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

Hildesheim Cathedral © holidays in Lower Saxony

Material Culture, Art and the Elites at Hildesheim 1130 – 1250

9. February 2018

The Cathedral and the Church of the Abbey in Hildesheim are rightly famous. Not only the architecture, but also the interior design create the idea of “total works of art”. The question is how this came about? And what role the elites played between 1130 -1250 Read more

Tunics and trousers worn by two armed fighters in the Villa Armerina in Sicily, 4th century. Source: wikipedia

Dress and Personal Appearance in Late Antiquity

3. February 2018

Even though clothes in Late Antiquity might be mended and remade until they were threadbare, they might still be embellished with cut out appliques of recycled tapestries. Read more

Norwegian Royal drinking Horn © Natmus/Lennert Larsen cc-by-sa

The Royal Drinking Horns of Norway

1. February 2018

The National Museum in Copenhagen has a fine collection of medieval drinking horns. Two of these are the so-called Royal Horns from Norway. Currently, Norwegians are trying to lobby for a return of at least one of the horns Read more

First page of the Cogadh Gaedhel re Gallaibh Sorce: wikipedia

Network Analysis of the Battle of Clontarf in 1014

29. January 2018

Network analysis of the Viking Age in Ireland as portrayed in Cogadh Gaedhel re Gallaibh reveals the cultural difference between Vikings and the Irish Read more

Book of Deer c. 900. fol 17 r. © Cambridge University Library

Book of Deer Monastery Rediscovered

28. January 2018

The Book of Deer is a 10th century manuscript currently preserved at Cambridge University. Recently, the Monastery of Deer was found by archaeologists. Read more

Reconstruction of burial and cremation at the ship-setting at Gudenaaen in the 7th century © Moesgaard/Eric Sosa

The Kings at Gudenaaen in the 7th century

21. January 2018

Archaeologists recently discovered a huge shipsetting from c. AD 600 near the largest river in Northern Denmark near Vejerslev. Read more

Alex Langlands Cræft - An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts

Cræft – True Meaning of Traditional Crafts

15. January 2018

An archaeologist takes us into the ancient world of traditional crafts to uncover their deep, original histories. Filled with a slow living it speaks to out innermost and deep yearning af a simple life Read more

Brooch from Winfarthing © Tom Lucking

Anglo-Saxon Treasure from Winfarthing

6. December 2017

In 2014 two students discovered an undisturbed grave with a trove of early Anglo-Saxon jewellery. Declared a Norwich Castle Museum is scrambling to find the funds to keep it in public hands. Read more

New Books February 2018

Conferences 2018

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Reenactment at Agincourt. Source: wikipedia

Minor Medieval News January 2018

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