- The recently-retired Oxford Medievalist comes out of retirement to begin a new blog, The Punch Die, "a blog of history and numismatics -- that's coins for those of you playing at home.
- Steven Till offers up some medieval resources for those of you writing fiction set in the Middle Ages (or, I imagine, fantasy fiction).
- Jeff Sypeck travels back in time to the Viking era.
- News for Medievalists has several updates, including this news: Medieval Craft of Chainmail Gains Popularity. It's like they say about your wardrobe -- eventually, everything comes back into fashion.
- Steve Muhlberger points us to the blog A Commonplace Book: Deeds of Arms and other Matters Medieval and Otherwise.
- Over at Heroic Dreams they'll be making a paper medieval castle -- you know, a stronghold to withstand a long siege, or a barrage of staples. Don't skimp on the glitter!
- The Weird Medieval Animal this Monday was the basilisk -- or so I suspect. Every time I click on the link, my computer turns to stone.
- Heavenfield has has a bunch of interesting new posts of late, including one on the Lichfield Angel and one on King Œthelwald.
- Carl Pyrdum discusses Chris Matthews's failed attempt at a medieval metaphor. Swing and a miss!
- A fellow out at Princeton has started the Anglo-Saxon Narrative Poetry Project, translating the poetry bit by bit. So far he's working on Andreas. h/t In the Middle.
- The problem with In the Middle adding new folks is that now I have trouble keeping up with the links. They've recently asked the question, "Could Robots Survive the Middle Ages," have posted a delightfully-contrarian reading of a book review, and Karl Steel discusses the difficulty in countering Bring Out Your Deadism.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Morning Medieval Miscellany
Modern, schmodern! Here's some medieval for you!