A post of stuff!

Stuff, it’s happening! On the internets.

For example, archaeologists in Iran have discovered a thirteenth-century observatory.

And RicaManuscript image - a piperrdo Chao created (and uploaded) a new computer font based on 12-th century Spanish chancery script. It’s shiny. Probably too shiny for anything but headings, and not all headings at that. But shiny. [This link and the preceding came via News for Medievalists]

U. Michigan have an online exhibition on Late Antique magical doodads: amulets, gems, recipes, aggressive magics, and something called a Demon Bowl.I <3 nerds

Here are a stack of pictures of medieval and renaissance dancers. Sadly, some of the links are borked.

Wickedday, in a laudable exercise of linguistic geekery, created an Old English scrabble set – and has instructions on how to build your own.

And [I think this was also via News for Medievalists]: renovations on a church in Berkshire have uncovered Britains’ oldest working window. It’s tiny. And adorable.

A week or so ago, Lesboprof posted a handy-dandy list of practical, professional advice for administrators and teachers (at tertiary level, although possibly applicable at other levels) on how to be actively queer-friendly on campus. I I'm in ur history - emphasizin your queerzassume by now you’ve all seen the flurry of blogging and social networking arising from the recent spate of well-reported suicides by queer youth in the US, and carrying on into (US-based) National Coming Out Day. I read a lot of the resulting material, and Lesboprof’s advice is that which I found ‘best’, by the arbitrary standards of ‘things Highly likes’. I urge you to read the post and consider applying some of her suggestions if you are in a position to do so.

Finally, in case you missed it, historians admit to inventing Ancient Greece.

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4 Responses to “A post of stuff!”

  1. Annelise Says:

    This font is gorgeous! I’m writing an assignment now, and perhaps it has found its way into the headings.

    I’m a little sad not to be able to use it for the entire text… Though that would surely require hand painted illuminations, for which I in my modernity haven’t exactly the time.

    • highlyeccentric Says:

      It is gorgeous, isn’t it? Perhaps a leeetle bit too ornate for my linking. I have a lovely one called Old English Bookhand, which had to be obtained by emailing the creator… who seems to have disappeared from the interwebs, sadly.

  2. Lesboprof Says:

    Thanks for the shout out to the blog! And here’s hoping for more LGBT-supportive campuses everywhere.

    • highlyeccentric Says:

      Thank *you* for the post: I found it both helpful and quite reassuring, in what was quite a difficult conversation for me.


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