A Passion For Doughnuts

There can be little doubt that the Pioneer Valley is one of the most unique places in Massachusetts, New England, or frankly anywhere in America. What makes it so special? In a lot of ways it just seems that the Valley is full of people who love what they do.

Viking Fighting Methods: Lecture and Demonstration

As part of the UMass Amherst Scandinavian Impulses series on Vengeance and Violence in Scandinavian Life and Culture, Dr. William R. Short, a research fellow at Higgins Armory Museum, in Worcester, MA, reviews the weapons of the Viking age and discusses his recent research on the fighting moves of Viking-age warriors.