Category Archives: Medieval Studies

Jacques le Goff (1924-2014)

Jacques le Goff, medieval historian, has died at the age of ninety. I found his work really helpful while writing The Birth of Territory, and recently consulted his collection Hérésies et sociétés dans l’Europe pré-industrielle, 11e-18e siècles in which Foucault has a chapter. There … Continue reading

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REMEDIAEVAL: Proposal for a New Minigraph Book Series

In the Middle has news of an interesting publishing venture from Eileen Joy and Karl Steel – REMEDIAEVAL, a New Minigraph Book Series. Here’s a couple of paragraphs, but you should really check out the whole post: Currently, the Middle Ages … Continue reading

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“Interview with Stuart Elden” at Groundwork

Another interview with me, conducted by Jordan Skinner, has been published at the Groundwork site – a blog run by past and present students of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University. It ranges widely across … Continue reading

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Speculative Medievalisms e-book

The Speculative Medievalisms books is now available to for free download or to buy in print. If you do download, consider leaving a donation – free access does not mean no cost to produce. I was at one of the … Continue reading

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Thomas Meyer’s Beowulf

The latest book from Punctum is Thomas Meyer’s translation of Beowulf. No ordinary translation – typographically and linguistically this is very different and this is a beautifully produced edition. It’s available free online or for a small price. You can … Continue reading

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Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics and Objects

Interesting edited collection now available in print or free download. Details here. Animal, Mineral, Vegetable examines what happens when we cease to assume that only humans exert agency. Through a careful examination of medieval, early modern and contemporary lifeworlds, these … Continue reading

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Posts at Durham

Durham University has advertised a large number of senior level appointments across the university. Details here. Areas include conflict, security and borders; engaged humanities; visual culture; public policy and health; and medieval and renaissance studies.

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The History of Cartography – now free online

The University of Chicago Press have made volume 1 and the three books of volume 2 of the magisterial History of Cartography freely available online. The homepage for the project as a whole is here.

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Foucault, Ascesis, Medieval Studies

Eileen Joy has an interesting post here about the late Foucault and Medieval Studies. The focus is particularly on the fragments of Foucault’s work on the Christian saints. In that vein, Philippe Chevalier’s new book Michel Foucault et le christianisme … Continue reading

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End of October

October has been a slog. I’ve now done half of my teaching for this academic year. In one month. Okay, this means that the rest of the year is going to be relatively easy on that front, but naturally there … Continue reading

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