Cultures of Europe
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-17 19:39
Pennsylvania State University's Center for Medieval Studies will offer a seminar March 18-19, 2005. This year's theme is the medieval household.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-02-06 12:19
Excavations are being carried out around the site of the ancient Bulgarian city of Pliska in hopes of finding the mausoleum containing the remains of the country's rulers.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-12-31 09:34
Tuberculosis may have passed from humans to animals, and not the other way around, according to new DNA research conducted on bones from an abandoned medieval village in the Yorkshire Wolds.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2004-12-14 07:49
"Flemish Fantasia: Invention and Imagination in Sixteenth Century Flemish Engravings" is on display at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts through February 27, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-12 10:14
An exhibition, funded by the European Union, of arts and artifacts from the Crusades has opened at the Municipal Arts Centre of Nicosia in Cyprus.
Submitted by Olyane on Tue, 2004-11-30 18:38
The creators of the forthcoming Tolkien-inspired film Ancanar have released a major update of the movie's web site, with news of the film's latest progress.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2004-11-25 10:26
An Elizabethan trading ship, recently found in the Thames estuary may have been headed on a secret trading mission to Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-11-11 11:04
Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac, a 16th century painting believed to be by Renaissance master Titian, was recovered recently after being stolen from a collector's home.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2004-11-05 15:35
Mistress Oonagh O'Neill, from the Barony of Politarchopalis in the Kingdom of Lochac, has an extensive web site with photographs, research notes, and other documentation on European ladies' court dresses from the 16th century.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2004-11-05 15:28
Technically Naked is a web site about the history and construction of men's and women's undergarments in the 16th century in Europe.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-10-26 21:38
Workers near Žilina, Slovakia have begun excavating the ruins of a complete 10th-13th century village beneath the site of a proposed Hyundai/Kia car plant.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-24 12:10
Archaeologists working on the excavation of a 5th or 6th century synagogue near the coastal city of Saranda have uncovered impressive new structures.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2004-10-06 13:39
Historians are using DNA and modern forensic technology to investigate the death of Anges Sorel, mistress to Charles VII of France.