Archive - 2009
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-11-12 17:45
Their Highnesses Riddari Georg of Glacier's Edge and Katarzina Porjaski, Prince and Princess of Oertha, welcome one and all to a celebration of Oertha's 50th reign by bearing witness to Their Coronet Tournament and the selection of Their heirs by right of combat on January 16th and Their investiture January 17th, 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-11-12 16:36
Jehan, Giles, and Yseult of the he Royal College and Confraternity of Scribes and Illuminators of the Kingdom of Lochac have created a marvelous website to inspired scribes to use symbolic flowers and plants in their artwork. An Introduction to Floral Symbolism in Manuscript Illumination features illuminated flowers and short descriptions of their symbolic meanings.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-11-11 22:05
Darius reports that he has created a large album of photos taken by himself and others from Raptor War 2009, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Artemisia.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-11-11 20:08
Lady Charmayne D'aix-la-Chapelle reports that teachers and artisans are needed for the 2010 Gulf Wars.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-11-11 10:32
Russians are known for their love of vodka, but in the Middle Ages, the Russians displayed great talent at creating other alcoholic beverages including mead. Later, in the early 16th century, monks developed the first recipe for vodka.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-11-10 22:18
Toshikage reports that the Memorial of the Practice of the Montante by Diogo Gomes de Figueyredo (1651), translated by Eric Myers, is available to download in PDF format on the Oakeshott Institute website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-11-10 18:52
Mistress Hanna von Dahl has created an album of photos from the Arts & Sciences display at the recent Three Queens event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. They have been posted on her Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-11-10 15:24
The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, will present Other Worlds: Rare Astronomical Works through January 3, 2010. The exhibit will showcase "some of the most important astronomical discoveries of the last 500 years."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-11-10 03:31
Morgana de Mont-St-Michel of the Barony of Black Diamond in the Kingdom of Atlantia reports that Donald B. Wagner, co-author of the weaving book Pattern and Loom, has made the book available to download in PDF format.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-11-09 22:47
On October 29, 2009, Gaul's most famous denizon, Asterix, celebrated his Lth birthday. (That would be 50 to the Roman-numerically-challenged.) The comic book character was created in 1959 by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-11-09 19:19
Nerissa has posted a video of the finals taken at the recent Fall 2009 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Drachenwald on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-11-09 11:51
Elizabet Marshall has created an album of photos from Warriors' Naadam 2009 which took place October 10 in The Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-08 20:45
Archaeologists in Denmark are puzzled over the discovery of a large building "littered with bits and pieces of exquisite golden jewellery, glass and bronze broaches, high quality artifacts, such as drinking glasses and ceramics, which all seem to have been deliberately smashed in some ritual."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-08 18:19
Baron K. Braden von Sobernheim reports that two citizens of the Kingdom of Artemisia were offered Peerages by Their Majesties at the recent Feast of St. Esabell.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-08 14:49
For more than ten years, a 13-foot, sandstone statue of William Wallace held a place of honor at the Wallace Monument in Stirling, Scotland, but last year it was returned to sculptor Tom Church "to make way for a new visitor centre." (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-08 12:14
Sir Olafr reports that he has posted a video of the final bout between Duke Malcolm and Sir Tindal at the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-11-07 19:24
The discovery of two Crusader-era murals in a church in Syria may offer archaeologists insight into the history of Christianity during the Middle Ages. The murals are the first found in the Middle East which depict heaven and hell as subject matter.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-11-07 15:16
1066, an online game produced by the BBC's Channel 4, allows players to recreate the "English vs Vikings" battles of 1066.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-11-07 12:58
Elspeth O'Leary has created two albums of photos from recent events in the Kingdom of Northshield and has posted them on the Northshield Gallery website.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-11-07 10:26
The Quarter strikes again with a very silly - but fun - game of "Whack a Peer" in which players are encouraged to whack, poke at, or in some way annoy Peers of the Kingdom of Trimaris for points.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-11-06 20:04
Liadin Chu reports that TH Lord Quilliam, inspired by Baroness Dagmar Halvdan, was the victor of the October 31, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-11-06 16:31
In recognition of the commencement of the Carnival season, all and sundry are welcome at St. Mark's Square where the Doge's Palace shall be thrown open in celebration of Twelfth Night!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-11-06 16:17
The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium is an annual, interdisciplinary conference attended by medievalists from throughout the United States.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-11-06 16:12
The 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place May 13-16, 2010.
The Congress is an annual gathering of over 3,000 scholars interested in Medieval Studies. It features over 600 sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, and performances.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-11-06 14:19
An archaeologist and a stonemason recently risked life and limb to investigate the ruins of the Old Man of Wick, a 12th century Scottish castle believed to have been built by Harald Maddadsson, the Earl of Orkney. The castle is perched precariously on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-11-06 11:59
At the recent Fall 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia, Their Majesties Sean and Nisa placed Countess Esabell Grant on vigil for elevation to the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-11-06 06:12
Baroness Aurelia Rufinia of the Barony of Carolingia reports that Sir Edward Grey of Lochleven was the winner of the October 31, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the East. Sir Edward fought for the honor of Lady Marguerite Ingen Lochlainn.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-11-05 19:03
The Houston Museum of Natural Science will present an exhibition of props from the recent film version of the Chronicles of Narnia October 3, 2009 - January 18, 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-11-05 15:23
How many times have you been told by SCA members, "Pink isn't period?" If the answer is more than two, you may want to take a look at a website created by Lady Louise which disputes this claim and offers historic images as evidence.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-11-05 11:36
If you would have become a medieval warrior, what kind would you have been? Allthetests.com has a quiz to find out.