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Originally started in the Middle Kingdom as The Bead Rescue Project, this activity aims to educated the populace about period glass beads throughout history. Beads are “hidden” at an event, waiting for some lucky person to find them and take them home. If you find a bead, it is yours to keep! However, we encourage you to come to the project table at the event to learn more about your bead, and to receive a cord so you can wear your new bead with pride.
Since River War’s represents Iron Bog’s 30th Birthday, we will be hiding 30 black and white beads at the event.
There will also be a Beadmaker’s Artisans Row at the event where interested individuals can learn more about how we recreate historic beads today.
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events Tagged: beads, ika, Iron Bog
In conjunction with a new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, the BBC has created a website which offers a gallery of portraits and artifacts relating to Mary, Queen of Scots, including portraits, her tomb, and the document demanding her death.
Lady Albreda Aylese and Hugh Tauerner report that they have created albums of photos from Northern Region Warcamp, held in the East Kingdom's Shire of Glen Linn (Warrensburg, NY), July 4-7, 2013.
A medieval reenactor in England has completed a 2:1 scale replica of the Bayeux Tapestry. The embroidery is 40 feet long and took 18 years to complete.
Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh reports that she has created an album of photos from Aethelmearc Court at Pennsic 42. The photos are available on PhotoBucket.
Baroness Glynis Gwynedd reports that Their Majesties Amos and Ysabella have elevated Medb ingen Brain to the Order of the Pelican.
In the fall of 2011, the Morgan Library and Museum hosted Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan, an exhibit of religious and secular works. An "online exhibition" was created in conjunction with the exhibit and is available to view on the library's website.
On his blog, medieval book historian Erick Kwakkel discusses Protogothic script and how it transitioned from Caroline to Gothic, represented by a page from the Discorso di Leontio Artefice sopra la Sfera di Arato et Fabbrica di Quella. He also points readers to his book on the subject.
Cainder ingen hui Chatharnaig, Trillium Principal Herald for the Kingdom of Ealdormere, reports that the proceedings for the Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium (KWHSS), which took place the weekend of 28-30 June 2013 in the Kingdom of Ansteorra, are now available online.
Albreda reports that she has created an album of photos from Great Northeastern War which took place July 11-14, 2013 in the Shire of Malagentia in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
On August 31st, Carolingia invites all comers to sack the barony by trying to win the prizes from numerous tourneys. In celebration of the one year anniversary of Baron Fergus and Baroness Imigla, Baronial Champions will be chosen for archery, arts & sciences, fencing, heavy list, performance and thrown weapons. All competitors are welcome regardless of whether or not they want to be baronial champions.
The site is a lovely building located on acres of conservation land. The A&S competition will be held indoors along with dancing. Outdoors will be all the martial and performance competitions. Inspections for the martial competitions will begin at 11:30. A continuous day board will be served throughout the vents.
For more information, see the event announcement at http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2469
Filed under: Events Tagged: events
It’s been more than a year since kingdom newsletter began to be distributed electronically. Many people have adopted them enthusiastically, but it’s still a challenge for some. While the option to receive a printed newsletter remains available, it is seen as prohibitively expensive, or simply not a good value for their dollars by some members.
The cost of a sustaining membership currently stands at $45 per year. Adding a printed copy of the kingdom newsletter will raise that an additional $35, bringing the total to $80 per year. Predictably many people have decided the electronic newsletter is sufficient.
The July publication statistics report, made available to the Kingdom Chroniclers, shows just under 1200 individual downloads for the East, as compared to a total of approximately 400 paper copies still being sent out.
However, confusion remains among the populace regarding subscriptions. The change to electronic newsletters was widely publicized in the months prior to their debut, as people with existing paper subscriptions were urged to voluntarily discontinue the paper delivery. This naturally represented a cost-saving for the Society at a financially troubled time. No good statistics have been published regarding how many members chose to do that right away, as compared to the number whose existing memberships have subsequently expired, and who have now renewed under the new terms.
The on-line membership form explains clearly that the subscription included with a Sustaining Membership is electronic, and is obtained by visiting the newsletter download site (http://enewsletter.sca.org/), but the paper renewal form is far less clear.
There are also monthly emails that remind subscribers when a new issue is available, but members who renew by mail rather than on-line may never have provided their email address to Membership Services. Or the emails may be falling prey to a zealous spam filter.
There appear to be a substantial number of gentles who have paid for their membership, and who sit grumbling as the weeks pass and they receive nothing in their mailboxes, physical or electronic. To assist those gentles, the Gazette staff thought it would be useful to provide a reminder about how to get your newsletters.
You’ll start by visiting the newsletter web site: http://enewsletter.sca.org
There you’ll be greeted with a login screen. You’ll need your membership number and password. (The initial password is the word “start”, all lower case. It is recommended that you change the password to something more secure the first time you use the site.)
Once you’ve provided that you’ll see a screen with a list of all the publications available. This is a veritable treasure trove, as you can access not only the Pikestaff, but the newsletters of all the Kingdoms, and the Board of Directors meeting minutes. Click on the name of the Kingdom or other publication you want, and on the next screen you’ll see all the newsletters for that Kingdom, all the way back to the first electronic issues in March of 2012.
If you have difficulty accessing the site, there are a couple of things that may be wrong.
However, if you paid your $45 for a sustaining membership, or your $56 for an international membership, and can’t access the site, your next step should be to contact Membership Services to check the status of your membership: You can find all the contact information on the SCA web site: http://www.sca.org/members/MbrSvcsStaff.html They will be able to help you get access to the newsletters.
Filed under: Corporate Tagged: Newsletter
Archaeologists working at Longforth farm near Wellington, England, are puzzled by the discovery of a group of substantial medieval buildings, apparently abandoned between the 12th and 14th centuries.
Excavations at an archaeological site at Longforth Farm in Wellington, England have discovered a 900-year-old medieval manor that never existed, at least in historical records. What is the building, and why has it disappeared from the records? Inquiring minds want to know.
Latin, formerly known as the "dead language," seems to be alive and kicking in the digital age, according to a recent article in the Economist. Five words can often say more than ten English ones, notes David Butterfield, a Latinist at the University of Cambridge, making the language ideal for Twitter.
Archaeologists from the Archaeological Museum in Plovdiv, Bulgaria have discovered the remains of a 5th century Roman wall near the regional broadcasting centre of Bulgarian National Radio and Bulgarian National Television.
Mistress Nicolaa de Bracton reports that at Pennsic XLII Their Majesties Trumbrand and Kaylah, of the Kingdom of Ealdormere, offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to Piero di Paxiti da Vincenza.
The Board of Directors of the SCA Ltd (Australia) has announced changes to officer positions.
The recent birth of Prince George has led to a great deal of pomp and circumstance including the appearance of unofficial royal crier Tony Appleton, whose bell and bellow announced the blessed event. (video)
Clare Elena de Montfort reports that Nathan Hartmann was the victor of the July 20, 2013 Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West. Rahl was inspired in his endeavor by Lilla aet Sceaphylle.