Monday, November 09, 2009

Blogging the Middle Ages, cont'd

by J J CohenM

My small project to compose a communal history of blogs and medieval studies got quite a boost through the generous comments at this post. Thank you, everyone, who has contributed to the chronicle of electronic medievalists up to about the start of the millennium.It isn't too late to add your own comments if you have more to say.

Having sketched some background and ancestry, I'd like to now move forward in time to focus on blogs themselves. I've invited the authors of the following to contribute brief histories of their blogs:
If you are on this list, check your email! I chose these blogs because they have been around for a long time, have proven influential, and publish mainly medieval content. I am certain there are other important blogs that I have neglected, sometimes because they are now defunct and I do not have email addresses for their authors, sometimes out of my own ignorance.

What am I missing?


Marie Reed said...

I have a brand new blog which focuses on the Guédelon construction project here in Treigny,France. We are building a castle using 13th century materials and techniques. It's geared towards budding medievalists and offers up history tidbits and vocabulary basics which can be confusing for a beginner!

I'm quite the fan of your blog!

Marie Reed said...

Here's is the main Guédelon website too if you haven't heard about this crazy project:) said...

I will humbly suggest myself to people involved in blogging and the development of online resources for medieval studies. I started up the website for De Re Militari back in 2001, and now I also run the website, which includes the Medieval News blog. I can be contacted at

Jeffrey Cohen said...

Thanks, Peter and Marie: one new addition, one reminder of a very important resource.

Steve Muhlberger said...

Likely you have enough, but I've got the medievalist (or really "early history") blog that includes pictures of Kazakhstan and the Saturn system, simply because I'm interested in a lot of things and hope that my students/non-student readers also enjoy the breadth.

Lisa Spangenberg said...

I started blogging about things Medieval and Celtic at Scéla in 2002. I started my Web site ( things Medieval, digital and Celtic in 1997.

I first noticed LiveJournal in 2002 because of medievalists, and soon found Lisa Carnell, the Kalamzaoo Conference Coordinator, and Shana Worthen who maintains the Really Big List of medievalist bloggers (