Archive - 2004
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-12-23 18:56
A chemist working for Washington's National Gallery of Art may have discovered the secret to the bright, translucent colors of European Renaissance paintings: ground glass.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-12-23 16:02
A new theory accounts for the differences in the flavor of beer. It all has to do with rocks.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-12-22 17:20
The Jomsvikings, a Viking re-enactment group, recreates the fighting and lifestyle of 10th century Scandinavian warriors in the southern Baltic.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-12-22 15:48
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-12-22 12:51
The Kingdom of AEthlemearc has a new subject with the birth of Rebecca Rose Lefkowitz.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-12-22 11:40
Henry VIII used the margins of his books as a useful place to make notes and comments. Ben Macintyre of the London Times discusses marginalia, the propensity of scholars to notate in the margins of books.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2004-12-21 17:02
"Images of Violence in the Medieval World" will be on display at the Getty in Los Angeles, CA, through March 13, 2005.
Submitted by Aoife on Tue, 2004-12-21 16:00
Aoife's Links for Thanksgiving week were inadvertently overlooked because most of the SCAtoday.net staff were out of town for the holiday. We apologize for the delay in posting the above, and thank the kind person who alterted us to the omission.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-12-21 15:55
Scottish First Minister Jack McConnell hopes to crack down on the country's "knife culture" by restricting the sale and possession of blades.
Submitted by nicolaa on Tue, 2004-12-21 12:50
"Put your feet shoulder-width apart, stick your chin up, and bring your arms out sideways — it makes you look big, strong, and proud so you are ready for action."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-12-21 12:11
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The Battle of Brunanburh, fought in 937 c.e., saw the defeat of the Vikings by the Anglo-Saxons. Now researchers believe they can place the epic battle at Wirral in England.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2004-12-20 22:01
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reviews an exhibit of illuminated manuscripts at the Cleveland Museum of Art that demonstrates "the development of Christian imagery during the Middle Ages and early Renaissance."
Submitted by Aoife on Mon, 2004-12-20 16:15
This week's edition of Aoife's Links focuses on jewelry — especially finger rings — of the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2004-12-20 16:14
"Black and White Chinese Ceramics from the 10th-14th Centuries" opened at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC, on December 18, and will continue indefinitely.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-19 15:18
A carved stone bearing a relief of St. Peter and used as a cat's headstone was auctioned recently at Sotheby's, bringing UK£200,000.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-19 13:20
A treasure trove inquest held recently in Great Suffolk, England, has declared a collection of jewelry fragments discovered by a metal detector to be treasure.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-19 09:01
A newly-translated Anglo-Saxon epic casts a whole new light on noble warriors. Enjoy!
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-18 19:20
England's National Portrait Gallery has added a rare porait of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, to its collection. Howard was a powerful courtier during the reign of Elizabeth I.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-18 14:01
The Kermesse of St. George, by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, was among the paintings auctioned at Sotheby's recently.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-18 10:40
Visitors to London will be able to see Britain's oldest printed document on display at the National Archives.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-18 08:13
Archaeologists excavating the ancient city of Eleutherna on Crete are finding evidence of continuous occupation from the 9th B.C.E. until the 14th century C.E.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-12-17 18:20
The Post-Tribune describes an elementary school madrigal concert at which SCA members lent "an air of authenticity to the proceedings."
Submitted by Olyane on Fri, 2004-12-17 16:28
In the spirit of the Holiday Season New York Tolkien Society has created its second annual contest.
Submitted by MSiobhan on Fri, 2004-12-17 11:36
Buzz abounds about Google’s announcement of special agreements made with five leading research libraries to digitize their collections. An SCAtoday.net Reporter, Mistress Siobhan O'Neill, offers this in-depth look at Google's library initiative.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-12-17 10:45
Archaeologists are trying to puzzle out the purpose of Paul Meale's duck pond. Was it a medieval swannery or a 19th century wildlife sanctuary?
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-12-16 19:28
Four SCA musicians, collectively known as Burlap Lute, will give a performance December 18, 2004 at the Mine Street Coffee House in New Brunswick, New Jersey.