Archive - 2011

January 21st

[WES] Court of Love

We invite everyone to our annual Court of Love given in honor of M'lady Alaine ni Deorin and her champion, our Lord Protector, Lord Drell McIan Blackwood.

[WES] Cynaguan Winter Investiture

Their Highnesses of Cynagua, Loclan and Vigdis, invite the populace to come and bear witness to the Investiture of the Lord and Lady of the Swan, Takeshi and Sora.

[AET] 15th Tournament of the White Hart

Come once again to join your friends in Port Oasis for the 15th tournament of the White Hart. This year in addition to hosting the tournaments for the Lord, Champion, Yeoman, and Artisan of the White Hart we will be holding our event on the Field of Cloth of Gold in 1520.

[MER] Jour d' Amour VI

The Shire of Drakenmere invites you to Jour d' Amour VI, A Day of Love Shakespearean Style at Indian Springs State Park (Flovilla, GA) 28-30 January, 2011.  Please join us for our Late Period English Pub...a warm and welcome feast for the traveler.  Feast space is limited so reserve  early and reserve often....

[EAL] Practicum 2011

Come join us in the Lands of the Hare for a day and evening celebrating Arts, Sciences, and Martial studies during the quiet days of winter. 

[ATL] A Day In the Middle East

The Barony of Dun Carraig invites you to return to another day in the Medieval Middle East. There will be the usual drumming, dancing and enough fabulous food & drink to keep all attendees happy throughout the day.

Call for Assistance in Afghanistan

Tymothe Rankyn of Cathanar (Sgt Eric Rankin, USMC) reports that gentles serving in the military at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan have created an SCA group, and are in need of rapier equipment.

Photos from Steppes 12th Night 2011

Uilliam reports that he has created an album of photos from Steppes 12th Night which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Facebook.

Preserving historic manuscripts passion of Minnesota monks

Central Minnesota is the home of Hill Museum at St. John's Abbey, an unlikely site for the world's largest collection of historic religious manuscripts. Ray Suarez of PBS Newshour interviews Father Columba Stewart, director of the museum. (video)

January 20th

[WES] Crosston Dance Ball

Dancing and merriment are the cure for the short, cold days of winter, and you are cordially invited to the Crosston Dance Ball. If you enjoy period dance to music by live musicians, good food, and fine costumes, then this is the event for you! 

[ANT] Founding Revel

The people of Stromgard have had a busy year. Founding Revel is a time for us to celebrate the founding of our Barony with our friends and neighbors.

[ANS] Candlemas

Bryn Gwlad's Candlemas Celebration will be held on February 5, 2011. At that time, a new Arts and Sciences Champion will be chosen to serve at the pleasure of their new Halberd Excellencies, Master Pug and Mistress Myfanwy.

[MID] St. Valentine's Day Massacre XXXVIII

The Canton of Three Hills in the Barony of Andelcrag presents St. Valentine's Day Massacre XXXVIII
and Tournament of Chivalry Saturday, February 12, 2011

[MID] Winter's End

Their Excellencies Baron Aengus mac Farlane and Baroness Hypathia of Inish Mor invite all gentles to attend their Winter's End on the lovely day of Saturday 5 February, 2011

[CAL] Mongol Invasion

For those individuals interested in shooting archery at the upcoming Mongol Event on January 29, 2011, please bring your bird blunts. We will be shooting at a row of knock-down targets in front of netting at a range of 12 to 15 yards.

[AET] Ice Dragon 2011

The Baron of Rhydderich Hael presents ice Dragon 2011.

[DRA] Spring Crown Tournament 2011

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez! Their most royal Majesties Vitus and Eleanora wish to see the rise of their heirs, and herewith invite you to attend a tournament in the spring of 2011!

Sherwood "thing" to be investigated

Five years ago, local archaeologists discovered a thing, an open-air Viking meeting place, on Hanger Hill in Sherwood Forest, England. Now the experts are moving in for an official survey.

[MID] Midwinter Arts and Sciences

The Barony of South Downs will be hosting Midwinter Arts & Sciences on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Druid Hills Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.

Talhoffer's Medieval Fight Book subject of National Geographic Channel documentary

Talhoffer's Medieval Fight Book is the subject of a National Geographic television program scheduled to air on January 25, 2011. Talhoffer was a knight and judge in Scandavia in the mid-1400's, and the program shows some of the fight strategies and unusual weapons Talhoffer described in his book.

Arabella McQuharg elevated to Pelican in the West

At Their recent Twelfth Night Coronation, Their Majesties of the Kingdom King Jade and Queen Catherine of the West offered admittance into the Order of the Pelican to Baroness Arabella McQuharg.

January 19th

Come witness the business side of the Society

The Directors and Corporate Staff would like to extend a cordial invitation for all to attend the upcoming Board of Directors meeting, to be held on January 29, 2011.

Do-it-yourself Roman villa on Channel 4

A new series on Great Britain's Channel 4 challenges modern builders to construct a Roman villa using only period tools and materials. The series, Rome Wasn't Built in a Day, begins on Channel 4 on January 20, 2011 at 9pm. (photos)

Loy Schiemann der Kleine knighted in the West

His Majesty King Jade of Starfall reports that Loy Schiemann der Kleine has been admitted to the Order of the Chivalry in the Kingdom of the West.

Ancient Greek dialect spoken in Turkey

Researchers have found an isolated community on the coast of Turkey who speak a dialect of Greek very close to ancient Greek. Romeyka, a variety of Pontic Greek, has grammar and vocabulary that are otherwise only found in ancient forms of the language, but it has no alphabet.

January 18th

Cynagua Coronet, May 2010 photos online

Esmeralda of the Lakes reports that she has created an album of photos from Cynagua Coronet, May  2010. The photos are available on her website.

6th century mosaics lead to discovery of Roman city

Sometimes crime does pay, at least when it comes to archaeological discoveries. An illegal 2007 excavation of a home in southeast Turkey has revealed the Roman-era city of Germenicia. (photo)

Northumberland coal mine hides Anglo Saxon village

"The surface mine at Shotton has given us the first direct evidence of Anglo-Saxon settlement in this part of the county and has confirmed its potential for making important archaeological discoveries," said Karen Derham, Northumberland County Council Assistant County Archaeologist about the recent discovery of an Anglo-Saxon settlement.

January 17th

Did Scots beat Norse to Iceland?

New research by experts from Bangor University in Wales may show that the Vikings were not the first to reach Iceland. The first may have been Irish monks from the Scottish islands who travled there 70 years before their Nordic neighbors.

Japanese metal techniques featured in YouTube video

Metal workers and jewelry artists will want to take a look at two short documentary films on YouTube showcasing classical Japanese metal artist Ford Hallam as he recreates a piece of decorative metalwork.