Friday, 27 July 2012

Make your own spinning wheel, and Viking York

Thank you to SCA today for this one:
Make your own spinning wheel.

It is for an advanced wood worker, but non the less, enjoy.

If you get to York

Viking burial exhibit in York

More information can be found here:

Thursday, 26 July 2012

lectures and projects.

University of Minnesota lectures:

Re-evaluating Influence: The Interaction of Arab and Northern Spanish Music in Medieval Iberia - Dwight Reynolds, Religious Studies, University of California - Santa Barbara

Date: 09/18/2012
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: 1210 Heller Hall
Cost: Free and open to the public
More info go to this web link:

‘Lords of One Quarter and One Half of the Empire of Romania’: Byzantine Art and State Authority in Venice - Carl Sheppard Memorial Lecture in Medieval Studies, Robert Nelson, History of Art, Yale University

Date: 10/25/2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: Free and open to the public

Wealth and Power in Medieval Venice: The Condulmer Family in the Century After the Black Death - Alan Stahl, History, Princeton University

Date: 11/01/2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: Free and open to the public

Thanks to

New research project begins on Staffordshire Hoard

Experts are beginning an 18-month research project to unlock the secrets of the Staffordshire Hoard, the collection of Anglo-Saxon items discovered in 2009.

For more information:

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Welsh manuscripts, fund manuscript, and Shakespears English

If you are planning a trip to Wales, you can go and see at 1400 welsh manuscript at National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, at the National Library's Hengwrt Room.
For more information you can go to the BBC article:

or the National library site:

12th C.  MS. Douce 192 – word search not really but interesting just the same

Thank you to SCA today for this one, The British Library releases the first ever audio CD of Shakespeare spoken in the original pronunciation:

More information can be found here:


Not sure why this is bolded I can't seem to fix it sorry about that.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Anglos Saxon Drawings, poetry contest at Pennsic, more on the Austrian Underwear, stuff to attend.


Poetry Contest at Pennsic!!  I will be there to see how the contest is doing, I will not be judging, I am not a poet and no nothing about the technical aspects of Poetry, but they need judges. 

Greetings Knowne World Poets!
I am Lady Katarzyna Witkowska, Poeta Atlantiae. I am writing to let you know that I am sponsoring a Knowne World Poetry competition at PENNSIC this year. It will be held on Sunday, August 5th, starting at 3:00 p.m. in A&S 01. You may drop off your entries between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. and return at a specified time to pick them up (time frame depends on the number of entries we receive). Depending on the number of entries, the top 5 or 10 poets will be asked to perform their works for the judges.
The theme of this competition is Living the Dream. What is it about life in the SCA that is memorable or meaningful to you? Your poem may be up to two typewritten pages, in a 12-point font, with one inch margins all around?or two handwritten pages. Documentation, even in a short form, is requested. We will accept your poem without documentation but you will not earn those points. I have some short form documentation forms that I can provide either by e-mail or at the competition.
I hope you will consider entering this competition. It should be great fun! In addition, if you do not want to enter, I am looking for judges for the competition and would love to have some from various kingdoms.
Please email me at if you have questions or if you would like to volunteer to judge this event.
Yours in service,
Lady Katarzyna Witkowska
Poeta Atlantiae

Another article on the lingerie found in Austria, and if you are able a chance to here Beatrix Nutz present on this topic.

Beatrix Nutz presented on the 15th century bras, at NESAT XI, publication date of the conference proceeding sometime this year.

She is set to present again  Autumn Meeting of The Medieval  Dress and Textile Society on October 27th,  2012. 

I have to thank Anne Decker for that information.

Center for Early Modern History and Center for Medieval Studies Open House – University of Minnesota,

Date: 09/14/2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: 1210 Heller Hall
Cost: Free and open to the public
The Center for Medieval Studies and the Center for Early Modern History welcome one and all to a new academic year!  Come by and meet the Centers' new directors and new staff and find out about our fall semester programming. 
Refreshments will be provided.
·                            Name: Center for Medieval Studies
·                            E-mail:
·                            Phone: 612-626-5054
·                            Sponsored by: Medieval Studies, Early Modern History
More information:

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Monday, 16 July 2012

At the MET in New York City

The Printed Image in China, 8th–21st Century  

May 5–July 29, 2012The exhibition was organized by the British Museum with the support of the American Friends of the British Museum.

Bellini, Titian, and Lotto


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Bodleian Library at Oxford University - comes to New York

The Jewish Museum in New York will be featuring over 60 medieval Hebrew, Arabic, and Latin manuscripts this fall as it presents a new exhibition based on works found in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries will be running from September 14, 2012 through February 3, 2013.

 Included will be the splendid Kennicott Bible as well as two works in the hand of Maimonides, one of the most prominent Jewish philosophers and rabbinic authorities. This presentation showcases a selection from the Bodleian’s superb holdings within the larger context of the history of medieval Christian Hebraism – the study by Christian scholars of the Hebrew Bible and rabbinic sources, which first received full expression in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. As Protestantism took hold in the sixteenth century, Hebraist trends resurged, sparking interest in the collecting of Hebrew books, and propelling the formation of the Bodleian’s outstanding Hebraica collection.