Archive - Jan 2008
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-17 17:36
A 19th century map may be the key to a Celtic mystery: the location of the legendary Land of the Dead. According to the map, it may be in the Ruabon and Halkyn Mountains in North Wales.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-17 16:09
RAGNAROK/RAGS-OR-NOT January 19, 2008 Conway, AR - Cold Springs Retreat
What Will Be Happening?
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-17 16:03
The SCA Board of Directors will meet October 18, 2008 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Kingdom of the East
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-17 16:01
The SCA Board of Directors will meet July 19, 2008 in Seattle, Eashington.
Kingdom of An Tir
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-17 15:59
The Board of Directors of the SCA will meet April 19, 2008 in Grapevine, Texas.
Kingdom of Ansteorra
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-17 15:57
The Board of Directors of the SCA will meet January 26, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.
Kingdom of Trimaris
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-17 15:28
Greetings to the lists, Please forward this to other interested parties; The 2008 Kingdom A&S Championship is right around the corner. This year, it is being hosted by the Barony of Dragons Laire in Silverdale, WA. The site is the lovely Silverdale Beach Hotel, previous site of the 2006 Kingdom A&S. The date is March 14 - 16th. When making reservations at the hotel, please make sure to mention the SCA to get the discount. Location:
Barony of Dragons Laire in (Silverdale, Washington)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-17 14:55
A new year brings new growth, and this year brings new growth in a number of areas. A new Festival site and an early Festival this year needs new faces to impress with our unique style of fun, education and sport.
Newcomers Feast is a great opportunity to bring along friends and family and show them the fun that is the SCA in Rowany.
This year's Newcomers is shaping up to be a showcase of all that makes the
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-17 12:28
Raoul, St. Florian de la Riviere, of the Kingdom of Lochac, has posted instruction on how to build a yurt or gher.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-17 08:02
Their Majesties of the Kingdom of the Outlands recently offered peerages to two members of Their populace, Seuilla de Cordoba and Deotrich Hiltipard, at Caerthean 12th Night.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-16 15:01
Eilidh Swann reports that her photos from the 3rd Annual Bard of Caid competition, which was held recently at Caid's Kingdom 12th Night, are now available to view online.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-16 12:07
Stanford University Professor William Mahrt has dedicated his life to the study and preservation of Gregorian chant as director of the the St. Ann Choir of at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Palo Alto, California.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2008-01-16 08:16
An article from Time and CNN reports on the large number of works of art stolen from houses of worship each year, a tragic loss of irreplaceable items that represents a lucrative business for thieves.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-01-15 16:50
The Portinari Altarpiece, a three-part Flemish religious painting created by Hugo van der Goes in the late 15th century, was sent as a gift to the hospital of Santa Maria Nuova. Martin Gayford looks at the importance of the painting for The Spectator (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-01-15 16:46
The West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild and the Caidan School of Needlework invite one and all to come & enjoy classes designed for the Embroiderer seeking more in-depth instruction and historical information.
Some of the featured classes include Opus Anglicanum (Dame Richenda
Elizabeth Coffin), Elizabethan Sweetbags in Depth (Baroness Eowyn
Amberdrake), and Voided Work Pattern Design (Baroness Sabrina de la
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-01-15 11:24
Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan reports that volunteers are neede for the Estrella War Battlefield Clean-up Crew (EWBCC).
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-01-15 07:49
THLord Stefan li Rous provides updates to Stefan's Florilegium for January 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-01-14 16:48
Archaeologists working in Vietnam's central province of Quang Ngai have discovered an ancient brick kiln dating to the 8th century CE.
Submitted by EilidhSwann on Mon, 2008-01-14 11:16
THLady Eilidh Swann has uploaded photos from the third Bard of Caid competition, held Saturday January 5, 2008 in the Barony of Dreiburgen (Hemet, CA).
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-01-14 08:00
A course being taught at Oxford University, through the Berkeley Extension program, covers the history and role of England's later medieval queens from Eleanor of Aquitaine to Elizabeth Woodville.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-01-13 17:21
Mistress Ælflæd of Duckford has created a blog for the purpose of deep discussion of a number of topics of interest to SCA members including the SCA, the peerages, A&S and knightly virtues.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-01-13 14:09
Amaze your friends! Learn how to open a champagne bottle with a sword! No kidding, WikiHow has the instructions.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-01-13 10:22
Nick Owchar of the Vancouver Sun offers a review of the new novel by Nicola Barker, Darkmans, which tells the story of "a long-dead king's jester, a precocious child and the debris of history that keeps floating to the surface."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-12 17:07
February 24, 2008 – June 1, 2008 the Cleveland Museum of Art will host Arms and Armor from Imperial Austria, an exhibit of over 200 pieces of armor from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-12 13:19
David Howe of Frederick, Maryland was recently crowned king of the Isle of Man, a fact that might be surprising to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England. Howe, who became King David of Mann in March, 2007, has filed a claim for the island with the British government.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-12 08:30
Wayne Freedman of KGO in San Francisco, the ABC affiliate, takes a look at the SCA in a story subtitled "Not your typical weekend adventure." (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-01-11 16:47
The website People in Place "introduces the methods and findings of a research project focused on family and household in London in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, a period of great social and economic transformation."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-01-11 13:05
Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan shares revised driving directions for the upcoming Estrella War XXIV.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-01-11 12:39
The time is Italy in the mid-14th century. Come join us for a day celebrating the joys of this time. Display your expertise in the arts; demonstrate your music and storytelling skills. Join others on the fighting field and pledge your devotion to your lord or lady.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-01-11 11:28
Caer Galen is known as a Barony full of wonderfully talented artisans. Once a year they come together impressing all spectators with the variety of talents this lovely Barony offers. This time again draws nigh! I have been blessed the honor of autocratting this year's Baronial Arts and Sciences. I humbly invite all artisans of Caer Galen, and onward to demonstrate their talents before very fortunate spectators. Location:
Barony of Caer Galen (Boulder Colorado)