5 episodes

Based in the Center for Premodern Studies at the University of Minnesota, The Premodern Podcast is a cabinet of curiosities for the ears where scholars, librarians, and curators share thematic adventures in the historical humanities. But what do we mean by “premodern”? Try not to think of it primarily as a time period (like medieval, Renaissance, early modern or ancient). Premodern Studies isn’t about collapsing temporal specificity or expertise. Instead, we promote a shared approach to scholarship of the past that is collaborative, inclusive, and cross-disciplinary.

The Premodern Podcast Premodern Studies

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Based in the Center for Premodern Studies at the University of Minnesota, The Premodern Podcast is a cabinet of curiosities for the ears where scholars, librarians, and curators share thematic adventures in the historical humanities. But what do we mean by “premodern”? Try not to think of it primarily as a time period (like medieval, Renaissance, early modern or ancient). Premodern Studies isn’t about collapsing temporal specificity or expertise. Instead, we promote a shared approach to scholarship of the past that is collaborative, inclusive, and cross-disciplinary.

    “I’ve Got a Thing”: 16th-Century Lawbook Praxis rerum criminalium with Bruno Debaenst & Ryan Greenwood

    “I’ve Got a Thing”: 16th-Century Lawbook Praxis rerum criminalium with Bruno Debaenst & Ryan Greenwood

    “I’ve Got a Thing,” the first season of The Premodern Podcast, is a series of conversations about the objects, documents, and stories that premodernists just can’t stop thinking about. In this episode, Bruno Debaenst and Ryan Greenwood discuss Joos de Damhoudere’s mid-16th century lawbook, the Praxis rerum criminalium, including with its controversial origins, its role in legal history and the humanist movement, and Damhoudere’s adept use of visual media to explain the text.

    • 33 min
    "I've Got a Thing": Christopher Ludwick's Bowl with Lydia Garver

    "I've Got a Thing": Christopher Ludwick's Bowl with Lydia Garver

    “I’ve Got a Thing,” the first season of The Premodern Podcast, is a series of conversations about the objects, documents, and stories that premodernists just can’t stop thinking about. In this episode, Lydia Garver introduces us to Christopher Ludwick and his porcelain bowl and makes an argument for why archaeologists should be opposed to time travel.

    • 28 min
    "I've Got a Thing": Lathe-Turned Ivories with J.B. Shank

    "I've Got a Thing": Lathe-Turned Ivories with J.B. Shank

    “I’ve Got a Thing,” the first season of The Premodern Podcast, is a series of conversations about the objects, documents, and stories that premodernists just can’t stop thinking about. In this episode, JB Shank discusses lathe-turned ivories as a lens for thinking about early modern European courts and elite engagement with the arts and sciences.

    • 46 min
    "I've Got a Thing": The Good Shepherd with Jennifer Awes Freeman

    "I've Got a Thing": The Good Shepherd with Jennifer Awes Freeman

    “I’ve Got a Thing,” the first season of The Premodern Podcast, is a series of conversations about the objects, documents, and stories that premodernists just can’t stop thinking about. In this episode, Jennifer Awes Freeman traces the shapes and forms of the Good Shepherd motif and explains why people in the past had very different ideas about this common pastoral image.

    • 28 min
    "I've Got a Thing": Medieval Manuscripts of Self-Enslavement with Marguerite Ragnow

    "I've Got a Thing": Medieval Manuscripts of Self-Enslavement with Marguerite Ragnow

    “I’ve Got a Thing,” the first season of The Premodern Podcast, is a series of conversations about the objects, documents, and stories that premoderists just can’t stop thinking about. Marguerite Ragnow, Curator of the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota, has got a thing–-manuscripts of self-enslavement from medieval Iberia. She is interviewed by Juliette Cherbuliez, Director of the Center for Premodern Studies and Professor of French at the University of Minnesota. Ragnow’s featured manuscripts are a new acquisition of the James Ford Bell Library. The thin strips of parchment spark conversation about unfreedom in the Middle Ages and the process and significance of curation.
    The conversations on this podcast represent the framing and views of individual scholars which are not necessarily shared by the Center for Premodern Studies, the University of Minnesota, and their staff and affiliates.
    Resources:
    Link to View a Picture of the Iberian Self-Enslavement Manuscripts (Coming Soon)
    Link to a Transcript of this Episode
    Link to Learn about the James Ford Bell Library
    Link to Learn about the Center for Premodern Studies 
    Link to Support this Podcast
    Our theme music is “Dangerous Diamonds” by Rogue Valley written by Chris Koza.
    Our intermission music is "Summer is icumen in" by Anya Badaldavood.
    This episode was produced by Moinak Choudhury.

    • 40 min

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