Archive - Aug 29, 2008
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 16:44
In his book The Invention of Scotland, the late historian Hugh Trevor-Roper takes on established Scottish traditions such as the tartan and the kilt, calling them "about as authentic as Disneyland." Adam Kirsch of the New York Sun reviews the book.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 13:30
Archaeologists in Opolye, Suzdal, Finland have uncovered an ancient burial ground dating to the 3rd-4th centuries. Thus far, they have discovered 11 tombs shedding light on early burial customs.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 10:24
The Canton of Poukka invites you all to witness the combat that will determine who will be Crowned our King and Queen at Twelfth Night Coronation 2009!
The main feast is sold out as of August 18. But do not despair, you won't go hungry: if you missed the main feast, you can make a reservation for a smaller feast with less dishes. Note that the smaller feast is served in a separate building. If seats would become available for the main feast, those will be offered to those who have made reservations for the smaller feast, in the reservation order (i.e. the faster you book the small feast, the more likely you are to get a seat at the main feast as cancellations are inevitable).
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 10:17
All ye who hunger after knowledge gather ye to Yuletide University VIII and have your fill.
The shire of Glen Rathlin's annual Arts & Sciences event is on again from the 28th until the 30th of November 2008.
Teachers for all levels are welcome to tease (and teach) the attendees
their knowledge and talents. We cordially invite all members of the
Draconis Company of Merit for Artists & Scientists, the Order of the
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 08:59
Selene Colfox reports that Count Sven Orfhendur, inspired by Countess Kolfinna Kottr, was the winner of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Caid.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 05:25
On a street in Strasbourg, France in the summer of 1518, a woman began a fervent 6-day dance that led to a month-long dancing frenzy by more than 400 people. Modern scholars are still undecided about what caused the "Dancing Plague."