Featured Resource Pages
The following pages are highlighted as useful resources for educators.
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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.
View a video exploring the history of a monastic archive and its holdings.
View a video comparing Chaucer's Clerk's Tale and Sita's Ramayana, offered by Moira Fitzgibbons.
These videos describe and demonstrate the use of digital resources that will aid researchers and teachers as they understand and describe geography and its social impacts in the middle ages. Many of the tools and concepts may be useful to scholars of late antiquity and global medievalism as well.
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This video highlights ideas about teaching an exemplum from an early 14th century Middle English text in tandem with a 1950s American Horror comic.
This video offers an introduction to Talis Elevate (https://talis.com/talis-elevate/), a digital resource annotation tool used in the School of History and Heritage at the University of Lincoln (UK) since September 2018. Talis Elevate was initially used to foreground students' online reading practices outside class (to support collaboration, preparation and assessment), but since the pandemic it has been used in a variety of different ways across the curriculum. Talis's developers are now exploring the broader pedagogic implications of our use of this tool under the rubric 'active online reading' and welcome input from other users of Talis Elevate and similar resource annotation tools.
This lesson plan examines women’s literary authority in Christine de Pizan’s 15th-century treatise and in Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir.
Video by Moira Fitzgibbons
In this video three historians of gender and sexuality examine the legal case of Rolandina Ronchaia, a transwoman in mid-fourteenth century Venice,
A blog with stories (and artistic interpretations) of women around the world who lived in the year 1000.
Explains how to use Digital Mappa to annotated manuscripts for student use, or with students. The tool allows for extensive (linked) background information and cross-referencing within projects, which are also demonstrated in the video.
This video gives tips and ideas on teaching medieval courses online.
In this video, two historians discuss the history of chronicle writing in medieval Italy, in both the Latin and vernacular traditions.
This video introduces letters to and from Heloise, a 12th-century abbess in France, discussing, among other matters, her efforts to get her son a better job.
This video introduces Alayseta Paula, a fourteenth-century inhabitant of Marseille and survivor of the Black Death who asks forgiveness for bringing her legal business to court past the required date.
This video introduces a digital project on the Chronique Anonyme, a 15th-century annotated history of the world.
This video introduces two women writers from Late Medieval England and the circumstances that inspired their works.
This very rich video takes teachers and students through a text by Robert Henryson and offers new ways to consider the text and its subjects.
This video introduces literature of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Iberia, during the 'Age of Expansion,' with an emphasis on teaching techniques.