Cultures of Europe
Submitted by sarregreyhand on Wed, 2012-01-18 23:38
Inspired by medieval and earlier times,Reannag Teine specializes in unique, usable pottery—safe for food and drink and well as modern conveniences as the oven, dishwasher, and microwave. All the designs are drawn free-hand and hand-painted onto the hand-thrown pottery—no molds or stencils used—and our wares are designed sturdy, built to survive years of everyday use.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-12-18 15:07
Archaeologists who have found graves from the early Middle Ages with remains disturbed have long believed that grave robbers were responsible, but new research may show that the destruction was done for other reasons than material gain.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-12-16 11:20
The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra will play host to the "first ever exhibition in Australia dedicated to Renaissance paintings." Artdaily.org has a review. Renaissance – 15th & 16th Century Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo will be open December 9, 2011 - April 9, 2012.
Submitted by RenaissanceCost... on Fri, 2011-11-18 14:01
RenaissanceCostumesClothing.com is a leading online retailer of Renaissance merchandise. The company offers a wide variety of costume sets, as well as authentic clothing items, such as shirts, breeches, skirts, corsets, vests, and chemises. These items are high-quality, designed in-house, and exclusive to the company.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-14 07:08
Students of music in the Middle Ages would have learned their notes in a different manner than their modern counterparts. They would have learned the Guidonian Hand, a mthod in which "a map of notes was arranged on the hand."
Submitted by aisinbiya on Sun, 2011-11-13 09:20
Lady Biya Fujin unveiled a new aviculture resource section on her web site. The new "articles" section of Lady Biya Fujin's web site now features articles on a wide range of topics, mostly focused on medieval aviculture, presented for the first time as standard webtext.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-07 16:20
In a September 2011 article on the Fabric-Store.com website, Nicole Novembrino discusses the history and structure of the Gothic fitted dress, featured prominently in images from the mid-1300s until the mid-1400s.
Submitted by Thomas MacFinn on Tue, 2011-10-25 09:48
Foxknife Armory produces carved rattan wasters which are designed to more closely resemble period swords than round batons of flat rattan planks. Thomas has a wide variety of eras and cultures represented and has recently (late 2011) started adding hardware to compliment his blades.
Submitted by aisinbiya on Mon, 2011-10-10 09:50
The Known World Aviculturists Guild has its web presence on Facebook, with a site featuring research resources such as links, period illuminations, and discussions by guild members on a wide range of aviculture topics. A bird is not required to participate in their Society-wide guild--only a genuine interest in how companion birds shaped medieval life.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-09-27 17:27
Visitors to the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will have the opportunity to view 16th century woodcuts, engravings, and etchings relating to the study of science when the museum presents Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Tue, 2011-09-20 10:45
The type of bacteria which caused the European "Black Death" plague in the mid-1300s has been identified as Yersina pestis, according to a news report on CNN.com. That particular strain of bacteria no longer seems to exist, although a different form still affects people in a number of countries.
Submitted by Etienne_of_Burgundy on Mon, 2011-09-19 17:34
How did the shipping of huge amounts of gold and silver from the New World contribute to the collapse of the Spanish Empire? Learn about that and how the Medicis evolved from a criminal gang into international bankers and the richest family in Italy in the PBS series "Ascent of Money" presented by Professor Niall Ferguson.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2011-09-08 06:34
A white spot on an aerial photograph has led researchers to a well preserved Roman gladiator school in Austria. The site has been mapped out in detail using ground penetrating radar.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-09-07 16:12
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers free online courses under its MITOpenCourseWare program. Among the many subjects offered is history.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-08-25 09:36
AOL has published a slideshow of "11 Bizarre and Mysterious Historical Sites," including several from the Middle Ages. (photos)
Submitted by dsickle on Mon, 2011-08-22 18:07
CastleReign creates reproduction antique and medieval doors for your home, tavern, art studio, game room, garden and other areas around your home and business.
Submitted by Sir_Guillaume on Mon, 2011-08-22 16:39
Caid's Duke Guillaume de Belgique was the focus of a recent "On The Job" column in the Patch, a local Southern California news service website, which profiled his work with the independent educational outreach program Chivalry Today.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-08-22 14:03
Hundreds of narrow tunnels called "Erdstalls" can be found throughout the Bavarian region of Germany and Austria. While most experts agree that they are medieval, no one knows why they were built or how they were used. This has led to the Erstalls being called "Central Europe's last great mystery."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-08-16 13:37
Utrecht University in the Netherlands has created a website to make available early musical scores "to students, scholars, performers, and interested amateurs."
Submitted by piotrzavilov on Tue, 2011-08-16 10:40
Proportional Lime Type Foundry issues a line of electronic fonts, based on historical exemplars, suitable for print and web use. The historical period fonts offered at reasonable prices are excellent reproductions of the originals with added functionality such as extended punctuation and characters for modern use.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-08-07 06:49
A presentation from the 2011 annual conference for the North European Symposium for Archaeological Textiles (NESAT) explores the use of the bra in the 15th century. The paper by Beatrix Nutz is entitles Bras in the 15th Century? A Preliminary Report.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-08-06 12:13
The University of California Press eBook Collection has published a free, online edition of Medieval and Early Modern Monarchic Ritual by János M. Bak. The book was first published in 1990.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-08-02 15:23
Over one hundred medieval manuscripts and miniatures from the Bergendal Collection were auctioned July 5, 2011 at Sotheby's Auction House. The manuscripts include 22 pre-thirteenth century books. (photos)
Submitted by tudorshoppe on Tue, 2011-07-12 09:47
Renaissance Costumes and medieval clothing for those with discriminating taste. Also, buttons, patterns, notions, jewelry, tapestries, toys, swords, panther tents, and more.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-06-12 11:16
Take a 16-room "mini-castle" near Austria. Fill it with interesting and unusual contemporary decor, and you have the Hammerhaus. Photographer Andreas Meichsner of The New York Times has a slideshow.
Submitted by GuenievreDuDrag... on Wed, 2011-06-08 09:30
In which "old' is "new" again. Perhaps these young Mexican gentlemen have been influenced by late 15th century footwear?
Submitted by Godfrey on Tue, 2011-05-24 17:23
Planet Money, which features podcasts about modern economics and news of the economy, recently offered an edition focused on medieval economics, particularly feudalism and guilds.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-05-22 15:53
"Fairy tales still exist! Private individual finds sensational treasure in garden," read an annoucement from Austria's Federal Office for Memorials about the discovery of over 200 pieces of medieval jewelry. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-05-17 17:23
This summer, the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City will sponsor an exhibit of over fifty illuminated medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books showcasing fashionable clothing in Northern Europe.
Submitted by Selene Colfox on Tue, 2011-04-26 09:43
Two great concerts, Sunday night at Potrero war
(May 30th, 2011 Potrero War in Caid, Open Ramada)
First, Join us for the "Bards of A Feather" Family Concert!
(including the Rare Norwegian Blue....)
Starting at 7:00, we'll have a great family concert full of songs, stories, dancing, and all sorts of crazy-making. Good for All ages!