Press & Media


Perfectionism: A Medieval and Modern Malady.” JHI Humanities at Large Lecture, CBC Ideas, 13 May 2022.

Writing Historical Women: A Panel with Ruby Lal, Irina Dumitrescu and Alison Keith.” Jackman Humanities Institute, 10 February 2022.

Craft Matters: A Conversation with Ruby Lal.” Jackman Humanities Institute, 8 February 2022.

A Constant State of Foreignness.” Times Literary Supplement podcast, 6 January 2022.

Der Roman als Lebensretter – Über die Rolle von Fiktion in Krisenzeiten.Herrenhäuser Gespräch, 16 December 2021.

Encounters with Medieval Women: Firebrand.” London Review of Books podcast, 9 November 2021.

Encounters with Medieval Women: Storyteller.” London Review of Books podcast, 26 October 2021.

Encounters with Medieval Women: Anchoress.” London Review of Books podcast, 12 October 2021.

Encounters with Medieval Women: Repentant Sinner.” London Review of Books podcast, 28 September 2021.

Don’t Sweat It.Times Literary Supplement podcast, 15 September 2021.

Abbess, Editor, CEO.London Review of Books podcast, 20 April 2021.

Video of “Cooking by the Book: A Conversation with Chefs and Writers.” Opening panel of Food and the Book: 1300-1800 conference, Newberry Library and Folger Institute, 2 October 2020.

Alles neu macht der Corona-Mai.” Interview with Lightmedium, 22 May 2020.

Eskapismus als Überlebensstrategie.” Interview with Deutschlandfunk’s Aus Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften, 14 May 2020.

Godzilla, the plague, etc.” Times Literary Supplement podcast, 23 April 2020.

Reading During Crisis.” The Spouter-Inn podcast, 3 April 2020.

Absolutely worth the hype.” Times Literary Supplement podcast, 4 March 2020.

Irina Dumitrescu on Food Writing.” The Spouter-Inn podcast, 18 November 2019.

The recipe for superstardom.” Times Literary Supplement podcast, 19 September 2019.

Netzwerke von Frauen in der Geschichte.” Interview with Deutschlandfunk’s Aus Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften, 31 May 2018.

Brief chat about Bonn’s cherry blossom boom on The Globalist, 26 April 2018. Audio here, around min 52.

“Food Matters.” Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia, PA, 27 February 2018. Video part 1, part 2. Audio.

Video of “The Dark Side of Food Writing.” Literary reading. Ohio University, 6 October 2016.

Audio recording of “The Futures of Medieval Studies and the Academy: A Panel Discussion” with Barbara Rosenwein and Mary Carruthers. South Bend, IN, 12-14 March 2015.


On the Academic Herd Mind.The Chronicle of Higher Education Review, February 25, 2021.

Thinking in Old English.” New York Review of Books (online), November 27, 2021.

JHI 2021-22 Fellows’ Profile: Irina Dumitrescu.” Jackman Humanities Institute (University of Toronto), 5 November 2021.

Public Writing: An Introduction.” Jackman Humanities Institute (University of Toronto) blog post, 24 March 2021.

People With Babies Are Often the Most Efficient People Around.” Interview by Sara Fredman, Write Like a Mother newsletter, 21 October 2020.

Was passiert, wenn Wissenschaftler für Laien schreiben?” University of Bonn press release, 18 September 2020.

Eskapismus ist eine Überlebensstrategie“ Anglistik-Professorin Irina Dumitrescu zur Rolle der Literatur im Überleben und Überwinden der Krise. University of Bonn press release, 17 April 2020.

Flucht und Migration. Symposium report from the „Plurale Gesellschaft? – Wirkungen von Flucht und Migration“ conference at the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, April 12, 2018.

Featured Member for January 2018, Canadian Society of Medievalists. January 5, 2018.

How sausage flavours the German language.” Giulia Pines, BBC Travel. Januar 3, 2018.

Digesting Texas, And Other Pursuits of a Fusion Medievalist: A Conversation with Irina Dumitrescu.” Interview by Abby Dockter, Essay Daily. March 15, 2017.

Learn to Spend the Big Money: Medievalists Mary Carruthers, Irina Dumitrescu, and Barbara Rosenwein on Humanities Outreach.” Ellen Bauerle, Society for Classical Studies. February 22, 2017.

Sausage for the Soul.” Post at Spoonfuls of Germany. November 12, 2016.

Liberal Arts & Surviving the Gulag.” YouTube video by Christopher Anadale. June 1, 2016.

Wine and Walnuts.” Post at Spoonfuls of Germany. April 18, 2016.

Ehre für Doktorinnen.” Moritz Rosencrantz, Bonner Generalanzeiger. 26 January 2016.

Zwei Bonner ins Junge Kolleg aufgenommen.” University of Bonn press release, 20 January 2016.

Emotion, affect and sentiment in Switzerland.” Mary Flannery, The History of Emotions Blog. May 28, 2013.

Finding Joy in the Old: SMU Welcomes its Newest Member.” Jennnifer Boulanger, Erudition. Summer 2010.

Best of the Best.” Yale Graduate School newsletter, Feb/March 2009.

Program offers rare languages.” Pamela Shen, Yale Daily News. April 11, 2007.