Archive - Oct 2012
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-10-18 14:38
With the winter swift approaching the Shire of Darach raises a call to arms asking all those who would brave the harrowing winter chill to join us in defending the newly christened halls of our Black Oak Lodge 2.0 from an impending ice weasel invasion. We have warm beds and hot
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-10-18 11:12
Dr Pat Cullum and Dr Katherine Lewis of the University of Huddersfield are hoping to learn more about what it meant to be a man in the Middle Ages. To foster scholarship, the two professor have created a new network, called the Bishop's Eye.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-10-17 18:58
Glücklich Festtag! (Happy Feast Day!) The winds of the Arctic are blowing from the North and the season of Harvest is drawing to a close. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 20th, at the GoldStream Community Center near Fairbanks, as Winter’s Gate celebrates the fruits of Harvest with a
feast in the style of Medieval Germany.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-10-17 18:43
The Barony of Rising Waters is pleased to host Ealdormere Crown Tourney XXX
Submitted by piotrzavilov on Wed, 2012-10-17 10:13
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is putting on show “Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department” in honor of the founding curator, Bashford Dean, of their medieval arms and armor collection.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2012-10-16 17:15
Please be advised that the deadline for applications for the position of Corporate Treasurer has been extended until December 30, 2012.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2012-10-16 14:47
Please be advised that the deadline for applications for the position of Society President has been extended until December 30, 2012.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-10-15 16:08
USC professor Sharon DeWitte is steeped in death, specifically the Black Death that ravaged Europe during the 14th century. DeWitte is studying how conditions in Europe before and after the plague and the effects of the disease on the lifespan of survivors changed life in medieval Europe.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-10-15 10:22
The blue Danube's not-very-blue waters are a hindrance to Hungarian archaeologists seeking to investigate a newly-discovered medieval shipwreck in the river 18 miles north of Budapest. The Danube connected much of Europe in the Middle Ages, but was hazardous to navigate.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-10-14 18:17
Santes Dwynwen, daughter of Welsh King Brychan Brycheiniog, who died in the 5th century, is considered the patron saint of Welsh lovers. Now a ruined church at Llanddwyn on Anglesey has been scheduled for restoration.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-10-14 15:01
Until the end of December, 2012, the Oxfordshire Museum is proudly exhibiting a 7th century garnet and gold brooch discovered in a woman's grave in Oxfordshire in 2009. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-10-14 10:31
Marine archaeologists working at a port near the ancient village of Birka, Sweden believe the port was larger than previously believed and may show evidence of the exensive trade system of the Norse.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-10-13 19:42
"At times you feel like you're looking at a huge film set with masses of people on stage, all pulling in the same direction, creating big pictures," says director Paul Burbridge about a new production of the 14th century York Mystery Plays.
Submitted by merouda on Sat, 2012-10-13 14:07
EMERAUDE (ISSN 2169-0952), a magazine for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art of interest to the Living History community, has reopened for submissions.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Sat, 2012-10-13 10:59
Henry VIII's crown has been recreated for display at Hampton Court in the newly restored "Royal Pew" in the Chapel Royal.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-10-12 19:10
Most students of Roman history are familiar with Hadrian's Wall in northern Britain, but Roman border walls can be found throughout what was once the Roman Empire. Andrew Curry of National Geographic Magazine has the feature story.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-10-12 16:43
Archaeologists are excited by the discovery of an early medieval monastery in Carrowmore, Co Donegal, Ireland. The site was previously known as an early Christian settlement, but the discovery of a circular boundary wall leads experts to believe that a monastery was located there.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-10-12 13:27
The remains of a 9th-10th century church and its graveyard have been discovered during construction along the Ipswich, England waterfront. 300 graves, consisting largely of very old and very young bodies, were found, exceeding the expectations of researchers who knew that a church might exist on the site.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-10-12 10:34
Conventional wisdom states that most of the Scottish population stems from Scots, Celtic, Viking and Irish ancestry, but a new DNA study shows something quite interesting. Many Scots carry genetics originating in West African, Arabian, south-east Asian and Siberia.
Submitted by MirielduBois on Thu, 2012-10-11 16:53
Duchess Onora inghean mhic Chathain was set on vigil for the Pelican during the last court of TRM Uther and Kenna, in Gleann Abhann.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-10-10 16:53
Archaeologists from the Grampus Heritage team are encouraging volunteers to take part in excavations to uncover a Roman bath house at the Derventio site near Papcastle, England. “This is genuinely a once in a lifetime opportunity because I don’t believe you will see something like this again in my lifetime.," said Mark Graham, project manager.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-10-10 13:04
A team of volunteers from Operation Nightingale, a project to give soldiers recovering from injuries in Afghanistan a chance to gains new skills and interests, has unearthed an "astonishing" haul of artifacts on the Salisbury Plain.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-10-10 09:12
Stracathro Fort near Stirling, Scotland, the world’s most northerly Roman fort, may have been served by a wine bar or pub. Archaeologists woring on the Roman Gas Project discovered a settlement adjacent to the fort including "a large square room – the equivalent of a public bar – and fronted on to a paved area, akin to a modern beer garden."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-10-09 16:20
Scotland's Education Secretary Mike Russell has launched a database charting life in medieval Scotland between 1093 and 1314 with software designed to be used in schools. The database was created at the University of Glasgow.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-10-09 13:38
Winston Churcill wrote, "History is written by the victors." So believe the members of the Richard III Society who feel that the Tudors - including Shakespeare, who worked for them - maligned the memory of King Richard for their own purposes.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-10-09 08:13
Archaeologists have begun work on a site near Bromyard, England where they believe they will find the remains of a medieval village. "It may be part of a village called Studmarsh, on land known as the Grove."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-10-08 17:38
Despite the aggrevation of Russia's roads, a road trip around the country's Golden Ring, "a circuit of about 10 ancient towns northeast of Moscow, each with its own set of glittering onion-domed churches and medieval fortresses," can be rewarding. Freelance writer iand a former Moscow correspondent for The New York Times, Celestine Bohlen, discusses her recent trip.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-10-08 13:04
The Northampton Borough Council in Northampton, England is eager to turn over the 85-acre Delapre Park to sports club for their use, but there's a glitch. The park may be the site of a decisve battle between the Houses of York and Lancaster in 1460.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-10-08 09:08
Falconers in Abu Dhabi have created a mini helmet cam designed to allow viewers to experience the flight and hunt of a falcon. A short video reveals what it's like to "fly like a falcon."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-10-07 15:29
In 1930, Prof Eric Birley first recorded the pipework for the water supply at the Roman fort Vindolanda in Northumberland, England. Recently his grandson, Dr Andrew Birley, continued the legacy by identifying the spring-head and piping system for the fort.