Archive - 2005

March 5th

Washington Times: Marlowe Book Looks at Life in Elizabethan England

Columnist Vincent D. Balitas reviews a new book on Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe for the Washington Times.

March 4th

Did Spanish Sailors Influence Fair Isle Knitters?

In Heritage & Culture reporter Brendan O'Brien looks at the history and influence of the remnants of the Spanish Armada shipwrecked by a storm in the Irish Sea.

Roman University Celebrates 700th Anniversary

The Faculty of Media Studies and the Department of Sociology and Communications of Rome's La Sapienza is celebrating the 700th anniversary of the university.

Feast of Fools

It is my great honor to invite all near and far to Feast of Fools hosted by the Barony of Knight's Crossing in the city of Heidelberg, Germany.

Middle School Students Learn About Renaissance Life - En Francaise

French teacher Alisa Dupuy uses her SCA experience to teach her students at John Witherspoon Middle School about life during the French Renaissance.

March 3rd

Archaeologists Hope to Uncover History of Cologne

A massive archaeological dig has begun in the German city of Cologne, where researchers hope to sift through 100,000 cubic meters of soil in search of the city's past.

Medieval Coins Discussion List Announced

Andronikos Tzangares ho Philosophos of the Kingdom of Northshield has announced the formation of a new discussion group for those interested in period coins.

Atlantian MoAS Announces New Links Site

The Atlantian Ministry of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce new links webpages.

New Book Moves Important Battlefield

In his new book, author James Fraser claims that the battle of Mons Graupius, which allowed Rome dominance over all of Britain, occured not in the north of Scotland, but in the south.

Viceroy Tourney III Photos Online

Lord Raphe Cuthbert of West Dragonshire in the Kingdom of Drachenwald has announced the posting of photos from the third Viceroy Tournament.

March 2nd

New email discussion group focuses on Greek persona development

Feeling Hellenic today? A new email discussion list created by Kurios (Lord) Charismos of Lacedaemon is all about Greek (Hellenic) history and persona development.

"How Science Survived--Medieval Manuscripts as Fossils"

The February 25 issue of Science magazine features an article about estimating the quantity of medieval knowledge that has survived in scribal form, versus the amount that has been lost to us due to destruction of the manuscripts over time.

Skirt the Lava, Deke the Tar, and Whack a Peer!

Laird Colyne Stewart, SCAtoday's Ealdormerean Correspondent, writes of his pilgrimage to the East Kingdom's Winter War, held February 26 in Potsdam, NY.

Bridget's Feast Photos Online

Ragn has posted photos from the recent Bridget's Feast event which took place February 5, 2005 in Kenai, Alaska.

March 1st

Early Music Quartet Orlando Consort Reviewed

New York Times reviewer Allan Kozinn looks at medieval music quartet, the Orlando Consort, who appeared at Columbia University in a recent concert.

Clancy Day 2005: Clancy Visits Venice

Visit 16th Century Venice in all its glory with the Shire of Starleaf Gate!

News Tribune: Sixth Graders Learn About the Middle Ages at Medieval Fair

Reporter Natalie Fieleke of the Jefferson City (Missouri) News Tribune covered the recent Medieval Fair at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, in which students learned about the Middle Ages from SCA members.

Tournaments Through the Ages

The Shire of Stormsport wishes to invite Combatants and Consorts of the Sylvan Kingdom of Aethelmearc to our Shire for a weekend of Tournaments through the Ages.

Jugglers, Tumblers, and Bards II

Here ye now both song and tale of gallantry once more in the wide vast hills of Coppertree. In this our second act, again we call ye performers back. Singers, tale-spinners, dancers and even mime come once more for a wonderous time!

Canton of Wolfhome holds its first event

The Canton of Wolfhome, in central Wisconsin, held its first event last Saturday and got a nice write-up in the local paper.

Put Your Best Presser Foot Forward: A Garb Skirmish - POSTPONED

EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED. The Incipient Shire of Blackwater, as Sponsored by the Shire of Heronter, proudly, and with great excitement, announces their first official event, to be held on May 27-29, 2005. Put Your Best Presser Foot Forward, a Garb Skirmish is a fun event where we will be making new clothes for our menfolk.

Did Shakespeare Slander Macbeth?

Members of the Scottish Parliament are seeking to clear the reputation of the historical Macbeth for the 1,000th anniversary of his birth.

February 28th

More Estrella War photographs

Esmeralda of the Lakes has posted her photos from Estrella War at the Darkling Design web site.

Catholic News: Tomb of St. Paul Found?

The Vatican has announced that a team of archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the tomb of St. Paul in Rome's St. Paul Outside the Walls Basilica.

Insula Draconis Viceroy Tourney IV

The Incipient Shire of Mynydd Gwyn is proud to host the fourth Viceroy Tourney for the Crown Principality of Insulae Draconis.

Dame Eleanore Recalls the Lineage of Ealdormere's Order of the Pelican

Dame Eleanor Cadfan celebrates the elevation of Dame Sarra and relates the lineage of the Order of the Pelican in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

Siege of the Black Tower

Arise, Atlantia, and prepare for battle!!! The Canton of River's Point presents the Siege of the Black Tower, a day filled with Melees for both Heavy and Rapier fighters as well as gentler amusements for those not martially inclined. The day will be topped off by a feast prepared by Rivers Point's finest feast steward.

It's Not the End of the World

It is my pleasure to announce that the Outpost of Falkewinde will be putting on its very first event June 17-19 in the beautiful wilds of Western Northshield. The Event is called "It's Not the End of the World", and we're playing lightly with a Norse Ragnorak theme.

Photos from Estrella War XXI Online

Arthur of Ballan Moor of the Kingdom of Calontir has posted photos from the recent Estrella War XXI.

February 27th

Medieval Cartoons, Graffiti and related items

Dame Aoife takes a walk on the medieval wild side this week, with links about the lighter side of scribal arts proving that people in the Middle Ages did have a sense of humor.