Online Resources for Medievalists

Normally on a Monday morning, I wake up and look at what medieval seminars are taking place in Oxford during the coming week. I make a note of any changes and then write an email to everyone on the Medieval Studies mailing list. This week I had intended to tell people what was happening over the Easter vacation. In light of recent events, that seemed pointless. Henrike Lähnemann suggested that I send an upbeat email with a couple of links for things people could do or listen to while stuck inside. I then sent a tweet looking for suggestions from people. The response was huge and overwhelmingly wonderful, filled with great ideas, things I’d never heard of, and links to some brilliant people doing brilliant things. I’ve collected them here in this blog so everyone can enjoy the fruit of so many people’s labour.


Videos and Blogs


Some other Interesting Things

  • While you self-isolating and social distancing, perhaps you’d like to submit an application for the Society of Medieval Languages and Literature’s Essay Prize for postgraduates. I’ve attached details to this email.
  • Another essay prize can be found at where you can get your piece published in Church Monuments.

In the meantime, I hope you are all keeping safe and found somewhere interesting to wait out this storm. I look forward to seeing you all afterwards.


Karl Kinsella is Junior Research Fellow in Medieval Architecture at Lincoln College and Communications Officer for Oxford Medieval Studies.

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