Archive - Mar 2012

March 12th

The SCA in Comicland

A February 2012 storyline of the online comic Least I could Do, by Ryan Sohmer and and Lar Desouza, deals with couple relationships - and the SCA. PG-13.

March 11th

Portable Antiquities Scheme offers registry of British "treasures"

Metal detector hobbyists and amateur archaeologists in Great Britain are encouraged to record their discoveries of objects over 300 years old on the Portable Antiquities Scheme website, which also provides news and articles on British archaeological finds.

Irish Times reporter offers "A History of Ireland in 100 Objects "

Irish Times reporter Fintan O’Toole provides a history of his country one artifact at a time. In his A history of Ireland in 100 objects, O’Toole reports on one object, from the National Museum of Ireland, each Saturday and its significance in the history and culture of the country.

Lynn Museum acquires Roman fertility pendant

A grant has allowed the Lynn Museum near Norfolk, England to purchase a solid gold Roman pendant crafted in the shape of a phallus. The rare find, in excellent condition, was discovered last year by a metal detectorist. (photo - PG-13)

Peterborough home of Roman "rich and famous"

A farm in Itter Crescent, outside Peterborough, England, has held a secret for nearly 2,000 years, a secret revealed by the recent discovery of "a substantial, two-floor courtyard limestone Roman villa with rooms floored with mosaic on the sides of a cobbled courtyard," on the site.

Shakespeare's grammar key to his prominence

Dr. Jonathan Hope believes that the key to William Shakespeare's success was not the words that he used, but the way in which he used them. In a chapter in his new book on the English language, Hope finds that the Bard's grammar and word ordering are what set him apart from other writers.

March 10th

12th century Japanese "ogre pot" found in Kashihara City

Japanese Archaeologists working at Shindo Remains in Kashihara City, Nara Prefecture, have found an early 12th century pot with the face of ogre drawn on its surface in ink. Kashihara City was once the location of Japan's capital.

“The more period it is, the more fun you have” in Harrowgate Heath

“If you work at it, you never grow out of this hobby,” said Lady Morag Taylor, known in the modern world as Christine Brewer, about the SCA, during an interview with Kathryn Burnham of the Cornwall (Ontario) Standard Freeholder.

March 9th

Classes being accepted for Lilies War XXVI

The HL Neathery of Safita reports that she is accepting classes and instructors for the upcoming Lilies War. Those interested should go to the RUSH web page to submit classes.

Knitting circles at the Freeport Historical Society

The Freeport Historical Society in Freeport, Maine invites knitters to participate in a series of afternoon knitting circles focusing on historic knitting. The program will run Saturdays from March 17 through May 26, 2012.

Pirates needed for Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair

The Gulf coast Renaissance Fair will present The First Annual Gulf Coast Pirate Festival 9 – 10 June 2012 at the Pensacola fair Grounds. This is your opportunity to come “Play where the real Pirates play.”

March 8th

Catherine of Sienna one-woman show in Denver

On March 25, 2012 Saint Catherine's Parish of Denver will present Catherine of Siena: A Woman for Our Times, a one-woman performance of the life of Catherine of Siena starring Nancy Murray, OP.

Ragnarr Thorfinsson to be knighted at Gulf Wars

Elizabeth of Rae Fen reports that Their Royal Majesties Kenneth and Sabine of the Kingdom of Meridies plan to place Lord Ragnarr Thorfinsson on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of Chivalry during Gulf Wars 2012.

[LOC] Lions & Lambs

Dragons Bay presents Lions & Lambs August 5, 2012 at the Wandi Progress Association De Haer Rd, WANDI WA 6170 AU

[LOC] Tourney of the Northmen

Dragons Bay presents Tourney of the Northmen May 13, 2012 at the Wandi Progress Association De Haer Rd, WANDI WA 6170 AU.

[LOC] Great Northern War XIV

The might of the Northern, being the Baronies of St Florian de la Riviere & River Haven, and the Shires of Bacchus Woods and Willoughby Vale, issues this: we declare WAR on our Southern Enemies!

[ATL] Defending The Gate XI

Spring has come to the Canton of Sudentorre. In fine German tradition, Der Osterhase (the Easter Hare) and his friends are on their way to leave symbols of the season throughout our fair land. What better way to celebrate their arrival than to knock the dust off our weapons, our armor, and each other!

[EAL] Archery Shoot

Since we had so much fun on New Year's Day, Monadh decided that we would have another "shoot through the Longhouse Living room" on Sunday, March  11, 2012.

[LOC] Tajiine Tourney

Mordenvale presents Tajiine Tourney April 28, 2012 at Jesmond Park in Jesmond NSW

[LOC] Archery weekend

A weekend of Archery - nothing fancy, no major competitions, just fun with a bow

[ATL] Grand Tournament of Friends IV

The Cantons of Attilium and Elvegast again combine forces to invite you to join us the weekend of March 30- April 01, 2012 for The Grand Tournament of Friends at Little River Trails in Bunnlevel, NC.

[ANT] Almost Spring Ithra

The University of Ithra will be hosting an Ithra session in Shittimwoode on March 17-18 at our new site, the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. in Bellingham. This is a smaller site, so register early to get your spot in your classes!

[ANT] Fools Bransle

It is time once more for the populace of Lions Gate and its environs to gather together for an evening of good society, and the sharing of our expertise.

[ATL] Tournament of the Golden Rose

The Ladies of the Order of the Rose invite you all to a day filled with pageantry and more!

[ANT] May Crown XLVII

Celebrate the reign of Their Royal Majesties Iuean and Gwyneth as Spring comes to all corners of the Kingdom of An Tir!

[LOC] A bit Moorish - CANCELLED

Baron Bastian has been travelling and has found some new delights that he wishes to share with the populace.

Special Edition of the Estrella War Digest

Have you ever asked yourself, "Self, how could help the Chirurgeons who work so long and hard at Estrella War?” Well, ponder no more for there is a way for you to help.  We are in need of Chirurgeon Clerks. NOTE: This issue also contains an announcement about pre-registration at Crown Tournament.

March 7th

JStor to offer open access to its online database

Kevin Guthrie, the president of Ithaka, the nonprofit organization that runs JStor, the online database which archives 1,400 academic journals, has annouced that the subscription service will allow users to view 70 journals after registering with the website.

[LOC] Pencampwr gan Abertridwr Championship

June 1st - June 4th 2012 Pencampwr gan Abertridwr Championship Weekend

[EAL] FITP XXII

FITP XXII: March 31, 2012 Bricker Academic Building, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON