Cultures of Europe
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-03-07 10:26
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 12:25
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 12:20
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 18:12
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 03:44
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 13:07
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 05:42
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 15:07
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 08:16
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 22:09
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 08:26
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 16:36
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 17:45
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 18:41
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 17:00
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 10:36
Submitted by Elinor Strangewayes on Mon, 2007-10-15 12:48
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 15:01
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 05:12
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 14:40
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 08:40
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 09:37
"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 10:39
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 11:27
THL Anya Mstyslavyaya and Lady Racaire have started a blog for the embroiderers of Drachenwald: Dragon's Embroidery Workshop.
Submitted by kyppyn on Tue, 2007-08-14 22:39
Black Tower Enterprises specializes in Custom made SCA armor and accessories. If you have always wanted leather armor with your SCA device or Celtic knotwork in the colors of your choice, then check out their catalog and gallery of past customized armor.
Submitted by Dalin_Caulder on Sun, 2007-08-12 19:59
I have begun building a site devoted to my persona, and the writings created by my persona.
I am a 15th century sailor aboard the ship known as "The Crimson Star". I serve as firstmate, and write fictional tales about our voyages, and adventures as a "merchant" ship. I also write poetry and will soon have other stories to add to the site. please feel free to visit at http://dalincaulder.ang
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-08-09 12:58
Archaeologists in Eindhoven, Netherlands have discovered the remains of a 15th century gate, one of three that guarded the medieval city. The Woensel Gate stood in the middle of a wooden bridge which spanned a moat.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-07-31 11:12
According to New Scientist website, last year's exceptional European winter was the warmest since 1289, when unusual temperatures were caused by a large volcanic eruption in the tropics.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-27 14:35
“Wo sich Himmel und Erde Begegnen” (Where heaven and earth meet) read posters advertising Stift Klosterneuburg, a 900-year-old monastery near Vienna, Austria, one of the oldest working monasteries in the country. Sarah Wildman of the New York Times visits.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2007-07-17 18:03
Archaeologists in the village of Topolchane, Bulgaria have unearthed artifacts of gold, silver and pottery dating back to the 4th century B.C.E., including a golden mask.