Archive - 2004 - Story

December 14th

Tournaments Illuminated Seeks Content for 40th Anniversary Issue

Sheik Omar Mohammud Mirzazadeh, Editor of Tournaments Illuminated, is currently accepting articles for a special 40th anniversary issue of the magazine.

Oertha Residents Celebrate Yule in Style

Kirstin has posted photos from the recent Eskalya Yule: Christmas in New Spain event.

Exhibit on Flemish engravings on display in Minneapolis

"Flemish Fantasia: Invention and Imagination in Sixteenth Century Flemish Engravings" is on display at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts through February 27, 2005.

December 13th

Chester Chronicle: Viking Treasure Discovered in Yorkshire, England

A metal detector enthusiast has discovered a hoard of Viking-era jewelry near Huxley, England.

Iran "Cradle of Board Games"

Iranian archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old backgammon set, thought to be the world's oldest, making the country the "cradle of board games."

Chicago Tribune article features friendship of the SCA

The Chicago Tribune ran a feature article about the SCA in the December 12 edition.

Atenveldt Duke plays role in Regia Anglorum re-enactment of Hastings

Duke Arthur of Lockehaven was featured in a History Channel program about the Battle of Hastings. His Grace has provided SCAtoday.net with a behind-the-scenes peek at the filming of "Command Decisions".

December 12th

University Offers Intensive Turkish Study Opportunity

An intensive summer school seminar co-sponsored by University of Washington, Seattle and Harvard University will offer a number of classes designed to aid scholars in Turkish and Ottoman studies.

"A Condensed History of Iceland"

Want to know all about Iceland, but don't have time to read a history book? Check out the cartoon version.

Lefties have the Upper Hand in Fights

Right-handed fighters beware. According to a new study by the University of Montpellier, left-handers are "better in fights."

"Crusades: Myths and Realities" to Travel to Four Countries

An exhibition, funded by the European Union, of arts and artifacts from the Crusades has opened at the Municipal Arts Centre of Nicosia in Cyprus.

Seattle Art Museum Features Renaissance Exhibits

The Seattle Art Museum is currently running several exhibits of interest to medieval and renaissance researchers including Spain in the Age of Exploration 1492-1819.

December 11th

Roman "Rest Stops" Captivate Historians

Archaeologists working on a site near Neuss, Germany have discovered the remains of a Roman rest stop, including a service station, restaurant and a hotel.

Site of Greek-Roman Battle Discovered

A Greek farmer recently discovered a stone monument marking the 1st century B.C.E. battle between Mithridates VI and Roman forces.

Knowne World Youth Newsletter Available Online

Lady Gwenlian from the Kingdom of Caid is now publishing Libellus, the Known World Youth Newsletter, filled with advice and information on youth activities in the different kingdoms.

December 10th

Konrad Seusenhofer, Master Armourer

As part of its Almanac series, the History Channel will present "The Master: Konrad Seusenhofer--Master Armourer."

Straight Dope: Did Vikings Have Horns?

An article on the Straight Dope website discusses the use of horns on Viking helmets and why they are depicted as such.

New Database for Heritage of Bath

A new online database has been developed that lists the collections of various museums, archives and libraries in Bath.

SCA Joins with HOG to Distribute Toys

Members of Gleann Medonach (Roswell, New Mexico) teamed with the Roswell Harley Owners Group (HOG) recently to gather and distribute toys for needy kids.

December 9th

Estrella Merchant Advertising Deadline Approaches

Lady Anita de Challis, Publicity-crat for the Estrella War, has announced that the deadline for merchants wishing to advertise in the Estrella War gatebook is fast approaching.

Great Falls Tribune: Stan Wyrm Members Collect Toys for Tots

Reporter Sonja Lee of the Great Falls Tribune took a step back in time recently when she interviewed members of the Shire of Stan Wyrm in Artemisia.

History buffs experience Middle Ages

The Lansing State Journal describes SCA activities at Michigan State University.

Royals Grace Pavlovsk Gavan Event

Her Highness Princess Margarita of the West Kingdom paid a visit recently to the Incipient Shire of Pavlovsk Gavan (Kodiak, Alaska). The visit was documented by Lady Tama.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for December

THL Stefan li Rous has updated Stefan's Florilegium for December 2004.

December 8th

New email list helps SCAdians "recycle" unwanted items

Do you have something you don't want or need any more, and would like to give free to another medievalist as an alternative to throwing it away? This new YahooGroups list can help.

Known World Players to Present Macbeth

The Known World Players will are seeking actors and volunteers for a presentation of Macbeth at next year's Pennsic War.

Knit for Charity

Several SCA kingdoms are participating in a project to knit or crochet bandages for people suffering from leprosy.

Position Announcement: Copyright Deputy to the Society Chronicler

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, Inc., reports that the Society is seeking applicants for the position of Society Copyright Deputy.

"Song of Roland" Online

The Online Medieval and Classical Library presents its 12th offering, "The Song of Roland."

Melisant Saint-Clair to be Elevated to Laurel

Melisant Saint-Clair has been placed on vigil by Their Majesties of Atlantia to be elevated to the Order of the Laurel.