Archive - Mar 2012

March 26th

A brief history of prosthetics

This facinating photo gallery traces the history of artificial limbs from ancient Egypt though the Rennaisance and into modern times.

The sound of Shakespeare's English

A new British Library recording offers scenes from Shakespeare spoken in a reconstruction of the Elizabethan accent. NPR's Weekend Edition interviewed Ben Crystal, who directed and acted in the project.

Gulf Wars photos from Monday and Tuesday online for browsing

Ursus of Anglesey has posted over 300 pictures from the first two days at Gulf Wars, with many more coming over the next couple of weeks.

Rare Panels from Henry VIII's Nonsuch Palace

Two canvas panels, presumably commissioned for Henry VIII's Nonsuch Palace, are displayed in renovated condition.

March 25th

Medieval village for sale. Bargain at EUROS 3,500,000

For sale: One "complete and original medieval village" near Florence, Italy with "30 dwellings, many of which are overgrown by thick vegetation." Asking price? A mere EUROS 3,500,000. (photos)

Vatican archive preserves missionary documents

A video from the series Rome Reports, posted on YouTube, describes objects contained in the Vatican's archive of documents and artifacts kept and sent by missionaries from 1622 until modern times. (video)

March 24th

Reliving the Viking past in Dublin

Dublin's Viking past is everywhere in the city, from the Viking exhibition Dublinia to excavations at Dublin City Council headquarters. Join Catherine Le Nevez of Lonely Planet for a look at the city's Norse heritage.

Lux in Arcana: Vatican secret documents displayed

Rome’s Capitoline Museums are offering the chance for scholars to view formerly secret and historic Vatican documents never before seen outside of the Holy See. The exhibition runs February - September 2012.

Portuguese medallion found in baby shark

Suseela Menon from Klebang, Malaysia was preparing lunch for her husband when she discovered a surprise in the stomach of a baby shark, the main course: a religious medallion believed to have been worn by Portuguese soldiers. (photo)

March 23rd

Sir William Flanagan winner of Outlands Crown Tournament

Hannah reports that Sir William Flanagan was the victor of the March 10, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands. Sir William was inspired in his endeavors by THL Drahomira von Augsburg.

Idaho State University English Department to Host Medieval and Renaissance Conference

On April 12-14, 2012, the Idaho State University English Department will play host to the annual Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Conference (RMMRA). This year's theme will be Classifying the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds.

Drachenwald Spring 2012 Crown Tourney combatants announced

Their Majesties Sven and Siobhan have announced the list of combatants and their consorts for the upcoming Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Donations needed for SCA fundraiser at Pennsic

Mistress Carolyne de LaPointe and Master Julien de LaPointe have announced that the Kingdom of the East will hold a "fundraising auction to benefit the Society at large" at the upcoming Pennsic War. Donations are needed.

[LOC] Southron Gaard 30th Year

The Barony of Southron Gaard presents Southron Gaard 30th Year - The Feast of Neptune on April 14, 2012.

Sir Brendan the Tired victor of Nordmark Spring 2012 Coronet

Sir Gilliam reports that Sir Brendan the Tired defeated Viscount William of Richwood in the final bout of the March 17, 2012 Coronet in the Principality of Nordmark, Kingdom of Drachenwald.

[OUT] Peasants, Rogues, and Wenches

Far away, in the Northern Outlands, lies the beautiful Barony of Caer Galen--a true jewel of the Kingdom. In that fair barony, gracious ladies and honorable gentlemen engage in noble pursuits to the great advancement of their Kingdom, their Barony and their own good names.

March 22nd

Estrella A&S Collegium Update

Lady Elsa Olavintytar, Deputy Collegium Coordinator for Estrella War, has posted information about A&S classes at the upcoming War.

[MER] Fool's War XXIV

POX! PLAGUE!!! BLACK DEATH!!! LEPROSY!!! How many ways can you die at
Fools War!?!?!?

[NOR] Rudivale Fighter Practice

With the beautiful weather we're experiencing, Rudivale would like to invite everyone out to a fighter practice Sunday March 25, 2012 from 12-3 pm.

[EAL] Late Winter Shoot

War has broken out between two of the dominant clans of Feudal Japan, the Taira and Minamoto. From the First Battle of Uji in 1180 through to the final decisive Battle of Dan-no-ura in 1185, the fate of the Imperial Throne itself was decided.

[OUT] Crossroads

Welcome to Dublin, crossroads of the Irish and Dane. Yes Crossroads is still happening this year, May 25-28, 2012. And with no increase in site fee.

[ART] Southern Collegium

Spring has melted the winter snows and has started to warm body and soul. What a better time is there to travel to the ancient Barony of Loch Salann to share your knowledge and learn a new skill at Southern Collegium!

Medieval festival to feature trebuchet building contest

On Saturday June 9, 2012, the Upper Canada Village Medieval Festival will host a Trebuchet Building Contest. Entry forms must be submitted in advance NO LATER THAN Friday, June 1, 2012.

[LOC] New Year's Eve with Masyaf

While the conflict between the South and the Warden may have been resolved, tensions remain, for it seems that someone - we do not know who - may have got a little overexcited and employed an assassin to wreak havoc in the Politarchopolan domain.  Pray join us in fending them off.

[DRA] Collegium of Defence

The Canton of Turmstad, in the ancient Barony of Knights Crossing, would like to invite all who love the art of the flashing blade, this 22nd of June till 24th of June 2012, to come to this year's Collegium of Defence.

[LOC] Foundation of Lochac 30th Year Celebration

30 years ago, the SCA Lochac had it's first major event in Campsie, Sydney. Those who founded Lochac came from university, fantasy and gaming circles. They formed a medieval group that after a while decided to join the world wide SCA.

Scandinavian Festival 2012

Both days of the Festival are filled with music, dancing, food, lectures, demonstration, vendors and activities for young and old alike. The Viking Encampment and Sami Village will once again be present.

[NOR] Coronation

Coronation of Their Stellar Highnesses Wolfgar Von-Ostrand & Devon Ffrench Hosted By: Shire of Vilku Urvas Apirl 14, 2012

[WES] Newcomer's & Warlord's Tourney Day

Greetings to the Populace of the West from the Misty Lands of its Southern Shores! We would like to invite all gentle folk to come share our company and/or demonstrate their fighting prowess at this year's Newcomer's and Warlord's Prize Tourney!!

[ART] Uprising XXVI

Uprising XXVI June 12 - 17, 2012 In the glorious Barony of One Thousand Eyes