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Cultures of Europe

Download hi-res research photos from the Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London now allows you to browse and download high-resolution photos of their collections for free.

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Vatican publishes documents from Knights Templar heresy trials

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.

"Archaeological textiles from Northern Europe" lecture in London

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.

Dutch medieval manuscripts online

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.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Exhibits "The Late Titian and the Sensuality of Painting"

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.

The physics of medieval archery

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.

Take the Librarian's Challenge

"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?"

Dark Ages medicine found to be "enlightened"

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.

Dragon's Embroidery Workshop

THL Anya Mstyslavyaya and Lady Racaire have started a blog for the embroiderers of Drachenwald: Dragon's Embroidery Workshop.

Black Tower Enterprises Leather Armor and Accessories

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.

My Persona & Writings Page

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

15th century moat gate found in the Netherlands

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.

European winter warmest since Middle Ages

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.

"Where Heaven and Earth Meet"

“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.

2,400 Year-Old Royal Mask Found in Bulgaria

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.

6th century European discovered in Chinese tomb

Chinese archaeologists have discovered the 1,400-year-old remains of a European man in a tomb in central China. The burial proves that cultural mixing was farther east than experts previously believed.

Exhibit on Renaissance Children on display in Austria

"Prinzenrolle," an exhibit on children and childhood in the Renaissance, will be on display at Schloss Ambras in Innsbruck, Austria.

Interview with historian Natalie Zemon Davis

Medievalists.net features an interview with Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis, Professor Emeritus of History at Princeton University, who currently teaches at the University of Toronto. Davis is the author of nine books and more than 80 articles, "many of which focus on the social and cultural history of 16th century France.

Upper Belvedere in Vienna: Redisplay of the Medieval Collection

Upper Belvedere in Vienna redisplays the Medieval Collection Masterpieces of Medieval Art.

Exhibit on animals & monsters at the Getty

"Medieval Beasts" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through July 29.

Da Vinci Music Decoded

An Ex-Royal Airforce Codebreaker and his son claim to have unlocked the mystery of symbols on the Rosslyn Chapel.

New Getty exhibit is a light in the dark

"Radiant Darkness: The Art of Nocturnal Light" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through July 22.

Rozani Designs

Rozani Designs provides period styles with an original flair. Specialties include Renaissance garb for Lords and Ladies, Smalls and Pleasant Peasants. From Pirate and Wench Wear to clasps and pattern guides, there are goods for the newbie SCAer or advanced seamstress. Choose from masquerade accessories and plumes for designing your own creations. And for dragon and jester enthusiasts, there are staves and more.

Microsoft and Google hope to help save Romansch

In response to a push by 35,000 speakers of Romansch in Switzerland, techno-giants Google and Microsoft have announced that they will support the language in their software.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Exhibits 'The Emperor’s Ivories'

A new exhibition is on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in the Exhibition Hall VIII in Vienna: The Emperor’s Ivories - Masterpieces from the Habsburg Kunstkammer Collection.

London branch taps their natural resources - beer and museums!

The Shire of Thamesreach (mka London, England) is taking advantage of the vast cultural resources at hand in London, and is starting 'Beer and Museum' evenings, on occasional Friday nights in the city, to combine two favourite pastimes of its members.

Saturday Night Fever III Video Online

Mistress Nerissa de Saye has posted a short video from the recent Saturday Night Fever III event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (16th - 18th March 2007).

Collegium Cantorum to perform in D.C.

Collegium Cantorum, a musical group that "specializes in large forms for small choirs and draws most of its repertory from the masterworks of medieval and Renaissance Europe," will present two concerts in the Washington D.C. area on March 31 and April 1, 2007.

L' Esercisio della Spada

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The Company of the Martillodores does send word to all that would accept our challenge to once again come to the Field of Honor and fight with Courtesy, Skill, Camaraderie and Style! All who would come to meet us will be prepared to show the assembled Gallery their best display of those aforementioned qualities in both the Arte of Defense with the rapier (which will be conducted in the style of a Pas d' Armes) Location:
Younge's Grove, Turlock, California