Archive - Nov 11, 2005

"That's not a Knoife!" What period blades were really like

How many SCAdians have drawn a sword after uttering that famous movie line? Dame Aoife doesn't look a thing like Paul Hogan's "Mic" character in Crocodile Dundee, but this week she shares Mic's fascination with sharp pointy things.

Textiles, Metalwork and Art from Ottoman Empire Now at Smithsonian

The weekend before Atenveldt and Gleann Abhann’s coronations, the first-ever international exhibition devoted to imperial Turkish robes, or kaftans, dating to the 16th-17th centuries, opened at the Smithsonian Institute’s Sackler Gallery.

Known World Hunt Guild Promotes Animal Activities in the SCA

Pavla de la Satu Mare of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc reports that the Known World Hunt Guild promotes animal activities within the SCA, including those involving horses, dogs and hawks.

Day of the Troubadors

The Barony of Ben Dunfirth presents Day of the Troubadors, December 10, 2005.

Eastern influences on medieval Spain explored in Mexico City museum exhibit

"España Medieval y el legado de occidente" will be on display at the Museo Nacional de Antropología through February.