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How Lovesick can you get?

This blog post was written by Michael Leahy, a Teaching Associate in the School of English. Today, a good deal of controversy surrounds the issue of medicalisation as an increasing amount of behaviours or complaints assume a medical character. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome and generalised anxiety disorder are all examples of conditions that …

King Canute’s Roots in Mirkwood

This blog was written by Professor Judith Jesch in anticipation of the Fell-Benedikz Lecture taking place 29 January 2016. King Canute is today best known for the apocryphal story in which he demonstrates to his courtiers that he cannot hold back the tide. But more significantly, a thousand years ago this year, he became the …

Place-Names and Medieval Settlement

Blog for MSRG conference, 12 December 2015 Place-Names and Medieval Settlement Where do you live? What space can you call your own, what is everybody’s and what belongs to others? What do you expect of your landlord or local administration? How do you use local facilities? What are the roads like, how close are you …

The Battle of Brunanburh Revisited

In this special extended Norse and Viking Seminar,  on Wednesday 26 October 2011, Paul Cavill, Michael Wood and Alex Woolf discuss the Battle of Brunanburh: its location, its historical significance, and the linguistic, literary and historical evidence. Paul Cavill is Lecturer in Early English in the School of English at the University of Nottingham, Michael …