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Introducing The Medieval Globe

Carol Symes

Carol Symes is the founding executive editor of The Medieval Globe. She is the Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar at the University of Illinois, where she is an associate professor of history with joint appointments in medieval studies, global studies, and theatre. Her own research focuses on the history of documentary practices and communication technologies, the social and cultural history of Western Europe from c. 1000 to 1300, and the abiding influence of medievalism in the modern world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Medieval Globe : Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death

Arc Medieval Press, 2014

Book chapter

...The concept of “the medieval” has long been essential to global imperial ventures, national ideologies, and the discourse of modernity. And yet the projects enabled by this powerful construct have essentially hindered investigation...

Communicating Interdisciplinary Scholarship: Conclusions from Cosch

Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...The study of cultural heritage requires the expertise of many disciplines as different as history and optical science. Each discipline brings its discrete research methods and know-how. Complementary knowledge is gained, gradually, through...

There and Back Again

Intercultural Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...The extravagantly misnamed ‘Fall of the Roman Empire’ greatly weakened, but by no means ended, the epic tale of the œcumenical empire. After a hiatus of a few centuries, contact between Western states and the enduring Roman Empire...

Conclusion

Donald Ostrowski

Donald Ostrowski is Research Advisor in the Social Sciences, Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) Program, and Lecturer in History at Harvard University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Europe, Byzantium, and the “Intellectual Silence” of Rus’ Culture

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...My research on this topic began, although I did not realize it at the time, when I was working on my dissertation on the Moscow Church Council of 1503. One of the presumed attendees at the Council was the Russian Hesychastic monk Nil...

Setting the Scene

Sheryl McDonald Werronen

Sheryl McDonald Werronen is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow at the Arnamagnæan Institute in Copenhagen, where she is carrying out research on seventeeth-century Icelandic manuscripts, scribes, and patronage. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Romance in Iceland : The Women, Worldviews, and Manuscript Witnesses of Nítíða saga

Arc Humanities Press, 2016

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...Geography and Space Whereas in the previous two chapters I considered Nítíða saga’s manuscripts, scribes, and intertextual relationships, I now consider the saga’s interest in geography and space, both of which contribute to the setting...

Introducing the Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...The concept of the “Middle Ages” dates back to Italian humanists during the Renaissance who saw themselves as reviving the glories of the Greek and Roman Classical Period against the darkness of the period in-between. Traditionally...

Early Medieval Migration and Mobility, Fourth–Ninth Centuries

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description The fourth–sixth centuries CE have been described as a “Migration Period” par excellence, characterized by the large-scale mobility of entire “peoples” (in German: “Völkerwanderung”) especially...

Response: Medievalists and Early Modernists— a World Divided?

Jessica Keating

Jessica Keating is Assistant Professor of Early Modern Art and Architecture at Carleton College. She has held fellowships at the Zentralinstitute für Kunstgeschichte in Munich, The Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and the Early Modern Studies Institute and Visual Studies Institute at the Huntington Library and the University of Southern California. Her book, Animating Empire: Automata, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Early Modern World, is forthcoming in 2018. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lia Markey

Lia Markey is the Director of the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library. She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University and worked in curatorial departments at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Morgan Library and Museum, and the Princeton University Art Museum. She has held fellowships at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, the Folger Library, the Warburg Institute, Harvard University’s Villa I Tatti, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her book Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence was published in 2016, and The New World in Early Modern Italy, 1492–1750, co–edited with Elizabeth Horodowich, is forthcoming in 2017. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Re-Assessing the Global turn in Medieval Art History : The Medieval Globe

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...In this response essay, two early modernists consider some of the major themes and topics examined in this collection on new trends in medieval art history, such as the importance of the local, intersectional identity, and the role...

St Michael of Chonai and the Tenacity of Paganism

Intercultural Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...For myself the conversion of the orbis terrarum, the first overthrow of paganism, is to me the most supernatural event in the history of Christianity. John Henry Newman to Ulric Charlton , 2...

Introducing the Medieval Globe

Carol Symes

Carol Symes is the founding executive editor of The Medieval Globe. She is the Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar at the University of Illinois, where she is an associate professor of history with joint appointments in medieval studies, global studies, and theatre. Her own research focuses on the history of documentary practices and communication technologies, the social and cultural history of Western Europe from c. 1000 to 1300, and the abiding influence of medievalism in the modern world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...When a certain Genoese mariner sailed southward to find the elusive Indies, he was guided by two favourite books. We know one as The Travels of Marco Polo: the product of a collaboration between that Venetian merchant-adventurer and his...