Archive - Jan 2009
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-01-13 17:28
Mistress TSivia reports on the existence of the SCA Laurels List, an online discussion group for members of the Order of the Laurel in the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-01-13 12:51
A collaboration of academics in England and Germany, working on the St Emmeram Codex, have recorded a CD of polyphonic music from the manuscript, the first time this music has been heard since the 15th century.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-01-13 09:35
Karen Larsdatter has created an annotated list of sites featuring feast gear throughout the ages from antiquity through the Renaissance.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-12 17:20
Michael L Wilson reports that this summer's Lilies War XXIII will feature another brewing competition: Sweets for the Sweet IV.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-12 13:51
Puzzled by Roman numerals? Always in a dither about how to write the latest SCA year? Maybe Scienceblog's Good Math, Bad Math website can help. The site explains the Roman numeral system and how to do calculations with them.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-12 09:15
German Studies professor Albrecht Classen of the University of Arizona has published a new book consisting of "articles written by scholars and historians in disciplines that include sociology, literature, art, music, history, religion and spirituality" on the subject of sexuality in the early Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-11 20:12
Two farmers digging in a muddy drainage channel were surprised to see the glint of gold recently and even more surprised to discover a 10th century CE gold Viking ring.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-11 17:06
Kenna reports that the upcoming Athenaeum II, which will take place April 17-19, 2009 in the Shire of Tor an Riogh (Kingdom of Gleann Abhann) will feature an Art War.
Submitted by jt4novels on Sun, 2009-01-11 12:43
Writer Jennifer Hudson Taylor discusses the medieval clothing worn by Scottish highlanders, citing research she conducted for an upcoming novel.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-11 09:27
Ingvild of the Kingdom of Atlantia reports that the December 2008 issue of the Archaeological Textiles Newsletter includes an article by Kirill Mikhailov, "New Finds of Viking Age Textiles in Ukraine and Russia" which discusses the 10th-century, brocaded, tabletwoven bands.
Submitted by Dietrich von Gr... on Sat, 2009-01-10 20:03
Dietrich von Greyssen reports that he has posted an album of photos from Ansteorra's Central Regional 12th Night on his website.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-01-10 16:31
Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? How about a teddy bear for your sweetie, armored in chainmail? (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-01-10 13:52
As part of a UK£12M renovation of Scotland's Stirling Castle, historians plan to study 33 wooden carved medallions seeking to discover who the carvings depict and why they were carved.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-01-10 10:21
Take a tour of Aachen, Charlemagne's 8th century capital, with a reporter from the Inverness Courier, from the city's nasty-tasting hot spring water to Frederick Barbarossa's 12th century chandelier.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-09 20:09
THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for January 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-09 18:50
Lady Rosamund d'Alwareton reports that the East Kingdom 12th Night event will be moved to January 17, 2009 due to predicted snow.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-09 17:13
Caer Galen Baronial Arts and Sciences 24 January 2009 Barony of Caer Galen
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-09 17:08
THL Mika'il al-Rashid (aka Dex) and I will be hosting another combat arrow construction party. Their Highness's have offered Broken Oaks in Seleone for this one. It will occur on Saturday January 24, 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-09 16:53
The Shire of Port Oasis invites all lovers and fighters to the Thirteenth Tournament of the White Hart being held this year on February 27th, 28th, and March 1st at the Cabell County 4-H Camp (6040 Booten Creek Rd, Barboursville, WV, 25504).
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-09 16:06
Hereby do we welcome all gentles of the known world to an occasion of festivities and happiness. We welcome all to a coronation that will be remembered and sung about for ages to come. We welcome you all to the summer coronation of 2009 "A Viking Saga".
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-09 15:56
The Shire of Harpelstane invite you to spend a day in the life of your persona at a day long feast in the beautiful 15th Century Barley Hall in York.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-09 15:43
Given the much renowned success of our first Interkingdom practice in October, we have been asked often and loudly for a sequel. This time, the practice will be closer to Atlantian borders held on 1/25/09 from Noon to 5pm in the shire of Caer-Adamant, who proudly offered to host the practice at their indoor practice site (which just happens to have an adjacent bar).
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-09 15:15
As winter once again flows over the land, snow and ice engulf our kingdom. However, down in the valley, the people have gathered to celebrate Twelfth Night. Inspired by the arms of Her Highness, along with the usual Twelfth Night courts, there will be a masked ball with a blue and silver theme. As dancing many times gets lost at the end of the evening, our ball will be midafternoon, before court. For those more martially inclined, there will be fencing and fighting also available (fighters, in order to use the indoor space, we need to protect the gymnasium floor- please be prepared). And, if that was not enough to fill your day- there will always be merchants, dayboard, youth activities and, most important, socializing with friends.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-09 09:45
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome has declared 2009 the International Year of Natural Fibres. Such natural fibers as cotton, wool, silk, jute and flax are being promoted for their efficiency and sustainability, and to "contribute to a greener planet."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-09 04:15
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that she has posted photos from the recent Boar's Head event in the Kingdom of Northshield on her Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-01-08 14:05
Mistress Huette, Dame Selene and Baroness Asakura no Mashi (Mercy the Potter) have created a blog for cooks called Feast of the Centuries, an "Historical Mission to share food goodness wherever possible."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-01-08 11:39
According to the Discovery Channel's website, the episode of Wreckreation Nation featuring Dagorhir is scheduled for January 20, 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-01-07 11:43
Remains of a 15th century church and a Roman townhouse have changed architectural plans for a UK£30 million, nine-storey, 2,000-space car park at the Highcross shopping centre in Leicester, England. The contemporary parking garage has been redesigned to protect the ancient treasures.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2009-01-07 08:27
In New York, computer professional Luigi Kapaj has created the Silver Horde, a reenactment group focused on Mongolian culture within the SCA. The UB Post, an English-language newspaper in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, recently published a feature-length article about the group.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-01-06 21:15
Lady Kathryn reports that Jarl Boleslav Ragnarsson was offered admittance to the Order of the Chivalry by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of the Outlands at the recent al-Barran Midwinter event.