Hyperallergic talks to the directors of the documentary Bludgeon about portraying a subculture without making fun of it.
In Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders, the Morgan Library & Museum in New York is exhibiting 70 examples of the monstrous in the Middle Ages.
Designing English: Graphics on the Medieval Page at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries considers how early English manuscripts approached graphic design.
The Medieval Fantasy City Generator is an online application that endlessly generates random medieval city maps.
Illuminating Women in the Medieval World at the Getty Center in Los Angeles explores the lives of women in the Middle Ages through their representation in illuminated manuscripts.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York takes an on-the-ground view of life, war, and devotion in Jerusalem during the medieval era.
Yale University released a book that recreates through photographs the enigmatic medieval Voynich Manuscript in its full form.
An enigmatic trio of rabbits running in a circle appears on centuries of art, from medieval churches in England to Buddhist caves in China.
It’s easy to forget that a historic artifact preserved in a museum is not a static object.
Playing cards arrived in Europe from Asia sometime in the 14th century, and by 1367 they had their first citywide ban in Bern, Switzerland.
The ornamentation of medieval churches is often associated with the elite: stained glass windows, ornately carved pews, and memorial monuments to lords and knights. However, carved right into the structure of the building, in the dark corners and beneath the whitewash on the walls, are less visible traces of the lower and middle class: graffiti.
Rings are one of the most personal and oldest human adornments, evolving in complexity with metalwork techniques and the gemstone trade.