Designing identity: The Power of Textiles in Late Antiquity
- Powerful Textiles from Late Antiquity in New York….
- The catalogue accompanying the exhibition on the Power of Textiles in Late Antiquity is both beautiful and informative….
- Textiles in Late Antiquity….
- Byzantine Textiles in German Collections….
Medieval News April 2016, No 4
Forty pages packed with Medieval News about textiles from Late Antiquity, new Viking settlement in Newfoundland, a Danish expedition into the North Atlantic, which some believe reached the same shores in 1473 and how to churn your butter with the devil… plus as usual a list of new books
Churning Butter with the Devil
Milking and churning butter were competences belonging to the female sphere in Northwestern Europe. However, in the later Middle Ages, butter became a very important export article. This led to the development of a special motif: the devil’s milkmaid….
Medieval Bog Butter
RECIPE: Make your own medieval butter and preserve it in an Irish Bog. Brian Kaller tells us how….
Was Joan of Arc Epileptic?
From the age of thirteen, Joan of Arc experienced frequent episodes of auditory and visual hallucinations. Did she suffer from epilepsy? Or was she a saintly Maid on a Mission?….
Medieval News 2016 – March
The March Issue of Medieval News 2016 brings you the new stories about Joan of Arc – her purported ring, a legal battle, and neurologist claiming she was epileptic … and much more!
Domrémy – the Birth Place of Joan of Arc
The place to go to ponder the life and death of Joan of Arc is the humble village near the Meuse, where she was born….
Joan of Arc Museum in Rouen
Historial Joan of Arc is anstallation in Rouen. Here she has been turned her into a digitized saint…
Joan of Arc’s Ring a Stage Prop at Puy du Fou
Recently the Puy du Fou foundation, which runs a historical theme park in Western France, bought the alleged ring of Joan of Arc. The purported relic has now been brought home…
Christ from Aunslev – Denmarks Oldest Crucifix
Some time around 900 a Danish Viking woman went for a walk in the fields near Aunslev on the Island of Funen and lost a very precious piece of jewellery: a viking crucifix. The pendant may witness to an early presence of Christianity in Denmark….
The Viking Ship Burial at Ladby
Curiously enough, Vikings in Denmark were buried in so-called ships-settings, stone-ships created in the landscape to mark out the their graves. Only one viking has ever been found in his ship: the Viking from Ladby….
Fashion in Renaissance Nürnberg
In Nürnberg they have an amazing collection of dresses and other items of clothing, which is usually hidden away. Now for the first time in decades 50 costumes are shown as part of special exhibition, In Fashion…
Medieval News 2016, No. 2
This week brings you articles about
- a major exhibition in Nürnberg
- Arthurian murals from the 13th century
For the apparel oft proclaims the man…
How come nudity played such an important role in the visualization of Renaissance man and woman? One reason was, it could be used to counterbalance the dressing up of people in the 16th century….
Pleated Dresses and Wide Gowns
In the 15th century it became fashionable to parade the pregnant body. A special type of garment was developed: The wide Gown. In Nürnberg a unique example has been preserved….
Contrary to received wisdom monks flittered around the Early Medieval Mediterranean. Conference in November explores these Monastic Journeys
Towns in Medieval Europe were small and seemingly insignificant. Portuguese conference aims to zoom in upon their role and function
Seafaring in the Early Medieval Archipelagos of the North Atlantic is a three-day international conference bringing scholars together in order to create a platform for future collaboration and interdisciplinary projects and research programmes.
Session at next MAA conference in Toronto will shed light on the period “After the Carolingians: Manuscript Illumination in the Tenth–Eleventh Centuries