Archive - 2005

February 8th

Estrella Collegium to Feature Full Schedule of Classes

A&S Autocrat Lady Turrela Michelovna Vidmeyera and A&S Main Deputy Lady Katherine Bradon of Carlisle have announced that the class schedule for the upcoming Estrella War XXI is now available online.

AnTir's War Practice & Moot Photos Online

Sir Mrks has posted photos from AnTir's recent Estrella War Practice and Moot.

February 7th

"Spain" on display at the Norton

"Spain in the Age of Exploration 1492-1819" will be on display at the Norton Museum of Art, in West Palm Beach, Florida, through May 1, 2005.

SCA: Organization of the Week

Anne McMillan Goodale of Nevada's Fallon Star Press reviews the Society for Creative Anachronism as her "Organization of the Week."

Coronation of Tristram & Katrine

Rosslyn Chapel May be Re-Created Outside of Scotland

The producers of the Da Vinci Code movie may choose to build their own version of Rosslyn Chapel rather than deal with restrictions imposed by the building's trustees.

Historical group says "Richard III was innocent, okay?"

This article discusses the Richard III Society, "a quiet army" that is "fighting to clear his good name," and also mentions the De Vere Society and other such organizations.

Oertha Yule Photos Online

Caoimheall Dubheasa DerAlcan has posted photos from the Principality of Oertha's 2004 Yule celebration.

February 6th

Macclesfield Psalter to Remain in England

A last-minute effort to save importation of the 14th century Macclesfield Psalter has been successful. The manuscript will be retained by the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

Archaeologists Seek Tombs of Bulgarian Khans

Excavations are being carried out around the site of the ancient Bulgarian city of Pliska in hopes of finding the mausoleum containing the remains of the country's rulers.

10th century Viking market found in Cumbria

Archaeologists believe they have discovered a 10th Century Viking market in Cumbria, orginally thought to have been a burial ground.

February 5th

SCAtoday.net recovers from unscheduled outage

Due to technical problems on our server, SCAtoday.net went offline at approximately 16:23 US Eastern time on Saturday. The senior staff were at an event and didn't know about the problem until almost midnight, but were able to restart the server easily. We apologize for the inconvenience. (Techies can click "read more" for details.)

Event Report: A Regular Event in the Cleftlands

Lady Sorcha attended the Barony of Cleftlands' signature event, "A Regular Event in the Cleftlands", and brings us her report of the day's festivities.

Home of 8th century Scottish monk found

Archaeologists believe they may have found the home of St Baldred of the Bass, one of the best known monks of 8th century Scotland.

New exhibit on Italian Renaissance Art at the Met

"From Filippo Lippi to Piero della Francesca: Fra Carnevale and the Making of a Renaissance Master" will be on display in the Robert Lehman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through May 1, 2005.

Turks Display 1000 Years of Turkish Art and Culture

Turks: A Journey of a Thousand Years, 600-1600 may be the world's greatest display of Turkish art and culture. The exhibit opened January 22, 2005 at London't Royal Academy of Arts.

February 4th

Board request-for-comments on mock "coinage" prompts clarification letter

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, says one of her recent request-for-comments messages has generated some confusion. Accordingly, she has issued an update and clarification letter.

New Study Re-Dates Shroud of Turin

A new study to date the controversial Shroud of Turin places the cloth as much older than previously believed.

SCA Barbie and Ken

Just pull the string and hear them say "What time does fighting begin?" or "Stop looking at HER and pay attention to ME!" It's SCA Barbie & Ken!

Newspaper profiles south-central Ohio's Shire of Dernehealde

The Post describes the Athens Medieval Society at Ohio University, as well as the SCA and the Shire of Dernehealde.

Tudor Garden Found

Secret excavations have uncovered a rare Tudor garden which has lain hidden for over 500 years close to Carew Manor in Beddington.

"Lord of the Rings" fans get their own film

Ringers: Lord of the Fans, a new film about Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film fans, looks at the history of the Tolkien books and their impact on fans and the film industry.

February 3rd

Enthusiast plans "Reenactment Fest" event

Mike Bollow, a reenactment enthusiast, is in the early stages of planning a "reenacting convention" that would welcome members — and interested visitors — from reenactment organizations across many time periods and cultures.

Schragger faces first of several sentencing hearings

Ben Schragger, formerly known as Lord Ben the Steward, appeared in court in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. It was the first of several hearings scheduled in the sentencing phase of his trial for sexual assault of minors.

Blackstone Raids XIV & AEthelmearc Spring Coronation

The long sleep of winter is leaving the lands and the drums of war are sounding in the hills. The cycle continues yet again in the humble Barony of Blackstone Mountain, as the Kingdom of the Middle again marches forth across our fair borders in search of the mystical black rocks that are necessary for strong steel.

Volate, Aquilae, Volate!

Philadelphia Eagles fans can now cheer on their Super Bowl team — in Latin.

Could you design this year's Pennsic medallion?

Mistress Chai'usun, who is in charge of Information Services for Pennsic War 34, is seeking donations of artwork for this year's site medallion on the theme "Ships, Sailing, and Seaports."

Boston Globe correspondent offers insider's view of East Kingdom event

A Boston Globe correspondent and SCA member recently spent a day at the Market Day at Birka event in Manchester, NH.

Board seeks commentary on proposed policy change for youth combat

Meg Baron, SCA President, reports that the Board of Directors is seeking comments on a proposed Corpora change involving combat authorizations for minors.

Winter Feast and Revel

Heed the call of Hearkner, the Great Horn of Beast Valley. Come one, come all to honor our Hunter and her Consort at Beast Valley's Winter Feast and Revel!