You are here

Other News

Leave blank for all. Otherwise, the first selected term will be the default instead of "Any".

Reviews from the Brighton Early Music Festival

English
Snippet: 
Leah Stuttard's 13th Century replica harp, not ever present in accompaniment, but twice in a solo role, casts its inevitable spell in the flickering ...
Body: 
‘The Lily And The Rose’ – The Telling (Clare Norburn, soprano; Ariane Prüssner, mezzo soprano; Leah Stuttard, harp, voice, frame drum) in Brighton Early Music Festival at St Paul’s Church, Friday November 4. A concert of ancient songs themed on the symbolism of two flowers, the lily with its purity and brightness, the rose representing love, evidently seems not to be the kind of event into which male performers uninhibitedly unloose their talents and interpretations.Women like these three from The Telling, two English, one German, had no such admittedly hypothetical hesitation, even though almost all the florally inflected words were written by men. Although, how frequently do female song lyrics extol a man in such imagery?The deep, spac...
Link to Story: 

Medieval Mile Museum opening delayed

English
Snippet: 
St Mary's grounds has been the site of some major archaeological finds in recent months – including 13th century remains. Speaking to KCLR News, ...
Body: 
The opening of Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile Museum has been been pushed back to January of next year. The opening of Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile Museum has been postponed. The centre at St Mary’s Church in the heart of the city was due to open to the public at the end of this month. That’s now been pushed back to January of next year. Some of the bodies and artefacts discovered during digs at St Mary’s could be included in the display once the museum opens. St Mary’s grounds has been the site of some major archaeological finds in recent months – including 13th century remains. Speaking to KCLR News, Kilkenny Councillor Malcolm Noonan says those finds have already brought a lot of attention to the project.
Link to Story: 

The Real Reason for Viking Raids: Shortage of Eligible Women?

English
Snippet: 
[Photos: 10th-Century Viking Tomb Unearthed in Denmark]. This model suggests that most Viking raiders would have been young men. Ancient mass ...
Body: 
For all their infamous raiding and plundering, the Vikings who attacked from Scandinavia might have been just a bunch of lonely-hearted bachelors, new research suggests. During the Viking Age, which archaeological discoveries and written texts suggested lasted from about A.D. 750 to 1050, shipborne crews from Scandinavia went "viking" — that is, they started raiding. However, the causes of these invasions remain uncertain. Previous research suggested a wide range of potential triggers for the Viking Age. One scenario hinted that warm climates led to better harvests and thus larger populations, and that such big groups felt compelled to raid. Another cited innovations in sailing technology, such as the additions of keels and sails to Scan...
Link to Story: 

Schlosskirche Goseck: 970 Jahre Musik und Gesang

Translate Title: 
Goseck Castle Church: 970 years music and singing
German
Snippet: 
Die Krypta selbst birgt einen kleinen mittelalterlichen Schatz. Zwei aus dem 11. Jahrhundert erhaltene Putzritzungen an der Südwand des sakralen ...
Translate Snippet: 
The crypt itself carries a small medieval treasure. Two plaster carvings preserved from the 11th century on the south wall of the sacred...
Body: 
Goseck - Am vergangenen Wochenende hat sich die kirchliche Weihe der Marienkapelle zum 970. Mal gejährt. Für die Kapelle ein willkommener Anlass, das langjährige Publikum mit auf ein Wandelkonzert durch die Schlosskirche zu Goseck zu nehmen. Robert Weinkauf führt durch das Wandelkonzert. „Am 5. November 1046 wurde die Krypta des damals ansässigen Benediktinerordens von Erzbischof Adalbert von Bremen feierlich einweiht“, erklärt Weinkauf. Die Krypta sei Maria, der Mutter Jesus Christus, gewidmet worden: „Es sind auch noch zwei Altarnischen erhalten, die ebenfalls der Maria gewidmet waren.“ Die Krypta selbst birgt einen kleinen mittelalterlichen Schatz. Zwei aus dem 11. Jahrhundert erhaltene Putzritzungen an der Südwand des sakralen Raumes...
Translate Body: 
Goseck - has anniversary the Church consecration of the chapel for the 970. time last weekend. For the chapel of a welcome opportunity to take the long-standing audience on a promenade concert by the Church to Goseck. Robert Walker through the promenade concert. "On November 5th, 1046, the crypt of at that time resident Benedictine by Archbishop Adalbert of Bremen was solemnly inaugurated", explains wine purchase. The crypt is dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ,: "It two altar niches remain, also dedicated to Maria." The crypt itself carries a small medieval treasure. Two plaster carvings preserved from the 11th century on the south wall of the sacred space...
Link to Story: 

