Archive - 2008
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)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-01-11 11:10
Schola Saint George the Omaha Study Group* Announces a Western Martial Arts Seminar” Join with Us, Saturday, February – 2nd – 2008
Meet and Study with; Mr. Brian Price, Historical Combat Systems
Instructor - Founder & Head-Researcher; Schola Saint George, (a
historical western martial arts academy, Hq; DFW Tx, USA) who will be
presenting: “Longsword Fundamentals” using Fiore dei Liberi’s /Fior di
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-01-11 10:32
Their Sufficiencies, the Marquee and Marqessa of Boldt Castle, and their Mainlander Friends, the Canton of Greyfells, invite one and all to participate in the celebration of Skraeling Althing Baronial 12th Night, on the 12th of January 2008. Doors open at noon and will close no later than 10pm. It shall be an evening of enjoyment with friends, food, fun and laughter sufficient for all. There is a theme, which shall become apparent, Location:
Canton of Greyfells (Kingston, Ontario)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-01-11 09:42
Didn't get enough dancing at Twelfth Night? Love to dance and didn't get to Twelfth Night? Never fear! It is time once again for the Crosston Dance Ball!
If you enjoy historical dancing to music made by live musicians, here is your chance to twinkle your toes, flex your feet, nimbly amble, sonorously stamp, and lithely leap.
Saturday 26 January
Doors open at 10 AM
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-01-11 08:11
Glasgow historian Mark Oxbrow believes he has found the real Holy Grail in - of all places - the Louvre in Paris. Oxbrow believes it is a "green gem-encrusted serving dish which he thinks could have been used at the Last Supper."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-10 16:54
Norwegian historians are rethinking the distribution of power in Viking Norway after the recent discovery of two massive Viking halls in Borre. The halls date to around 700-800 C.E. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-10 12:25
Caelin on Andrede has posted two albums of photos from recent events in the Kingdom of Ansteorra on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-10 08:17
The haunting, ethereal beauty of Simonetta Cattaneo de Vespucci graced the paintings of Sandro Botticelli in 15th century Florence. Darla Goodroad tells her fascinating story in an article for the December 2007 Renstore newsletter.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-09 16:46
Archaeologists working at an Anglo Saxon village in West Stow, near Bury St Edmunds, England have discovered the remains of three 6th century pits. The pits contained a "mysterious black substance."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-09 13:54
It is my pleasure to announce the Shire of Rockhaven will be hosting Officers' Day.
Saturday, March 1, 2008, 9 am - 6 pm
A day for the Kingdom's Great Officers to meet with group officers,
share their vision and answer questions. Current officers and those
considering taking office are strongly encouraged to attend.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-09 13:44
Celebrate the ancient Czech holiday of Hromnice, akin to Groundhogs day, and a day of mid-winter feasting!
Hosted by: Shire of Shattered Oak
Heavy Weapons Fighting Prize Tournament