The Turin Shroud is one of the most contested relics in Christianity. New article (2016) calls for renewed studies of the ancient DNA in the blood-stains
How come the economy did not ground to a halt after 1349 - 50, but rather witnessed growth? New article aims to shed light on this conundrum
Medieval Famines occurred from time to time. The question is whether some individuals were more prone than others to outlive a period of harsh conditions.
New path-breaking research not only shows that the Black Death was as calamitous as previously thought, but also opens up for micro-mapping of the events
Did migrations in the Early Middle Ages always lead to state-formation? No, it appears prior administration in the differing end-regions decided the outcome
How should we understand the movements through Europe in the 5th and 6th centuries? New research into ancient DNA and Isotopes shed light on this question
Comparisons of mean survival rates show that when the Black Death hit in 1348, people's general health had for some time been deteriorating
From the age of thirteen, Joan of Arc experienced frequent episodes of auditory and visual hallucinations. Did she suffer from epilepsy?
New research into the enigmatic Anglo-Saxon poem of Wulf and Eadwacer identifies a parallel text in the Vita Bertellini and links it to a Staffordshire cult
Each year since 2008 the European Textile Forum has organised a series of conferences were professional textile historians meet dedicated crafters
The Valley of Schnals lies in the upper part of the Alpines. Recent archaeological research documents the different human activities in the Middle Ages
Contemporaries noted a dramatic shift in the personality of Henry VIII. Have Neurologists from Yale found the explanation?
New research demonstrates the widespread impact of the climatic shocks in the 6th century creating a Late Antique Littel Ice Age reaching across most of the northern hemisphere
The usage of virtual worlds for simulating history has been little discussed although projects in design schools have repeatedly used "the medieval world" to teaching the technicalities.
NEW RESEARCH: Donations of art were meant to bring Anglo-Saxon women closer to the sanctum – the altar, the priest or the saint
The 11th century Imperial Robes in Bamberg are some of the oldest preserved royal garments. They form a unique ensemble from the 11th century. New research project aims to get a better understanding of their original design and outlook.