Letter from SASMARS (or Rivendell?)

I’m writing this (for the most part) at Mont Fleur in Stellenbosch where the SASMARS Conference for 2016 was held from 25 to 28 August.

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Medieval Conference Update – SASMARS 2016

I can’t believe it, but in less than a month’s time SASMARS 2016 starts! If you’ve missed the previous blogposts, SASMARS is the Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and I’m giving a paper at this year’s conference!

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Huge and Exciting News!

books and pen Mikhail Pavstyuk

aka The Independent Scholar In August there will be the 23rd biennial conference of the Southern Africa Society of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. While that is good news in itself, my big and exciting news is that my proposal for a paper to be presented at the conference has been selected! The paper is titled […]

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Favourite Music Thursday – Something to Lift the Spirit

Today has been a very trying day. I find that early music helps to lift my spirit most days and I really like Hildegard von Bingen’s music. Here’s “O Pastor animarum”, with the English translation below. O Pastor animarum Antiphon for the Redeemer (R 466va) by Hildegard von Bingen O Pastor animarum et O prima […]

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