Archive - 2003

February 23rd

SCAdian Group Proposes Real-Life Village

A small group of SCAdians, led by Aislinn FireHorse, proposes to purchase land in New York and to construct an ecologically-friendly village using updated versions of historical technologies.

February 21st

Autocrat Speaks to Known World of Estrella War Valor

In an open letter to the populace of the Known World, Baron Elliott Gallowglass of Atenveldt, main Autocrat of Estrella, speaks of the chivalry and valor he witnessed, under severe flood conditions, at Estrella War XIX.

PBS Seeking Volunteers for 1630s Colonial Experience

The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) is looking for volunteers to live in an authentic 1630s colonial house for up to five months, for creation of a documentary. You can apply online, but the deadline is February 21!

Wareham's Ancient Saxon Site in Jeopardy

Purbeck Daily Echo: Hundreds of elm trees are being removed to save Wareham's ancient Saxon walls from damage.

Schattentor to Host "Quest for Camelot V" Event in Northshield

In its second year as a Northshield Principality Event, Quest for Camelot is a fun multi-kingdom event with the Outlands and Artemisia.

Instructors Needed for Known World Dance Symposium

Guillaume de Troyes of Ansteorra is seeking instructors for the upcoming Known World Dance Symposium to be held June 6-8, 2003.

Italian Manuscripts Come to Cleveland Museum of Art

An exhibition of Italian illuminated manuscripts from the 13th-16th centuries will be on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art February 23-May 4, 2003.

February 20th

Medieval Africa Offers Fascinating Opportunities for Study

History Net: Pre-16th century African socieities such as the Kingdom of Mali, offer a wealth of material for researchers to investigate.

DNA Implies Genghis Khan was a Prolific Lover

National Geographic News: Recent studies show that Genghis Khan may well have been the "father of his country."

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.