Archive - Jan 2006

Byzantine Discoveries Could Jeopardize Turkish Tunnel Plans

The recent discovery of the original port of Constantinople on the banks of the Bosporus may throw a monkey wrench into Turkey's ambitious plan to construct a UK£2 billion train tunnel linking Europe to Asia.

Artemisian Coronation

On the 11th day of March in the 40th year of the society - known commonly as 2006 - we Michael and Sati do invite all who are minded to attend an Artemisian Coronation held within the Barony of Loch Salann with all the traditional activities of the day including the Champions tourneys (Kings, Queens and Rapier) and other such amusements as The Crown may devise.

Boromir as a Child

Can't get enough of Lord of the Rings? Check out a comic strip depicting Boromir as a child on the Kasiopea Art website.

Arts & Science Expedition II

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 "AFC - Arts & Science Expedition II". Visit some of the most famous Museums of Vienna or maybe the fabulous cloth discount "Textil Müller" (woolen cloth for 5 Euro per meter). There will also be merrymaking in the evening with gambling, some music and A&S classes (i.e. Bayeux embroidery class with Lady Racaire).

Mail Call: The Longbow

Mail Call's R. Lee Ermey learns about the medieval longbow in an upcoming installment of the program on the History Channel.

White Shield Tournament and Feast

The Barony of Darkwood invites the West Kingdom to our Annual White Shield Tournament & Feast. Join us for a day of fighting and A & S displays, competitions & classes. The wonderful day of fighting, classes, and competitions will be followed by an amazing feast of Italian delights prepared by Head Cook Caterina di Guglielmo. The feast will be served family style. If you have food allergies or other dietary concerns, please contact the Head Cook.

Atlantia Spring Coronation

Hearken Loyal Vassals of the Crown! The Canton of River's Point is honored to host the Coronation of Their Highnesses Michael and Seonaid as the 51st King and Queen of Atlantia. The Giants (Lord Egil, Master Robear, Master Kevin, & Count Valharic) return with a Feast to sate even the mightiest of appetites. Tournaments of skill will challenge the hand and mind and Arts of great beauty will grace our hall.

January 30th

Grand Counsel Report of the January 2006 Board of Directors Meeting

Master Aleksandr Vasilevych Lev of Northshield, Grand Council Secretary for the Board of Directors of the SCA, has posted a report from the Grand Council meeting which took place in January 2006.

Library of Congress Adds Western Music Collection

Laura Gottesman, Reference Specialist for the Digital Reference Team of the Library of Congress, has announced a new addition to the library's Music Division: The Rosaleen Moldenhauer Memorial: Music History from Primary Sources: A Guide to the Moldenhauer Archive.

Cooking Thing Two and Brewing Also

Attention cooks and brewers, teachers of the culinary and brewing arts, and those who partake of food and drink! Join us for a day of classes on all things edible and potable. On 11 February 2006 we will gather at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, a wet site that is handicap accessible, has two kitchens, and six classrooms. There is a large gathering space for merchants, the all-day dayboard and the A&S display. Newark has many hotels within 5 to 15 minutes of the site. We are only a short drive from I-95. Contact Hedewigis for a list of nearby hotel/motel accomodations.

Green Dragon Tavern Makes a Comeback

Gleann Abhann's reknowned Green Dragon Tavern, damaged during Hurricane Katrina, is in the process of being restored and was in use at the recent 12th Night Tournament.

January 30th

Drachenwald Coronation Photos Online

Falko von der Weser has posted photos from the recent Coronation of Cadogan and Eufemia in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Falconry Activities at Gulf Wars

Brianna McBain of the Saint Bavon's Company of Falconry has announced that the group has activities and classes planned for the upcoming Gulf Wars 15.

Estrella Bardic Concerts: Now with 20% more Heather Dale!

“True Thomas the Storyteller

AEthelmearc Welcomes New Subject

On January 19, 2006, Baroness Ilish O'Donavon and THL Duncan von Halstern welcomed a new daughter into their family.

January 28th

Happy 500th Birthday, Swiss Guard!

An article for NPR's Morning Edition looks at the history of the Swiss Guard, who have guarded the Pope for over 500 years.

Artemisian Great Sword Torchlight Tourney & Royal Court at Estrella

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced that the Kingdom of Artemisia will host a Great Sword Torchlight Tourney on February 16, 2006. There will also be an Artemisian Royal Court.

Position Available: Society Exchequer

Linda Moore, President of the SCA, Inc., has announced that the Society is seeking candidates to fill the position of Society Exchequer.

Estrella War XXII Grand Ball

This year Estrella War XXII is proud to announce that they will be hosting their annual Grand Ball in conjunction with a Fourty Year Anniversary Celebration of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Details about the Ball, as well as the event itself may be found at: http://www.estrellawar.org/

January 27th

Regional Fighting Practice in Jararvellir

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted an album of photographs from the recent Regional Fighting Practice in Jararvellir.

Chinese Claim to New World Discovery Met with Skepticism

Chinese lawyer Liu Gang recently revealed a map he claims proves China's claims to the discovery of America, but the announcement met with a cool reception from Chinese scholars.

As Usual, it is All John's Fault Again!

Myrkfaelinn is having it's traditional spring fighting event in our magnificent INDOOR event site that is great for fencing and heavy fighting, and big enough for melees. Please join us!

Time changes modern human's face

Modern people possess less prominent features but higher foreheads than our medieval ancestors, according to research on the changes to the shape of the human skull over the past 650 years.

Ice Castles & Black Diamond Baronial Investiture

Come celebrate the investiture of our new Baron and Baroness. We will be hosting three on three melees for both the heavy and rapier lists. There will also be competitions for bread baking and the creation of warm garb.

Starry-eyed Surprise: Medieval Astronomy

Dame Aoife brings us a veritable galaxy of links this week, concerning astronomy not only as a natural science but also as a medieval navigation and timekeeping aid.

January 26th

Attention knitters: Make a scarf, help an orphan

Idle hands while socializing at an event this weekend? A charitable organization, the Orphan Foundation of America, is collecting hand-knitted scarves and mufflers until January 31, and giving them to college-bound orphans as an act of love.

Arr! Was Columbus a Pirate?

Researchers in Spain plan to compare DNA from hundreds of residents of Catalan with the surname Colom to determine if the explorer was an Italian or really a Catalan pirate.

Middle Eastern History Conference Seeking Papers

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Chicago is calling for papers to be presented at the 21st Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference to be held May 12-13, 2006.

Knitting Olympics

On the Historic Knitting List, Gabrielle reports that a blogger named the Yarn Harlot is challenging knitters to take part in a Knitter's Olympics to coincide with the Olympic Games.

Demonstration in the Park & Newcomer's Feast

Come and meet with old friends and make some new ones! Join us in the evening for feasting, dancing and games. A great way to end the day!