Ancrene Wiseass

A would-be medievalist holds forth on academia, teaching, gender politics, blogging, pop culture, critters, and whatever else comes her way.

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Yes, this really is yet another blog by a disillusioned grad student. I sympathize, but that's just the way it has to be. For hints as to what my bizarre alias means, click here and here and, if needed, here and here. To get a sense of what I'm up to, feel free to check out the sections called "Toward a Wiseass Creed" and "Showings: Some Introductory Wiseassery" in my main blog's left-hand sidebar. Please be aware that spamming, harassing, or otherwise obnoxious comments will be deleted and traced.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Some Recent Medieval News

A couple of items I've seen recently are reminding me how little I know about (and giving me a tantalizing glimpse of) the non-European Middle Ages:

Medieval Cambodian City Was World's Largest
Muhsin Mahdi: An Unsurpassed Scholar

The Mellon Foundation is helping the University of North Carolina work to address knowledge gaps like mine--to the tune of $2.5 million (!):

Medieval Program Receives Funding

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, among others, has noted that BBC 3's got a fascinating David Wallace audio program on Le Morte D'Arthur available online only through September 3 here.