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Chi Rho monogram from the Gospel of Matthew in the Lindisfarne Gospels
c.715 - 720CE
365 x 275mm
Cotton MS Nero D IV, The British Library
Following are some of the leading journals in medieval art and history. Each is scholarly in focus, and covers a wide range of topics. In addition, the articles can be invaluable sources of bibliographic inspiration. While books can sometimes offer greater breadth, journal articles represent the most current scholarship on a given topic from a number of varying perspectives. The links as provided below are to the publication's homepage; content MUST be accessed via a the e-journals link on the library homepage, or through a title search from the main library page. The library also has many journals in print format.
Gesta presents original research in the study of art and life of the Middle Ages. The journal embraces all facets of artistic production from ca. 300 to ca. 1500 C.E., in Europe, the Mediterranean region, and the Slavic world.
Also available in print: 709.02 G393
Dumbarton Oaks Papers
The annual journal Dumbarton Oaks Papers was founded in 1941 for the publication of articles relating to Byzantine civilization—society and culture from roughly the fourth through the fifteenth century in the Roman Empire and in successor and neighboring states. The journal treats sources not only in medieval Greek but in other premodern languages, including Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Latin, Old Church Slavonic, and Syriac.
Hortus Artium Medievalium
The Journal of the International Research Center for Late Antiquity and Middle Ages.
Also available in print: 704.9482 H823
Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, published annually under the auspices of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, publishes articles by graduate students and new scholars (within five years of receiving the PhD) working in any field of the Middle Ages or the Renaissance. The annual journal is distributed internationally to libraries and individuals.
Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures
Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures reveals alternative modes of contact for medieval scholars, librarians, and archivists specializing in medieval studies and medieval texts, made possible by the emergence of digital resources and by engagement with the digital humanities. The journal's global and interdisciplinary perspective pushes traditional national and temporal boundaries as the first such publication linking peer-reviewed research and scholarship with digital libraries of medieval manuscripts. Digital Philology includes scholarly essays, manuscript studies, and reviews of relevant resources such as websites, digital projects, and books.
Essays in Medieval Studies
Essays in Medieval Studies is an interdisciplinary journal of medieval studies. Contents for each volume are selected from papers delivered at the annual meeting of the Illinois Medieval Association. Since 1993 each volume has had a thematic focus based on the theme or topic of the annual meeting. Recent themes have included children and the family, medieval communities, and emotions in the Middle Ages.
An annual journal on all aspects of medieval and early Renaissance culture.
One of the first multidisciplinary journals in North America, Mediaevalia was founded in 1975 and continues to provide a forum for innovative scholarship across a variety of fields in the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. Published once annually, the journal remains committed to rigorous standards of peer review, and welcomes submissions from both established and junior scholars on all aspects of medieval and early Renaissance culture.
Promotes discussion and dialogue across cultural, linguistic and disciplinary boundaries about the interactions of Jewish, Christian and Muslim culture during the period from the 4th through the 15th century C.E.
postmedieval a journal of medieval cultural studies
postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies is a discipline-spanning, peer-reviewed journal that brings the medieval and the modern into productive critical relation.This journal demonstrates the value of medieval studies and of the deepest historical perspective on the development of contemporary cultural and critical theory. The journal advances a present-minded approach to medieval studies, which inspires new critical investigations of the Middle Ages by examining contemporary events, issues, ideas, problems, objects, and studies.
Speculum, published quarterly since 1926, was the first scholarly journal in North America devoted exclusively to the Middle Ages. It is open to contributions in all fields studying the Middle Ages, a period ranging from approximately 500 to 1500. European, Arabic, Byzantine, Hebrew, and Slavic studies are included. The language of publication is English.