Book of Leinster © Trinitiy College Dublin

Rare Glimpse of Early Medieval Ireland

19. May 2018

This summer, the Library of the Trinity College in Dublin, exhibits its collection of more than 200 precious medieval and early modern manuscripts written in Irish. Read more

Magdeburg Cathedral. Source: wikipedia

The Romanesque Route in Sachsen-Anhalt

13. May 2018

Through the scenery of Sachsen-Anhalt runs a fascinating route along which it is possible to discover the riches of Romanesque architecture. Established in 1993, it is the perfect showcase for Germany in the 10th and 11th centuries Read more

Memleben from the air ©

Memleben – a Royal and Monastic Centre in 10thcentury Germany

13. May 2018

Memleben, one of the royal centres in Ottonian Germany is located at the river Unstrut. Founded in the 8th century, its heyday fell in the late 10th century, when the last Ottonians briefly planned to turn the place into a memorial shrine for its family Read more

Village at Memleben in Saale-Unstrut- source Wikipedia

Monasteries in the Region of Saale and Unstrut 2018

12. May 2018

Summer 2018 in the region of Saale-Unstrut celebrates the Romanesque heritage preserved in cathedrals, churches and monasteries – or the ruins thereof Read more

Hildegard von Bingen - Ordo Virtutem - Festival Montalbâne 2018

Festival Montalbâne 2018

12. May 2018

Festival Montalbâne is a festival for medieval music, which is held each year in the region of the Unstrut-Saale. It now runs in its 28th year. This year it is part of the exhibition programme, Monastery & World 2018 Read more

Old Uppsala reconstructed for VR recorder

Old Uppsala Visualized

23. April 2018

Now gone, the plain surrounding Old Uppsala c. AD 650 was not only marked by the burial mounds but also dotted with halls, an impressive parkway and a surrounding marketplace. New Virtual Reality reconstruction lets visitors walk the landscape Read more

Hoard from Rügen 2018 with Cross Coins from the reign of Harold Blutooth © Landesamtes für Kultur und Denkmalpflege

Astonishing Viking Silver Hoard discovered at Rügen in Germany

20. April 2018

A few days ago, a 13-year old girl discovered an extraordinary Viking silver hoard with the largest number of so-called cross coins from the reign of Harold Bluetooth. Read more

Suevic Cauldron from Mušov © Regional Museum of Mikolov, Czechia

The Time of the Sueves in Iberia AD 409–585

15. April 2018

The exhibition, In Tempore Sueborum, invites us to explore the life and times of the Suevi and how they lived together with the Gallo-Romans in Late Antiquity in the northwest corner of the Iberian Peninsula, where the Suevi settled after AD 409. Read more

Kingdom Come: Deliverance © Warhouse Studios 2018

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

15. March 2018

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a roleplaying video-game set in the medieval Kingdom of Bohemia in 1403. It offers great realism in both story and gameplay. Read more

Capricorn - Liturgical calendar for Ravenna, Italy, Milan (?), 1386

The Medieval Calendar in Books of Hours

5. March 2018

For people in the Middle Ages keeping track of time was all important. Early on, the Church set up itself as the timekeeper par excellence. But how did clerics keep the time? New book introduces the student to the intricacies of medieval timekeeping. Read more

Castel Pergine in the Valsugana Valley. Sorce: Pinterest

Siberian Cold and Pastoralism in the Early Medieval Alps

28. February 2018

When winter came to Italy in the 6th century, people took to the hills and had to find new ways of surviving. This changed their subsistence and diet. Read more

Elongated Skull from Collegno 6th century. Source: Wikipedia

Social Structure among the Longobards in Northern Italy in the 6th and 7th centuries

26. February 2018

Studies of ancient DNA on skeletons from two migration period cemeteries in Hungary and Italy tells us in detail about the social structure in the 6th and 7th centuries.  Read more

Isabella and Ferdinand in Capilla Real in Granada. Source: Wikipedia

Newly Discovered Requiem Mass by Antonio Gallego c. 1530

23. February 2018

Until recently a requiem by the Spanish Composer, Antonio Gallego, was totally unknown. Currently, a project is crowdsourcing funds to get it performed. Read more

Black Death

New Research into the Black Death

20. February 2018

Was the plague brought to people by rats or human lice? How severely did the pestilence strike? What may we learn from modern epidemics? New research shed light on some old conundrums. Read more

Abelard and Heloise in a relief from the tomb at Paraclet. Now at Pierre Lachiase in Paris. Source: Wikipedia

A Medieval Love Story – Abelard and Heloise

14. February 2018

Abelard and Heloise loved each other. Their love affair, though, was so much more than just an act of carnal lust. It was also a relationship filled with charity and friendship. By delving into their love story, we may learn of a faraway world Read more

View from the Castle at Almodovar © The Villa Company

Wild Edible Plants in Medieval Spain

12. February 2018

The history of medieval landscapes tells us of forests, groves and meadows sourced for wild edible plants and other fauna, which might help to survive despite fragile economic situations Read more

New Book Catalogues 2018

Boydell & Brewer Medieval History Catalogue 2018

Cornell University Press Medieval History Catalogue 2018

Brepols Medieval Studies Catalogue 2018

Oxbow Medieval Archaeology Catalogue 2018

New Books February 2018

Conferences 2018

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Gothic Armoury from Royal Armouries in Leeds

Minor Medieval News April 2018

Ever so often, we stumble upon news from the medieval world, which merit a notice…