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Talking about the future of medieval studies with current graduate students and early career researchers. Lucie Laumonier interviews about all aspects of the Middle Ages.

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Talking about the future of medieval studies with current graduate students and early career researchers. Lucie Laumonier interviews about all aspects of the Middle Ages.

    Dinner in the Byzantine Empire

    Dinner in the Byzantine Empire

    This episode of the Medieval Grad Podcast is tasty! Adam Morin, a PhD candidate in history at Queen's University, discusses with Lucie Laumonier the ins and out of Byzantine cuisine. What did a Byzantine grocery list look like? And what did people eat? That very much depended on the social status of individuals as well as on where they lived. In Constantinople, food choices were greater than in a small countryside village. Bon appétit! 

    • 28 min
    ArcheoBotany and the Secrets of Plants

    ArcheoBotany and the Secrets of Plants

    Have you ever heard of archeobotany? It’s the study of ancient plants! Alice Wolff, a PhD candidate in medieval studies at Cornell University tells Lucie Laumonier about her research, which takes her from the fields to the lab. Alice Wolff studies ancient grain and chards to find out about agricultural practices and the impact of climate change on agriculture in early medieval England.
    You can support this podcast and Medievalists.net on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists

    • 27 min
    Crusading in the Baltic with the Teutonic Knights

    Crusading in the Baltic with the Teutonic Knights

    What did Baltic crusaders feel when fighting on the battlefield? Or, more precisely, what were they supposed to feel, according to chroniclers? In this episode of the Medieval Grad Podcast, Lucie talks with Patrick Eickman, a PhD student in history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Patrick studies the Baltic crusades through the fascinating lens of the history of emotions. 
    You can support this podcast and Medievalists.net on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists

    • 31 min
    The Cult of Chinggis Khan

    The Cult of Chinggis Khan

    What do you really know about Chinggis Khan? In this episode of the Medieval Grad Podcast, Lucie Laumonier interviews Dotno Pount about the Mongol leader Chinggis Khan and what historians know about his life and afterlife. Dotno's research focuses on how after Chinggis’ death he was worshipped as a divine royal ancestor within Mongol society.
    You can support this podcast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/medievalists

    • 29 min
    Old Barrels and Networks of Trade

    Old Barrels and Networks of Trade

    How urban and marine archaeology allows us to dive into international commerce.
    In this episode of the Medieval Grad Podcast, Lucie Laumonier interviews Jeroen Oosterbaan, who is doing a PhD in Archaeology at the University of Leiden. Jeroen studies casks and barrels found in shipwrecks and in urban settings to investigate the networks of trade in the premodern Low Countries. More specifically, Jeroen looks at the residues inside of the barrels to identify their content and at the barrels themselves to know where they came from. Our guest walks us through the science behind his research and tells us about his preliminary findings. Who would have known that old casks had so many secrets?!

    • 27 min
    Across the Strait of Gibraltar: Chroniclers from Iberia and North Africa

    Across the Strait of Gibraltar: Chroniclers from Iberia and North Africa

    We are bridging communities across the sea in this episode of the Medieval Grad Podcast. Emma Snowden talks with Lucie Laumonier about her dissertation, “Bridging the Strait: The Shared History of Iberia and North Africa in Medieval Muslim and Christian Chronicles.” She looks at the Strait of Gibraltar as a point of connection between Iberians and North Africans as well as between Christians and Muslims. Her work is based on fascinating chronicles written in North Africa, Al-Andalus and Christian Iberia, and how these chroniclers wrote their shared history.

    • 28 min

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