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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


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

An Argument about Shovels!

On the 20th of September, 2014, Rathdown Ploughing Society were having their annual ploughing match here in Newcastle Middle, Co. Wicklow. The first thing I did was to learn about farming implements. 216 more words


Mythological Themes of Sexual Union and Megalithic Monuments

Stories such as Diarmait and Gráinne, the Wooing of Etain and Dierdre and the sons of Uisneach are all heavily connected with themes of sexual union and adultery, and have many references to megalithic tombs within the narrative. 180 more words


Publication date for 'The Cruciform Brooch and Anglo-Saxon England'

Just a quick blog to announce that we now have a publication date for my forthcoming book The Cruciform Brooch and Anglo-Saxon England, which will be coming out in April 2015.   297 more words


Reading in August

Just a little update on my reading in August. I’ve been jumping around a bit reading on the history of malaria and wetlands.  Lots of interesting bits and pieces! 354 more words

History Of Medicine

Field notes 2: The Viking ship museum, Oslo

On Sunday I had a free day in Oslo.  I had arrived at the decision some time ago, thoroughly cemented after visiting the Vikings: Life and Legend… 445 more words