The relevance of the humanities

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Richard Utz and Jeff Rider on how the Middle Ages still give us meaning

What follows is a brief interview with Richard Utz which summarises how our ways of looking at and reading the Middle Ages have changed ever since the 19th century. While this talk is just an introduction, a synopsis of a lecture, here you can watch in full Jeff Rider on the usefulness of the Middle … Continue reading

Why Society Needs Historians

Originally posted on The Social Historian:
‘Society doesn’t need a 21-year-old who is a sixth century historian. It needs a 21-year-old who really understands how to analyse things, understands the tenets of leadership and contributing to society, who is a thinker and someone who has the potential to help society drive forward.’ Thus spake Patrick…

Event: Making the medieval relevant

I wish I could go as this topic has been on my mind for some time now: https://medievalmidlands.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/making-the-medieval-relevant-merged.pdf

Reviews and the Middle Ages

One of my New Year’s resolutions was not to write any book reviews this year and to focus on long-delayed articles and book chapters. As it usually happens with New Year’s resolutions, I could not keep mine even for a week as I am now reading another book for a review. For this reason and … Continue reading

More on the topic of what we do and why it is relevant (with reference to the Classics and Latin in particular)

Dear All, I continue with the topic I picked up two posts ago, namely the relevance of the humanities. This week I list two posts that caught my eye. The first I learned about through Rogueclassicism. It pertains to an article by Meghan DeMaria in USA Today entitled Viewpoint: Majoring in the classics gives students an edge. … Continue reading


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