Archive - 2008
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-03-04 14:32
A jaded den of deceit and treachery is the common perception of the medieval Byzantine Empire, but a new book by Judith Herrin offers a different interpretation, one that includes a rich cultural and religious life. M.M. Bennetts has the review for the Christian Science Monitor.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-03-04 10:10
The Kingdom of Ansteorra Marshalate has posted detailed descriptions of various battles to take place at the upcoming Gulf Wars.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-03-03 20:05
Moderate drinkers at Pennsic take heart. The end of Pennsylvania's beer "case law," which requires purchase of an entire case of beer at a time, may be at hand.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-03-03 17:39
Medieval texts have called the palace of Kenneth MacAlpine, the first king of a united Scotland, a stone building, but modern researchers believe it would have been wooden. Now recent discoveries lead the experts to think they may be close to zeroing in on the location.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-03-03 15:06
Medieval scandals are the hot reads of the day according to London Times reviwer Nicholas Vincent who reviews three new books dealing with powerful men - and women - of the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-03-03 12:24
Skorri Einarsson shares photos from the recent Tourney of Ymir in the Kingdom of Atlantia on his SmugMug website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-03-02 23:22
The excavation of a 12th century Georgian monastery in Paphos, Cyprus is bringing residents of the Mediterranean island and the country of Georgia together, according to reports from the Cyprus Mail. Hope is that the Monastery of Panagia Chrysogialiotissa will become an important archaeological site and tourist attraction.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-03-01 20:10
Science Daily reveals that a new study by The University of Nottingham, the University of Leicester and University College London proves that Viking bloodlines are still common in the residents of Northwest England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-03-01 16:40
Taylor Campbell, SCA member and the president of MEaD, the Medieval Enthusiasts at Dartmouth, submitted to an interview by a reporter from the Dartmouth Mirror about life as a medieval reenactor.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-03-01 12:16
Researchers working on a site near Phnom Penh in Cambodia believe they have discovered the remains of a Japanese village dating to the 17th century. Artifacts found include ceramics and kilns.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-03-01 09:33
Equestrians from the Kingdom of Caid prepared for the Estrella War at a practice near Camarillo, California recently. Sylvie Belmond of the Moorpark Acorn had the story.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-02-29 19:04
The BBC's Time Team believe they have discovered the 'Great Gate' of Langthorne Abbey in West Ham, England. The Abbey itself may lie beneath rail lines.
Submitted by Aine DeLacey on Fri, 2008-02-29 15:48
Aine deLacey shares an album of photographs from the West Kingdom's Twelfth Night celebration.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2008-02-29 12:02
Set down your beverage and celebrate Leap Day by answering the musical question, "What would you get if you crossed William Shakespeare and Don McLean?"
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-02-29 10:14
Nicholas Day of Slate online magazine discusses the renewed popularity of mead among foodies and others interested in unusual alcoholic beverages, linking it to the current interest in bees and honey. The article quotes mead-maker David Myers who feels that the drink's popularity within the SCA is detrimental to increasing mead's commercial sales.
Submitted by napony1 on Thu, 2008-02-28 23:12
Mountain forest area 9,000 feet above stress level with large field for all types of combat. Free space for demonstrations and performers. Camping and Ale House. Web: http://skylinecyberworld.com/. Fun for the whole family. Vendors and performer applications taken till April 15th. Location:
13 Miles past Cloudcroft, New Mexico at mile marker 30 near Mayhill. 25 minutes from Alamagordo.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-02-28 15:35
Police in Seoul, Korea believe arson was responsible for the destruction of a 600-year-old gate considered to be Korea's most important national treasure.
Submitted by Racaire on Thu, 2008-02-28 13:13
Lia de Thornegge reports that she posted her pictures and "a bit of lovely choral singing" video from the recent Nordmark University event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-02-27 19:05
Questioning the relevance of your hobby to the real world? Then this comic from XKCD will give you a chuckle.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-02-27 14:58
Recent discoveries in a 10th century gravesite in the Russian town of Pskov, Novgorod lead researchers to believe that Viking women dressed more provocatively than previously believed. New research may show that women's garments were open at the front, revealing an underdress with a train in the back.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-02-27 11:41
A "good and nasty interpretation of Macbeth" starring Patrick Stewart is being performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music through March 22, 2008. Ben Brantley of the New York Times has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-02-27 08:50
THL Eirik Andersen has posted an album of photos from the recent Kingdom A&S event in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two Ravens website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-02-26 19:47
Writing for The Guardian, Jim Al-Khalili sheds light on the contributions of Arab scientists in the Middle Ages.
Submitted by aisinbiya on Tue, 2008-02-26 15:08
Lady Biya, guildmistress of the Company of Medieval Aviculturists, is pleased to announce she will be teaching three classes this year's East Kingdom University at Barony Beyond the Mountain on April 5th.
Submitted by Cassandra di Ca... on Tue, 2008-02-26 11:46
The January '08 issue of the Calon Scrolls, which is Calontir's quarterly online Arts and Sciences newsletter, is now available for your enjoyment.
Submitted by Aine DeLacey on Tue, 2008-02-26 08:35
Lady Aine DeLacey shares her photos from the Cynaguan Winter Investiture, in the West Kingdom.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-02-25 16:46
The Shire of Ravensweir in An Tir has posted a brilliant "advertisement" for SCA Barbie, a doll who comes with a variety of accessories, friends and equipment.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-02-25 13:05
For the first time, those wishing to do research on medieval England online will have access to one of the best resources, William the Conqueror's Domesday Book.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-02-25 10:55
Caelin on Andrede has posted photos from the recent Candlemas 2008 event on Flickr.
Submitted by margaretc on Sun, 2008-02-24 17:54
High-tech laser technology has been used to record and conserve one of the finest collections of Pictish carved stones in Scotland.