Archive - 2008
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-02 18:06
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is hosting two exhibits dealing with subjects of interest to medievalists: The Special Dead: a Medieval Reliquary Revealed and Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. Both exhibits will be open until January 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-02 14:50
Antonio Felluci has posted an album of photos from the recent War of the Wings III in the Kingdom of Atlantia.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-02 11:33
Duchess Emma Fitzwilliam reports that Their Majesties, Uther and Kara of the Kingdom of the West have invited Na'arah bat Avraham to join the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-02 08:03
Isa reports that she has posted photos on her Flickr website from the recent Charlemagne's Oktoberfest event in the Kingdom of Calontir.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-01 17:46
Drunken youths are being blamed for the wave of vandalism targeting Britain's historic buildings. More than 170 incidents involving castles, monasteries and stately homes, have been recorded during the past year.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-01 14:52
A new virtual tour of Beijing's Forbidden City allows visitors to step into the silk slippers of an imperial eunuch for a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of the cultural treasure.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-01 12:20
Millennium, a new book by Tom Holland, takes a look at the Dark Ages with special focus on politics, religion and the combination of the two: the Crusades. Christina Hardyment of The Independent has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-01 08:01
The painting entitled "Old Woman," but better known as the "Ugly Duchess," is one of the most popular in London's National Gallery. It depicts the face of a grotesquely-featured woman, and was painted by Flemish artist Quinten Massys in 1513. Now, experts believe that they have identified the illness suffered by this woman as a rare form of Paget's disease, which deforms the bones. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-10-31 16:06
Solange of Nottinghill Coill shares an album of youth photos taken at the recent War of the Wings III event in the Kingdom of Atlantia. She also has posted a number of videos of the youth fighting on YouTube.
Submitted by Aldyet on Fri, 2008-10-31 13:20
As an offshoot/amalgam of both NaNoWriMo and NaBloWriMo, a group of SCA folk are sponsoring an SCA A&S 50 version called the Known World Persona Writing Month.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-10-31 09:53
The Church of St. Mary the Virgin recently rang with the sounds of choral polyphony when the Tallis Scholars, led by Peter Phillips presented a program of Spanish Renaissance music as part of Columbia University's early music series. Allan Kozinn of the New York Times has a review.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2008-10-31 06:43
In honor of their fiftieth anniversary of publication, the scholarly journal Medieval Archaeology has made fifty years of articles available on the web in scanned-page format, free for nonprofit research and educational purposes.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-10-30 17:46
Just in time for Christmas, retail giant Neiman Marcus is offering a collection of extremely rare original medieval and Renaissance rings dating from the 10th century through the late Renaissance, and costing US$25,000 and up. (photo)
Submitted by Tryggvy on Thu, 2008-10-30 13:15
SCA Duke Tjorkill Kanne of An Tir, modernly known as Jon Krausch, adds acting to his many martial skills as he plays a leading role in Black Mountain Madman, a horror-comic-slasher film currently in production the back hills of Oregon.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-10-30 09:43
Baroness Bianca has announced the list of Combatants and their Consorts for the upcoming Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-10-30 07:17
Gwynedd reports that "One of the oldest and most valuable collections of handwritten medieval books in the world, housed in the magnificent baroque halls of the library in this town's abbey (St. Gallen, Switzerland), is going online with the help of a US$1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-29 15:22
Join Crosston for a day of medieval and renaissance dance with live musicians. Dance classes from 12-4 PM. Dinner sideboard (donations accepted) from 4-5:30 PM. For details on the dinner or dessert sideboard, please see below.
It has a lovely wooden floor, so please wear shoes with non-marking soles.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-29 15:10
The Clothier's Seminar is an annual event that revolves around the one necessity that we all need, clothes. Come join us for a day of classes, discussion and camaraderie.
It is an excellent time to show off your finest garb and accessories. Simple clothing,
complex clothing, exotic clothing, it's all welcome! Whether you have never sewn a
piece of garb or have been doing it for years, there's something for you. It's also the
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-29 14:58
Experience the Magic and Pageantry of Rising Waters' 12th Night Celebration: Glace Fete
You will find the celebration at Stevensville Conservation Area W. Main Street, Stevensville, ON.
Saturday January 10, 2009
Site open 10am
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-29 14:12
The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta 2009 is the seventh biennial show dedicated to fiber arts education and to the display of fiber-related artwork. Hosted by the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council, Inc. (AFAC), a tax-exempt, non-profit organization, the Fiesta includes both juried and judged works organized by 16 co-sponsoring New Mexico fiber arts guilds. Over 500 juried and judged exhibits will be displayed in this show. Location:
Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council, Inc. (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-29 13:59
Hirsch reports that Roric Skogan and Syele von der Rosen are the new Prince and Princess of the West Kingdom's Principality of the Mists.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-29 13:51
Need another reason to be Thankful!? How about a FREE EVENT?
Lake Bistineau State Park, Group Camp 1 Nov. 28-30
The Shire of Ardanroe would like to invite all to join us for a 100% FREE event! This Social and War Practice will feature a late wakeup call, absolutely no firm schedule, and the opportunity to eat, play, and enjoy one another’s company! The field will be available to all who wish to fight (providing appropriate marshals for those activities are available) and the Hall shall be made available for all Artisans who wish to work on their crafts in one another’s company!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-29 13:44
Holy Pail IV: What's a Pail 4?
Location: Tom-Bigbee State Park
Friday, Nov 14
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-29 10:28
Muirghein reports that an album of photos taken by Lord Gregor Wilhemson of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Meridies is now available to view online.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2008-10-29 07:06
Please pardon the shameless plug, but we had so much fun doing this that we had to share! SCAtoday.net founders THL Milica of Varna and Maistor Justinos Tekton were interviewed last week for the Lions Road weekly SCA podcast.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-10-28 17:11
Have you lost sleep at night wondering which wife of Henry VIII you most resemble? Well, help is on the way in the form of a quiz on the OKCupid website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-10-28 15:28
The Roman fort of Vindolanda in northern England will receive UK£4M from the Heritage Lottery. The money will be used to upgrade the museum allowing them space to display many of the Roman site's spectacular discoveries.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-10-28 10:46
Looking for a new period game - or an interesting A&S project? How about Tangut Chess, a game popular by the end of the Northern Song (960-1127) dynasty. The 32-piece set can be made from bronze or pottery.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-10-28 07:07
Professional photographer Kent Ashley has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation of Their Royal Majesties Ullr and AnneLyse in the Middle Kingdom.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-27 17:15
Detective work comes in all forms, including those willing to intensely study ancient Jewish manuscripts looking for clues to the past. This work is chronicled in the recent novel People of the Book.