Category Archives: Twitter

Not in my name or theirs: in defence and celebration of the diversity of what I study

In my previous post, I attempted to underline that medieval studies nowadays finds itself in a position of having an unusually high level of political relevance. Not through any moves obviously engineered by academic medievalists, rather through the rise in Europe and the US … Continue reading

Posted in Anglo-Saxon, Annals, Archaeology, Bede, Charters, Coins, Dating, History, Language, Latin, Literature, Old English, PhD, Place-Names, Politics, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On trying to be a better medievalist (and make the world a better place)

I spent a large chunk of the first few weeks of the new year away from this blog working on a funding application for my PhD research. Consequently, of late, I have spent a lot of time thinking about what I study, … Continue reading

Posted in Anglo-Saxon, Annals, Archaeology, History, internet, Language, Literature, News, Old English, PhD, Place-Names, Politics, Publishing, Soapbox, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Inexpertly handled (learning from 2016)

Last weekend I was a bit-part player in a lengthy Twitter back-and-forth about a coin, culture, and the communication of complex concepts in no more than 140 characters at a time. In many ways it was a debate about nothing of any … Continue reading

Posted in Coins, Language, Place-Names, Politics, Soapbox, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Prof. Mick Aston

In my previous post I explained how my deep interest in the medieval period was precipitated by becoming engrossed in the subject of the status of my home village at the time of the Domesday Survey (tiny acorns and mighty … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Books, Church, Landscape, Monasteries, News, Religion, TV, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

What a month

I can’t say I’m sad that January is very nearly at an end. I know many people who have tried to adhere to a “Dry January” rule this year, with mixed results, but my month has not been dry in … Continue reading

Posted in Being organised, Business, internet, News, Peper Harow, Thursley, Twitter | Leave a comment