Links

If you have any good recommendations for links then drop me a line using the comment box at the bottom of the page or you can connect with me on Twitter: @MedievalBex.

These links are constantly being updated.

Medieval blogs

No one can accuse the medieval community of living in the past – there are some fantastic, cutting-edge blogs out there. Some of the ones listed below also cover other periods of history.

Sarah’s history – Sarah is a 27 year-old history student who writes about all periods of history.

Two Nerdy History Girls – Bestselling authors Loretta Chase and Isabella Bradford gossip about history, writing, and shoes. They do an excellent Saturday morning breakfast round-up of history blog posts from the week.

Suburban Academic – Written by a PhD student of Old English, chronicles, histories, maps and digital humanities.

Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog – Written entirely in Middle English, this blog is a hoot!

In The Middle – A medieval studies group blog.

Saints, Sisters and Sluts – Famous and infamous women in history.

The Freelance History Writer – Here Susan Abernathy explores a wide range of historical subjects, from Ancient to mid-20th century. Susan is also one of the contributors to the Saints, Sisters and Sluts blog mentioned above.

British Library Medieval and Earlier MSS Blog – A great place to find out about the latest manuscript news at the British Library. Also on Twitter: @blmedieval

beoshewulf – All things Old English and Anglo-Saxon, written by my lovely friend Hana who is currently writing her PhD thesis on blood in Old English poetry.

My Albion – A chronicle of sundry adventures in England.

Other academic blogs

The following aren’t medieval in focus, but may be of interest to anyone studying, particularly postgraduates or mature students.

The Thesis Whisperer – Dr Inger Mewburn is a the Thesis Whisperer. And she tells it how it is. Some excellent tips and advice here, particularly for those on PhDs (but I also found many of the posts to be useful while I wrote my Masters dissertation, especially ‘How to write 1,000 words a day (and not go bat shit crazy)’).

Ms Happenstance – Charts the highs and lows of the struggle to work in academia after PhD.

Medieval literature and texts

One handy thing about studying texts of the past? No copyright! That means there is an enormous amount of medieval literature, freely available on the internet.

The Early English Text Society (EETS) – Every year this society publishes texts in Old and Middle English. If you become a member, they send them to you as part of your membership. Nice!

TEAMS – A whole world of freely available medieval texts await you here to browse at your leisure (there are some right corkers!).

British Library Digitised Manuscripts – A treasure trove of beautiful digitised manuscripts.

 

Medieval societies and journals

There are plenty of societies out there that offer great benefits for members, including journals, conferences, bursaries, discounts on books, not to mention networking opportunities. Here are just a few, but there are many more.

International Arthurian Society – If, like me, King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table are your area of research interest, then you might want to consider becoming a member of the society. They have branches all over the world, and hold international as well as local conferences. They have a great web editor too… me! 🙂

Arthuriana – The Journal of Arthurian Studies

Hortulus – The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies

Richard III Society – Supports and promotes research into Richard III and this period of history.

Medium Aevum – The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature.

Medieval places

Fancy visiting a medieval site? Check out these links.

English Heritage – These folk have some amazing medieval castles and places of historical interest on offer for your medieval delight (my personal favourite so far is the castle at Tintagel), and they also hold fantastic events such as the Festival of History.

National Trust – Fancy visiting a medieval castle or house? The National Trust has ’em!

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