Archive - Apr 2004

April 30th

Happy New Year!

Fernando Vigil of Calontir reminds us that May 1, 2004 will be the first day of Anno Societatis XXXIX.

President's Report from Board of Directors Meeting

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, has reported on the second quarter meeting of the Board of Directors.

In Defense of Latin

NPR: Elaine Fantham defends Latin on NPR's Weekend Edition.

Atlantia Crown Tournament Combatants Announced

Dame Anne le Coeur, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Atlantia, has posted the list of combatants for the kingdom's Crown Tourney to be held May 1, 2004 in the Shire of Crannog Mor.

April 29th

Applicants Sought for Three Society-Level Positions

Meg Baron, SCA President, reports that the Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for Treasurer of the SCA Inc., Chief Information Architect, and Society Chronicler.

Fun with Dick and Jane -- and Hamlet

Shakepeare's Hamlet made so simple that even the people on the Jerry Springer Show can understand it!

House Accipiter Wins "Best Looking Campsite" at Rowany Festival

House Accipiter was the winner of Lochac's Best Looking Campsite at the recent Rowany Festival.

April 28th

The Da Vinci Car?

In addition to his other achievements, Leonardo da Vinci may have been the inventor of the automobile.

Calontir Crown Combatants Announced

Their Majesties, Siridean and Sile, King and Queen of Calontir, have announced the list of combatants for the Kingdom's next Crown Tournament.

Exhibit on Medici-era Florence in Memphis, Tennessee

WREG-TV: ''Masters of Florence: Glory & Genius at the Court of the Medici'' will be on display at the Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee, through October 3, 2004.

Aethelmearc Population Increases

Citizens of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc welcome into their midst a new subject: Fiona Gennieve Tremblay.

April 27th

A History of Hair

Toronto Star: From cave dwellers to modern teenagers, people have been obsessed with styling their hair. Take a walk through hair history in an article from the Toronto Star.

"Lion in Winter" Remake to Air May 23, 2004

A new version of "The Lion in Winter" starring Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close will air May 23, 2004 on Showtime.

Photos from Ealdormere's Spring Coronation

Lord Eirik Andersen, from the Kingdom of Ealdormere, has posted his photos from Ealdormere's Spring Coronation on his website.

Missing Piece of "Boudica's Necklace" Found

Independent: A lost piece of an elaborate gold torc necklace has been unearthed on Norfolk farmland by amateur archaeologist Steve Hammond.

April 26th

Regalia Stolen in Caid

On April 21, 2004, a trailer, containing regalia from the Barony of Dun Or in Caid, was stolen. His Excellency Baron Iain asks SCAdians throughout the Known World to keep an eye out for the stolen items.

Eleanor Cadfan Becomes Ealdormere's Newest Double Peer

Recently Dame Eleanor Cadfan became Ealdormere's newest double Peer when she was created a Companion of the Order of the Pelican.

Battered Blade:The Coronation of Wernherus and Lailiane

THL Falko von der Weser traveled to the Coronation of the new Meridian Crown and brought back the details and pictures.

"Jersey Revels" Will Highlight 800th Anniversary Celebration

This year Jersey will celebrate its 800th anniversary of loyalty to the Crown of England. A highlight of that celebration will be a three-day, re-enactment event at the medieval Gorey Castle.

April 25th

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Thrives Under Leadership of Mark Rylance

telegraph.co.uk: Initial critics' doubts notwithstanding, Mark Rylance has led the modern-day Shakespeare's Globe theatre through eight successful seasons since its launch 1996.

Historic Scottish Sites to Become Fair Game

Nearly 800 historic archaeological sites in Scotland are set to be stripped of their protected status.

New Research May Help Solve Riddle of the Kensington Runestone

Seattle Post Intelligencer: New 19th century documents may prove, once and for all, whether Minnesota's Kensington Runestone is authentic or a hoax.

April 24th

9th Century Corgi May Have Been Royal Favorite

The bones of a dog, which might have been a Corgi, have researchers speculating about royal pets.

Augsburg College Takes Interdisciplinary Approach to Medieval Studies

MPR: Thirty freshmen in a Medieval Connections class at Augsburg College in Minneapolis are "pretending to be students in a medieval class learning about medieval students in a university."

Road Builders Unearth Byzantine Community

International Herald Tribune: Excavation for a new interchange on Israel's coastal highway has led to the discovery of a 5-6th century Byzantine Christian community.

April 23rd

Calontir's Myths & Legends Autocrat Announces Site Change

Caitilin inghean Aohda, Co-Autocrat for Calontir's Myths & Legends event to take place May 8, 2004 in Loch Meadhonach in the Kingdom of Calontir, has announced a change of sites.

Warrior's Grave May Lead to Druid Discoveries

Last year's discovery of the 2000-year-old grave of a warrior may lead to more finds, including, archaeologists hope, an ancient Druid holy site.

Who's Buried in Petrarch's Tomb?

Tests on the remains in Petrarch's tomb show that the skull was replaced by a woman's, researchers reported Thursday.

April 22nd

Drachenwald Adds Another New Shire

Barcsi Janos, Chatelain and New Groups Coordinator, has announced the formation of another new group in Drachenwald: Blauwasser.

Regalis Universtias Merdies

Event: The Shire of An Dun Thiene, along with the Chancellors of The Royal University of Meridies, presents Regalis Universitas Meridies (RUM).