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THLord Stefan li Rous shares updates to Stefan's Florilegium for September 2013.
Mistress Kseniya Mikhailovna Morskaya reports that at Their Crown Tournament, Their Majesties Boleslav and Astridr of the Kingdom of the Outlands offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to THLord Johann of the Northern Moors.
Visitors to Washington D.C. this fall may want to explore a Smithsonian exhibition Codex on the Flight of Birds, which examines Leonardo da Vinci's studies and sketches dealing with flying machines, the nature of air, and bird flight. The exhibit will be at the National Air and Space Museum until October 22, 2013. (video)
Looking for a place to trade goods and services? How about somewhere to meet other families with children? Or a place to chat about your latest project? Look no further than Facebook, where more groups are appearing every day. Here are some that we have come across, be sure to add others in the comments!
SCA Medieval Bartertown
Garb For Sale
Unofficial EK Parents and Families
East Kingdom Artisanal Exchange
Barony of Stonemarche Noted History
SCA Scroll Gallery
CAH Pennsic Edition
SCA Relief and Assistance (SCARA) Line
Ask the White Scarves
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Elizabethan theater life may have been booming for playwrights such as Shakespeare, but it was not so rosy for children in theatrical troupes. University of Oxford professor, Dr Bart van Es, discovered evidence of systemic child abuse while researching his book, Shakespeare in Company.
An unnamed London company recently purchased a 9th century, Anglo Saxon gravestone, engraved with a Celtic cross, for UK£4,300 at an auction by Duke's Auctioneers of Dorchester, England. The stone was original discovered "during road construction in the early 20th Century at Little Eaton, Derbyshire."
Lepers are a common image in medieval histories, but by the end of the 16th century, the disease appeares to have mostly died out in Europe. Now a team of biologists and archeologists have reconstructed the genomes of medieval strains of the pathogen responsible for the disease to find out why.
Tiffany Brown (Teffania de Tukerton), Chair, SCA Ltd, reports that members of organizations affiliated with the Society for Creative Anachronism Ltd. (Australia) residing in Australia for more than two months, will be allowed to apply for complimentary membership in SCA Ltd.
We have a new header on our webpage, which is a photo of the fiercest gate guards to protect East Kingdom Royal Camp this Pennsic. The photo courtesy of Baroness Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain (MKA: Meredith Bailin Hull). Our thanks to her and the parents who gave permission for us to use the photo.
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Jamys Chapman, Herald and Chronicler for the Incipient Shire of Pilgrim's Fount, reports that on September 7, 2013, Their Majesties John and Emma of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, announced the advancement to full status of the Incipient Shire of Pilgrim's Fount.
At Artifacts of Life this last weekend in the East Kingdom, artists displayed items they made that could have been left behind by a single historic person – their own SCA persona or someone else.
Early Byzantines in Tel Aviv, Israel probably thought themselves very clever when they buried a hoard of "400 coins, 200 intact Samaritan lamps and gold jewelry" in a garbage heap somewhere between the 5th-7th centuries. Perhaps they were, because the hoard was only found recently by a team of archaeologists from Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority. (video)
Paidin MacLorkan, SCA Ltd Secretary, is seeking comments on nominees to the Board of Directors of SCA Ltd.
The following announcement comes from the Elmet Herald, the East Kingdom’s Heraldic Education Deputy.
Greetings from Yehuda ben Moshe, Elmet Herald, the East Kingdom heraldic education deputy.
I will be running the next East Kingdom Herald University (EKHU) class next week.
On Mon, Sep 30, at 9:30pm EDT, I will be running “Armory 102″, the next in the series of Armory classes. This class will cover charge group theory and the SCA style rules. Before taking this class, you should either have watched the video for Armory 101 or have a good understanding of basic armorial terminology. You should also be able to understand blazon. If you have previously taken my “So you want to be a (book) herald? Part II – Armory” class, most of the material in this class was covered in that one, although a few topics are expanded.
Students have two options for participating in the class. The first is to join the Hangout directly. This allows the student to fully participate in the video conference, talking (or typing) directly to the teacher. Please note that the class will be recorded, and the recording posted. You can choose not to turn on your camera, so as not to be on screen, but your voice will be in the video.
If you would like a spot in the hangout, you must email me at elmet at eastkingdom dot org, spots will be first-come first-serve based on said emails. Please include your Kingdom of residence and which class (name and date) you are signing up for in the email. Facebook, G+, or mailing list posts will not get you a spot in the class. You must email the Elmet Herald directly. Please note that although this is the East Kingdom Herald University, students from all Kingdoms are welcome to participate.
The second option is to watch the class live through YouTube. This requires no account, there is no person limit, and you won’t be recorded, but it’s strictly one way – you won’t be able to talk to the instructor. You will be able to email me the questions, however, and I will try to respond.
Yehuda ben Moshe
EKHU Previously In The Gazette: Elmet Herald Announces First Classes of the East Kingdom Herald University
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Monica Bretherton writes the Horsebytes blog at the Seattle PI. She recently visited an SCA equestrian event in the Kingdom of An Tir, where she learned about medieval re-enactment on horseback. (photos)
At Artifacts of Life this last weekend, artists displayed items they made that could have been left behind by a single historic person – their own SCA persona or someone else. The goal of the event, which was sponsored by the Barony Beyond the Mountain and the Barony of Carolingia, was to look at what these items would reveal about the material culture of that person’s location in time, geography and social context. What follows is a brief description of the artist, the objects and photographs of many of these objects.
