Close to Home or Far Away? Exploring identity in early Medieval SuffolkPaper by Justine BiddleGiven at Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference in Cardiff, on December 19, 2017What do changes in the material expression of identity tell us about social dynamics in 5th to 9th century Eastern England? Do wider geographic patterns show influences shifting from east to west, or is societal change a localized process?
Armed and expected: Traders and their Ways in Viking TimesBy Vladas ŽulkusArchaeologia Baltica, no. 8 (2007)Abstract: The Baltic traders’ stimulation for trading with foreign countries was caused by the shortage of iron, the necessity to obtain good arms, salt, metals for bronze manufacturing, and silver.
Sarah Peverley on John Hardyng and his ChronicleJohn Hardyng, Chronicle: Edited from British Library MS Lansdowne 204. Edited by James Simpson and Sarah Peverley (Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2015).Completed in 1457 for Henry VI and his family, John Hardyng’s first Chronicle survives uniquely in London, British Library MS Lansdowne 204.
On the morning of March 16, 1968, U.S. Army soldiers entered a Vietnamese hamlet named My Lai 4 on a search-and-destroy mission in a region controlled by Viet Cong forces that the Army referred to as “Pinkville.” The soldiers didn’t encounter any enemy troops. Yet they proceeded to set huts on fire, gang-rape the women, and murder some 500 unarmed civilians including approximately 50 children under the age of four.
The influenza pandemic of 1918 and 1919 was a profoundly traumatic event. It killed some 50 million people and infected up to a third of the world’s population. Unlike most flu strains, this one was particularly deadly for young adults between ages 20 and 40, meaning that many children lost one or both parents.
The Morgan Library & Museum announced this month the acquisition of an extremely rare manuscript leaf by the finest and most original illuminator of the Dutch Middle Ages, the Master of Catherine of Cleves. The work is from an otherwise lost Book of Hours and is the first to be discovered by the artist since 1980.