The Multicultural Middle Ages

by Jonathan Correa-Reyes, Reed O'Mara, and Logan Quigley

The Multicultural Middle Ages is a podcast where medievalists from all professional and disciplinary tracks can come together to think and talk about the oft-unsung reality of the Middle Ages as a diverse historical and cultural period. We offer public-facing, open access content directed at experts and non-experts alike to offer updated, accurate, and culturally responsible accounts of the plurality of the medieval period. Thi... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E06 - Reading Chaucer in Mandarin: How Do We Teach the Global Middle Ages Outside the West?

    S01 E06 - Reading Chaucer in Mandarin: How Do We Teach the Global Middle Ages Outside the West?

    As medieval scholarship attempts to decenter the West and move towards a global and multicultural approach, we frequently ask: how do we mimic this move in the classroom? Most often, however, this question and its suggested soluti...

    39:34
  • S01 E05 - Teaching the "Global Middle Ages"

    S01 E05 - Teaching the "Global Middle Ages"

    In this episode, join Reed O'Mara (GSC) as she interviews Elina Gertsman (Case Western Reserve University) and Sonya Rhie Mace (Cleveland Museum of Art) about their experiences co-teaching undergraduate- and graduate-level courses...

    19:02
  • S01 E04 - Mysteries & Miracles: Representations of a Miracle Story from a Dismembered Fifteenth-Century Venetian Choir Book

    S01 E04 - Mysteries & Miracles: Representations of a Miracle Story from a Dismembered Fifteenth-Century Venetian Choir Book

    In this podcast, Dr. Stephanie Azzarello explores several miracle legends depicted in images that have been excised from a series of early fifteenth-century Venetian choir books. The legends include the so-called “Beirut Miracle,”...

    45:35
  • S01 E03 - Ethnicity & Diversity in Sixth-Century Gaul

    S01 E03 - Ethnicity & Diversity in Sixth-Century Gaul

    In a 1998 roundtable discussion, historian Ian Wood pithily said that there were more than two ethnic groups in Early Medieval Gaul, responding to a comment by fellow scholar Giorgio Ausenda. Much discussion surrounds Franks and R...

    41:54
  • S01 E02 - Medieval Trans Studies

    S01 E02 - Medieval Trans Studies

    Trans people and non-cis cultures and artifacts are not only a part of, they shape and define the Middle Ages. Legendary saints and military leaders, theology, poetry and science, documented religious and regular people, mainstrea...

    50:00