Archive

May 4th, 2004

Spend a Week Restoring Medieval Castle Using Medieval Tools

A restoration project in the Czech Republic invites those interested in medieval history to participate, using exact replica tools and fully authentic construction techniques.

Thorson Victorious in the East Kingdom's Crown Tournament

Sir Thorson, inspired by Baroness Svava, was victorious in the Kingdom of the East's May 1, 2004 Crown Tourney.

Photos from Atlantia's Sacred Stone Tourney Online

Caterine has posted photos from the recent Sacred Stone Novice Tourney held in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

May 3rd

New Heirs to the Crown of Meridies

Jarl Ailgheanan and Lady Ashildr have become Crown Prince and Princess of Meridies.

Garick Von Kopke Wins Calontir Crown for Yasamin Al-Hadiyya

Duke Sir Garick Von Kopke defeated His Lordship Michael Nymandus in the final bout for the right to raise Viscountess Yasamin Al-Hadiyya as His Princess of Calontir.

Janos and Rachel New Heirs to the Throne in Atlantia

Janos, inspired by Rachel, was victorious in the May 1, 2004 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Experience 17th Century Military Life at the School of the Musketeer

Ft. Mifflin on the Delaware will present the School of the Musketeer, May 8-9, 2004 with the goal of enticing re-enactors to try musket and artillery firing and pike handling.

Alaric Drake Triumphant in Ansteorran Crown Tourney

Ansteorra's fifty-first Crown Tournament was fought on a rainy day, but that did not dampen the valor of the contendors for the Crown.

Roman Trade Route May have Included Lost City of Muziris

Indolink: Archaeologists from Southampton University have discovered evidence of a Roman trade route to southwestern India and what may be the legendary city of Muziris.

May 2nd

Native Americans Refute Claim of Muslim Discovery of America

Washington Times: Audrey Shabbas, editor and author of the "Arab World Studies Notebook," has been forced to remove claims that Arab explorers were the first to discover the Americas.

DNA Shows Scots and English Only Distantly Related

A new DNA study shows that genetic differences between Scots and the English may be greater than expected.

Dante di Pietro to Test for Free Scholar Prize in Rapier

On Saturday, May 29, 2004 in the Barony of Caer Mear in the Kingdom of Atlantia, Lord Dante di Pietro will test his skill in the rapier list to hold the title of Free Scholar.

May 1st

Bids Sought for Fortieth Anniversary Event

The Board of Directors is still seeking bids for the SCA's Fortieth Anniversary Event, and the deadline has been extended to October 1.

Board Seeks Comments on International Membership Policy Change

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, has issued a Request for Comment concerning a proposed change to the Corporate Policies on international memberships.

April 30th

International Congress on Medieval Studies

The 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies will take place May 6-9 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Happy New Year!

Fernando Vigil of Calontir reminds us that May 1, 2004 will be the first day of Anno Societatis XXXIX.

President's Report from Board of Directors Meeting

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, has reported on the second quarter meeting of the Board of Directors.

In Defense of Latin

NPR: Elaine Fantham defends Latin on NPR's Weekend Edition.

Atlantia Crown Tournament Combatants Announced

Dame Anne le Coeur, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Atlantia, has posted the list of combatants for the kingdom's Crown Tourney to be held May 1, 2004 in the Shire of Crannog Mor.

April 29th

Applicants Sought for Three Society-Level Positions

Meg Baron, SCA President, reports that the Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for Treasurer of the SCA Inc., Chief Information Architect, and Society Chronicler.

Fun with Dick and Jane -- and Hamlet

Shakepeare's Hamlet made so simple that even the people on the Jerry Springer Show can understand it!

House Accipiter Wins "Best Looking Campsite" at Rowany Festival

House Accipiter was the winner of Lochac's Best Looking Campsite at the recent Rowany Festival.

April 28th

The Da Vinci Car?

In addition to his other achievements, Leonardo da Vinci may have been the inventor of the automobile.

Calontir Crown Combatants Announced

Their Majesties, Siridean and Sile, King and Queen of Calontir, have announced the list of combatants for the Kingdom's next Crown Tournament.

Exhibit on Medici-era Florence in Memphis, Tennessee

WREG-TV: ''Masters of Florence: Glory & Genius at the Court of the Medici'' will be on display at the Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee, through October 3, 2004.

Aethelmearc Population Increases

Citizens of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc welcome into their midst a new subject: Fiona Gennieve Tremblay.

April 27th

A History of Hair

Toronto Star: From cave dwellers to modern teenagers, people have been obsessed with styling their hair. Take a walk through hair history in an article from the Toronto Star.

"Lion in Winter" Remake to Air May 23, 2004

A new version of "The Lion in Winter" starring Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close will air May 23, 2004 on Showtime.

Photos from Ealdormere's Spring Coronation

Lord Eirik Andersen, from the Kingdom of Ealdormere, has posted his photos from Ealdormere's Spring Coronation on his website.

Missing Piece of "Boudica's Necklace" Found

Independent: A lost piece of an elaborate gold torc necklace has been unearthed on Norfolk farmland by amateur archaeologist Steve Hammond.