Blogs and Pedagogy

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.

The Camino: MVST 4998: Medieval Spain

Instructors: Dr. Christina Bruno, Dr. David Myers, Rachel Podd

Since spring 2007, Fordham juniors and seniors have embarked on an Interdisciplinary Capstone Course on the Camino de Santiago and the history and culture of pilgrimage medieval and modern, which culminates in a two-week, 200-mile trek along the Camino Francés from from Léon to Santiago. The Camino website chronicles their journeys, and offers images, reflections, and historical and logistical information about the Camino.

Medieval London

Editors: Dr Esther Liberman Cuenca and Dr 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: Dr 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.