Archive

July 19th, 2003

Times Set for Pennsic Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Giulietta da Venezia, Silver Buccle Herald for the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, announced that times have been set for Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the Pennsic War.

An Tir to Choose Bardic Champion

Their Majesties of An Tir have announced Their intention to add a Bardic Champion to ranks of Kingdom Champions. This bard will be chosen September 26-28, 2003 in Wyewood.

Pre-War Edition for Pennsic 32

The Pennsic Independent Online Edition has released this year's installment of the annual Pre-War Edition.

Lost Treasures of the National Museum of Iraq

Archaeologist Clemens Reichel, project coordinator of the Diyala Project of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, will discuss the artifacts presumed lost from the National Museum of Iraq and explain what they tell us about Mesopotamian civilizations at a lecture on the evening of August 7 in Washington, DC.

"Sinbad" Movie Loses Arab Roots

National Geographic: The new animated "Sinbad" movie may delight children but it is not a delight to those familiar with "The Arabian Nights."

July 18th

SCA to be Featured in Local News Program

KLBC News: On Monday, July 21, the local news in Laughlin, Nevada / Bullhead City, Arizona (USA) will carry a feature story on the SCA.

Website Offers Tutorial on Medieval Geomancy

Geomancy, a medieval Islamic form of divination, pops up in literature such as the Knight's Tale and Troilus and Criseyde. A website by Elizabeth Bennett of Princeton offers tips and a program on how to understand the process.

Venice: Its Dazzling Art and Architecture

On Saturday, September 14, the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program will present an all-day seminar on the art and architecture of Venice from the 14th through the 18th centuries.

Exhibit on 16th Century Florentine Drawings Opens at the Getty

"Michelangelo to Vasari: Drawing the Figure in Renaissance Florence" runs from July 15 to October 19 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

"Shakespeare's Rivals" Exhibit Opens at Globe Theatre

AP: Original documents revealing the often turbulent lives of William Shakespeare's colorful contemporaries are on display at the reconstructed Globe Theatre in London from July 11 through October 12.

AEthelmearc Rose Tournament Offers Hounds and Chivalry

Her Ladyship Leonora of the Willows, who served as Mistress of the List, reports on the recent Rose Tourney and gathering of the hounds.

Museum Guide Helps Plan European Visits

The European Museum Guide, an online resource, lists the latest exhibits and news from museums all over the continent.

Baron Koppel Benefit Auction Held at Res Textillia

At Res Textillia, hosted by Shire Storm in Trimaris, over US$300.00 was raised to help out Baron Koppel KSCA, OP.

July 17th

Mmmmmm.... Beer-Flavored Ice Cream

A British Brewer has introduced a new product: ice cream that tastes like Newcastle Brown Ale.

Calontir Needs Volunteers for Pennsic Soup Kitchen

Colonel Jenna, goddess of Calontir's Soup Kitchen, needs volunteers for the Pennsic War.

July 16th

SwordMaiden.com Adds Many New Articles

Sword Maiden.com is a web site devoted to teaching fighters about combat in the SCA; some of these fighters happen to be women. They have been working hard to write new articles and have accomplished just that!

The Black Death -- An Interactive Journey to the 14th Century

The Discovery Channel offers a web-based Flash presentation, with voice-overs and music, about the Black Death.

Updated Report on Baron Koppel's Situation

Gentlefolk associated with assisting Baron Koppel, a distinguished SCAdian who has run into modern-world problems recently, have provided updates with some good news about his situation.

July 15th

Britain May Have Had Lasagna Before Italy

AP: British researchers say that they have found a recipe for lasagna that dates back to the 1300s, before Italian chefs began making the dish.

Janet Backhouse to Speak at the Getty Center

Janet Backhouse, former curator of illuminated manuscripts at the British Library, will deliver a lecture related to the "A Taste for Flanders: Manuscript Illumination and the English Elite" at the Harold M. Williams Auditorium of the Getty Center in Los Angeles on July 24 at 7:00 PM.

Two Charged After Human Catapult Death

British police charged two men with manslaughter Tuesday following the death of an Oxford University student who was flung from a giant catapult.

Simonetta da Ravenna, Renaissance Short Story, Available Online

"Simonetta da Ravenna," a short story by SCAdian writer Agilmar von Sevelingen with illustrations by Lady Bridget, is now available for download online.

Czech Republic to Return Stolen Hebrew Manuscripts

The Czech Republic will return 34 Hebrew manuscripts, some dating back to the 13th century, to the Jewish Theologic Seminary in Wroclaw, Poland.

Meet the Peers in An Tir

Dame Arwen Lioncourt invites all the citizens of An Tir to meet the Peers of the Realm at the Coronation of Their Highnesses Gunnarr and Gabrielle July 18, 2003 in Blatha An Oir.

Medieval Treasures Added to UN's Heritage Sites

Of the 24 new sites added to UNESCO's list of heritage sites, several date to medieval times.

July 14th

Middle Kingdom Has Another Newborn Citizen

Lord Phillip and Lady Jeann

Discovery Channel's "Moments In Time" Series: Plague as Germ Warfare?

The Discovery Channel's "Moments In Time" series will feature an episode on the Plague, "Curse of the Rat," in which archaeologists will discuss the Black Death and bubonic plague, and raises the question as to whether an early form of bioterrorism might have been responsible for the spread of the disease.

Spain Opens First Mosque in 511 Years

Dignitaries from Arab and Muslim countries were present for the opening of the new Great Mosque of Granada, the first mosque built in Spain since King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expelled the Muslims in 1492.

July 13th

High-Tech Imaging Could Reveal Lost Texts

An Allied bombing in 1944 destroyed a collection of around 2,000 medieval books and parchments, some dating back to the 12th century. Multispectral imaging may reveal text on some of the badly burned manuscripts, many of which were unpublished.

Mary Rose Site Endangered by Dredging Project

The British Navy's faster access to Portsmouth Harbor will endanger the wreck site of the Mary Rose.