- Weird News has the Top 10 Inventions of the Middle Ages. I'd have put the printing press at number 1 if it were me, and as long as you're going to have concepts like "quarantine" on there, why not "universities" growing out of the monastic movements? h/t Ninalog
- Archaeology in Europe has an update that is mostly ancient and classical, but has a bit of medievalia in there too.
- If you plan to dress as a 10th-century scribe for Halloween, Jonathan Jarrett asks, "What does a tenth-centure scribe look like?"
- Got Medieval has templars and monkeys. Hooray!
- The Heroic Age has a round-up of medieval news headlines.
- The Swain also has another installment of "Medieval Literature I Didn't Know" over at the Ruminate.
- Heroic Dreams has a post on the new History Channel series, Warriors, including a YouTube playlist.
- JJ Cohen takes Drout to task, with lots of comment discussion below.
- Drout, for his part, is discussing Beowulf, Rev. Walter Skeat, and ornithology in a post about the possible significance of Beowulf's name.
- Medieval Material Culture Blog has several new posts.
- Alaric Hall has posted all sorts of materials for beginning students of Old Norse/Icelandic, including videos! h/t Old Norse News
- Owlfish discusses a show called Heston's Medieval Feast. After reading the post and the description on Channel4, I'm starving!
- Podictionary reminds us that the first use of "vacation" in English is in the Wife of Bath's Prologue.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Morning Medieval Miscellany
I know, I know ... I promised to leave these MMMs to Karma and Rivkah until my new computer arrives, but I'm on Spring Break and can't help myself!