Medieval History Books 2016
Totally unfair, we have highlighted a handful of books on Medieval History, which we are looking forward to in 2016….
Medieval Anniversaries 2016
1016 Cnut the Great Conquered England and in 1066 William the Conqueror defeated Harold at the Battle of Hastings. However, more anniversaries are in the pipeline….
Medieval Exhibitions 2016
This year opens with a number of exhibitions on medieval matters of the more esoteric kind. However, autumn will bring a major exhibition in Paris on the Merovingians….
Medieval News 2016, No. 1
All about Viking skis, a new Norwegian film about the civil war in 1206 and how the actors learned how to ski, knit a pair of medieval mittens, read the book reviews and much more…
The Birkebeiners in 1205
During Christmas 1205 a group of brave Norwegians set out on a perilous journey on skis in order to bring the heir to the Norwegian throne to safety in Trondheim. A Norwegian film will soon premiere….
Gloves and Mittens From the Past
Mittens, gloves and gauntlets represent a number of different types of protective gear for the hands. Their medieval history has recently been told in a new Dutch book….
Knitted Mittens from the 13th century
Estonia is known for its very old tradition for using knitted mittens for prestigious gifts. The oldest fragment is from the 13th century….
Advent – Truce of God
Originally Advent was a period of Parousia with Christmas signalling the Second Coming of Christ. Later it became an important period of peace, when warring and feuding was strictly prohibited. This was signalled by the Triumphant Coming of Christ – and his earthly representative: the king….
Medieval Histories Magazine 2015 November, No. 21
Advent in Århus
Bernt Notke (c. 1440 – 1509) was a German Painter and wood-carver responsible for the intricate altarpiece in Århus Cathedral, which has three positions, feast, Passion and Advent….
Catherine of Aragon and Lace Making
Tanner’s Day used to be a holiday celebrated by the lace makers in Bedfordshire. The tradition might go back to Catherine of Aragon.…
Tandry Whigs are soft buns served on St. Andrew’s Day on the 30th of November. The modern version has medieval roots. Here is a recipe….
Giotto in Milan
Giotto is without doubt one of the great masters of European Art. This autumn a major exhibition – Giotto L’Italia – of fourteen masterpeices may be seen in Milan….
Guide to Giotto in Italy
Giotto played a revolutionary role in European Art History. Most of his art consists of frescoes and cannot be “moved” around.
A new website tries to guide the tourist to the places in Italy where his frescoes and art can be enjoyed.…
Images-within-Images in Italian Painting 1250-1350
NEW BOOK: Images within images are seldom just decorative details. More often than not they function as meta-commentaries. This book traces this phenomenon in the paintings of Giotto and his contemporaries….
The conference on Manuscript and Medium will explore manifold aspects of medieval manuscripts in all their physicality and in an interdisciplinary context
Each year an international Viking Age Symposium is organised by the Universities of Copenhagen, Odense, Århus and Kiel. May 2016 will focus on Facts & Fictions about the Vikings
A conference entitled “The Influences of the Dominican Order in the Middle Ages” will be held at the University of Oxford in September 2016
The Royal Studies Network connects scholars who are working on monarchal topics in any geographical or temporal context. Conference in 2016 announced