Archive - 2011

January 13th

Lost scenes from Greek plays discovered in Syria

Scenes from ancient Greek plays written by the poet Meander have been found depicted in mosaics in Antioch, Syria. Meander was a comic poet of the 4th century BCE whose popularity in the Roman world was exceeded only by Homer.

West Kingdom "Deceived" at Twelfth Night

Those attending West Kingdom Twelfth Night were treated to a performance of The Deceived by the Golden Stag Players. A bawdy trailer video is available on Facebook for those who weren't able to see it live.

January 12th

Yule Ball 2010 photos online

Margaret de Mey reports that she has created a small album of photos from the recent Yule Ball 2010 which took place in the Shire of Flintheath, Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available on Picasaweb.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for January 2011

THLord Stefan li Rous has published updates for Stefan's Florilegium for January 2011.

Corpora Update - Grammar, Spelling and Format Corrections

The Board of Directors of the SCA, Inc. has proposed changes correcting grammar and spelling to Corpora, By-Laws and Corporate Policies.

January 11th

Countess Kari Kyst to Become Pelican at Gulf Wars

At Twelfth Night on January 8th, Their Majesties Bryan and Brianna of the Kingdom of Atlantia gave notice to Countess Kari Kyst to contemplate induction into Their Order of the Pelican.

Bríg ingen Érennaigh newest Laurel in Atlantia

Their Majesties Bryan and Brianna of the Kingdom of Atlantia placed Bríg ingen Érennaigh on vigil during morning court at Twelfth Night on January 8th. She was elevated to Their Order of the Laurel during evening court.

Bangor Cathedral shares 14th century manuscript

In the first quarter of the 14th century, Anian 'Sais', the Bishop of Bangor in Wales, possessed a manuscript comprised of liturgical instructions and a substantial body of plainchant. Now, thanks to a collaboration between the University and Bangor Cathedral, the manuscript is available to view online.

January 10th

Brig ingen Erennaigh placed on vigil in Atlantia

Baron Lucien de La Rochelle, Gordin Knot Pursuivant for the Kingdom of Atlantia, reports that at His Court at the Barony of Nottinghill Coill's Yule Toy Tourney, His Majesty Brian placed Baroness Brig ingen Erennaigh on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Tower of Pisa restored and slightly straightened

An 8-year restoration of the Tower of Pisa has ended with the tower returned to its 1838 position, 46 cm (18 inches) more vertical than it was before. Extensive stone cleaning and restoration were also completed.

Red Cross takes aim at Robin Hood

The British Red Cross has threatened a Scottish production of the pantomime show 'The Magical Adventures of Robin Hood" for placing a red cross on a nurse's costume.

January 9th

Persimmon dye from ancient Korea finds new foothold in modern world

Galot, fabric died with the juice of unripe persimmons, likely originated in Korea in the 15th century and became the mainstay clothing of farmers and fisherman. Largely lost to the centuries, a fashion designer is reviving the art on the resort island of Jeju.

Graz Armory photos online

Graz Armory, in the foothills of the Austrian Alps, is an amazing collection of late period arms and armor. On a trip to Austria, Dan Howlett spent some time photosgraphing the Graz collection, along with the Military Museum in Vienna. His results are available online.

Roman farm found in Suffolk

Archaeologists working on the site of a new school in Lowestoft, England, believe they have discovered the remains of a 1st century Roman farm where a family of 12 might have lived.

January 8th

Head of French king identified

A battery of tests by a Frenc team of forensic scientists have identified the embalmed head of King Henry IV of France. The head disappeared during the French Revolution.

Bhakail Yule photos online

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from Bhakail Yule which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on Picasaweb.

Was Columbus really Polish?

An international team of distinguished professors have a new theory on the origins of Christopher Columbus: the explorer was really the son of Vladislav III, an exiled King of Poland.

January 7th

Counting the days, Julian-style

On the website Some Notes on Medieval English Genealogy, Chris Phillips has posted a Julian calender, used in England from the 11th - 16th centuries, and it is organized either by historical year or by regnal year.

A bit of history for pop music lovers: Beowulf

What do you get when you mashup an eighth-century Anglo-Saxon poem with a twentieth-century antiwar pop song? A very amusing music video, sort of a "Cliff's Notes" version of the epic tale.

Antikythera mechanism re-created using Lego Technic building set

Two thousand years ago, the Greeks built a mechanical computer to calculate eclipse dates with surprising accuracy. A modern-day historian has created a working replica of the device using Lego Technic building blocks.

January 6th

[GLE] Swamp Romp

Shire Troll Fen's Swamp Romp/TOC Qualifier January 28 - 30, 2011

[AET] Region 5 Heavy Practice

The Barony of Delftwood will be hosting a regional heavy weapons fight practice on Sunday, January 15th beginning at noon. I invite all that would hone their martial skills and have a good time to attend.

[MER] L'academie Talmere - CANCELLED

This is a FREE, one-day collegium. Class tracks to include Late Period Costuming, Music, RUM Basics, Accessories & Embellishments, and Early Period Costuming.

[ATL] Spring Assessment of the Army

To the Warriors of Atlantia, Heed your King's call to arms and come join us for a weekend of training and battle as we prepare to answer the call to War. Your King, Prince and Warlords have scheduled a day of training in preparation for the upcoming Gulf War and Blackstone Raids. This will not be a day for tourneys but for honing the skills of War. Melee training, melee training and more melee training.

[LOC] Weekend of Archery

Looking for an event between Canterbury Faire and Rowany Festival which is a lot smaller? Want to travel light and leave the armour at home (unless you would enjoy being a target for combat archery!!)

[GLE] Gleann Abhann War Practice

The Shire of Iron Ox would like to invite fighters light and heavy to a Gleann Abhann War Practice which will be held on the 22nd of January 2011.

[WES] Mid Winter Collegium

Join the Barony of Selviergard as we host our Fifth Baronial Collegium! Hot beverages will be provided. There will be an hour and one-half set aside for a brown bag lunch in the middle of the day. No food will be provided, so please bring your own!

[CAL] Bellewode Heraldic, Scribal and Dance Symposium

The Bellewode Heraldic, Scribal and Dance Symposium April 9th, 2011

[CAI] Twelfth Night in Lyondemere

Mark your calendars for January 8 and we'll finish up the winter holiday season with joyous merrymaking (and full stomachs!). We are pleased to announce that the Bard of Caid competition will be held and we look forward to enjoying and sharing the rich bardic talent that thrives in Caid.

[DRA] Midwinter Feast

Let us invite you to the Canton of Unikankare to celebrate the traditional Midwinter Feast, to be held at Ahtela youth camping centre in Sauvo (street address Ahtelantie 21), near Turku, Finland.