Posts labelled Huizinga Centenary
Johan Huizinga’s Autumn of the Middle Ages offers an immersion in the late medieval world that encompasses all senses. An art historian reflects on Huizinga’s assessment a century on. This is the fifth post in our series celebrating the centenary of Huizinga’s work.
Since its first appearance a century ago, Johan Huizinga’s Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen has gone through multiple English editions. Graeme Small is one of a team of four responsible for the new edition and translation to mark the centenary. In this blogpost he places the latest translation in its line of interpretations and reflects on the continued conversation. This is the fourth post in our series celebrating the centenary of Huizinga’s work.
Musicologist Marianne C.E. Gillion compiled a playlist of late medieval and early modern music to accompany and inform the centenary (re)reading of Johan Huizinga’s The Autumn of the Middle Ages. In this blogpost, she discusses the musical landscape of these periods and asks what Huizinga’s work might have looked like if he incorporated information concerning the music of the time. This is the third post in our series celebrating the centenary of Huizinga’s work.
Over the course of a century, the many translations and editions of Johan Huizinga’s Autumn of the Middle Ages have sprouted as many interpretations. Michael Bailey dissects and reflects on the different depictions of witchcraft across the multiple editions. This is the second post in our series celebrating the centenary of Huizinga’s work.
2019 marks the centenary of the publication of Johan Huizinga’s Autumn of the Middle Ages. Across the century since its publication, the book has inspired and challenged historians and literature scholars alike. Members of the School of History and the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film therefore invite interested readers to participate in a virtual reading group to (re)read this classic on its anniversary.