Boccaccio's brigata, from a manuscript of the Decameron illustrated by Taddeo Crivelli in 1467

Mid-pandemic, class launches plague project

July 12, 2020

Teaching students about the plague during a pandemic was an oddly exciting prospect for Carrie…

Carrie Benes

A medievalist’s modern perspective on plague

April 6, 2020

Carrie Beneš, a professor of medieval and Renaissance history at New College, looks at plague…


Medieval and Renaissance reading at the library

March 16, 2020

The New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies may have been canceled, but those…

Professor Thomas McCarthy at his induction as a member of a prestigious German research institute.

History professor McCarthy elected to German research institute

January 28, 2020

New College Professor Thomas McCarthy’s research into a monk’s thousand-year-old chronicle of European history resulted…

A student holds a medieval manuscript on loan to New College as part of an innovative program.

Meeting a medieval manuscript

January 9, 2020

New College students had the rare opportunity this fall to work hands-on with 10 medieval…

Professor Carrie Beneš examines a manuscript with students at the Jane Bancroft Cook Library.

Photo gallery: Students get up-close look at medieval manuscripts

September 20, 2019

Professor Carrie Beneš gave students a rare opportunity to physically examine several medieval manuscripts.

medieval manuscript

Manuscripts to be on loan to New College this fall

November 25, 2018

New College will receive 10 manuscripts on loan for the Fall 2019 semester as part…