Narative cosmonauts

  • Follow the exciting life of a charter, from a medieval monastery on Mont Athos to a bronze monument in central Belgrade. Why don’t the kings let the librarians do their job? How do we fit a complex life and a controversial historical figure into a monument? Can nameless beekepers also build a state? Read more about all of this in a new blog post on the Nordic Byzantine Network Blog.  The text Ink, Bronze, and Blood of the Nation: Living in Medieval Serbia Today is written as an announcement for an online Oxford – Uppsala event held on March 25th,...

  • Our colleague Sandro Nikolaishvili from the Center for Medieval Literature at the University of Southern Denmark helped shed light on the life of Queen Tamar of Georgia (1160-1230) and some of the stories surrounding her rule. Dive into the world of revolutionary political decisions, choosing husbands, disobedient aristocracy, taming lion cubs and wearing panther skins!