Announcing the 2015 Field Season!

 Walhain-St-Paul Project 2015  We are now recruiting students for the 2015 season of Eastern Illinois University's Summer Archaeology in Belgium Program (begun in 1998). The dates are June 27- July 25, 2015. The program is headed by Dr. Bailey Young, Distinguished Professor of History at EIU, and centers on the excavation of Walhain Castle, near our partner university, … Continue reading Announcing the 2015 Field Season!

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Viva la Vida? No, Villers la Ville!

I am a solar powered individual, so naturally rainy days are the bane of my existence.  On the morning of July 22nd, I peeled back my curtains to reveal my worst enemy: grey clouds.  The day would not be ruined by them, though!  I slapped a smile on and made some seriously strong coffee.  When … Continue reading Viva la Vida? No, Villers la Ville!

In Charlemagne’s Footsteps: Visiting the Palatine Chapel at Aachen

The German city of Aachen is one of those places that just about anyone even vaguely interested in the Middle Ages dreams of visiting. It’s associated with one of the most well-known men of the period, Charles the Great, (better known as Charlemagne). He styled himself the first Holy Roman Emperor, and appropriately enough in … Continue reading In Charlemagne’s Footsteps: Visiting the Palatine Chapel at Aachen