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