Randall Vihari-Farkas exhibited a Norse fishing net for scooping fish from a large netted or fenced river area. Randall won for the division of those entering a single artifact.
Toi Poisson de Mortagne created objects for a late 16th century Elizabethan woman on the lower class. She is a free person of color married to a court musician who works as a laundress, gofferer and starcher of ruffs. She exhibited two ruffs, three starches and three dyes with samples of the starched and dyed fabrics. Toi was entered in the division for up to five items entered and was given a leather box of prizes in recognition of her efforts.
Juliana Osborne created objects for a Tudor gentlewoman living in Kent, England in the 1530′s. Her person is the lady of the manor at Hartlyppe Place, and her husband is a prosperous wool trader. The objects were a Tudor loose gown, a loose kirtle and thread wrapped buttons.
Eleanor le Brun created items used by an upper class 15th Century French Catholic woman during her prayers. They included an oak bench, a chemiseband ( book cover), a paternoster, reliquary pouch, cushions to kneel on and rest the book on, a coffer(small chest) to hold her items, and a bottle of holy water. Her woodwork was recognized by Their Excellencies of Barony Beyond the Mountain.
Sorcha Dhocair imghean Ui Ruairc created objects for a 10th century upper class Irish woman. The objects included a leine, brat, single sided composite bone comb, comb pouch and inkle woven belt. Her entry was the winner for the division of up to five artifacts.
Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova Sviatoslavina vnuchka created a paintbrush using the instructions in a 15th century Italian handbook and a self-portrait by Bruegel.
Eibhlin an Fraoch created items for a 10th century Viking woman living in Birka. They were typical of what was found in a woman’s grave and were a comb, a pouch for the comb, a needle case and a needle. She was given a set of glass beads by Their Highnesses in recognition of her antler comb.
Barbara Kyrkeland created objects for an upper middle class woman in 1570′s England which included a lace altar hanging, needlepoint pillow, paternoster necklace and pearl necklace.
Jan Janowicz Bogdanski created objects for a mid 15th century upper class British person. They included a Pochspiel board, bowls and a bench.
Rosamund von Schwyz created playing cards for the Pochspiel game board made by Jan Janowicz Bogdanski.
Thorunn Hyrna created objects for a 10th century middle class person from Jutland that included a tasting horn, a blowing horn and a Hnefatal set.
Agatha Wanderer created objects for someone in the late 15th/early 16th century merchant class in Nuremberg in Southern Germany. The objects included two versions of a Lengberg castle “bra”, a pair of underwear, a leather pouch with pouchets, a set of zopfe (false hair braids) made of linen and stuffed with wool roving, and a hair accessory called a gefrens that is worn at the nape of the neck. Agatha was the overall winner of the division with more than five entries.
Alec Craig created arrows and forks for a trader or raider in the area of Scotland. They were made with bone arrow heads from cow bones, hide glue made from raw hide, sinew from deer tendons, forsythia shafts, and turkey and goose feathers.
Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina created objects for a Byzantine court lady in 11th century Constantinople. She created an icon of St. Michael the Archangel, a mosaic of a black dolphin, a necklace of pearls and garnets, and oxymel syrup.
Anarra Karlsdottir brought a warp weighted loom suitable for a woman in 850′s Norway on which she has woven trim and fabric, then let anyone else at the event use so they could try weaving. She was given special appreciation by Their Excellencies of Carolingia for the wonderful learning opportunity she provided.
Vibeke Steensdatter created objects for woman of some means in the Viking Age in Danmark who was likely connected to Christianity. The objects included a naturally dyed apron dress, hood, shoes, knife sheath, pouch and beeswax candles. She was recognized for her achievement in the division for more than five objects.
Elaina Howys of Morningthorpe created object for someone in the 16th century Italian ruling class based on the clothing and jewelry of Eleanora Di Toledo. The obects included a cream with gold summer petticoat, a rose velvet gown, pantlets, a velvet stay, a pair of linen socks, pearl necklaces and an embroidered camicie.
Her Highness Avelina Keyes created objects for a 7-9th century Anglo Saxon Queen in England. The objects included a trichinopoly chain, beaver tooth pendants, Staffordshire hoard finding, bezel set mosaic glass and an Anglo Saxon men’s tunic.
His Highness Kenric aet Essex created objects for a 7th century Anglo Saxon king. These objects included a seax sheath, knife sheaths, spoons, arm rings, wax tablets with styli, a wool pouch, bronze buckles, iron neck ring, and wool garters.
Thanks to Sir Michael of York, Master Joseph of the Red Griffin and Mistress Eleanor le Brun for the photos.
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Pani Magdalena Gdanska reports on a new Yahoo group, the Sanctuary of St Dymphna, which was created for SCA members dealing with mental/emotional/neurological disorders.
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Glaslyn Defender 2013 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Sometimes Vikings are just Vikings. Studies of jewelry created by Viking artists show that objects gold and jewels used in the objects originated in the churches and monasteries of Ireland. Now Dr Griffin Murray of the Department of Archaeology at UCC asks that Irish loot be returned - in the form of a temporary exhibition.
Court Herlad Herveus reports that at Their Battle on the Bay which took place September 14, 2013, Their Majesties Amos and Ysabella, of the Kingdom of Atlantia, offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to Baroness Sorcha Crowe.