Blogs and Websites

Here is a collection of current blogs and websites featuring posts and promoting discussions relating to the Early East Slavic Lands. If you have a blog or a website that you would like to see included on this list, contact the editors here.


Websites:

Center of Studies on Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages

C. P. Lesley

The Recipes Project

Latin Therapy

Daniel Waugh


Center of Studies on Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages

The Center of Studies on Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages (CeSecom) brings together a group of scholars who are experts in the study of the several regions that are between Central Europe and Caucasus, including Central Asia. The activity of CeSecom focuses on the period until the fall of Constantinople and the discovery of America. CeSecom was, therefore, created to meet the exigencies of scholars, to furnish a research tool while providing an open space for discussions, to exchange ideas and share the outcomes of one’s studies. The website is divided into seven main sections and sub-sections, each dedicated to a specific tool or group of tools. We invite all scholars, researchers and students to report or send us materials to update the site and make it even more useful for teaching and researching cultural history of Central and Eastern Europe.


blog.cplesley.com (Carolyn Pouncy)
 
This blog is maintained by a historian who, under a pen name, writes fiction set in pre-Petrine Russia—accurate enough for course adoption while giving students a “you are there” sense of the period. In addition to history and historical fiction, the blog discusses changes in the publishing industry and offers advice to authors on where to find, for example, public domain art for use on the Web or in print. One post of particular interest to scholars in early Slavic studies may be “Travels in Time and Space,” which looks at the National Gallery of Art and its connection with William Craft Brumfield’s ongoing project to photograph Russian architectural history.


The Recipes Project

This blog publishes bi-weekly posts on recipes of all kinds, from cooking to alchemy, mostly from the early modern period. In July 2014, it featured a series of posts on recipes from Russia, including a brief introduction to Early Modern Russia, advice on feeding servants, getting over hangovers, healing foreigners, cooking in the Urals, and casting love spells. The whole series is available here: http://recipes.hypotheses.org/thematic-series/russian-recipes Another post deals with the changing meaning of the term 'vodka', and is available here: http://recipes.hypotheses.org/5623


Latin Therapy

This blog publishes the Latin originals and English translations of various Medieval and Early Modern medical, natural philosophical and scientific texts. One such text is an autopsy carried out by the Apothecary Chancery in 1679. The text is available here: http://latintherapy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/poison-or-plague-in-st-petersburg.html


Daniel Waugh

Daniel Waugh's website, including a great many photographs and resources. For the website, click here. Recent additions include his travel notes from Bolgar on the Volga. For the illustrated essay, click here. For a video, click here.