August 12th, 2014
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-08-12 14:38
"Every time I come, it's like the highlight of my life. It's addictive. Especially if you're an adrenaline junkie," said fencer Susan Woodard about a recent fighter practice held at Roosevelt Park in Longmont, Colorado. Woodard spoke with Scott Rochat of the Times-Call about the SCA and the Barony of Caer Galen. (photos and video)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-08-11 16:16
The State of California is requiring a full financial audit from the SCA. We have contracted with the CPA firm of Boman Accounting Group, Inc. to conduct the audit for the years 2012 and 2013 and report their findings.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-08-11 12:40
Current SCA Laurel King of Arms, Meistari Gabriel Kjotvason, reports that Andrewe Bawldwyn has been named to take over the position as head of the College of Arms.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-08-11 08:53
The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is seeking members for a committee concerning the Chirurgeonate.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-08-10 13:55
An archaeological team from the Antiquity of Southeastern Europe Research Centre of the University of Warsaw, Poland has discovered a 14th century bath in northwestern Albania. The structure combines technologies of the Roman and Ottoman Empires.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-08-10 09:07
It has come to the attention of the Board of Directors of SCA Ltd (Australia), that there is still a lot of debate around what an "event" actually is.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-08-09 14:47
Wasaga under Siege 2014 & the 200th Commemoration of Battle of Nottawasaga Bay and the Sinking of HMS Nancy, August 14th-17th 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-08-09 08:30
Chris Woods, director of the British National Conservation Service, has a daunting task: to assure the safety of the precious Lincoln Magna Carta during its tour through the United States in 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-08-08 23:12
Duchess Megan reports that Viscount Mikolaj de Bracy was the victor of the June 21, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Excellency was inspired in His endeavor by Countess Arianwem verch Morgan.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-08-08 14:51
Amandine Mérat and Emily Taylor of the British Museum recently completed the task of auditing, documenting and re-housing 1,800 textiles of the Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic eras. In an article on the museum's website, the two discuss the process of handling the spectacular artifacts in the collection. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-08-07 22:41
Professor Robert Bartlett of the University of St. Andrews believes that there should be a better ending to the reknowned Bayeux Tapestry than the death of King Harold and the defeat of his army. Now a community project from the British island of Alderney offers an alternative: the coronation of William the Conqueror. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-08-07 15:33
Archaeological excavations at Człuchów castle in Poland have unearthed a 14th century lead bulla of Pope Gregory XI, a seal used to authenticate documents. The bulla is believed to have originated during the Teutonic Order's crusade against pagan Lithuania.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-08-07 08:55
On the Chicago Now blog, B and P's Mama writes of her experience of attending an SCA event with her sister and two kids. An avowed snob about nerd activities, she found that her kids had a magical day and the SCA might not be exactly what she expected.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-08-06 12:38
Animator Chris Marshall has brought the past to life in a film which recreates Wales' Caerphilly Castle as it would have looked in the early 14th Century. The film was commissioned by Cadw who oversees the country's historic monuments.
Submitted by Sir Jon on Wed, 2014-08-06 09:56
Quivers and Quarrels, the SCA archery magazine, is accepting submissions for the October 2014 issue until September 31, 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-08-05 20:43
Manus MacDhai, Direttore Tecnico for i Firenzi, reports that the Commedia del' Arte company recently performed Arlecchino in Love at the Return to Crecy in the Barony of Sacred Stone (Kingdom of Atlantia.) The performance was recorded and is available to view on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-08-05 10:02
The National Centre for Stage Costumes in Moulins, France is playing host to an elaborate display of Shakespearean theatrical costumes entitled Shakespeare, l'étoffe du monde. The silk, satin and gemstone-studded costumes reflect designs from over a century of productions.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-08-04 21:55
New research by archaeologists from UCL, Cambridge and UCLan shows that there was a sudden switch in the fish trade in London from local supplies to imported during the early 13th century. The paper, Fish for the city: meta-analysis of archaeological cod remains and the growth of London's northern trade, appears in the June 2014 issue of Antiquities Journal.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-08-04 08:11
Readers of Shakespeare's Richard III know that the medieval king was a hunchback, but a new study of the king's remains shows that Richard actually suffered from scoliosis.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-08-03 23:41
Khevron reports that Gregor Hawke was the winner of the July 19, 2014 Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Isabella Hawke.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-08-03 18:00
In 2005, archaeologists unearthed the remains of a person of importance near Auldhame in East Lothian, Scotland. Now experts believe that the burial might be that of the 10th Century Irish Viking King Olaf Guthfrithsson, who led raids in the area and reigned as King of Dublin and Northumbria.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-08-02 14:13
Ledonna Mcgowan reports that Lochlann Dunn was the victor of the July 12, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-08-02 09:00
Experts and volunteers from Oxford Archaeology have discovered what they believe is a "lost" Roman harbor along with a Roman fort at Maryport, on the west coast of Cumbria in England. The archaeological project hopes to "build up a picture of what ordinary life was like" in this part of Roman Britain.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-08-01 22:02
The website People of Color in European Art History showcases "works of art from European history that feature People of Color." The resource includes images of works of art from the pre-1000s to the 17th century.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-08-01 18:45
The main coordinators for Estrella War XXXI are seeking applicants for the positions of Estrella War Pre-Registration Coordinator and Deputy.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-07-31 17:14
Count Niall inn Orkneyskii was the victor of the July 5, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac. His Majesty was inspired in His endeavor by Countess Liadan ingen Fheradaig.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-07-31 10:38
In a recent blog posting for Code Switch, a website examing race, ethnicity and culture, NPR editor and producer Camila Domonoske ponders the word "fair," from its Anglo-Saxon roots as "beautiful" to its modern usage meaning "light-skinned."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-07-30 21:12
Baroness Rebecca Beaumont reports that a survey to evaluate Lilies War 28 is now available through Surveymonkey.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-07-30 15:32
THLord Stefan li Rous presents his Stefan's Florilegium article for July, 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-07-29 15:12
Among over 1000 new manuscripts placed online by the British Museum is The Guthlac Roll, a history of St. Guthlac told in graphic novel style "using a series of images in roundels with labels." Mark Strauss of i09 offers his views on the manuscript.