Archive - Dec 2003

December 3rd

A Place For All Things Pre-1066

EarlyPeriod.com: EarlyPeriod.com is a new web site where SCA people can go to find information about things Early Period.

15th Century "Comic Strips" on Display

The Guardian: "Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe", is at the Royal Academy of Arts from November 29, 2003 until February 22, 2004.

New Exhibit on Imperial Chinese Court Costume

"Draped in Dragons: Chinese Court Costumes" is on display at the Loring Gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, through May 2, 2004.

December 2nd

Alphonso X's Book of Games Available Online

An important manuscript on period games such as chess and backgammon is now partially available online as scanned images.

Sir Michael de Brad Victorious in Drachenwald's Viceroy Tourney

Sir Michael de Brad was victorious at the recent Insulae Draconis Viceroy Tournament.

Roman Gaming Die Auctioned by Christies

A Roman dodecahedral (twenty-sided) gaming die is being auctioned by the famous Christies auction house.

Mongolian Clothing for Men and Women

In order to document the Mongolian garb usually worn at SCA activities, Linda Krecker-Schkred has published her findings online.

December 2nd

Novae Militiae, The New Knighthood

Novae Militiae is a living history group based in Georgia (USA) which portrays the years 1189-1216 CE in an English military setting.

Al-Hafla in Vancouver a Resounding Success

Shareef Musiqi al-Rashid al-Thaeib reports on the success of the recent al-Hafla held in An Tir.

Manual of Women

An anonymously written cookbook from 16th Century Spain has been translated by Lady Karen Larsdatter of Atlantia and made available online.

Hyde Museum Debuts New Exhibit on Devotional Objects

"Objects of Devotion: The Art of Medieval & Renaissance Europe" will be on display at the Hoopes Gallery of the Hyde Collection Art Museum in Glens Falls, New York, through March, 2004.