How about some stats?

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-12-27
We love doing stats on the data in the DMNES (in fact, we’ve previously done another post with this same name, back in 2015, when we passed the “30,000 entries in the database” milestone.), and no better time to do it than when we’ve just published read more

Seasonings greetings

Magdalena's kitchen on 2019-12-26
First off, happy holidays, whatever flavor you celebrate I hope it has been or will be joyous.Second, This year i dusted off my medieval spices and used them to cook a wonderful dinner. Not medieval food mind you but just the spices. I always seem read more

Merry Christmas: Edition 2019 now published!

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-12-26
There’s nothing like visiting family for the holidays to provide both our editor-in-chief and our technical guru time to sit down and put together a new edition — our first of 2019, but at least we got one out this year! Hopefully next year we’ll read more

Merry Yule!

Eva's historical costuming blog on 2019-12-25
I prefer the older word, mainly because it's the same in Swedish (Jul) - but whatever you celebrate, I hope that you're having a good celebration.Those of you who follow this blog on facebook know that I am currently on sick leave from exhaustion, read more

Training women, Pt 1: Introduction

Close Fighting on 2019-12-25
I feel very conflicted about addressing this topic that I'm occasionally asked to talk about, but recently I gave a class about this at a weekend practice and the reception was positive enough for me to expand on it here.Disclaimers:1. I strongly read more

Training with Depression: 10 things to do

Close Fighting on 2019-12-22
I know many fighters who have issues with their mental health: I am one of them. I started taking a low dose of antidepressants in August, and while they have had an absolutely fantastic effect in allowing me to feel calmer, mentally stronger, read more

What do you want from the DMNES?

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-12-18
We had an exciting meeting today with members of Durham University’s Advanced Research Computing group to see whether there’s an opportunity for collaboration on tools to develop the DMNES’s website and to make the data we’ve collected more read more


Mystery Monday: Ultesmana

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-12-16
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples read more

Liber cure cocorum - feast at Lucia

Marlein - a 16th century wardrobe on 2019-12-10
Liber Cure Cocorum, new words that I have learned after the weekend. Its an English cookbook from 1430. And the feast at Styringheims Lucia feast and baronial investiture. The cookbook is writen in verse and the Nordmark theaterguild made a read more

Mystery Monday: Tlukza

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-12-9
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples read more

Römische Eier, ein Fund und ein Rezept

Anna Syveken on 2019-12-7
Ich versuche mal das ganze Infozeug von Facebook hier zu teilen statt dort, das heißt, es wird hoffentlich mehr content geben hier, aber wahrscheinlich kürzeren. Los geht’s. In Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire wurden, neben anderem, Überreste eines Korbs read more

AoA for John Yarrowe

Scriptura et Pictura on 2019-12-5
Given the recipient's name, it was so obvious what I needed to do -- find a medieval MS with yarrow in it and make a page that looked like it could've come from a medicinal. I found a variety of MSs, but liked the best this De Materia Medica image read more

Mystery Monday: Stethyans

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-12-2
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples read more

Buttons for my schaublein

Marlein - a 16th century wardrobe on 2019-11-30
A year ago I struggled with my schaublein and when it was done I didnt want to see it for a while! But now it got its buttons! This is the look I was after when I made it. Plate 21 from Hans Weigels Trachenbuch. Its a Nurnberg woman wearing a short read more

three weekends in a row

Kareina's observations on 2019-11-28
Back when I lived in An Tir, and when I lived in the central part of the West Kingdom it was pretty normal for me to attend an SCA event every weekend for much of the year. Here in the far northern reaches of Drachenwald there normally aren't that read more

An empire era tea party

Eva's historical costuming blog on 2019-11-27
It doesn't have be more complicated than this: My friend Anna invited us over for tea, with mostly period cakes and biscuits provided by us all. We had lots of tea and a good chat, as well as an attempt to read "The Mysteries of Udolpho" aloud. I read more

Research and rabbit holes

Magdalena's kitchen on 2019-11-21
As I begin to embark further into the text that is the Neapolitan Cookbook, which until now I had only given a glance to in the context of reading it through and picking at it, making no notes other than mental and a few marked pages of immediate read more

At it again

Magdalena's kitchen on 2019-11-20
An opportunity has arisen to cook for an event closer to home this time. I will be cooking for an event that I have long missed. A return to a Fortuna's Champion type event. I have no name for the event yet but I look forward to cooking near Munich read more

 

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