Cultures of Europe
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-04-13 15:18
"Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris/ Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior" ("I hate and I love. Why do I do it, perchance you might ask? I don't know, but I feel it happening to me and I'm burning up.") sings Ista, a German rap group that uses Latin verse in its performances.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-04-05 08:14
The Quest, a Classic Media Group production, follows the journey of the Knights Templar through Europe by studying the work of archaeologists, anthropologists and historians.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-04-04 07:39
The martial arts of western Europe are gaining popularity in the United States. Practices and conferences where participants wield swords, pikes and daggers, and quote from medieval and renaissance sources, are cropping up all over. Elizabeth Weise of USA Today has the story.
Submitted by aisinbiya on Sun, 2008-03-16 08:05
Lady Aisin Biya has concluded a six-week test of parrot feeding habits, and concludes that parrots would not have survived in medieval Europe on a diet composed only of the seeds available locally.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-03-15 08:51
A new exhibit at Venice's Palazzo Grassi endeavors to disprove the reputation of the "barbaric tribes" during Europe's Dark Ages. Rome and the Barbarians: Birth of a New World will be at the Palazzo Grassi until July 20, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-03-09 09:03
Lady Faoileann reports that the Columbus (Ohio) Museum of Art will sponsor a special exhibit Great Expectations: Aristocratic Children in European Portraiture through June 8, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-03-07 11:26
Lady Racaire from Vienna, Austria, recently visited the Wien Museum with her camera. She shares her large album of research photos on her Flickr website.
Submitted by Ron The Hurler on Fri, 2008-02-29 13:25
Onager offers replicas of ancient catapults as used by the Romans and other cultures up until the medieval period. These are fully functional wooden kits. Makes a great display piece, science project or gift for anyone with an interest in history, engineering or physics.
Submitted by Ron The Hurler on Fri, 2008-02-29 13:20
Build a working model trebuchet! Many sizes and styles are available, all fully functional. Makes a great display piece, educational project or gift for anyone with an interest in history, engineering or physics.
Submitted by margaretc on Mon, 2008-02-18 19:12
The University of St Andrews in Scotland is opening a new interdisciplinary center for Medieval Studies that is one of the largest such centers.
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Exhibits "POMP AND GLORIA! Carriages of the Princes von Thurn und Taxis"
Submitted by Racaire on Tue, 2008-02-12 04:44
Now this exhibition is on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and will end soon: POMP AND GLORIA! Carriages of the Princes von Thurn und Taxis began at Sep. 19, 2007 and runs until Feb. 28, 2008 at the Wagenburg, Schönbrunn Palace.
Submitted by Racaire on Tue, 2008-02-05 14:07
Soon a new exhibition organised by the Kunsthistorisches Museum in collaboration with the Musée du Luxembourg, Paris will be on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna (Picture Gallery): Arcimboldo begins at February 12, 2008 and runs until June 1, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-02-05 06:42
A new study claims that explorer Christopher Columbus may have been responsible for bringing syphilis to Europe. The controversial theory has been debated for years, but the new study of molecular genetics may show whether the theory is true.
Submitted by Ealdred of Cold... on Mon, 2008-01-28 16:07
Literature and the media have glamorized medieval battle, but the reality was much different. In truth, the melee was a "brutal free-for-all with few rules designed very much as a preparation for war."
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2008-01-16 09:16
An article from Time and CNN reports on the large number of works of art stolen from houses of worship each year, a tragic loss of irreplaceable items that represents a lucrative business for thieves.
Submitted by damien on Fri, 2008-01-04 23:09
Errant Knight offers stunning hand-made authentic artefact replicas including court belts, sword and armour belts and jewelry. All items are thoroughly researched to ensure historical accuracy.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2007-12-27 09:26
Need to take off a few pounds or kilograms from the holiday feasting? Eat like your persona! A Shropshire physician claims that Europeans in the Middle Ages were in some ways much healthier than modern people.
Submitted by Racaire on Wed, 2007-12-19 17:36
Racaire shares an album of photos from a recent trip to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria. The photos include some beautiful images of artwork and jewelry.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-05 18:45
Though he doesn't look a day over 500, Swiss hero William Tell has just passed the 700th anniversary of standing up to the cruel vogt by not bowing to a hat on a pole. The rest is history.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-11-26 19:41
The History Channel has created a website with interactive links covering the history of all the major holidays on the calendar.
Submitted by Genevieve la fl... on Mon, 2007-11-05 18:00
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London now allows you to browse and download high-resolution photos of their collections for free.
Submitted by GeoffreyMalachite on Sun, 2007-10-28 11:36
Submitted by Elinor Strangewayes on Mon, 2007-10-15 13:48
The Vatican is finally publishing Processus Contra Templarios, the report from the heresy trials of the Knights Templar that was lost in the Vatican secret archives for 700 years due to a filing error.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-10-14 16:01
The Medieval Dress and Textile Society has announced the topic for its Autumn Meeting to be held October 27, 2007 at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-08 06:12
The Koninklijke Bibiliotheek, under the guidance of Jos Biemans, Special Professor of Medieval Manuscript Studies, has created a website to house and make accessible over 6000 medieval manuscripts currently in the Netherlands.
Submitted by Racaire on Fri, 2007-10-05 15:40
Soon a new exhibition will be on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The Late Titian and the Sensuality of Painting begins at October 18, 2007 and runs until January 6, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-10-04 09:40
Science meets the martial arts in the Stortford Archery Club's online article The Physics of Medieval Archery. The piece was written by Gareth Rees.
Submitted by Baroness Elfreda on Fri, 2007-09-14 10:37
"Do you know someone named Cooper, or Fletcher, or Chapman, or Wainwright? Do you know how those surnames originated? Have you, at some point in your Society career, acted as a gonfalonier, a cordwainer, or an arkwright?"
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-08-25 11:39
Christina Lee, co-organizer of the second conference on Disease, Disability and Medicine in Early Medieval Europe, believes the Dark Ages weren't so dark, at least when it comes to medicine. Heather Whipps of LiveScience has the story.
Submitted by Racaire on Wed, 2007-08-22 12:27
THL Anya Mstyslavyaya and Lady Racaire have started a blog for the embroiderers of Drachenwald: Dragon's Embroidery Workshop.