Cultures of Europe
Submitted by La Boheme Bijoux on Sat, 2010-07-10 20:37
La Boheme Bijoux offers an elegant collection of vintage-inspired gemstone and crystal jewelry, including a section of designs inspired by the works of William Shakespeare. This site is a resource for the historical costume enthusiast who loves to complete her ensembles by wearing beautiful one-of-a-kind and limited edition handmade jewelry.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-07-05 15:28
A new study by a team of scientists from the University of Miami finds that El Niño and La Niña may have caused cooling in the central Pacific, leading to drought in medieval Europe.
Submitted by Dubhghall mac Aodha on Tue, 2010-06-29 08:46
An anonymous donor has given to the University of California, Riverside, a book and manuscript collection oriented toward medieval history and valued at almost US$100K.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2010-06-17 07:51
The Cleveland Museum of Art announced that six more of its permanent galleries, including the medieval gallery and the gallery of European painting and sculpture 1500-1800, will reopen June 26, 2010 after extensive renovation.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2010-05-24 10:57
A November exhumation is planned to try to discover the true cause of Tycho Brahe's death. Since a 1901 analysis discovered mercury in a sample of his beard, some have believed the astronomer, "more famous in death than he ever was in life," was murdered.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-05-15 13:30
The Effigies and Brasses website offers links and images for numerous European effigies, brasses, incised slabs, half-reliefs, and other miscellaneous representations dating from the 12th-15th centuries.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2010-05-14 08:05
Ivory works of art separated for centuries have been reunited in a new show at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum in Munich, Germany. Objects that originally stood together but found their way to separate collections are on display side by side until December 2010.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2010-05-08 06:45
The entire Parker library, a collection of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts at Corpus Christi College of Cambridge University, has been made accessible online. Librarian Suzanne Paul narrates a video tour of the collection's highlights.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2010-04-30 14:07
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to digitize more than 100 medieval manuscripts from a wide range of European and Near East cultures.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-04-27 17:03
A team of scientists, who have studied tree rings and medieval wooden architectural materials to determine the climate of the late Middle Ages, report that wet summers were a contributing factor to the disaster of the Black Death in the 14th century.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2010-04-20 06:30
Who were the first European settlers to come to Iceland? Were they truly Ingólfur Arnarson his wife Hallgerdur Fródadóttir, as told in Íslendingabók (Book of Icelanders)?
Submitted by emmrikus on Thu, 2010-04-08 11:54
"If you need a reign coin, site token, or mercenary pay coin-we have it here." After 25 years of Moneyers Guild work throughout the SCA, Master Emmerich of Vakkerfjell, OL, OP, has opened the internet doors on his very own online "Mint." For those that need a coin from almost any period, for almost any event-he suggests, "pay a visit."
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2010-04-08 10:23
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD plans to digitize 105 medieval manuscripts from its 38,000 page collection. The project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will take approximate 2 1/2 years to complete.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-02-23 14:17
In a recent story for NPR's All Things Considered, Madeleine Brand discusses new theories about the Dark Ages, the medieval spice trade, and the Black Plague with Chana Joffe-Walt and Adam Davidson.
Submitted by paternosterladies on Sat, 2010-02-13 16:38
Paternoster Ladies recently opened their new online shopping portal, using the Etsy e-commerce hosting provider.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2010-02-12 17:36
Paternoster Ladies produces one-of-a-kind handmade medieval rosaries, paternosters and chaplets for sale. Their line uses historically available materials to create items inspired by medieval sources such as museum examples and artwork of the time period. Many of their raw materials come from upcycling antique and vintage beads and findings, and the results are pure heaven.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-12-22 09:19
Christmas traditions are cherished around the world. One that is nearly universal is the legend of a friendly spirit who delivers gifts during the Christmas season. TopTenz.net offers their list of Top 10 Santa Legends From Around the World.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-12-16 19:20
Students of the John Carroll School Latin 2 class found themselves dissatisfied with their textbook depiction of ancient Celts and Gauls. Their solution? Create a wiki of online links relating to the subject. (map)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-11-28 16:37
Once a jewel of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the War of Troy Tapestry was removed from exhibit twenty years ago "when it became too damaged to display." Now, after 4,000 hours of restoration, the tapestry will once again take a place of honor in the museum. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-23 18:54
University of Minnesota professor Susan Noakes has received a US$70,000 grant for two years for a project entitled “Globalization of the Middle Ages.” The research will be funded by the university's Imagine Fund.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-20 18:15
The 5th century skeleton of a man, discovered in 1972 in Gloucester, England, has been identified as a Goth, originating from east of the Danube River. Experts feel that the man was most likely a Roman soldier.
Submitted by Racaire on Mon, 2009-10-05 14:43
Racaire reports that she has posted a number of albums of photos from her recent museum excursions on her Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-04 16:20
The discovery of three Roman military camps "will rewrite the history of the Romans in Austria," said Stefan Groh, the leader of the Austrian Archeological Institute team which discovered the camps near Strebersdorf. The sites were found on the amber road, the ancient trading route which runs through the country.
Submitted by Rozani on Wed, 2009-09-30 11:23
Bring out your dead! These words will ring true once again in our current Middle Ages. The sights and sounds of the season will bring forth the return of The Plague Mask, October 29 through November 1 at Ft. Gaines in Dauphin Island, Alabama.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-09-10 15:56
In a 2002 article for the website Strange Horizons, Michael Livingston looks at three modern myths about medieval maps, and discusses what medieval maps truly were.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-09-05 17:18
Christie's auction house in London is trying to verify claims that an ornately-decorated piece of wood, found at an English car boot sale, might be the door of a Templar tabernacle, dating from between 700 and 1200 C.E. (photo)
Submitted by The Dwarf on Thu, 2009-09-03 02:00
The Golden Dwarf is a seller of quality renaissance, medieval, and pirate clothing, costumes, garb, armor, weapons, and accessories for LARP, Reenactment, Ren-Faires, and SCA.
Submitted by Fabric Dragon on Thu, 2009-08-27 13:34
Fabric Dragon sells many items, but of especial interest to most SCAdians are the linen threads in multiple weights and colors, silk threads in multiple weights, colors, and degree of twist, beads (including those small enough to use easily in embroidery) and pearls of various types.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-08-25 15:13
After a 6th century earthquake destroyed the town of Dionisopolis, Byzantine emperors built a stronghold at Balchik, overlooking the Black Sea. Now a new team of experts hope to reveal more secrets of the site.
Submitted by WinterTreeCrafts on Sun, 2009-08-09 12:33
Winter Tree Crafts provides locally hand-made SCA armour and leather goods of high quality at a reasonable price. They offer both custom and in-stock armour with an eye to authenticity.