Oslo 1324, A Project of the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research

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The Norsk Institutt for Kulturminneforskning (Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research) has created a website based on its work to reconstruct the city of Oslo in the year 1324. Along with information in text, the site contains a two-minute video of a walk though the city and some of its structures at the time, complete […]

UPG Is a Reconstructionist Practice

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UPG = Unverified Personal Gnosis. If you are not familiar with this term, or why some people have issues around UPG vs. Historical Lore, I recommend this article by John Beckett and this article from The Rational Heathen as background. I spend a fair amount of time on Academia.edu, a wonderful trove of well-researched, well-considered […]

One Nice Thing: The Royal Institution of Science, London

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Like most museums worldwide, the Royal Institution of Science building is closed to visitors. However, they offer a weekly lecture series with speakers from various sciences providing accessible and interesting science lectures. They also have a monthly online science book club, hosted by Jennifer Rohn of Lablit.com, reading “great fiction books with a science theme”. […]

Cultural Identity, Racism, and the Lens of “Us”

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My dear friend and honored colleague Corvid Longcoat pointed me to this piece on “Ethnic and Cultural Identity” as defined by archeology in the early Celtic period as part of a larger discussion about racism in modern paganism, and particularly in the Norse/Heathen traditions. We engaged in discussion, and this blog post is the result. […]

History Book List Updates, June 22, 2020

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The Medieval Podcast (part of Medievalists.net) has a new episode of book recommendations! The list is extensive, so I encourage you to visit their blog post for the entire thing. A few that stood out for me (and are now on order from my local Books, Inc.—also available through Bookshop.org or your local bookstore!) She-Wolves: […]

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