Sudden attack of Cupid

:: in August 31, 2021 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

I am well aware that recently I have not been posting often enough – I won’t lie to you, it is because I have been very busy lately. In August I had to prepare all the materials for the online lectures in English that I am about to have next…

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Shitload of fun

:: in July 28, 2021 :: in Blog :: 2 comments

I observe various medievalists on Twitter, and lately I came across a tweet that thoroughly amused me: apparently smiling poop emoji 💩 has a late medieval source of inspiration. As I like to repeat: everything already happened in the Middle Ages.     As it happens, the motif of excrement quite…

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Elephant and mandrake

:: in June 27, 2021 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

A few times already I have written about medieval bestiaries, that is about books on animals. They include descriptions of both fantastic beasts (see HERE and HERE), as well as real animals, albeit often with rather legendary approach (see HERE). In the latter group was undoubtedly and elephant. Medieval bestiaries…

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Dissonant heritage of the Third Reich in Poland

:: in May 18, 2021 :: in News :: 0 comments

Professors Christian Fuhrmeister and Jacek Purchla talk to Dr Magdalena Łanuszka. “Dissonant heritage? The architecture of the Third Reich in Poland” edited by Żanna Komar and Jacek Purchla is a book recently published by the International Cultural Centre in Cracow. It contains both the proceedings of a a conference organised…

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