New exhibit open now at the Getty Museum! Illuminating Women in the Medieval World June 20-September 17, 2017 Curated by Christine Sciacca Modern…
Three tales of murder from the Byzantine court.
The mountains and hills of Spain are covered in many little towns. They are more than picturesque; so charming that they’re almost saccharine.…
Features: Cool off and kick off summer with Swimming in the Middle Ages &
Learn about the Valkyries in: The Women of Völsunga Saga
Exhibits: Illuminating Women in the Medieval World at the Getty
Books: Review of Everyday Life in Tudor London
Travel: Visiting SoCal’s Koroneburg Renaissance Festival
How was Stonehenge perceived in the Middle Ages? Was it simply abandoned to the passage of time?
Five more new historical fiction novels…
From vegetarian meat substitutes to beach parties – find out what came from the Middle Ages!
Can your dog dig up rings, dance to music, or tell if a lady is pregnant? Find out what strange tricks dogs could perform in the Middle Ages.
In this book I argue that the varied visual and textual source material related to Matilda (1156-1189) provides an insight into her duties and responsibilities at her husband’s court.
The representative nonmonastic, or lay, community in Medieval London comprises samples from Guildhall Yard (1140–1350 CE), Spital Square (1200–1500 CE), St. Mary Graces (1350–1538 CE), and St. Benet Sherehog (1250–1666 CE).
Medieval games, I argue, do not always fit neatly into traditional or modern theoretical game models, and modern blanket definitions of ‘game’—often stemming from the study of digital games—provide an anachronistic understanding of how medieval people imagined their games and game-worlds.
Escape this summer to the Middle Ages with these five historical fiction novels…
In many ways, Abbot Samson would resemble the Chief Executive Officer of a company – indeed, he was actually running a corporation that would have been worth tens of millions of pounds in today’s money
There’s nothing archaeologists like better than piles of centuries-old rubbish. Ancient bones and stones from trash heaps can tell complex stories. And in central Norway, at least, the story seems to be that Vikings and their descendants brewed beer by tossing hot rocks into wooden kettles
The story of how I made the jump from trained academic to designing coloring books
One of the most common images of ritual hand-washing in the medieval period depicts the Gospel account of the Roman procurator Pontius Pilate washing his hands after condemning Jesus to death.
By all accounts, St. Æthelthryth was married twice and remained a virgin. During her life she was a princess of East Anglia, queen of Northumbria, and finally abbess and founder of the monastery at Ely.
When we think of the concept of experience, we would most likely not be thinking of the Middle Ages.
It is the purpose of this thesis to demonstrate that there were legitimate and acceptable forms of violence that could be used to police society.
This dissertation is about a debate that occurred in thirteenth-century philosophy over an apparently bizarre question: Can individuals really have proper names?
This paper explores how the study of animal bones, and the material practices associated with responses to other species, can build on the foundations of existing scholarship on otherness, alterity and monstrosity.
This week’s look at five books about the Middle Ages
Even in the Middle Ages one can find accounts of people doing death-defying stunts for our entertainment.
The concept of a right has not changed since the middle ages and neither have the kinds of justifications given for recognising rights.