Cultures of Europe
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-04-09 12:21
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.
Submitted by Racaire on Fri, 2007-04-06 16:03
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.
Submitted by Genevieve la fl... on Fri, 2007-04-06 05:52
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.
Submitted by Racaire on Thu, 2007-04-05 16:01
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).
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-03-11 08:51
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.
Submitted by Ximon marillo d... on Wed, 2007-03-07 22:29
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
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-02-17 17:34
A great online source for documenting medieval genealogy is Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, "the encyclopædia of territories in the medieval western world and the royal and noble families which ruled them."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-02-16 09:27
Project Gutenberg has released an e-book edition of William Carew Hazlitt's Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine. The original was published in London in 1902.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2007-02-14 16:24
"Made for Manufacture: Drawings for Sculpture and the Decorative Arts" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through May 20.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-01-10 17:59
The Shire of Cathanar invites you to a day of dancing, both traditional Medieval Country Dance and Middle Eastern Dance.
The Workshop will be held at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship Hall in New Bern, NC, beginning at 10 AM and running until 5 PM. Instruction will be tailored to the skill level of the participants, so don't be shy if you've never done this before. If you're an old hand at it, not only can we use your experience to help others along, but we also plan to include more advanced dances in the afternoon session. If you're a drummer, feel free to bring your drum and help with the music for the Middle Eastern dancers.
Submitted by Racaire on Fri, 2006-12-29 07:31
Since the first of December a new interesting exhibition is on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna: Christ ist geboren - Prachthandschriften zum Weihnachtsfest. The exhibit runs until 14 January, 2007.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-12-25 09:58
In addition to the birth of Jesus, Christmas Day is associated with many other period beliefs and tales.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-12-20 09:14
"As anybody who has seen the recent Meryl Streep movie The Devil Wears Prada knows, Satan is back in vogue. It is unsurprising, then, that some of the Devil’s sparkle has rubbed off in Western universities."
Submitted by Groomporter on Sat, 2006-11-25 18:02
MacGregor Historic Games offers a variety of board, dice and card games from the past. They have added a discounted, downloadable version of the complete collection of rules they have compiled for the historic games that they sell. Each one includes a little history of the game as well.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-16 07:47
Writer, professor and Arthurian Scholar Norma Lorre Goodrich died September 19, 2006 at her home in Claremont, California. Goodrich was known for her sometimes controversial theory that King Arthur was Scottish rather than English or Welsh.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-10-02 16:08
Elektron, anbar, bernstein, Baltic gold -- by any name, amber has been treasured since ancient times. The Polish city of Gdansk, a world center for amber crafting, recently acquired a new museum devoted to studying the world's most prized sap.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-09-18 07:16
L’Osservatore Romano, the official newspaper of the Vatican, is calling for Latin to become the official language of the European Union. The article comes in the wake of a move by Finland's president to promote the use of the language as "potentially contemporary."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-09-17 12:13
Scholars and writers researching currency exchange and commodities prices will want to take a look at Rutgers University's Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank which has compiled commercial data primarily from northern Europe and Venice.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-08-04 07:49
For several days when Finland took over Presidency of the European Union, publishers of the EU website had decided to post the latest news — in Latin. At least one of the days' posts is still available.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-07-19 19:42
Scolastica la souriete has created a new discussion list for those interested in 13th century European garb.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-06-10 08:37
The popular Romanian tourist attraction Bran Castle, associated with Vlad the Impaler and known as "Dracula's Castle," has been returned to the heir of the Habsburg family. The state had seized the castle when Communist rule began in Romania after World War II.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-27 10:26
On May 27, 1218, the first ships of the Fifth Crusade reached Egypt.
Submitted by Khalidah bint Yahyaa on Thu, 2006-05-18 13:00
Summer brings the call to Glory!
Following in the footsteps of those who first brought goods to Rome, our caravan will find Adventure along the Silk Road. Merchants will gather from far and wide, and Guards will heed the call to protect their goods against the Brigands who await them. Experience the wonders of the Middle East, brave the dangers of the Taklimakan Desert, and join friends Old and New for food and fellowship in Chang’An, the Imperial City.
Up-to-date information is located at: http//www.glorywar.org/Location:
LCCC Campground Buford, WY
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-15 13:47
Latin is growing ever more popular among German secondary students, outstripping both Italian and Spanish.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-13 08:25
Monasteries were a stronghold of medieval gardening in Europe. The manual labor of gardening taught humility and thus benefited the monks' souls, while the herbs and vegetables they grew aided their health.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-05-05 15:24
R. I. Moore reviews Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800, by Chris Wickham, and Europe After Rome: A New Cultural History, 500-1000, by Julia M. H. Smith.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2006-04-29 07:53
Bored with solving The DaVinci Code from Dan Brown's bestselling book? Try solving The Smithy Code, created by the judge in a copyright case involving the book.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-04-24 14:10
BBC Europe editor Mark Mardell muses over the similarities between the power structures of the European Union and those of an emerging feudal state.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-04-17 12:57
If you're visiting Jersey in the Channel Islands this summer, you can see a demonstration of period falconry.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-04-09 16:48
On April 9, 1241, Polish knights fought the invading Mongol army at Liegnitz (aka Legnica) in Silesia.