Bogenbauseminar im Neandertal

Translate Title: 
Arch construction seminar in the Neanderthal
German
Snippet: 
... Bogentypen: Gebaut werden kann etwa ein Wikingerbogen (nach einem Fund aus Haithabu, 10. Jahrhundert) samt Pfeilen mit für die Zeit typischen ...
Translate Snippet: 
... ARC types: To be built can about a Viking bow (after a fund from Hedeby, 10th century) together with the arrows with for the time typical...
Body: 
Kurz notiert im Neanderland  |  8. November 2016 Bogenbauseminar im Neandertal In der Reihe der beliebten Bogenbauseminare des Neanderthal Museums in Mettmann steht im Dezember wieder ein Wochenendworkshop auf dem Programm: Am 3./4. Dezember (jeweils 9 bis 18 Uhr) haben Interessierte (ab 16 Jahren bzw. 14 Jahren mit Begleitperson) die Wahl zwischen sechs verschiedenen Bogentypen: Gebaut werden kann etwa ein Wikingerbogen (nach einem Fund aus Haithabu, 10. Jahrhundert) samt Pfeilen mit für die Zeit typischen Knochenspitzen oder ein mittelalterlicher Langbogen inklusive Hornenden, selbst gedrehter Bogensehne sowie zwei Pfeilen mit Befiederung und Geweihspitzen. Aus dem Nydammoor (Dänemark) stammt das Vorbild (4./5. Jahrhundert) für den sch...
Translate Body: 
Briefly noted in the Neanderland |  8 November 2016 bow construction seminar in the Neanderthal in the series of popular arch construction seminars of the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann stands in December again a weekend workshop on the program: on 3 and 4 December (each 9 am to 18 pm) enthusiasts (of 16 years and 14 years with accompanying person) can choose between six different bow types: be built can about a Viking bow (after a fund from Haithabu , 10th century) bowstring even rotated together with the arrows with bone tips typical for the time or a medieval Longbow including Horn ends, as well as two arrows with Fletchings and antler tips. The model (4th/5th century) for the sch comes from the Nydammoor (Denmark)...
Link to Story: 

Penn Libraries' Fall Exhibit and 2016 Schoenberg Symposium: Reactions: Medieval/Modern

English
Snippet: 
... Reactions: Medieval/Modern explores the many and varied ways that people have reacted to and acted upon manuscripts from the Middle Ages up ...
Body: 
Penn Libraries’ Fall Exhibit and 2016 Schoenberg Symposium: Reactions: Medieval/Modern November 08, 2016, Volume 63, No. 13   Detail from a marginal illustration in a Bible, showing a defaced fox preaching to a rooster. Arras, France, late 13th century. University of Pennsylvania, MS Codex 724, fol. 247v. In conjunction with the 9th Annual Schoenberg Symposium of the same theme, Penn Libraries’ fall exhibit, Reactions: Medieval/Modern explores the many and varied ways that people have reacted to and acted upon manuscripts from the Middle Ages up to the 21st Century. Reactions: Medieval/Modern is on display  now through December 16 in the Goldstein Gallery on the sixth floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. It includes an introduction...
Link to Story: 

A Chailly, c'est la vie de Chateau…

Translate Title: 
Chailly, it is the life of Castle...
French
Snippet: 
... d'un côté, cette façade « Moyen-Age » avec ses deux sublimes tours et de l'autre une cour intérieure beaucoup plus dans le style « Renaissance ».
Translate Snippet: 
... on one side, this façade 'Middle ages' with its sublime two towers and on the other a courtyard much more in the style of "Renaissance".
Body: 
Golf & Tourisme Lionel VELLA (Figaro golf) 08/11/2016 Mots clés : Golf & Tourisme, Yasuhiko "Mike" Sata, Thierry Sprecher, G?ry Watine, Julien Narcisse, Ch?teau de Chailly, Golf Le Ch?teau de Chailly depuis le fairway du 18 avec au premier plan le "Mur d'Hadrien". A deux heures trente de Paris via l’autoroute A6, en plein cœur de la C?te d’Or dans un paysage bucolique, se niche l’un des plus beaux sites de Bourgogne : l’h?tel-golf du Ch?teau de Chailly. Une merveille aux mille tr?sors. A d?couvrir imp?rativement. En sortant de Pouilly-en-Auxois sur la d?partementale 997 bis et apr?s avoir long? le Canal de Bourgogne, il appara?t. A la fois fier et majestueux. Le Ch?teau de Chailly, class? monument historique, tr?ne ici depuis des si?cles...
Translate Body: 
Golf & Tourism Lionel VELLA (Figaro golf) 11/08/2016 keywords: Golf & Tourism, Yasuhiko "Mike" Sata, Thierry Sprecher, G? ry Watine, Julien Narcisse, Ch? Chailly Castle, Golf the Ch? Chailly Castle from the fairway of the 18 with in the foreground the "Hadrian's wall". At two hours and a half of Paris via the A6 motorway, in the heart of the C? you gold in a bucolic landscape, nestles one of the most beautiful sites of Burgundy: the h? such golf of the Ch? Chailly Castle. A wonder to a thousand tr? get out. D? cover imp? comparatively. Out of Pouilly-en-Auxois on the d? had 997 bis and apr? s have long? the Canal of Burgundy, it appears? t. At the same time proud and majestic. The Ch? Chailly Castle, class? historical monument, tr? do here since if? key...
Link to Story: 

Research reveals medieval peasants had SEVEN TIMES more vacation than the average ...

