Archive - 2007

November 12th

Seraphina Moslovska joins Order of the Pelican

Brian O'hUilliam reports that Their Majesties Ulsted and Ebergardis of the Kingdom of Ansteorra have chosen to elevate Seraphina Moslovska to the Order of the Pelican. The elevation took place at the Ursae-Lyons event in the Barony of Bjornsborg.

New Calon Scrolls issue offers costuming theme

The latest issue of Calontir's arts and sciences newsletter, the Calon Scrolls, is available online and features the theme "Clothing and Clothing Accessories."

AEthelmearc Fall 2007 Coronation photos online

Alaxandair offers an album of over 200 photos from the recent Fall 2007 Coronation in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

November 11th

Phineas Magollricke elevated to Pelican in Atenveldt

Lady Caissene ingen Scandlain reports that Lord Phineas Magollricke has been elevated to the Order of the Pelican in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Anton and Isabeau, new Calontir Heirs

Sir Anton Cwith, inspired by Lady Isabeau De Beauxyeux, was the victor of the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Calontir. (photos)

Mona Lisa's eyebrows

A new exhibition, "Mona Lisa Secrets Revealed," uses technology to unlock questions that have plagued art historians for generations, including, "What happened to the lady's eyebrows?"

Roman Copenhagen

Danish archaeologists have discovered a rare 4th century Roman cemetery near Copenhagen, Denmark. "It is something special and rare in Denmark to have so many (ancient Roman) graves in one place," said archaeologist Rune Iversen.

November 10th

Seawinds Defender photos

Lady Dyrfinna of Seawinds has posted an album of photos from the recent Seawinds Defender event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Lady Cécile de Brétigny Receives Laurel in Atenveldt

At Coronation on November 3, 2007, Their Royal Majesties of Atenveldt, Morgan and Livia, asked Lady Cécile de Brétigny for the answer to the question They had posed to her a week earlier: whether she would accept elevation to the Order of the Laurel from Their hands. Cécile accepted and was inducted into the Order.

Illuminated manuscripts at Phoenix Art Museum

Lady Sigrid Finnsdottir reports that the Phoenix Art Museum will host three exhibits dealing with illuminated manuscripts from December 11, 2007 until March 9, 2008.

Swordmaking exhibit in Worcester, Massachusetts through December 2007

The George C. Gordon Library at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts will host The Cutting Edge: Modern Metallography and the Ancient Secrets of Swordmaking October 23 through December 20, 2007.

November 9th

Medieval journal articles online through November 2007

Mette reports that SAGE Publications, publisher of The Medieval History Journal, will provide free access to its database until November 30, 2007.

Gleann Abhann Crown List announced

Their Majesties Uther and Kenna, King and Queen of Gleann Abhann, have announced the names of the combatants and consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tourney. The names have been posted on the Legio Draconis website.

The Handbook to English Heraldry on Project Gutenberg

Astute readers of the Project Gutenberg RSS feed may have noticed that a 1918 edition of Charles Boutell's "Guidelines for English Heraldry" has just been added to the database.

East Kingdom Crown Tournament photos

Master Liam St. Liam has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the East.

November 8th

Quest for Conquest quiz

On About.com's Medieval History page, visitors are invited to take the Quest for Conquest Quiz to test what you really know about the Norman Conquest.

President's Report of the October 2007 Board Meeting

Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., reports on the Board of Directors meeting which took place October 20, 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona

Position Announcement: Chief Technical Officer, SCA Inc.

The SCA Inc. seeks applicants for the position of Chief Technical Officer, for a three-year term beginning April 15, 2008. This is a part-time volunteer position requiring technical leadership and a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week plus availability for emergencies.

Steampunk enthusiast creates historical-look laptop computer

"Datamancer", as Hieronymus Isambard "Jake" von Slatt is known online, is enthusiastic about packaging modern technology in historically inspired Victorian-era enclosures, an art form known as "steampunk." This time, the project is an exquisitely-crafted and fully-functional laptop computer.

November 7th

Illuminating the page

The British Library has created and posted a short video entitled Illuminating the page: How to make a sacred text.

[LOC] William Marshall Memorial Tourney and Feast

description:
William Marshall Memorial Tourney and Feast - Royal Visit

Start: 1 Dec 2007 - 11:00am
End: 1 Dec 2007 - 11:00pm

Location:
St.Brigits Hall. Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy

Details:

Saturday December 1st,
William Marshal Memorial Tourney and Feast, Stormhold
Royal visit
A chivalric weapons tourney will be held on Saturday, December 1st. at Darling Gardens, Hoddle Street, Clifton Hill (Melways 2C-H3) from 11 AM, Location:
Barony of Stormhold (North Fitzroy, Victoria)

[DRA] Dance Moot V

description:
When winter has fallen upon the lands, the Shire of Harpelestane has its own merry way to remain warm and entertained: dancing.

Come join us on 26 January 2007 for a day of dancing and gaming at the latest gathering of our Dance Moot. Classes on music and dancing will be held, with opportunities to practice both in the evening at a small ball. All musicians are welcome to come along and play. For the non-dancers, there will be a Location:
Shire of Harpelestane (Edinburgh, Scotland)

[LOC] Casual War

description:
Come for the War! Stay for the pyjama party!

When: 23rd - 24th November 2007
Cost: Until November Crown $80 full weekend / $35 day rate Until 18 November $85 full weekend / $40 day rate
Location: Warrambuie Retreat, Greenwood Rd, Murrumbateman NSW Australia
Steward: Lord Llewellyn de Guerre
Bookings: Lady Mathilde Hastings (Kat Watson) kat.wat@gmail.com Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Murrumbateman, New South Wales)

Gleann Abhann Fall 2007 Coronation photos online

Gleann Abhann Historian, Baroness Barbara Sterling, has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation of Uther and Kenna.

Viscount Sir Justin du Roc Made Laurel in Atenveldt, 44th Quadruple Peer in World

At Coronation on 3 November 2007, Their Royal Majesties Morgan and Livia, whose mugs were dry, asked His Excellency, Viscount Sir Justin du Roc, KSCA, OP, to get them refilled. When he had done so, Their Majesties surprised him with his Laurel as well, making him the 44th quadruple peer in the Known World.

Konrad and Brenwen new East Kingdom Heirs

East Kingdom Autumnal Crown Tourney was won on Saturday by Sir Konrad von Ulm, fighting for Lady Brenwen the Fair. Sir Konrad is a member of House Bloodguard and is a former squire of the current King, Andreas derEisfalke.

November 6th

Medieval treasures on display at the Getty

"Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through January 20.

"Amazingly lifelike paintings" (AKA photos) of Tourney by the Loch online

Lord Collwyn O'Snowdon of the Kingdom of Ansteorra has posted an album of "amazingly lifelike paintings" from Ansteorra's Tourney by the Loch event.

Historian Finds Oldest Recipe for Bratwurst

A hobby historian has discovered the oldest known recipe for bratwurst, dating the German sausage to the fifteenth century.

November 5th

Changes affect Canadian SCA participation

Meistari Katriona, Northshield Seneschal, reports that the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism has voted to lower the Non-Member Surcharge (NMS) for in Canada from the current CA$4.00 to CA$3.00 to reflect the value of the American dollar.