Featured Resource Pages
The following pages are highlighted as useful resources for educators.
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Watch a video interview about creating story maps that will help us understand anti-pollution measures in medieval Paris.
View a collection of digitized manuscripts found in Leiden University Libraries Digital Collections.
View a video lecture discussing the case of Jean de Carrouges versus Jacques Le Gris, a lawsuit that occurred in Paris in 1386. It’s the subject of the book The Last Duel by Eric Jager, and also of the upcoming movie The Last Duel directed by Ridley Scott.
View a video comparing two retellings of the story of Orpheus, the medieval romance poem "Sir Orfeo" alongside the 2019 French historical romance film Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Video by Rachel Linn Shields.
Access a reference sheet for understanding common symbols found in early medieval Latin manuscripts.
Access publications in the field of medieval manuscript studies.
View an exhibit on the New Testament Book of Revelation through medieval and Renaissance objects produced after about 1100 C.E.
Browse (and contribute to) a truncated version of Wikipedia translated into Middle English.
View extensive bibliographies on early, late antique, and medieval Christian apocrypha (anonymous and pseudepigraphical narratives, gospels, and epistles).
Browse resources, news, updates useful for teaching in medieval studies at the undergraduate, secondary, and elementary school level through the provision of resources and the sharing of techniques.
Listen to a a podcast series delving into the history, legacy and future of the Bayeux Tapestry.
Discover the entire Bayeux Tapestry following online the 70 meter-long embroidered canvas which tells the story of the conquest of England in 1066.
View a listing of freely accessible online resources pertaining to papal documents.
View a video exploring the history of a monastic archive and its holdings.
Listen to a podcast discussion of the Life and Passion of William of Norwich, with suggested readings.
Browse illuminating articles about how to get the most out of new and old technologies in the classroom, with many practical activities for busy teachers.
Listen to a podcast about Arthurian literature and historical context.
Hear a podcast from BBC dealing with the idea and experience of Christian pilgrimage in Europe from the 12th to the 15th centuries, which figured so strongly in the imagination of the age.
View reliable resources about the Magna Carta, from the Magna Carta Trust site; created to commemorate the Magna Carta's 800th anniversary and the document's enduring legacy in European democracy.
View a video by Gina Brandolino comparing the medieval tale Beowulf with the movie Alien (and Aliens).