The Legacy of Birgitta of Sweden. Women, Politics, and Reform in Renaissance Italy project tracks the impact of the 14th century mystic and founder of the Bridgettines on later generations.
There are many ways in which to understand present-day warfare. One way is to look at the wars that took place in Middle Ages.
The launch this month of ‘The Northern Way’ research project, which looks at the Archbishops of York from 1304 to 1405, is revealing some fascinating stories, including that of a nun who made an elaborate plan to escape her own convent.
Chemistry of bugs trapped in ancient lake sediment shows a warm climate at a key time in Greenland’s history.
Call for Papers for an International Symposium to be held in Paris, France, from September 12-13, 2019
Figuring out the chemical reactions of the components that made writing on paper possible and last for hundreds of years was the aim of the Meridies Medieval History research group.
The annual International Congress on Medieval Studies – the largest conference about the Middle Ages in the world – is taking place at Western Michigan University from May 9–12, 2019.
The programme for this year’s International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds has been released. Here are 10 sessions we think will…
With this gift, the University of Michigan becomes one of only two schools in the United States with an endowed professorship in medieval art.
Stone carvings which had lain hidden for centuries have been discovered at Dunkeld Cathedral in Scotland. At least a dozen carved saint-like figures were found by a conservation team from Historic Environment Scotland.
A team of researchers examining the remains of a woman buried around the year 1100 AD have – to their surprise – discovered dozens of tiny bits of blue stone in her teeth. They soon realized that she was likely a painter of illuminated medieval manuscripts.
Archaeologists in Iceland have for decades examined the remains of more than 350 graves from the Viking Age. In approximately 150 of these, teeth or bones of horses were found.
Is medieval glass transitioning to liquids? Yes, but the process will take billions of years before you will notice.
Recent discoveries of medieval items and coins were declared Treasures by a coroner in Wales this month. The items will now be going to local museums.
The fourth Power of the Bishop conference to be held at Sarum College, Salisbury, May 30-31, 2019
University of Pennsylvania students pair with visiting scholars to paint illustrations like those in centuries-old illuminated manuscripts.
In total, the boxes purchased contained 119 separate documents, 55 of which were written between 1308 and 1615.
An entry in a late sixteenth-century register has revealed that a ship known as “William” of Aberdeen made a voyage to “the new fund land” (Newfoundland) in 1596
The J. Paul Getty Museum is hosting a new exhibition starting this month that showcases the medieval word.
A medieval structure, believed to be the remains of one of the oldest whisky stills ever discovered, has been unearthed at Lindores Abbey.…
The Israeli Antiquities Authority has announced the discovery of a medieval treasure hoard, consisting of a small bronze pot holding 24 gold coins and a gold earring.
65 years ago Brian Hope-Taylor led an archaeological excavation of a motte-and-bailey castle in southwestern Scotland. The report on that research has just been published.
Archaeologists working along the River Thames in London have discovered the remains of a late-medieval man, still wearing thigh-high leather boots.
Commercial trade routes, including the fur trade routes, would have contributed to the rapid spread of the Black Death and other epidemics throughout Europe.