Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-07-21 12:15
The British may have deeper German roots than previously believed. Archeologists and geneticists have recently shown that in post-Roman Britain, a few thousand German warriors may have overthrown the locals and replaced their Celtic languagewith their own.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-07-14 11:54
Baron Dahrien Cordell reports that a group of friends from the Barony of Three Rivers in Calontir plan to build an entry for the Wings of Hope charity cardboard boat race. Their entry: a Viking longship, of course! (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-07-13 16:43
Join the Shire of Phoenix Glade as we celebrate in the Halls of Valhalla. Fight, feast, attend classes and revel in air-conditioned comfort. There will be tournaments Friday night and Saturday.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sun, 2011-06-12 16:48
Researchers have added "climate change" to the list of possible reasons that the Vikings suddenly abandoned Greenland around 1400. Analysis of lake sediment cores has revealed that there was a sharp cooling trend from about 1100 onwards.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sun, 2011-06-05 12:09
The SCA was one of several groups to take part in the 60th annual 17th of May Norwegian Constitution Day Parade and Viking Fest. The SCA contributed a precession of historic arms to the event.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-06-01 21:25
Tocal Token Tourney will take place on the weekend of July 9 & 10, 2011. This year the event will be Norse themed, come a-Viking.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-05-21 12:17
Egan reports that the Budget Travel Magazine is featuring an article on the "10 most beautiful churches." Among them is the 12th century Borgund stave church in Borgund Norway, a well-preserved example of "the integration of Christianity with Norse culture."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-05-19 18:48
Visitors to New York City this winter will have a rare opportunity outside of the United Kingdom to view an exhibit featuring the Lewis Chessmen.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-05-15 01:21
In 1361, the Battle of Wisby took place in Gottland, Sweden. For the 650th anniversary, April 29, 2011, re-enactors brought the battle to life. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-05-07 12:18
Trondheim, once known as Bymarka, was the center of religious life in medieval Norway. Now the discovery of more than 500 charcoal pits in the area proves that the city was an industrial center as well.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-05-06 09:19
For the first time, the public will be able to look at the face of a Viking woman, complete with bonnet, whose skeleton was discovered 30 years ago at Coppergate in York, England. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-04-28 15:33
Vikings and Viking-wannabes may want to consider enrolling in a course in rowing and sailing square-sail boats to take place May 26-29, 2011 in Skudeneshavn, Norway.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-04-27 17:29
The Barony of Stromgard and the village of Bjorgvin invite you to come and join our fires this Memorial Day Weekend at the 6th annual Grand Thing.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-04-27 12:11
More Norse than Scottish, the Shetlands are poised to become a new mecca for the study of things Viking, where scholars plan to begin a new project entitled Mapping Viking Age Shetland.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-04-26 12:16
Many people have the same misconceptions about Viking weapons as they do about horned Viking helmets. On their website, Hurstwic, a Viking-Age interest group based in New England, discusses the reality of Viking axes.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-04-21 13:27
On the blog, A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe, Jonathan Jarrett offers a review of a paper by Jane Kershaw entitled New Insights on the Viking Settlement of England: the Small Finds Evidence, presented to the Institute of Historical Research Earlier Middle Ages seminar on 9 February, 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-04-18 07:45
In this fanciful, animated film, an old Viking warrior looks forward to eternity in Valhalla, but discovers that dying honorably in battle isn't as easily accomplished as he hoped.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-04-16 12:24
A short documentary, entitled The Vinland Mystery, looks at the search for the "only known Norse settlement in North America - Vinland the Good."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-04-09 22:39
In a research paper for Scandinavian-Canadian Studies, Vol.16 (2005-6) Erin-Lee Halstad McGuire discusses new methodologies for studying the settlement and development of Iceland.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-04-06 13:04
In a 2008 episode from the PBS series A Woodwright's Shop with Roy Underhill, Don Weber instructs viewers how to make a Viking tool chest.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2011-04-04 07:20
A recent immersion event in the Barony of Concordia of the Snows, East Kingdom, brought vividly to life the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf in a way seldom seen at SCA events.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-04-03 16:08
Need the perfect wine for a Norse night, or a picnic on Runestone Hill? Why not try Runestone Red, a wine promoted on the Norse and Viking Ramblings blog.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-03-31 17:56
Researchers have long traced the roots of Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark to Amlethus in the History of the Danes, written around 1200, but a new study traces the name back even further, to 8th or 9th century Ireland.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-03-08 16:33
When archaeologists first unearthed Viking graves and ship burials, they dismissed the importance of Stone Age artfacts in much later burials. Now researchers are taking another look, one that seems to suggest the importance of "antiques" in Viking life.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-03-06 13:17
On the Earth & Living blog, "Body Therapist and Former Art Student," Therese offers a tutorial for making a pair of Viking/Iron Age shoes.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-03-05 15:55
Knitters looking for a cool project - or readers looking for warm feet - will want to take a look at a sock pattern by Gryphon Perkins featuring "a reproduction of the introductory text in the oldest surviving manuscript of Beowulf." (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-03-03 19:24
When archaeologists excavated the Viking village of Birka near Stockholm, Sweden, they never imagined that filmmakers Mikael Agaton and Lars Rengfelt would make it possible to walk through the town as it was in the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2011-03-02 16:43
In honor of the 26th annual York Viking Festival, local school children have put on their Viking gear and invaded the festival, spreading fear and cuteness throughout the land.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-02-27 17:43
Researchers of all things Viking may want to visit the Vikverir website which features a links page of museums throughout Scandinavia which have posted photos of their collections.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-02-24 16:37
Genghis Khan may have inadvertantly brought about climate change, believes Julia Pongratz, who, with her colleagues Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution and colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Germany, have compared historical records with global carbon dioxide levels.