Archive - Mar 2005 - Story

March 4th

Did Spanish Sailors Influence Fair Isle Knitters?

In Heritage & Culture reporter Brendan O'Brien looks at the history and influence of the remnants of the Spanish Armada shipwrecked by a storm in the Irish Sea.

Roman University Celebrates 700th Anniversary

The Faculty of Media Studies and the Department of Sociology and Communications of Rome's La Sapienza is celebrating the 700th anniversary of the university.

Middle School Students Learn About Renaissance Life - En Francaise

French teacher Alisa Dupuy uses her SCA experience to teach her students at John Witherspoon Middle School about life during the French Renaissance.

March 3rd

Archaeologists Hope to Uncover History of Cologne

A massive archaeological dig has begun in the German city of Cologne, where researchers hope to sift through 100,000 cubic meters of soil in search of the city's past.

Medieval Coins Discussion List Announced

Andronikos Tzangares ho Philosophos of the Kingdom of Northshield has announced the formation of a new discussion group for those interested in period coins.

Atlantian MoAS Announces New Links Site

The Atlantian Ministry of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce new links webpages.

New Book Moves Important Battlefield

In his new book, author James Fraser claims that the battle of Mons Graupius, which allowed Rome dominance over all of Britain, occured not in the north of Scotland, but in the south.

Viceroy Tourney III Photos Online

Lord Raphe Cuthbert of West Dragonshire in the Kingdom of Drachenwald has announced the posting of photos from the third Viceroy Tournament.

March 2nd

New email discussion group focuses on Greek persona development

Feeling Hellenic today? A new email discussion list created by Kurios (Lord) Charismos of Lacedaemon is all about Greek (Hellenic) history and persona development.

"How Science Survived--Medieval Manuscripts as Fossils"

The February 25 issue of Science magazine features an article about estimating the quantity of medieval knowledge that has survived in scribal form, versus the amount that has been lost to us due to destruction of the manuscripts over time.

Skirt the Lava, Deke the Tar, and Whack a Peer!

Laird Colyne Stewart, SCAtoday's Ealdormerean Correspondent, writes of his pilgrimage to the East Kingdom's Winter War, held February 26 in Potsdam, NY.

Bridget's Feast Photos Online

Ragn has posted photos from the recent Bridget's Feast event which took place February 5, 2005 in Kenai, Alaska.

March 1st

Early Music Quartet Orlando Consort Reviewed

New York Times reviewer Allan Kozinn looks at medieval music quartet, the Orlando Consort, who appeared at Columbia University in a recent concert.

News Tribune: Sixth Graders Learn About the Middle Ages at Medieval Fair

Reporter Natalie Fieleke of the Jefferson City (Missouri) News Tribune covered the recent Medieval Fair at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, in which students learned about the Middle Ages from SCA members.

Canton of Wolfhome holds its first event

The Canton of Wolfhome, in central Wisconsin, held its first event last Saturday and got a nice write-up in the local paper.

Did Shakespeare Slander Macbeth?

Members of the Scottish Parliament are seeking to clear the reputation of the historical Macbeth for the 1,000th anniversary of his birth.