Cultures of Europe
Submitted by Aoife on Mon, 2005-04-25 10:10
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 11:54
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 11:34
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 16:14
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 20:39
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 13:19
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 10:34
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 08:49
"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 11:14
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 19:38
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 11:26
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 12:04
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 16:35
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 16:28
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 22:38
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 13:10
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 14:39
Historians are using DNA and modern forensic technology to investigate the death of Anges Sorel, mistress to Charles VII of France.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2004-10-06 11:36
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum, as well as a searchable database, featuring European painting and sculpture from the 12th-18th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-09-17 10:16
Amanda Greene reports on the mythology of the Knights Templars and their portrayal in books such as The Da Vinci Code. Is it fact ot fiction?
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-09-11 11:40
A new study by the Ohio State University states that Northern European men of the early Middle Ages were nearly as tall as modern-day Americans.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-08-20 13:51
New evidence from two different sources has placed the legendary Atlantis in either Spain or Ireland.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2004-08-16 15:13
Leading edge forensic science has been used to reconstruct the face of the Anglo-Saxon woman known as Mrs Getty.
Submitted by Aoife on Tue, 2004-07-13 12:14
This episode of the Links List is about Medieval Kitchens--not the food itself, but the place where it was prepared.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2004-06-30 17:29
''Fit for a King: Courtly Manuscripts, 1380-1450'' will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through August 29.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-06-18 13:34
Germany was where more male and female "witches" were killed by civilian tribunals around the start of the 15th century, according to a new book on the Inquisition -- about 25,000 out of a population of 16 million -- but the book's editor says that fewer people were killed in the Inquisition than is commonly believed.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-06-17 15:22
On Sunday June 20, 2004 at 9:00 p.m. (EDT), the History Channel will present "The Quest for King Arthur."
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2004-06-16 10:05
''Voices for Tolerance in an Age of Persecution'' will be on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, through October 30.
Submitted by Aoife on Wed, 2004-04-21 21:25
This week Dame Aoife provides links for websites dealing with holy orders and monasteries.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-01-02 21:39
History News Network: Australian Michael Hastings is, in truth, King Michael I of England, the heir to the Plantagenet bloodline, and should be living in Buckingham Palace rather than Jerilderie, NSW, according to a British historian.