Archive - Feb 2003

February 20th

2003 Budget for the SCA Online

The 2003 budget for the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. in now available online.

Medieval Science, Math and Medicine

This week's collection of annotated links from Aoife deals with Medieval Science, Math and Medicine.

SCA on a Budget

Finding yourself envious of those with fancy gowns and pavilions? Katherine Ashwoode offers tips on her website of how to look like a prosperous SCAdian on a budget.

February 19th

Exposed Plastic Armor Banned in Atlantia

His Majesty, Cuan, King of Atlantia, has announced that as of September 1, 2003, all plastic armor must be covered.

An Tir to Host Kingdom Heraldic Symposium

A Kingdom Heraldic Symposium will be conducted in Stromgard (Vancoucer, WA) April 12-13, 2003 offering all manner of classes on heraldry and the scribal arts.

Board of Directors Updates Status of Lawsuit

The BoD has released an updated statement of the status of a pending lawsuit against the SCA by an individual in the State of Washington (USA).

Fisherman Nets Ancient Persian Helmets

Kathimerini: A fisherman working off the coast of Mt. Athos has caught two Persian helmets, possibly from a fleet that was sunk while fighting against the ancient Greeks.

Calontir Takes "Hay-Baling" Point at Estrella War

Rolf of Calontir reports that citizens of Calontir have won the "Hay-Baling" point at the Estrella War.

Company of the White Swan Proposes Pennsic Pas d'Arms

Daffyd Rosensoldat, a Companion of the Company of the White Swan in AEthelmearc, reports that the Company is seeking to hold a Pas d'Arms at Pennsic and invites combatants to join them.

February 14th

SCA's Premiere King Traces Early Combat History

Feature: Duke Henrik of Havn, the very first King of the Society for Creative Anachronism, offers his unique perspective on the earliest days of the organization and the beginnings of SCA armoured combat.

Kingdom Motto Selected for Drachenwald

An unofficial poll in the Kingdom of Drachenwald has selected a new kingdom motto.

February 13th

AEthelmearc's Master Huen Interviewed for Medieval Food Article

Scripps Howard: In an article on the Scripps Howard News Service, which owns the Food Network, reporter Lance Gay discusses medieval food with experts including Aethelmearc's Master Huen.

Estrella Weather Report: Tut Tut, Looks Like Rain!

Weather reports for the area around the site of the Estrella War predict heavy rain.

Ansteorra to Host Known World Dance and Music Symposium

The College of Threebridges in Ansteorra will host Known World Dance and Music IV on June 6-8, 2003.

Do You Like Kipling?

OK, the obvious answer is: "I don't know. I've never kipled." For those who are inspired by the poetry of Rudyard Kipling, a website devoted to his work is available.

Ragnar Karlson and Brise Sanguin to Hold Barony of the Middle Marches

On Saturday March 1, 2003, at Winter War Maneuvers III, Ragnar Karlson and Brise Sanguin will become Baron and Baroness of the Middle Marches.

February 12th

Globe Theatre Announces 2003 Season

The 2003 Theatre Season for Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London will explore the theme of "Regime Change."

February 11th

East Kingdom Archers Win 2002 IKAC

East Kingdom was victorious in the 2002 Open Inter Kingdom Archery Competition (IKAC).

Drachenwald Welcomes New Shire in Ireland

Glen Rathlin, a new shire, has been created in Northern Ireland.

Stonehenge Built by Swiss?

Researchers at Stonehenge studying the enamel of the tooth of an archer may have found a Swiss connection.

February 10th

Aoife Offers a Librarian's Tips for Internet Searching

Having trouble finding information on the Internet? Retired librarian and teacher Aoife offers helpful tips on how to find what you REALLY want.

Historical SCAdians to Grace Caid's "Old-Timers Tourney"

Jared Blaydeaux, Seneschal, Barony of Altavia in Caid, has announced that the barony will host an "Old-Timers Tourney" featuring some of the illustrious folk of SCA history.

De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History

The Society for Medieval Military History has collected a wealth of material on one website.

February 8th

Viking Research Links Available

This week, Aoife shares her annotated list of Viking links.

Publication Focuses on Early Period Research

"Early Period," published online by Fuiltigherne ni Ruadh O'Finn, is a quarterly magazine dealing with pre-1066 CE topics. The latest issue has just been put online.

East Kingdom Event Receives Media Coverage

On Thursday, January 30, 2003, John Terra of the Nashua, New Hampshire "Telegraph," reported on the Barony of Stonemarche's event, "A Market Day in Birka."

AEthelmearc to Host Scroll Competition

Citizens of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc are encouraged to take part in a Scroll Competition, the purpose of which is to provide scroll blanks for Kingdom use.

Stefan's Florilegium for February

What's new on the Florilegium? Stefan li Rous shares his latest additions.

Renaissance Secrets Online

The Open University and the BBC have banded together to create a website that addresses four historical questions dealing with aspects of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance: Venice, Medicine, the conspiracy to assassinate Queen Elizabeth and Gutenberg.

February 6th

Rapier Symposium Montengarde

The Barony of Montengarde in Calgary, AB, will play host to a Rapier Symposium March 29, 2003.