- Archaeology in Europe has over a dozen new posts, many medieval.
- Another Damned Medievalist is looking for an August host for Carnivalesque. If you've got a blog that hasn't received much notice, hosting a Carnivalesque is a great way to let people know you're out there.
- Cinerati discusses the marketing of the World of Warcraft movie. Easily Distracted talks about the problems of making a game movie.
- A Commonplace Book discusses 15th-century shield use vs. modern reenactors' use, and has a 15th-century episode of Spanish chivalry.
- Dame Eleanor Hull discusses the painstaking research that has to take place before publishing medieval textual criticism.
- Got Medieval talks snail porn. The sad thing? I googled "snail porn" just to see what would happen, and his post isn't even the first hit.
- The Heroic Age has over a dozen new posts.
- DARC discusses iron mandrils.
- In the Middle has a post on gender in Middle English studies.
- The Lost Fort has images from the island of Staffa.
- Magistra et Mater discusses gender and history at Leeds.
- The Medieval Garden Enclosed has a post on chicory.
- Medieval Material Culture blog has an article on the service records of medieval English soldiers. News for Medievalists has more info on that database. So does About.com.
- About.com also has posts on the Vinland Map controversy and a metal detectorist's late-medieval find.
- Muhlberger's Early History has a post on Bernard of Clairvaux and the Knights Templar.
- Musings from a L.O.O.N. has a post on a medieval fortress being built in Arkansas. She was kind enough to send me some contact information, so I hope to have a post of my own on this after I return from vacation.
- I just bought a new cologne, but Per Omnia Saecula makes me regret my choice!
- Podictionary discusses the medieval origins of the word Wednesday. If you've never understood my bizarre references to Odin every time I post a Miscellany on Wednesday, this ought to clear it up.
- Obama is in league with Loki. h/t Poliblog.
- The Ruminate has a bunch of stuff.
- Steven till has a post on Old Wardour Castle, and the medieval history term of the week is reliquary.
- A Stitch in Time has a manuscript image of shoulder straps.
- Wormtalk and Slugspeak passes along a Tolkien CfP.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Morning Medieval Miscellany
Light (if any) blogging for the next few days. In the meantime: