Archive - 2005

January 28th

Exhibit on Renaissance Maiolica at the Frick

"Marvels of Maiolica: Italian Renaissance Ceramics from the Corcoran Gallery of Art Collection" will be on display at the Frick Art Museum in Point Breeze, Pennsylvania.

Photos from Oertha's Winter Coronet Online

Chris has posted photos from the Winter Coronet fought recently in the Principality of Oertha.

January 27th

A Medieval Mystery: Was There a Master of the Embroidered Foliage?

An exhibit on display at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts brings together four of the seven known versions of the Master of the Embroidered Foliage's hallmark image from public and private collections in the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and France.

New Exhibit on the Early History of the Bible at The Walters

"The Early History of the Bible" will be on display at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, through May 1, 2005.

Bardic Madness XV

Come all ye bards and lovers of the bardic arts to the XVth Bardic Madness, the first in the Kingdom of Northshield! The Shire of Shattered Oak will host a day of challenges and classes, many wonderful performances, a delicious feast, and much more.

Fans of medieval lore don the gear to fight with ferocity

The Peninsula Daily News reports from a heavy weapons combat practice in An Tir.

Aethelmearc 12th Night photos now online

Photos for the Aethelmearc Kingdom 12th Night can now be viewed online at the Shire Of Sylvan Glen website.

Children, Parents, and the SCA

This week's Aoife's Links is all about kids and the SCA — how to dress them, how to have fun while parenting them in the SCA, what there is for them to do at events, how they can participate in your SCA life, and how to contact the children's officer nearest you.

January 26th

Viterheim Advanced to Full Status

Sovany Barcsi Janos, Chatelain and New Groups Coordinator for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced that the Shire of Viterheim has been approved for advancement to full status.

East Kingdom Laurels Prize Tournament

A Laurels Prize Tournament is an Arts and Science event that is geared toward participants to take up period challenges of excellence made by a Laurel.

Cynthia Love of the Tower Made Pelican in AEthelmearc

At Their Court at St. Swithin's Bog 12th Night Celebration, Rurik and Angelik, King and Queen of AEthelmearc, created Cynthia Love of the Tower a member of the Order of the Pelican.

Mistress Cecilia's Laurelling Scroll

When Cecilia Mowebray was to be elevated to the Order of the Laurel in Atenveldt, a team of scribes worked long hours preparing a very special scroll for the occasion. Lady Ianuk Raventhourne shares photos of this beautiful work.

Eirik Andersen's Septentrian 12th Night photos exhibited at TwoRavens.org

Lord Eirik Andersen offers photos from the Kingdom of Ealdormere's recent 12th Night celebration.

January 25th

Montefiascone Project Offers Medieval Experience in Summer Courses

The non-profit Montefiascone Project is offering summer 2005 courses related to the scribal arts in a medieval setting north of Rome.

Inn on the Road IX: Remember the Mermaid

Return with us to the Mermaid Tavern of Old London, where the literary giants of the Middle Ages gathered for revelry and inspiration. Enjoy the day's tournaments, gaming, and especially the feasting.

Estrella War - Volunteers Needed

Lady Anita, Publicity-Crat for Estrella War XXI, has information on volunteering at the upcoming War.

Viking Winter Games

The Shire of Selviergard will host Viking Winter Games February 12, 2005 in Eagle River, Alaska.

Gleann Abhann Fighters Collegium

It is getting closer: Gleann Abhann Fighters Collegium is coming February 25-27, 2005.

AnTir Coronation/12th Night Photos Online

Marcus Tullius Calvus has posted photos from the Kingdom of AnTir's recent Coronation/12th Night celebration which took place in the Shire of Shittimwoode.

January 24th

Gallowglass Academy to Host Historical Combat Seminars

Gallowglass Academy will be hosting a number training seminars on historical combat this spring and early summer.

Outlands White Scarf Talan Andolini injured in car accident

Talan Andolini, White Scarf of the Outlands, has been injured in a very serious car accident.

Aethelmearc 12th Night Photos Online

Photos of the Aethelmearc 12th Night can now be seen online, courtesy of the "virtual Shire of Sylvan Glen".

Gulf Wars XIV

Gulf Wars is the annual contest between the Kingdoms of Trimaris and Ansteorra hosted by the Kingdom of Meridies and the Principality of Gleann Abhann.

Ice Axe

Knights and Knaves, Peasants and Peers, Royalty and Ruffians, all are welcome to this below the salt celebration.

"Bellwood Archives" photos offer glimpse of early Midrealm and Calontir history

Sir William of Bellwood has posted the first volume in a multi-volume cycle of photo albums from the early days of the Middle Kingdom and the Kingdom of Calontir. SCA life in Illinois and eastern Missouri is portrayed in photos dating back as far as 1976.

January 23rd

GeoTimes: Geologist Believes Kensington Rune Stone May be Authentic

The debate continues. Scott Wolter, a geologist and president of American Petrographic Services in St. Paul, Minnesota, believes that the markings on the famous Kensington Rune Stone date from 1700 or earlier.

Snowed Inn IV (and Pas d'armes)

"And know you princes, lords, barons, knights, squires, and gentles at arms that this tourney shall be fought between two companies, the Companie de l'Etoile Azure and the Companie de l'Etoile Or, and the Captains and members of these Companies will be chosen on that day by a contest known as le Jeu d'Etoile, or the Game of Stars."

Variety: Getting the Costumes Right

Costume designers in Hollywood walk a fine line between authenticity and getting the right look for an epic film.

Buliwyf and Svana New Highnesses in Oertha

Buliwyf Higiliac, fighting for Svana Svipjoo i Buliwyf, was victorious in the recent Oertha Coronet.

January 22nd

Prehistoric Scots Tied to Middle East

A new book and television series claim that 20% of Scots have blood ties to Iraq stemming from a migration in 4000 BCE.