Medieval Grad Podcast
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.
info_outline Ancient DNA in the Western Mediterranean 10/18/2021
Ancient DNA in the Western Mediterranean Ancient DNA has a lot to say about the people who walked the Earth in the Middle Ages… History and sciences are coming together and it’s quite the crossover. In this episode of Medieval Grad Podcast, Lucie Laumonier interviews Reed Johnston Morgan, a history PhD candidate at Harvard University, who studies frontier communities in the Western Mediterranean at the turn of the Antique world and the early Middle Ages.
info_outline A Rotting Cat and a Damaged Penis 10/04/2021
A Rotting Cat and a Damaged Penis Do you know what is the best weapon to attack your drinking pal outside of a tavern? A rotting cat, of course! In today’s episode, Allison Bailey, a PhD candidate in history at the University of Toronto presents her research about the intersection of gender, violence and emotions in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century France.
info_outline Laughter, Satire and Medieval Parody 09/20/2021
Laughter, Satire and Medieval Parody What made medieval people laugh? To find out, Lucie Laumonier talks with Bryant White, a PhD student in French studies at Vanderbilt University. Bryant’s research focuses on medieval satire and parody where he analyses representations of the clergy.
info_outline Nile Floods and Mamluk Farmers 09/06/2021
Nile Floods and Mamluk Farmers Have you ever wondered what life was like for Mamluk farmers? In this episode, Lucie Laumonier talks with Omar Abdel-Ghaffar, a PhD candidate at Harvard University about Nile floods, landscapes and village communities in late medieval Egypt.
info_outline Medieval Chinese and Inner-Asian Politics 08/16/2021
Medieval Chinese and Inner-Asian Politics Today’s guest on the Medieval Grad Podcast is Soojung Han, a PhD candidate in East Asian studies at Princeton University. Soojung Han talks with Lucie Laumonier about the Shatuo Turks who rose to power in the ninth century, after the fall of the Tang dynasty.
info_outline Medieval Race and the Image of the "Saracens" 07/26/2021
Medieval Race and the Image of the "Saracens" Today, we tend to associate race with skin colour. But, what did “Race” mean in the Medieval era? That’s what we’re finding with today’s guest, Tirumular (Drew) Narayanan. Drew Narayanan is a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He talks to Lucie Laumonier about race in the Middle Ages and the figure of the “Saracens” in French manuscripts.
info_outline What Animal Bones Teach Us 07/12/2021
What Animal Bones Teach Us Digging up animal bones can teach us a lot about the Middle Ages - in fact, zooarcheologists are able to make them speak! Today’s guest is Erin Crowley-Champoux, a PhD candidate in anthropology at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities. She talks with Lucie Laumonier about zooarchaeology and how animal remains of the past can speak to social changes.
info_outline From Moneylending to Hell 07/05/2021
From Moneylending to Hell Moneylending was serious business in the Middle Ages. You could be risking your very soul! Lucie Laumonier talks with Sama Mammadova, a PhD candidate at Harvard University, who studies the history of usury and moneylending in fourteenth and fifteenth-century Italy. How did medieval moneylenders reconcile their business with the fear of sin?
info_outline Introducing the Medieval Grad Podcast 07/01/2021
Introducing the Medieval Grad Podcast Welcome to the Medieval Grad Podcast - where we talk about the future of medieval studies. This is our teaser episode - just a quick talk with the creator and host, Lucie Laumonier, to explain what the podcast is about and what you will be able to listen to in future episodes.