1601 CE and Later
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-06-23 10:01
Anne-Marie Desaulty believes coins can tell a story. She and colleagues from the University of Lyon are using mass spectrometry to study isotopes of lead and copper found in coins of the 16th and 17th centuries in hopes of discovering the cause of the great Price Revolution.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-06-09 20:21
Excavations are under way at New Place, in Stratford-upon-Avon, the site of William Shakespeare's last home. The site, which has not been excavated to the level of Tudor times, has already yielded some artifacts of the period.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-04-22 15:55
Just a quick reminder that Wasaga under Siege “A War of 1812 Experience” is approaching fast.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-03-31 16:56
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 Sat, 2011-03-19 11:16
In an opinion piece for the New York Times, Scott Turow, Paul Aiken and James Shapiro ponder the connection between “cultural paywalls,” public playhouses, and the free sharing of creative content on the Internet.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-02-28 16:38
Among the 76 Livery Companies incorporated in London, is the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers, a craft brought to England in the late 1500's by French Huguenot craftsmen.
Submitted by Vyncent on Tue, 2011-02-15 16:51
The website "Chopine, Zoccolo, and Other Raised Heel and High Heel Construction," created by Master Vyncent atte Wodegate (OL), has received a major overhaul recently.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-02-13 18:23
Britton reports that Delegate Harvey Morgan of the Virginia legislature has proposed a change to laws affecting the practice of falconry and hunting with dogs.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-02-07 10:15
While searching for historic baptismal certificates to share with her students, Wisconsin teacher Debra Court stumbled across an old book. Further research has shown the book to be a hand-illustrated, German Bible dating to 1670. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-02-05 16:07
Construction of new viewing stands for the Edinburgh Tattoo at the Castle has revealed a previously unknown boundary wall.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-01-08 17:36
A battery of tests by a Frenc team of forensic scientists have identified the embalmed head of King Henry IV of France. The head disappeared during the French Revolution.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-01-03 07:36
The Medieval Gunpowder Research Group has posted a series of studies relating to use of gunpowder in the Middle Ages. The reports were produced by Middelaldercentret, Nykøbing Falster, Denmark.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-12-19 16:29
An exhibition of maps from the Ottoman Empire will be on display at the Vatican this winter. The Ottoman Worldview from Piri Reis to Katip Çelebi', a traveling exhibit, was created in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the birth of Katip Çelebi'.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2010-12-14 16:38
400-year old smoking pipes bearing the names of their intended owners have been unearthed in Jamestown, Virginia (USA).
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-11-21 12:04
Experts believe they have discovered the site of the church where Pocahontas married tobacco farmer John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia in 1614.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2010-11-17 14:53
Known for weddings and a monumental waterfall, Niagara, New York also boasts one of the largest collections of Catholic relics in the United States.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-10-11 15:47
Are blue jeans period? A new study dates the modern clothing basic to at least 17th century Italy as shown in the paintings of Italian artist dubbed the "Master of the Blue Jeans." (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-10-10 10:50
The website Virtual Jamestown includes a gallery of photos of artifacts found at the Jamestown site. The gallery includes large images and rotating clips of each of the artifacts in the collection.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-10-03 10:52
Bards doing research on period music will want to take a look at EBBA, the English Broadside Ballad Archive, a project of the Early Modern Center in the English Department at the University of California-Santa Barbara.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-09-18 09:18
In the late 13th century, Eleanor of Castile, wife of England's King Edward I died near Lincoln. In her memory, the king built a series of crosses at resting points along the road to London. Now London's own cross, under renovation for five years, has been unveiled.
Submitted by titanias-garden.com on Thu, 2010-09-02 10:22
Titania's Garden artist Jennifer Wong creates and purveys jewelry from metal and stones, as well as chain maille jewelry.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2010-08-31 19:05
Archeologists digging at Magdalena de Cao Viejo in Peru have found a letter written in the eary 17th century by a Spanish colonist. On the back of the letter is a list of numbers written in Spanish, Arabic numerals, and an unknown language.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-08-27 07:50
On September 10, 2010, the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center at Monticello will host the 2010 Historic Plants Symposium as part of the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello. The program will feature a dinner program “Come to Table,” Historic Plants in the American Kitchen" with Rosalind Creasy.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-08-26 11:08
This year's Fourth Annual Heritage Harvest Festival takes place Saturday, September 11, 2010 with a series of workshops, demonstrations, and presentations.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2010-08-23 13:07
A British anthropologist is going to live for a year with the Inughuit in Greenland in the hopes of studying and documenting their language. The Inughuit are the northernmost tribe of Inuits in Greenland and speak Inuktun, a non-written language that is considered a pure dialect of Inuit.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-08-14 14:40
During the weekend of July 3-4, 2010, reenactors from around the world converged on the banks of the River Vistula in Warsaw, Poland to celebrated the 400th anniversary of the Battle of Klushino in 1610.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2010-08-07 16:40
While in power, Saddam Hussein drained the vast marshes of southern Iraq, destroying the ancient way of life of the people there and removing the habitat of many wild species. Now, the land and its culture have partially recovered, thanks to the efforts of both local people and Iraqi conservationists.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-08-03 07:17
Medieval skills and traditions are passed on to a new generation of stonemasons each year at the stonemasonry workshop at St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland. The workshop is a joint effort by the cathedral and Telford College.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2010-07-28 16:30
Two skeletons and other artifacts dating to the Thirty Years War were found in Stralsund, Germany. Muskets engraved with the owners initials have helped identify the bodies as Hapsburg soldiers.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-07-25 16:41
Fifty-one visitors to Castell Coch in Tongwynlais near Cardiff, Wales got more than they bargained for when a maintenance crane collapsed the castle's drawbridge, trapping the visitors inside. No one was injured.