Cultures of Europe
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-28 17:38
An article for NPR's Morning Edition looks at the history of the Swiss Guard, who have guarded the Pope for over 500 years.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-21 21:51
Maltacom's National Cultural Foundation has sponsored a Lm6,000 project to digitize maps from a collection owned by Albert Ganado.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-05 17:59
Vincent Fernandes of the Daiji World looks at the origins of Boxing Day from its roots at the feast of St. Stephen to a day celebrating donating to charity.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2005-12-22 10:47
Dr. Godfrey Wettinger, Professor Emeritus at the University of Malta, recently spoke on place-names and surnames in Malta’s medieval history.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-12-20 12:39
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, 2005-12-17 08:48
Archaeologists are marveling at what appears to be a Bronze Age pyramid found recently near Visoko, Bosnia-Herzegovina. If this is a true pyramid, it will be the first ever found in Europe.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-12-12 19:27
The News Journal describes several examples of "agritourism" in the state of Delaware, including Baronage Farm in Townsend.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-11-26 08:18
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, 2005-11-14 17:58
A Swiss reenactment group, the Companie of Saynte George, is dedicated to bringing to life a 15th century military castle garrison complete with craftsmen and their families.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2005-11-14 12:05
"The Companie of Saynte George tries to bring to life a small late medieval 15th century military company of castle garrison with its attendant craftsmen and their families."
This group is exceptionally careful about authenticity, including requirement of authenticity for items not visible to the public. Their web site has extensive descriptions, drawings, and photographs of period clothing
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-28 11:05
Would you have been voted off the Iron Age island? The BBC's History Trail lets players try their skills at a number of Iron Age survival skills.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-10-26 12:48
A "scholarly resource for the study of women's religious communities from 400 to 1600 C.E."
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-09-27 08:27
The New York Academy of Medicine hosts a four-part lecture series, beginning September 27, on the subject of medicine in ancient and medieval times.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-09-26 11:05
Anyone with a few extra thousand dollars may want to bid on a 15th century book of hours up for auction on eBay.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2005-09-20 16:10
"Prague, The Crown of Bohemia, 1347-1437" will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 3.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-09-13 17:48
The Empire of Chivalry and Steel is a non-profit reenactor group that "specializes in the general recreation of the culture of the Middle Ages including all of the Art Forms, Events (Feasts, Tournaments, Ceremonies and Wars) and Combat Arts from that period."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-10 17:06
Lord Rakonczay Gergely has been studying western influences on Hungary before the Turkish invasion. His findings are available online.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-23 15:47
The British Library has made over 250 books documenting European festivals and cermonies from 1475 to 1700 available online.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-07-30 15:33
Hadrian's Wall is scheduled to be the first historic site in a trans-national Heritage Site Network known as "Frontiers of the Roman Empire."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-07-19 13:05
"Early Modern Notes," a costuming website for re-enactors, discusses sources for information on late period garb.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-25 15:38
A Mississippi high school teacher is among the archaeologists working on the excavation of a Roman fort at Halmyris in the delta where the Danube River empties into the Black Sea.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2005-06-23 17:40
A 15th Century marble masterpiece in private hands for 400 years and now attributed to the Renaissance sculptor Donatello went on public view this week for the first time.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2005-05-19 08:52
The Coxcomb Academy of Performing Arts is one of the premier resources in the SCA for instruction in European stage and street performance techniques. Each year at Pennsic War, they provide a full week of intensive training in the performing arts, with a graduation performance at the conclusion of the week.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-15 09:06
Anthropologists working with nine skeletons discovered in May 2004 in Amsterdam's Maastricht district believe that the remains are of members of the Staatse leger (State army) who were killed during the siege of the city.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-05-09 14:02
The commercial web site Esoteric Creations has posted an article on the history of linen and the importance of its use in the clothing of the people of Egypt and Middle Ages Europe.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-08 13:37
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will present The Mysterious Bog People July 9, 2005- January 23, 2006.
Submitted by Aoife on Mon, 2005-04-25 09:10
Archaeological examinations of naturally-preserved bodies retrieved from bogs provide valuable insights into the daily lives and cultural values of ancient civilizations. Dame Aoife takes us on a tour in this week's installment of Aoife's Links.
Submitted by Aoife on Thu, 2005-04-07 10:54
We all know about the Chatelain(e) as an SCA officer who helps newcomers, but the medieval root of this name has more to do with accessorizing than acclimating. Aoife's Links this week explores the "jewelry-and-keychain variety" of chatelaine.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-03-22 10:34
An online quiz lets you discover who you would have been in the year 1400 C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-03-18 15:14
A recent medical study by researchers at the University of Liverpool concludes that the Black Plague of the Middle Ages may have increased modern Europeans' resistance to HIV.