First Performance in 1,000 Years: ‘Lost’ Songs from the Middle Ages are Brought Back to Life (VIDEO)

An ancient song repertory will be heard for the first time in 1,000 years this week after being ‘reconstructed’ by a Cambridge researcher and a world-class performer of medieval music ‘Songs of Consolation’, to be performed at Pembroke College Chapel, Cambridge on April 23, is reconstructed from neumes (symbols representing musical notation in the Middle[…]

Middle-Ages Science

Medieval Castle Armory / Creative Commons By Martyn Shuttleworth Science and Medieval Society – Charlemagne, Scholasticism and the Scientific Method Many historians and scientists regard the Western Europe, after the fall of the Roman Empire, as completely devoid of interest, a barren wilderness in the history of science. Contemptuously, they give medieval Europe the Dark[…]

DNC – Nominate Hillary and Risk the Oval Office. Want Proof? Here’s the Pudding.

By Matthew A. McIntosh / 04.26.2016 The polls presented here are taken from RealClearPolitics.com.  The polls pit both Sanders and Clinton against all three of the current GOP candidates to see how each performs. Trump v. Clinton / Trump v. Sanders Both candidates poll well against Trump, but remember that Clinton has far more baggage[…]

Shakespeare’s Twins

By Dr. Daisy Garofalo The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Shakespeare features twin characters in two of his comedies, The Comedy of Errors (1593) and Twelfth Night (1601), capitalising on the potential for mistaken identity and misdirected affection that twin likeness offers in both plays. The Comedy of Errors is particularly farcical in its presentation of a[…]

Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America

By Rhinelander McCarl On September 9, 2004, the New-York Historical Society opened a giant exhibition entitled “Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America.” This splendidly splashy exhibit celebrated Hamilton as the founder of the American capitalistic financial system. As the exhibit travels the country once it closes in New York at the end of[…]

A Bestiary of Sir Thomas Browne

Miniature of a manticore, a creature with the body of a lion, the head of a man, and the tail of a scorpion, from a 13th-century English bestiary (Royal 12 F XIII) / British Library Hugh Aldersey-Williams takes a tour through Thomas Browne’s Pseudodoxia Epidemica, a work which sees one of the 17th-century’s greatest writers[…]