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An Issue of Sources: Part I

Studying a period of history as distant as Britain in the first millennium requires a fundamental shift in approach: unlike the practically inexhaustible supply of archival material for modern history, we are reliant on a few, very specific, documents to guide our understanding. 351 more words

History

Early Medieval Kingship

I thought I would start posting with something far from the rapid changes of the twentieth century. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been writing an essay on the differences between English and ‘Celtic’ kingship in the British Isles before the Vikings: how kings were conceptualised by their contemporaries, their status in and relationship to law, and their (often servile) association with other, more powerful ‘overkings’. 194 more words

History

Early Midieval Music

Early Medieval Music:

Early Medieval music was monophonic. The official “sacred” music of the time consisted of plainsong sanctioned by the Church, which was neither sacred nor musical in the true sense. 510 more words

Music And Time

Medieval Master Chef in Istanbul (Dan Stansbie)

I’ve recently been lucky enough to have enjoyed a trip to Istanbul, along with colleagues from the EngLaId project (http://englaid.com) to present a paper at a session comparing eastern cuisine and western food customs ( 497 more words

Conferences

Living Lomonds Big Dig: East Lomond Hill (Day 13-17)

Welcome back to our dig blog.

Well the dig at East Lomond Hill has now come to a close. This post is to update you about the final week of discoveries: 1,214 more words