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Medieval Grad Podcast

Jul 26, 2021

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...

Jul 12, 2021

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...

Jul 5, 2021

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...

Jul 1, 2021

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.