In the first of what will be an occasional series, here are five new websites on the Middle Ages…
Last week, dozens of Toronto-area bloggers gathered at a local bar, bringing with them their iPhones and Blackberries. Amidst watching Viking re-enactors fight it out on stage and playing trivia, the group got ready for the main event of the evening – watching a tv show about the Pergamon and Neues Museums in Berlin, Germany, and tweeting history.
The show is an interactive, trans-medieval journey into castle engineering, bloody siegecraft, and epic clashes that transform mortals into legends. Hosted by UK celebrity Dan Snow, the show takes its viewers over six one-hour timeslots to Syria, France, Spain, Wales, Poland and England delving into the stories of six fascinating castles.
A database identifying over 15000 people in medieval Scotland has been officially launched. Paradox of Medieval Scotland, 1093-1286 draws on over 6000 charters to construct a unique data-base that provides biographical information about all known people in Scotland during that period. Historians and researchers will be able to search or browse through 15,221 persons, which is […]
We profile Anachronista, which is written by Carrie Russell. Entering its fifth year, Anachronista was one of the first blogs that I regularly followed, because of Carrie’s interesting and often funny posts and her web savvy. We interviewed Carrie Russell by email: Why did you decide to start your own blog? As a child I was […]
We are profiling a brand new blog – The Heptarchy Herald – which offers just a few posts so far, but it looks as if it will provide some interesting discussions: We interviewed the blogger behind The Heptarchy Herald: I normally start my questions with why you started your blog, but I think you wrote […]