Archive - 2011
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-11-10 18:53
THL Alessandra da Montefeltro and THL Angharad Albanes report that Their Royal Majesties Thorin VII and Dagmaer II of the Kingdom of An Tir offered elevation to the Peerage to three members of Their populace at the September 17, 2011 Emprise of the Black Lion.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-11-10 18:52
The Barony-Marche of the Debatable lands invites one and all to escape the winter weather and join us for a day dedicated to the arts of Rapier and Costuming on December 3, 2011, at the Pittsburgh Chinese Church, 8711 Old Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-11-10 18:46
The Shire of Plattefordham would like to invite one and all to our Northern Outlands, Middle of Nowhere, Defenders of the Northern Boarders, Armpit of Insanity, indoor fighter practice on November 19, 2011!!!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-11-10 18:42
Come one, come all to the oasis that is Fontaine dans Sable to welcome Prince Kynan and Princess Gilliana as the newest regents of the Kingdom of the Outlands.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-11-10 18:32
It is a time of joy and celebration as the Principality of the Mists come together to bear witness to the investiture of our new Prince and Princess.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-11-10 17:55
Welcome one and all to BAM. The biggest melees battles in Ansteorra! Fighting, Equestrian, Classes, Hafla, Fellowship, Bardic and more. A&S populace choice Competition, Baronial Championships in Equestrian, Adult Bardic and Youth Bardic.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-11-10 17:48
The Shire of Tor an Riogh is pleased to invite all to attend and bear witness to the pageantry and prowess of the combatants and their consorts as they vie on the list field to become the heir to the mighty ram throne.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-11-10 17:41
Dem boars is running wild in the fields of Old Beaconsgate squashing all our crops. We have begged our protectors, the Lords of the Province of the Mists, for help. They have grudgingly graciously agreed to come on December 10th and hunt dem boars down and kill dem dead.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2011-11-10 16:04
An art historian claims to have found an image of the devil in the fluffy clouds of a 13th century fresco by the early Renaissance artist Giotto. The fesco, in the Assisi Bascilica in Italy, depicts the death of St. Francis of Assisi.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-11-10 12:05
Canadian bellydancer Rob Galbraith, known as Valizan in the SCA, considers himself a shy person, but those who watch his performance as a male bellydancer, complete with scimitar, would be surprised. Jeff Mahoney of the Toronto Star has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-09 16:06
Roisin has posted a number of videos of the Northshield Fall Crown held October 8, 2011. The videos are available to view on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-09 13:44
Their Royal Majesties Ronan and Clair of the Kingdom of Artemisia have announced that Sir Michel the Lucky of Lancaster and Mistress Bengta Rolfsdotter will be the next Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Gryphons Lair.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-11-08 10:23
Scribes looking for heraldic images for scrolls, or heralds wishing to help newcomers choose charges, may wish to check out the Pennsic Traceable Art Project created by Ailis Linne.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-11-07 20:12
First there was the printing press. Then the printer. Then the PDF, and then the e-book reader. And then there was...the printing press? The Sacramento Public Library is about to become one of the few libraries in the nation to operate an Espresso Book Machine.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-07 17:20
In a September 2011 article on the Fabric-Store.com website, Nicole Novembrino discusses the history and structure of the Gothic fitted dress, featured prominently in images from the mid-1300s until the mid-1400s.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-11-07 14:56
The International Museum of the Horse is opening a new exhibit, aptly named 'The Horse", that looks at the relationship mankind has had with horses for the past 19,000 years.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-07 12:23
Lady Sara de la Val reports that she has created an album of photos from Queen's Champion, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-07 07:27
Folk and filk singer Heather Dale, known in the SCA as Mistress Marian of Heatherdale, is the winner of the 2011 Pegasus Award for Best Romantic Song. The winning song, As I Am is available on the album Avalon.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-11-06 22:18
When Mel Gibson brought the story of Scottish hero William Wallace to the screen in Braveheart, Wallace became a worldwide symbol of freedom, but the seeds of rebellion may have had a slightly different beginning according to a new study.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-11-06 18:50
1,300 years ago, a tribe of warriors tried in vain to defend a fort below Abbey Craig in Stirling, Scotland. Their failure led to the total destruction, or vitrification, of the fort by fire. Recently archaeologists spent four days investigating the site.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-11-06 15:39
Discoveries continue to be unearthed at the Perperikon archaeological site in Bulgaria. The latest is the tomb of a 14th century Ottoman conqueror.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sun, 2011-11-06 13:54
An intact Viking boat burial has been found in the highlands of Scotland, the first burial of its kind found on the UK mainland. The artifacts found at the site indicate the man buried there may have been a high ranking warrior.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-11-06 10:21
Dr. James Frankki, of Sam Houston State University, has studied the Kensington Runestone in Minnesota and the Heavener Runestone in Oklahoma. Now he is taking look at a recently-discovered stone in Missouri.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-11-06 00:49
Builders of a new office block in the Southwark district of London will not see their dreams realized until they have determined what to do with the remains of a Roman bath house, complete with cold plunge bath and hypocaust heating system. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-05 21:12
The Rare Book and Manuscript Library of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the conclusion of a two-year project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, to digitize and make available on the World Wide Web its medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-05 15:02
In the late 15th century, the Bourtzi fortress castle was constructed to protect the Byzantine city of Nafplio from invasion from the sea. Now the castle is to be restored as a tourist attraction. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-05 12:00
Cateline la Broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from River Wars which took place recently in the East Kingdom. The photos are available on PacasaWeb.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-11-04 22:53
Mineko of Twin Moons, Estrella War Promotions Officer, has released a number of announcements for the upcoming War.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-11-04 19:27
At Pennsic Court, Their Majesties Aaron and Rustique of the Kingdom of Ealdormere placed Baroness Eyrny Omarsdottir on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican. Her Excellency will give her answer at the upcoming Wassail.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2011-11-04 16:42
A series of well-preserved medieval churches in central Sudan are giving researchers new information into the world of medieval pilgrimages and veneration. Inscriptions at one site show that pilgrims came from as far away as Catalonia.