Archive - 2004

December 10th

New Database for Heritage of Bath

A new online database has been developed that lists the collections of various museums, archives and libraries in Bath.

SCA Joins with HOG to Distribute Toys

Members of Gleann Medonach (Roswell, New Mexico) teamed with the Roswell Harley Owners Group (HOG) recently to gather and distribute toys for needy kids.

December 9th

Feast of St. Bogdacious

Join us as we celebrate the feast day of our patron saint, Bogdacious, the patron saint of Low and Boggy places.

Estrella Merchant Advertising Deadline Approaches

Lady Anita de Challis, Publicity-crat for the Estrella War, has announced that the deadline for merchants wishing to advertise in the Estrella War gatebook is fast approaching.

Great Falls Tribune: Stan Wyrm Members Collect Toys for Tots

Reporter Sonja Lee of the Great Falls Tribune took a step back in time recently when she interviewed members of the Shire of Stan Wyrm in Artemisia.

27th Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon

Once again the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael is proud to invite you to the annual Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon.

History buffs experience Middle Ages

The Lansing State Journal describes SCA activities at Michigan State University.

Royals Grace Pavlovsk Gavan Event

Her Highness Princess Margarita of the West Kingdom paid a visit recently to the Incipient Shire of Pavlovsk Gavan (Kodiak, Alaska). The visit was documented by Lady Tama.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for December

THL Stefan li Rous has updated Stefan's Florilegium for December 2004.

December 8th

New email list helps SCAdians "recycle" unwanted items

Do you have something you don't want or need any more, and would like to give free to another medievalist as an alternative to throwing it away? This new YahooGroups list can help.

Known World Players to Present Macbeth

The Known World Players will are seeking actors and volunteers for a presentation of Macbeth at next year's Pennsic War.

Knit for Charity

Several SCA kingdoms are participating in a project to knit or crochet bandages for people suffering from leprosy.

Ice Castles XXI

The Yule season has past, the winter storms have arrived, and our beloved Barony prepares to celebrate its XXIth birthday.

Position Announcement: Copyright Deputy to the Society Chronicler

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, Inc., reports that the Society is seeking applicants for the position of Society Copyright Deputy.

"Song of Roland" Online

The Online Medieval and Classical Library presents its 12th offering, "The Song of Roland."

Melisant Saint-Clair to be Elevated to Laurel

Melisant Saint-Clair has been placed on vigil by Their Majesties of Atlantia to be elevated to the Order of the Laurel.

December 7th

Position Announcement: Laurel Sovereign of Arms

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, Inc., has announced that the Society is seeking applicants to be the next Laurel Sovereign of Arms, the most senior heraldic officer in the organization.

Medieval Holiday Gifts

Dame Aoife presents her guide to historical holiday gifts and their modern counterparts for the medievalists on your list.

Research links for medieval India

Aoife brings us links about medieval India as she celebrates her new modern-world job at a yoga magazine publishing company.

Phallus tree in mural revealed as political propaganda

A mural in the Italian town of Massa Marittima, dating to the 13th century CE, was thought to be a fertility symbol but is now believed to be a work of political propaganda. (PG-13)

Begin the Beguine: Medieval charity began at home

Dame Aoife starts the holiday season with thoughts of charity, both in the Middle Ages and in the modern world (but with an historical twist).

December 6th

Happy news from the Shire of Stonecroft

Members of the Shire of Stonecroft, part of the Constellation Region of the Midrealm, are celebrating the shire's advancement to Full Status on December 4. Stonecroft is located in the state of Indiana.

Trio Mediaeval Sparks Interest in Early Music

New York Times music reviewer Allan Kozinn looks at Trio Mediaeval, an all-female group from Norway that spotlights early music.

New exhibit on medieval Chinese and Iraqi ceramics at the Sackler

"Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade and Innovation" will be on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC, through April 24, 2005.

Day of the Troubadors Photos Online

Alexander Gladstone has posted photos from the recent Day of the Troubadors event in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

December 5th

British Hunters Choose France

Since fox hunting has been banned in Britain, many hunters are traveling to France.

Radio Nederland: Arab Scholarship Sheds New Light on Cleopatra

New research has shown that medieval Arab scholars respected the philosophical and scientific accomplishments of the Egyptian queen Cleopatra.

Medieval Ship Discovered in Thames Estuary

Marine archaeologists are excited about the discovery of parts of a medieval ship in the Thames Estuary.

December 4th

New Theory on Construction of Stonehenge

Derbyshire carpenter Patrick Weir has a new theory on the construction of Stonehenge and how the massive stones were transported to Salisbury Plain.

National Geographic: Some Tattoos Traced to Crusades

An article by Cassandra Franklin-Barbajosa for National Geographic traces the history of tattoos, including the use of the Jerusalem cross during the Crusades.