Archive - 2010

December 16th

Stefan's Florilegium files for December 2010

THLord Stefan li Rous has released updates to Stefan's Florilegium for December 2010.

Euriol of Lothian to be elevated to Laurel in AEthelmearc

Donata Bonacorsi of the West Kingdom reports that former West resident Mistress Euriol of Lothian has been invited into the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

December 15th

[LOC] Baxtons Bash-A-Rama

Been to or going to Canturbury Faire?
Can't quite beat those pesky Knights?
Well come on over to Baxtons bash-a-rama in the Canton of Cluain.

[ART] 12th Night Celebration

Come join Baron and Baroness Aaron and Elizabeth celebrate the first anniversary of their glorious reign.

[LOC] Red & White Holi Day

Reserve a place in your calendar for Willoughby Vales annaul - Red & White event.

[EAL] A Day of Renaissance Dancing

A Day of Renaissance Dancing (Christmas Practice) in Orangeville

Gulf Wars XX is coming

Gulf Wars XX Autocrats, Baron Godwin of Edington and Duchess Mary-Grace of Gatland share information on the upcoming Gulf Wars XX.

The Celtic tonsure

An article, written by Daniel McCarthy, of Trinity College, Dublin, entitled On the Shape of the Insular Tonsure, discusses variations in Christian clerical tonsures during the Middle Ages. The article is in PDF format.

Baron Dulinn to be knighted in Gleann Abhann

On the Armour Archive, Adair has announced that Geoffrey De Bradelei called Dulinn has been placed on vigil by Their Majesties Radu and Broinnfhionn of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Chivalry.

Concordia Investiture photos online

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from Concordia Investiture which took place November 13, 2010 in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

December 14th

Medieval kosher feast in the East

In medieval Spain Moslims, Christians and Jews lived together in relative peace. SCA members recently brought a taste of Jewish life in the Middle Ages to the Reconstructionist Temple Beth Israel in Maywood, New Jersey. Susan Joy Clark of NorthJersey.com has the story.

Pipes with personalized decoration found at Jamestown colony

400-year old smoking pipes bearing the names of their intended owners have been unearthed in Jamestown, Virginia (USA).

High living standards in medieval England

Researchers at the university of Warwick in England believe that life in medieval England was not the bleak, muddy image that is often seen in the movie as and on TV.

December 13th

Ancient Londinium revealed in London park

The remains of the "busy metropolis of Londinium" may lie beneath half a meter of the Duke of Northumberland's Syon Park, the proposed site of a lixury hotel. The Roman landscape was discovered by archaeologists before hotel construction began.

SCA Census 2010 Committee Needs a Few More Hands

Benjamin M. White, Chairman, SCA Census 2010 Committee, requests help with census data prep and statistical analysis.

Toronto man killed with crossbow in public library

A Toronto man was shot and killed with a crossbow while visiting a public library. The assailant, believed to be the victim's son, walked into the crowded library, fired the cross bow, and then left.

December 12th

Stirling Castle knight identified

The skeletal remains of a knight found at Stirling Castle in Scotland have been identified as those of English nobleman Sir John de Stricheley, who died in 1341. De Stricheley was probably killed by a Scottish arrow.

Persian garb patterns

On the Middle Eastern Dance Guild website, Melinda Haren (Mistress Roxane Farabi Shahzadeh) has posted a number of patterns for Persian garb that she has created.

December 11th

SCA Volunteer Agreement Pulled for Rework

Dori Andrepont, Publications Manager for the Society for Creative Anachronism, reports that the SCA Volunteer Agreement has been pulled for a rework.

What's in David's hand?

A new study of Michelangelo's David concludes that the hero holds a "secret weapon in his right hand." A paper on the subject was presented at "Florens 2010: The International Week of Cultural and Environmental Heritage," a three-day tribute to the masterpiece.

December 10th

Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations online

A team of Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, research scholars and one professor have created the Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations, a mapping and spatial analysis of the Roman and medieval worlds using the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) information system.

[ART] Solstice Court 2010

As the days grow shorter and the nights long and cold, the Sun seems to have died and left the world in darkness. Please join the ancient and glorious Barony of Loch Salann in celebrating the Winter Solstice and the return journey of the Sun.

Christmas in Ireland - Viking style

In an article for Irish America Magazine, Edythe Preet ponders Viking history and influences in Ireland, including linguistically and in the celebration of the holiday season, especially when it comes to food and drink.

[EAS] Twelfth Night

One and all are invited to the Barony of Settmour Swamp to attend their Majesties Gryffith and Aikaterine celebration of Twelfth Night, a joyous and warming celebration to chase away the darkness of the winter days and fill our halls with laughter and light.

[GLE] Academy of Fashion and Design

AFD will take place in Jackson, MS at the Eagle Ridge Confrence Center January 22, 2011. Site opens at 8am and closes at 5pm

[OUT] War Practice

Warriors! You have, yet again, an opportunity to show your Prowess and Might! Be it with Spear, Axe, or Sword, join your Comrades on the Field of Battle as we prepare to invade Atenveldt.

[ATE] Barony of SunDragon Solstice

Baron Robert Aonghus of Loch Mohr and Baroness Theresa von Elp invite you to join them on December 18, 2010 at the Apostles Lutheran Church for a celebration of Solstice. They also encourage you to bring a toy for Toys for Tots, new in package and no stuffed animals.

[ATE] Granite Mountains Polling

The time is upon us, we will no longer be KNOWN as the Shire of Granite Mountain, but as the BARONY of Granite Mountain. I call upon ALL paid adult members to come and help select the future of our group by voting in the polling, I call upon ALL active persons who play but are not members to either get a membership and vote, or just come out and support the group.

[ATL] Winter Solstice 2010

As the chill wind blows and flurries swirl, we invite you to gather in the halls of St. Timothy's in Crois Brigte for festivities that will keep you filled with warm memories throughout the coming winter season.

Barunin Gisela and her trusted staff will delight you with a day filled with friendship, laughter, feasting and fun!

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church

[ATE] Winter Tourney

Be it known that a tournament will be held in the south western most region of our beautiful lands of Atenveldt. All warriors, consorts, and curious bystanders are invited to the Shire of Burning Sands for it's annual Yuletide tournament.