Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Saturday 24 July |
Saint of the Day: St. Sharbel Makhluf
home iconArt & Culture
line break icon

Happy #HugAMedievalistDay!

Daniel Esparza - published on 03/31/17

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven, including hugging a scholar of the middle ages.

Medievalists, those scholars entirely devoted to the study of those (approximately) 10 centuries that run from the (alleged) Fall of the Roman Empire to the Italian Cinquecento and the Age of Discoveries, need and deserve some love. A tradition that started recently (in 2011, thanks to an Oxford student, Sarah Laseke) invites us to hug a medievalist, year after year, on March 31, the official #HugAMedievalistDay.

So, to all you medievalists out there, here you go!

Also, here’s some medieval candy for you all:


Read more:
Jewels at your fingertips: Illuminated manuscripts of the British Library


Read more:
How to protect your library, medieval style


Read more:
A whole course on Dante’s Divine Comedy, from Yale University, is up on YouTube


Read more:
Dragons, unicorns, cynocephali: the favorite monsters of the Middle Ages


Read more:
The Norman Conquest comes alive as an animated Bayeux tapestry

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
morning
Philip Kosloski
This morning prayer is easy to memorize
2
nightbirde
Cerith Gardiner
8 Powerful quotes from Nightbirde that will fill you with hope
3
Daniel Esparza
5 Curious things you might not know about Catholicism
4
ŁACINA
Philip Kosloski
Why is Latin the official language of the Church, instead of Aram...
5
MACHAERUS
Daniel Esparza
3 Legendary pilgrimages off the beaten path
6
WEB2-Benjamin_West_-_Joshua_passing_the_River_Jordan_with_the_Ark_of_the_Covenant_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
Daniel Esparza
Who are the cherubim in the Bible?
7
Tefillin
Zelda Caldwell
Did Jesus wear “tefillin” as some observant Jews do t...
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.