English
Snippet: 
... England show many families only worked 150 days a year on their land and in the 14th century, even servants often only worked 175 days a year.
Body: 
Life has got immeasurably better for the average man or woman over the last 700 years, thanks to inventions in technology, medicine, civil liberties and democracy, to name just a few developments. But it seems that there is one area where the life of a medieval peasant can be envied - their holiday allowance. The 16-day-a-year vacation of the average American worker is notoriously bad, but compared to the 25 weeks off enjoyed by a 13th century labourer, it is positively shocking. The American worker took an average of 16.2 days of vacation in 2015 According to Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology at Boston College, before capitalism was invented in the 19th century people mainly worked very leisurely days. In a paper titled The Overworke...
Link to Story: 

Le manuscrit de Voynich plus que mystérieux !

Translate Title: 
The more mysterious Voynich manuscript!
French
Snippet: 
On le date du XVe siècle, certains le font remonter jusqu'au XIIIe. Mais, de tous ceux qui ont pu l'avoir entre leurs mains, aucun n'a su encore le ...
Translate Snippet: 
They date from the 15th century, some do go back to the 13th. But of all those who have had it in their hands, none found yet the...
Body: 
Un manuscrit qui entretient le mystère ! Depuis sa découverte en 1912 par Wilfrid Voynich, ce livre ne cesse de retourner les têtes des archéologues et cryptographes qui s'y intéressent. Il est à la fois herbier, traité d'astrologie, ouvrage de biologie et recueil de recettes indéchiffrées, mais personne n'a su encore le décrypter. Alors que les meilleurs spécialistes s'échinent à déceler le vrai du faux, essayons de comprendre ce que nous révèle cette énigme séculaire sur notre époque contemporaine. Langue inventée ou langue disparue ? C'est la question que se posent les scientifiques qui travaillent sur le manuscrit de Voynich. Fait de vélin, écrit et dessiné aux encres, il a traversé les âges. On le date du XVe siècle, certains le fon...
Translate Body: 
A manuscript that maintains the mystery! Since its discovery in 1912 by Wilfrid Voynich, this book continues to return the heads of archaeologists and cryptographers who are interested. It is both Herbarium, dealt with astrology, biology book and collection of recipes Palace, but no one was able even decrypt it. While the best specialists to surge to detect the true from the false, try to understand that reveals this age-old conundrum on our contemporary era. Invented language or language missing? That is the question facing scientists who work on the Voynich manuscript. Made of vellum, written and drawn in ink, it has through the ages. They date from the 15th century, some the fon...
Link to Story: 

Bogenbauseminar im Neandertal

Translate Title: 
Arch construction seminar in the Neanderthal
German
Snippet: 
Entscheiden kann man sich auch für einen alamannischen Langbogen (nach einem Fund aus dem 6. Jahrhundert aus Süddeutschland), einen ...
Translate Snippet: 
You can one is also for an alamannic Longbow decide (after a fund from the 6th century from southern Germany)...
Body: 
Kurz notiert im Neanderland  |  8. November 2016 Bogenbauseminar im Neandertal In der Reihe der beliebten Bogenbauseminare des Neanderthal Museums in Mettmann steht im Dezember wieder ein Wochenendworkshop auf dem Programm: Am 3./4. Dezember (jeweils 9 bis 18 Uhr) haben Interessierte (ab 16 Jahren bzw. 14 Jahren mit Begleitperson) die Wahl zwischen sechs verschiedenen Bogentypen: Gebaut werden kann etwa ein Wikingerbogen (nach einem Fund aus Haithabu, 10. Jahrhundert) samt Pfeilen mit für die Zeit typischen Knochenspitzen oder ein mittelalterlicher Langbogen inklusive Hornenden, selbst gedrehter Bogensehne sowie zwei Pfeilen mit Befiederung und Geweihspitzen. Aus dem Nydammoor (Dänemark) stammt das Vorbild (4./5. Jahrhundert) für den sch...
Translate Body: 
Briefly noted in the Neanderland |  8 November 2016 bow construction seminar in the Neanderthal in the series of popular arch construction seminars of the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann stands in December again a weekend workshop on the program: on 3 and 4 December (each 9 am to 18 pm) enthusiasts (of 16 years and 14 years with accompanying person) can choose between six different bow types: be built can about a Viking bow (after a fund from Haithabu , 10th century) bowstring even rotated together with the arrows with bone tips typical for the time or a medieval Longbow including Horn ends, as well as two arrows with Fletchings and antler tips. The model (4th/5th century) for the sch comes from the Nydammoor (Denmark)...
Link to Story: 

Pages