Microblog Timeline (since 2019)

24 Oct 2020
The Gjellestad ship is a famous Viking Age discovery from Østfold, Norway. A history buff…
24 Oct 2020
04 Oct 2020
Did Vikings and people in the Viking Age have pets? According to this article on…
04 Oct 2020
23 Sep 2020
The Greek called Thule the ultimate northern destination of their world. It was an island,…
23 Sep 2020
16 Sep 2020
A nice insight in the evolution of an artist. From a children’s dragon to a…
16 Sep 2020
02 Sep 2020
Awesome stuff. Neil Gaiman’s incredible rendition of Norse mythology is now published as a Dark…
02 Sep 2020
26 Aug 2020
The Cotton Library in the British Library is a famous collection of manuscripts and texts.…
26 Aug 2020
19 Aug 2020
The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is launching the project Augmented Vocality. In collaboration with literature and…
19 Aug 2020
26 Jul 2020
Oh dear. Another “Viking revenge saga” is in the making. The Northman will star Nicole…
26 Jul 2020
22 Jul 2020
Archaeologists are excavating near Viggbyholm in Sweden. They have found objects dating to the fifth…
22 Jul 2020
11 Jul 2020
Very fine article touching on isolation in medieval societies, in particular in relation to the…
11 Jul 2020
08 Jul 2020
In Poznań, Poland, a huge defensive wall dating back to the second half of the…
08 Jul 2020
27 Jun 2020
Whoa! The views on my site are exploding today! Must have something to do with…
27 Jun 2020
27 Jun 2020
This is a note to myself for future reference about a possible Viking Age site…
27 Jun 2020
24 Jun 2020
A catchy title popped up last week in my RSS feed from Heritage Daily. Viking…
24 Jun 2020
20 Jun 2020
This week’s news highlight is the discovery of board game pieces from Roman Iron Age…
20 Jun 2020
06 Jun 2020
Perhaps you have read pieces of the debate about term ‘Anglo-Saxon’? Here is an in-depth…
06 Jun 2020
27 May 2020
For those of you with an RSS feed to my blog, I hope you read…
27 May 2020
27 May 2020
The best papers on Viking studies in the past ten years? This is professor Søren…
27 May 2020
09 May 2020
A new book on the Vikings in Francia? This sounds like the kind of thing…
09 May 2020
02 May 2020
Yesterday, a report was published about a Viking Age woman’s grave in Kvaløya, Norway. The…
02 May 2020
26 Apr 2020
A really fine Twitter feed called Tweeting Historians is worth looking at. On a weekly…
26 Apr 2020
22 Apr 2020
If you ever wondered what a sentence sounds like in Anglo-Saxon, let alone from Modern…
22 Apr 2020
06 Apr 2020
Updated the Gjellestad ship article with an absolutely stunning visual reconstruction of the archaeological site.…
06 Apr 2020
04 Apr 2020
Great podcast on Viking Women on History Extra. Aired only yesterday. Happy listening!
04 Apr 2020
04 Apr 2020
How brilliant is this? A great video from Medievalists.net by the 5-minute medievalist, Danièle Cybulskie:…
04 Apr 2020
01 Apr 2020
A totally non-Viking Age related note. Let me spare you my gasps when I saw…
01 Apr 2020
25 Mar 2020
I’ve updated the articles Ardnamurchan Viking Ship and A Viking Boat on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula…
25 Mar 2020
18 Mar 2020
As we’re now globally preoccupied with the Corona/Covid virus, a question popped into my head…
18 Mar 2020
11 Mar 2020
A new publication on the early Middle Ages available in Open Access: Digging into the…
11 Mar 2020
04 Mar 2020
Pretty good news coming from the Smithsonian! They’ve opened up a vault of Open Access…
04 Mar 2020
29 Feb 2020
The Great Moravian kingdom. To my shame, I’d never heard of it. But it’s Viking…
29 Feb 2020
22 Feb 2020
Academic article turned popular science article. If you found the recent article in Antiquity about…
22 Feb 2020
26 Jan 2020
Since I posted the series on Viking Age tapestries, I find myself looking out for…
26 Jan 2020
19 Jan 2020
Good news about the Gjellestad ship. It was indeed made during the Viking Age. For…
19 Jan 2020
07 Dec 2019
Here’s a list I like. No bullet points, but excellent observations. Still need to read…
07 Dec 2019
07 Dec 2019
If you like the Vikings tv series, or the legends about Ragnar Lothbrok, here is…
07 Dec 2019
31 Oct 2019
I’ve been to a few cemetries, talked to a few paranormal investigators and visited the…
31 Oct 2019
20 Oct 2019
Last month (September 2019), a Viking Age arrowhead was found in the Norwegian mountains. This…
20 Oct 2019
20 Oct 2019
Meanwhile in Estonia on the island of Saaremaa… not one but several hoards with Viking…
20 Oct 2019
05 Oct 2019
Came across this very brief introduction to early and later medieval halls. Worth a read!…
05 Oct 2019
25 Aug 2019
Very interesting article about the population in Ireland around the time of the arrival of…
25 Aug 2019
16 Aug 2019
A metal detectorist has found a sceatta (sceat) of the ‘continental rune type’ in the…
16 Aug 2019