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December: Christmas

  • A look at Christmas in the Medieval and Renaissance period

  • Medieval traditions

  • Religious practices

  • Winter events

THEMES 2019

January: The Carolingians

  • Charlemagne and his legacy

  • Carolingian Renaissance

  • Impact of the Carolingians on the later medieval period

  • Carolingian minuscule


February: Love, Relationships, & Marriage

  • Marriage

  • Friendship

  • Sex & Sexuality

  • Courtly love


March: Women

  • Royal women, peasant women

  • The changing role of women in the Middle Ages – various countries, laws etc.

  • Women in medicine - midwives, healers

  • Witchcraft and the perception of women

  • Early medieval women vs women in the Later Middle Ages & Renaissance


April: Technology

  • Medieval Technological advances

  • On the threshold of the Renaissance – the move into a new era, and new technological advances

  • #TechnologicalFail – when technology goes wrong. Tales of technological blunders

  • Early medieval technology – the remnants of antiquity?


May: Fashion

  • Early medieval fashion

  • Late medieval fashion and Sumptuary Laws – dressing to your station

  • What causes fashions to change and how long did fashions last in the medieval period?

  • Variations of high fashion on the continent


June: The Crusades

  • Crusaders: who were they?

  • Other Crusades: Baltic Crusades etc…

  • Stories from the Crusades, myths, legends, weird and wonderful tales.

  • The Other Side: Muslim and Jewish perspectives on the Crusades


July: Byzantium

  • The East-West Schism 1054

  • Ottomans

  • Byzantine art & culture

  • Byzantium at war

  • Daily life in the Byzantine Empire

  • Famous historical figures of Byzantium


August: Famine in the Middle Ages

  • The Great Famine 1315–1317

  • Famine 1016

  • Famine in Venice 1518

  • Causes of famine & efforts to prevent it


September: The Military Orders

  • A look at their inception and role in the Crusades

  • Teutonic Knights

  • Hospitaliers

  • The Templars

  • The decline of the knightly orders

  • The fall of the Templars


October: Plague

  • Plague of 1348

  • Plague policies: quarantine, health regulations that were born the Black Death

  • Other plagues in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period

  • Plague in the East

  • Plague doctors, cures and medical treatises

  • What ended the plague?



November: Feudalism and the Manor House

  • The inner workings of the manor house

  • Reciprocal relationships: Lord, vassal and fief

  • Feudal variations in different countries

  • The decline of Feudalism


December: Medieval Communities

  • Medieval Monasticism

  • Mendicant orders

  • Confraternities

  • Guilds & lay communities

  • Convents: the religious life of medieval women

  • Outliers: flagellants and unusual religious groups

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