Welcome to the Medieval Studies Research Blog’s (MSRB) “Best of” news series where we report monthly on our recent publications and exciting initiatives.
It’s the end of the school year, and we finished strong with several final pieces, ranging from pop culture to art history. An up-to-date opinion piece on medievalism in Game of Thrones, a controversy over royal identities in a stained-glass window in Canterbury Cathedral, a statistical assessment of records pertaining to medieval personal confession, and more, round out the month’s offerings. Before running off to frolic through sunny, flower-filled summer fields, check out what our writers have been doing.
- Rebecca West, “An Axe among the Scepters: Who’s Who in Canterbury’s West Window?”
- Richard Fahey, “Game of Thrones: The Overthrow of the Patriarchy in Westeros? (An Opinion Piece)”
- Sean Sapp, “Making Sense of Supplications in the Late Middle Ages”
- Kara Larson Maloney, “Ydw, dwi’n siarad cymraeg (Yes, I do speak Welsh), or why I do what I do”
It’s summer break now. We’re taking a little break, but don’t fret. We’ll be back at summer’s end with more delightful articles to share.
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The MSRB is a multi-author blog site hosted by the University of Notre Dame's Medieval Institute. This blog provides interdisciplinary and geographically broad coverage of research on the Middle Ages. It supports the Institute’s efforts to create an inclusive scholarly community that advances the study of the medieval world and its influences on the world today. Interested in submitting a post? See our “Submission Guidelines” page.