Archive - Jul 3, 2010

Cooking like a Viking

Daniel Serra, a PhD student in archaeology studying Viking age food culture, has created a blog, Eldrimner - a blog about medieval and viking age food, on which he shares his experiences with cooking at a Norse historical village.

Shakespeare thief goes to trial

A book dealer is on trial in England for stealing a valueble first edition foilio of Shakepeare's plays. The book, which was stolen from Durham University, dates to 1623 and once belonged to Bishop of Durham John Cosi.

"Living the Dream" at Baronial Border War

Jon Szerlag of the Ionia Sentinel-Standard (Ionia, Michigan) got an up-close and personal view of the SCA when he attended the recent Baronial Border War XXVII at Bertha Brock Park. Szerlag's article and video are available online. (video)

Living with volcanoes

Inspired by his plane's detour to avoid the Icelandic ash cloud, historian David Cannadine looks at ways that volcanoes have affected human life throughout history.