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The Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. will present Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy beginning September 13, 2014. The exhibit will showcase Persian calligraphy from the 14th-16th centuries.
The Barony of Concordia of the Snows (Albany, NY) regrets to announce that due to conditions beyond their control, the upcoming All Things Scribal event scheduled for September 20th has been canceled.
Please consult the East Kingdom Events Calendar for a list of other events taking place that weekend.
Filed under: Events, Official Notices Tagged: All Things Scribal, Cancellation
The SCA Board of Directors seeks commentary on a proposed Corpora language change recommended by the Laurel Sovereign at Arms.
Tiny, deserted, medieval villages across the English landscape have been disappearing, moving English Heritage to recommend historical designation to preserve what is left. Now the government of Northamptonshire is taking action by proclaiming such villages "scheduled monuments."
Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted an album of photos from the Barony of Elfsea's June 5, 2014 Practice in the Park. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Ars Scientia Orientalis, the Arts and Sciences Quarterly publication of the East Kingdom is now available. This issue has articles about silkworms, glass beads, Google Earth, and stained glass.
There are currently difficulties hosting it at the Ars Scientia Orientalis website, so it is available here.
Filed under: Arts and Sciences Tagged: a&s, publications
1st century Roman coins and coins from Iron Age tribes should not be found together, but that is excatly what happened recently when a local found the treasure buried in a Derbyshire, England cave. (photo)
The development of a new commercial district in Newcastle, England has sparked interest in the medieval quayside life of the city, an area reclaimed from the River Tyne by the year 1400. Excavations have already uncovered a substantial sandstone wall and green-glazed pottery.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) reports that US eight million dollars will be needed to reconstruct the damaged monuments and mausoleums of Timbuktu, Mali, and to return of over 300,000 collections of ancient manuscripts.
River War takes place in the Barony of Iron Bog on the weekend of September 12-14, and in addition to Equestrian, Heavy List, Fencing, Archery, and A&S activities, a Garb Challenge has been issued by Her Imperial Majesty!
Come dressed as a period interpretation of your favorite Disney Villain, designed however you see fit within the confines of usual SCAdian dress. Her Majesty and a handful of secret judges will be walking around and making a list of their favorites. The creator or wearer of best villain garb will be called into court to receive a special token from Her Majesty. Have fun!
Filed under: Events Tagged: garb challenge, River War
The Falcon Banner reports that at Their Coronation Their Majesties Agamemnon and Gwen of the Kingdom of Calontir offered elevation to the Order of the Chivalry to Mar of Grimfells.
THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for August 2014.
Master Ioseph of Locksley, modernly Joe Bethancourt, passed away on August 29, 2014 after prolonged illness. Master Ioseph was the tenth Laurel of the SCA and was well known for his bardic compositions and performances.
"This year we are celebrating the rich and interesting story of Northampton and our nation. So it seems only fitting that we are looking carefully at how we can protect the site of one of the most significant battles fought on English soil," said Tim Hadland of the Northampton Borough Council about plans to preserve the Battle of Northampton site.
The Stewards of Artifacts of a Life II, Baron Jehan du Lac and Mistress Elizabeth Vynehorn, requested that we spread the word. Start working on your entries now, so we can all be amazed by what you accomplish in a year!
The Barony Beyond the Mountain and the Barony of Carolingia invite the populace of the East to join us on September 26, 2015 for Artifacts of a Life II — an arts and sciences competition with a focus on persona development.
Have you ever looked at your modern family heirlooms and wondered what your SCA persona would leave in your will, or the objects you would have valued during your life? Have you ever wanted to create your own set of grave goods? Of course you have!
Artifacts I, held in 2013, was an inspiring display of work from the populace of the East Kingdom. Entries included a fishing net, starched and dyed Elizabethan ruffs, clothing from various time periods and cultures, furniture, religious items, combs, sewing implements, lace, jewelry, game boards, arrows, mosaics, weapon sheath, eating utensils, and much, much more.
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We hope to see you in Carolingia!
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events Tagged: Barony Beyond the Mountain, BBM, Carolingia
In Their Court at Warriors and Warlords, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth offered Elevation to the Peerage to a number of Their subjects. The Court took place July 12, 2014.
Regular re-enactments of the Battle of Hastings witnessed by hordes of spectators may be endangering the archaeology of the historic site, but work by a team from the University of Huddersfield, led by Dr. Glenn Foard, is working to discover genuine artifacts from the battlefield.
In June 2014, the Falcon Banner of the Kingdom of Calontir announced the elevation of several of the Kingdom's subjects by the hands of Their Majesties Martino and Ariel.
The Romans called the people of the north the "Painted Ones" due to their woad body painting, but little is known about the Pictish civilization. Now archaeologists working in Scotland's northern highlands have found evidence that the area may have been the people's power center.
On his blog Wulfhere's Devices, Calontir herald Wulfhere of Eofeshamme offers help on researching English and Anglo-Saxon names and personas.