Blogs and Pedagogy

The Venerable Blog

The Venerable Blog, the official blog of Fordham University’s Center for Medieval Studies, records departmental news and events such as workshops, masterclasses, conferences, and lectures. Posts also introduce new digital projects and showcase the awards, travel, and conference presentations of faculty and graduate students.

Mapping the Camino

Founder: Alexa Sue Amore

Mapping the Camino: The Student’s Guide to the Camino de Santiago is a multifunctional database that features interactive maps of cities along the Camino Francés from León to Santiago de Compostela supplemented by information about daily walking, amenities, and information on the history and principal sights along the way. The site includes a photobank of architectural monuments along the Camino as well as an archive of Fordham student testimonials in the form of a blog.

Medieval London

Editors: Esther Liberman Cuenca and Maryanne Kowaleski

An exhibition of short essays and images of medieval London objects, buildings, streets, and other sites originally compiled by students at Fordham University’s London Centre’s study abroad program in Spring 2015. These reports were part of their coursework for MVST 4654: Medieval London, an interdisciplinary capstone class focusing on the archaeology and history of medieval London. In Fall 2017, students enrolled in the same course (this time offered by the History department as HIST 4654: Medieval London), added their reports on medieval objects.

Medieval Hollywood

Editors: Esther Liberman Cuenca

This site, dedicated to the analysis of cinematic medievalism, offers film reviews and projects written and compiled by students enrolled in HIST 3220: Medieval Hollywood at Fordham University in Spring 2018. The ‘capsule’ reviews provide short analyses of how particular films present the late antique, medieval, and early modern eras onscreen. The individual film projects integrate primary sources, both text and image, into a longer discussion about the representation of such factors as gender, religious or ethnic difference, and social status in ‘medieval‘ film.