New York Times
Submitted by Eiric on Wed, 2006-03-22 16:39
Best known for her book Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony, Madeleine Pelner Cosman has died at the age of 68 in California. She was also the founder of the Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at City College of New York and the organizer of Manhattan's annual Cloisters medieval festival.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-02-15 19:33
A pair of allegorical paintings by Renaissance artist Paolo Veronese will be the centerpiece of Veronese's Allegories: Virtue, Love and Exploration in Renaissance Venice, a small exhibit at the Frick Gallery in New York City beginning April 11, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-02-13 20:23
Laurence B. Kanter, organizer for the Fra Angelico exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, was faced with the extremely delicate job of transporting and unpacking the priceless, and sometimes crumbling, works of art for "the exhibition of a lifetime."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-12-20 13:39
The Yale University Press looks at Shopping in the Renaissance: Consumer Cultures in Italy, 1400-1600, a new book by Evelyn Welch, which looks at the social anxieties of the Renaissance marketplace.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-11-26 09:18
Veterans of the famous Swiss Guard, who serve as guards for the Pope, are set to celebrate 500 years of service this summer with a public ceremony to swear in the latest group of recruits.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-11-21 18:06
Four restoration specialists at New York's Metropolitan Museum have taken on the backbreaking effort of restoring "The Gathering of Manna," a 16th century Medici tapestry, one stitch at a time.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-13 18:53
New DNA evidence has produced some surprising links between Hispanics living the America's Southwest and Sephardic Jews who fled the Inquisition 400 years ago.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-06 09:51
The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts at the New York Public Library, a new exhibit, is the first in the library's history to showcase the organization's massive holdings of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-23 12:11
Aleksei Khetagurov, chief of icon restoration for the State Historical Museum in Moscow, hopes to reveal the face of history - literally - as he cleans dark patina from the surfaces of centuries-old icons.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-21 19:41
Alida Becker of the New York Times Book Review looks at Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England, a book by Alison Weir.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-30 08:03
Rick Lyman of the New York Times looks at the ancient city of Istanbul in a travelogue that recognizes the many cultures that make up the city.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-25 09:34
Planning a trip to Oxford, England? Susan Catto of the New York Times offers suggestions for making the most of a trip to the historic city.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-30 14:42
On the Cranky Professor blog, Michael Thinkler invites ancient and medieval historians to share information on their latest research projects and ideas.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-08-28 09:37
William Grimes of the New York Times reviews Charlesmagne's Tablecloth: a Piquant History of Feasting by Nichola Fletcher.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2005-06-02 08:15
NY Times food critic Florence Fabricant reviews several NYC-area food and beverage establishments, including one where the proprietor is a SCAdian mead brewer named Magnus.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-04-18 09:35
A study published in a recent edition of The New England Journal of Medicine warns athletes and runners that vast amounts of water or sports drinks can be lethal.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-04-11 10:58
Kingdom of Heaven, the historical epic about the Third Crusade scheduled to be released this spring, is the subject of a copyright controversy in which author James Reston Jr. accused film director Ridley Scott of stealing his research.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-03-20 13:33
New York Times reviewer Michiko Kakutani looks at The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time, a new book by John Kelly.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-03-01 15:17
New York Times reviewer Allan Kozinn looks at medieval music quartet, the Orlando Consort, who appeared at Columbia University in a recent concert.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-02-25 17:55
An essay in the New York Times by Cristina Nehring discusses five books on Heloise and Abelard.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-24 15:46
A museum in Lornardo Da Vinci's hometown Vinci, Italy, is holding a trial to sort out the facts from fiction in Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-02-05 12:58
Turks: A Journey of a Thousand Years, 600-1600 may be the world's greatest display of Turkish art and culture. The exhibit opened January 22, 2005 at London't Royal Academy of Arts.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-02-04 21:38
A new study to date the controversial Shroud of Turin places the cloth as much older than previously believed.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-02-02 16:32
A treasury of Renaissance woodcuts will be on display at the Grolier Club in New York City, featuring manuscripts from the collection of Lessing J. Rosenwald.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-01-17 17:47
New York Times reporter Cori Ellison looks at the influence of the "Kalevala," Finland's national epic, on modern culture.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-12-23 16:02
A new theory accounts for the differences in the flavor of beer. It all has to do with rocks.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-12-06 22:30
New York Times music reviewer Allan Kozinn looks at Trio Mediaeval, an all-female group from Norway that spotlights early music.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-11-25 12:12
Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times reviews the much-praised Raphael exhibit now showing at the National Gallery in London.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-11-12 09:28
HBO's miniseries on ancient Rome, being filmed now and scheduled to air next fall, is being called "dazzling."
Submitted by nicolaa on Tue, 2004-09-21 13:13
Noted medievalist Norman Cantor is dead at 74, according to an article in the New York Times' obituary section.