Archive - Jul 2005

Bardic "Pearls" at Pennsic

Lady Catherine MacUrsus has announced that the Barony of Blackstone Mountain will host the Seven Pearls Interbaronial Bardic Championship at this year's Pennsic War.

Chaucer with a Beat

But can you dance to it? NPR's All Things Considered covered efforts to teach kids literature, including the works of Chaucer, by using rap music.

Thames Gives Up Secrets at Tower Beach

Tower Beach, the foreshore of the Tower of London, has been opened for a series of walks and talks by World Heritage experts. The series will discuss artifacts found on the shore of the River Thames.

July 30th

Hadrian's Wall First Link in "Frontiers of the Roman Empire"

Hadrian's Wall is scheduled to be the first historic site in a trans-national Heritage Site Network known as "Frontiers of the Roman Empire."

Eastern Rose Tournament Scheduled

Countess Svava Thorgeirsdottir invites all Ladies of the Rose of the Known World to attend a Pennsic Rose Tourney to be held Monday August 15, 2005 at 4:00 p.m.

Loose Women: Attitudes about the Oldest Medieval Profession

Don't snicker! This week's Aoife's Links takes a serious, scholarly look at the sexuality of women and the profession of prostitution through the Middle Ages.

July 29th

Gladiator Armor for Sale on eBay

For only $10,000, YOU can own Kirk Douglas' gladiator armor from the movie Spartacus!

AEthelmearc Woman Combines Business with Pleasure in the SCA

Historic costumer Maria Pienknepwootno (Linda Learn) was the subject of a 2005 report by Grace Dove of the Wyoming County (PA) Press Examiner. Dove discusses Maria's talent for creating costumes and her connection with the SCA.

Neptunalia Photos Online

Lord Liam Mac anTsaoir has posted photos from the recent Neptunalia event held in the Barony March of the Debatable Lands.

July 28th

Medieval Studies Conference Seeks Papers

Dr Karen E Overbey of the Department of Fine Arts, Seattle University is calling for papers for the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies which will be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan in May, 2005. The session title is: "Afterlives and Receptions in Anglo-Norman Ireland"

New Research Project Planned for Stonehenge

A group of scientists has recommended that a new, comprehensive research project be launched to study Stonehenge. In Stonehenge: an Archaeological Research Framework, edited by Timothy Darvill of Bournemouth University, a plan is suggested to study the structure and its burial sites.

"Monty Python’s Personal Best" on PBS

PBS has obtained the rights to air six new Monty Python specials, each showcasing a member of the British comedy troupe.

Ffair Rhaglan

The Shire of Mynydd Gwyn is proud to invite one and all to a grand fair at Raglan Castle. There will be much merriment to be had and such trials as to test your aim and skill at arms. With specific endeavours towards fun, there will be many games and light hearted amusement of a period manner. For those who best all others in skill there will be prizes! There shall also be a grand Pas D'Armes for the pleasure of the Viceroy of Insulae Draconis. Weather permitting, there shall be classes and display of the finer and nobler arts and sciences. So come one and all in high spirits, to the Shire of Mynydd Gwyn!

Spring War XI

Mordenvale once again invites the citizens of the Kingdom of Lochac and the Known World to participate in the annual fighting, feasting and general good fun that is Spring War.

Known World Choir to Perform Music of Josquin Des Prez

Lady Erlandr Nordskald, Co-ordinator of the Known World Choir, reports that the Choir performance at Pennsic 34 will honor the 555th birthday of composer Josquin Des Prez.

July 27th

Commedia del'Arte to Tour Country

"Arlecchino, Servant of Two Masters," a Piccolo Teatro di Milano production, will be touring the country this summer and fall, bringing laughs and mayhem to audiences unused to the theatrical form.

Breast Cancer Fundraiser Archery Shoot at Pennsic

THL Ce'tach Fitzgibbon has announced that there will be a "100 Shaft Endurance Challenge" at Pennsic 34 to benefit research to find a cure for Breast Cancer.

Mid-Summer Knight's Dream XIII: Around the Globe

The Bard of Avon is calling you to Mid-Summer Knight's Dream XIII : Around the Globe this Labor Day weekend in Smythkepe.

Northshield Academy of Swordless Martial Arts

NASMA is an event dedicated to teaching and learning in all the martial arts except armored and rapier - so it's all about archery, thrown weapons, equestrian, and seige weapons.

Libraries hold fair to celebrate summer reading program theme

The Standard-Journal reports from an SCA demo held at Herr Memorial Library.

Highland Foorde Baronial Investiture

As the leaves turn each season, so too must the leadership of our Barony. The populace of Highland Foorde invites you to the Investiture of our new Baronage. The day will be filled with pomp and circumstance, so bring out your finest dayshades, your brightest garb, and your merriest music!

Arts & Science Expedition I

The Shire of Ad Flumen Caerulum invites all the people of our fair kingdom and of all other regions of the known world to come to the "Ad Flumen Caerulum - Arts & Science Expedition I".

Subtlety Contest at Pennsic War

Baron Bardicci once again sponsors "A Grand Subtlety Competition and Exhibition" at this year’s Pennsic War.

July 26th

Dac Thorin Cagle Born in Oertha

Lady Constance MagFhionnain has announced the birth of her son July 19, 2005.

Pennsic Independent To Publish Eight Issues

In response to years of requests, The Pennsic Indpendent is publishing a premier issue on the first Saturday of War Week this year.

President's Report for July 16 meeting of SCA Board of Directors

Viscountess Gwyneth Felton, mka Linda Moore, the new President of the SCA, has released her report from the Board of Directors meeting held July 16, 2005.

SCAdians showcased at library's Medieval Faire

In Louisville, Ohio, the Marche of Alderford entertained and educated the public with a demo for the public library's Medieval Faire, and two photo albums are now online with highlights.

July 25th

Bulgaria Unearths Thracian Riches

Archaeologists in Bulgaria have unearthed the treasure-filled tomb of what is thought to be a Thracian king.

Pennsic Fools Parade 2005

Come join your fellow foolish friends and parade through the streets of Pennsic on Tuesday, August 16th, in a celebration of your joyous spirit! Read more at The Pennsic Independent.

Something Wicked Comes to Pennsic War....

Robina M'Baine, who will be playing Hecate, has announced that this year's performance of the Known World Players at Pennsic War will be...the Scottish Play!