Archive - Jul 2003
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-07-25 03:40
History News Network: 1300 medieval historians protested last week after being called "an intellectual adornment" by Education Secretary Charles Clark. To make their point, they used a 12th century "weapon of mass distruction:" a trebuchet.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2003-07-24 16:01
Premier Laurel of the Society succumbs to cancer.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-07-24 16:01
Mistress Elayne Greybeard the Eclectic has announced the passing of her dear husband Master Robbin Greybeard on July 21, 2003.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2003-07-24 15:59
Following a three-year restoration of St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow's most recognizable landmark, experts say that it may be necessary to strengthen the foundation to keep the building from collapsing.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2003-07-24 15:58
The Coxcomb Academy, noted for their performing arts classes, recently published a list of upcoming classes and public performances for Pennsic War 32 and Collegium Caidis.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2003-07-23 18:45
The Shire of Caer Galen and the Shire of Fontaine dans Sable, both located in the Kingdom of Outlands, have been approved by the SCA Board of Directors to become two new Baronies.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-07-23 18:37
Men's magazine "Maxim" seems to have an odd concept of the Pennsic War and the SCA in general in a blurb in the August 2003 issue.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-07-23 18:21
Silfren the Singer and Don Tariq ibn Jelal, two Guildmasters of the Guild of Defense who played the first prizes in Lochac, offer some thoughts on the concept of "Playing the Prize."
Submitted by Catriona on Wed, 2003-07-23 14:45
A treasure trove of original manuscripts and books from the Middle Ages can be found online at SCETI, the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-07-23 11:28
Looking for resource material to teach about the Middle Ages? Take a look at "Teacher Oz's Kingdom of History."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-07-23 11:25
Omaha World-Herald: A short article in the Omaha World-Herald looks at the exploits of members of the Shire of Hinterland in the Kingdom of the Outlands.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-07-23 00:58
Eastrealmer Michel Wolffauer made a startling discovery recently at a Cedars, Pennsylvania (USA) flea market: Pennsic road signs.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2003-07-22 14:44
FortWayne.com: The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, local newspaper in Fort Wayne, Indiana (USA), has published a feature article about an event run by the local group, Shadowed Stars.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2003-07-22 14:44
A private developer has purchased Malesov Castle, near Prague, and is restoring it with plans of offering "immersion" medieval vacations.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-07-22 14:43
Finnvarr de Taahe took part as a "page" at the recent Dragons Lair 2003 International Jousting Tournament which took place in London, Ontario. He posted an extensive report on the Calontir list and has granted permission for us to reprint it here.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2003-07-21 20:24
Photos from Lochac's Mordenvale Baronial Investiture and Tocal Token Tourney are available online.
Submitted by Aoife on Mon, 2003-07-21 17:21
In her latest column, Dame Aoife provides many annotated links to websites on medieval Iberia: Spain and Portugal.
Submitted by Magnus.McKinley on Mon, 2003-07-21 17:19
For over 10 years Baron Finn Normansson of the Barony of Seleone has been regaling the locals with tales of his SCA career and the growth of the SCA along the Gulf Coast. Now his tales are compiled online in the Library of Seleone.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2003-07-20 04:45
The SCA Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve the advancement of the Principality of Northshield, currently part of the Middle Kingdom, to become an independent Kingdom in 2004.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2003-07-19 18:46
A letter to the Atenveldt populace, posted on the kingdom email list, explains that Their Royal Majesties will not be attending Pennsic this year and that there will be no Atenveldt Royal Encampment.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2003-07-19 18:46
The Royal Armouries is co-publishing a new magazine, "Medieval History," with Editions Harnois.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-07-19 18:44
Giulietta da Venezia, Silver Buccle Herald for the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, announced that times have been set for Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-07-19 11:45
Their Majesties of An Tir have announced Their intention to add a Bardic Champion to ranks of Kingdom Champions. This bard will be chosen September 26-28, 2003 in Wyewood.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2003-07-19 11:33
The Pennsic Independent Online Edition has released this year's installment of the annual Pre-War Edition.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2003-07-19 08:20
Archaeologist Clemens Reichel, project coordinator of the Diyala Project of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, will discuss the artifacts presumed lost from the National Museum of Iraq and explain what they tell us about Mesopotamian civilizations at a lecture on the evening of August 7 in Washington, DC.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-07-19 06:15
National Geographic: The new animated "Sinbad" movie may delight children but it is not a delight to those familiar with "The Arabian Nights."
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2003-07-18 19:58
KLBC News: On Monday, July 21, the local news in Laughlin, Nevada / Bullhead City, Arizona (USA) will carry a feature story on the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-07-18 18:38
Geomancy, a medieval Islamic form of divination, pops up in literature such as the Knight's Tale and Troilus and Criseyde. A website by Elizabeth Bennett of Princeton offers tips and a program on how to understand the process.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2003-07-18 18:33
On Saturday, September 14, the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program will present an all-day seminar on the art and architecture of Venice from the 14th through the 18th centuries.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2003-07-18 15:39
"Michelangelo to Vasari: Drawing the Figure in Renaissance Florence" runs from July 15 to October 19 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.