This section is organized by chronology. Links that do not easily fit into a single chronological time period are organized by theme at the bottom. As we add more information, we will continue to update and reorganize this page for ease of searching.
- Ken Mondschein has taught a series of Western Civilization classes online. His lectures cover several topics of interest to medievalists teaching undergraduate courses.
- Karen Carr has updated the Quart.us website with various teaching activities and lessons about all types of topics.
Early Middle Ages and Late Antiquity (c. 300-1000 C.E.)
- Professor Paul Freedman from Yale has recorded his lectures from his Early Middle Ages course.
- Alice Rio and Alice Taylor had a podcast Medieval History for Fun and Profit with 14 thematic episodes
- Chris Riedel has a series of 40 short lectures (12-29 minutes) on Ancient and Medieval Worlds, from Byzantium to the Renaissance.
High Middle Ages (c. 1000-1350 C.E.)
- Civil Law, Common Law, Customary Law has a series of short lectures on various legal ideas.
- Bearers of the Cross is an open access database of the medieval collections of the Museum of the Order of St John (London), with associated interpretive essays and videos about the Crusades, made especially for teachers and students.
- Eve Krakowski lectures on Beyond Honor and Shame: Rabbinic Control of Jewish Women in Medieval Egypt from the fall of 2017.
- Dana Wessell Lightfoot has three lectures: Race, Racism, and Medieval History, Famine and Disease in the 14th Century, and Game of Thrones and Medievalism.
- Elisheva Baumgarten’s plenary lecture at the Irish Conference of Medievalists 2016 on Biblical Models and Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Christian Europe.
- The Crusader States Podcast features short stories about life in the Latin East.
- In this video Miri Rubin explores the history of the blood libel, English antisemitism, the cult of St. William, and what all this reveals about medieval Christianity.
- Bastards and Priests in the Middle Ages, by Sara McDougall.
- The British Library has resources from the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta.
- Nicolas Vincent was on a podcast on Magna Carta in 2015.
- Women’s letters from the Cairo Geniza by Oded Zinger and Miriam Goldstein.
- The Black Death and COVID-19, by Winston Black.
- What the Bubonic Plague Can Teach Us Today, podcast by Christopher Bellitto.
- Introducing Medieval Christianity is a developing site with useful articles aimed at undergraduates, which explain basic (and sometimes complex) aspects of the religion and practice.
Late Middle Ages (C. 1350-1500 C.E.)
- What “The Decameron”, a Medieval Italian masterpiece, can tell us about life during a pandemic, by Fabian Alfie.
- Seven Books, One Deadly Rumor, Rowan Dorin discusses The Life and Passion of William of Norwich in this podcast.
- Sanctuary Seekers in England, 1394-1557, a collection of stories about late medieval and early modern people who sought sanctuary in English churches to escape prosecution for crimes (or collection of debts), by Shannon McSheffrey.
Thematically Organized Teaching Links
- Susan Whitfield, ‘Beyond Scrolls and Codices: Manuscript Formats on the Eastern Silk Road‘
- Cave Temples of Dunhuang: History, Art, and Materiality symposium, 20-21 May 2016
- Footnoting History Series on Medieval Conspiracy Theories (Pope Joan, Joanna of Naples, Cathars) and collection of podcasts for teaching various eras, including the Global Middle Ages. The website also has guidance and ideas for using podcasts in teaching.
- In Our Time podcasts on Medieval Themes.
- Illegitimacy and Game of Thrones, by Sara McDougall.
- Alice Rio and Alice Taylor had a podcast Medieval History for Fun and Profit with 14 thematic episodes (mentioned above)
- The Crusader States Podcast features short stories about life in the Latin East (mentioned above)
- Nicolas Vincent was on a podcast on Magna Carta in 2015 (mentioned above)
- Seven Books, One Deadly Rumor, Rowan Dorin discusses The Life and Passion of William of Norwich in this podcast (mentioned above)
- Medieval topics on the History Extra Podcast, the podcast of the BBC History Magazine. These are usually interviews with experts on various topics. Their “Everything you ever wanted to know” features feature listener questions.
- The Medieval Podcast, from medievalists.net
- Saga Thing for Viking and Icelandic literature and history
- The History of England Podcast (“from the shed”) is produced by an amateur who does his research well and tells a good story.
- Medieval Death Trip, a podcast full of “the wit and weirdness of medieval texts”
- Les Enluminures has a podcast about medieval art history
General Teaching Links
- UVA pedagogy resources in the time of Covid-19 (general)
- International Center of Medieval Art, with a special section on online teaching
- Poems on Plagues: Thomas Sprat and the Later History of the Plague of Athens by Helen King
- Smarthistory; art history teaching with videos and well-illustrated essays
- Khan Academy, free online Art History courses