. Judging by the swarming crowds at Aachen, however, … More Time shock – the hazards of visiting medieval sites