Archive - Jul 2005 - Story

Bardic "Pearls" at Pennsic

Lady Catherine MacUrsus has announced that the Barony of Blackstone Mountain will host the Seven Pearls Interbaronial Bardic Championship at this year's Pennsic War.

Chaucer with a Beat

But can you dance to it? NPR's All Things Considered covered efforts to teach kids literature, including the works of Chaucer, by using rap music.

Thames Gives Up Secrets at Tower Beach

Tower Beach, the foreshore of the Tower of London, has been opened for a series of walks and talks by World Heritage experts. The series will discuss artifacts found on the shore of the River Thames.

July 30th

Hadrian's Wall First Link in "Frontiers of the Roman Empire"

Hadrian's Wall is scheduled to be the first historic site in a trans-national Heritage Site Network known as "Frontiers of the Roman Empire."

Eastern Rose Tournament Scheduled

Countess Svava Thorgeirsdottir invites all Ladies of the Rose of the Known World to attend a Pennsic Rose Tourney to be held Monday August 15, 2005 at 4:00 p.m.

Loose Women: Attitudes about the Oldest Medieval Profession

Don't snicker! This week's Aoife's Links takes a serious, scholarly look at the sexuality of women and the profession of prostitution through the Middle Ages.

July 29th

Gladiator Armor for Sale on eBay

For only $10,000, YOU can own Kirk Douglas' gladiator armor from the movie Spartacus!

AEthelmearc Woman Combines Business with Pleasure in the SCA

Historic costumer Maria Pienknepwootno (Linda Learn) was the subject of a 2005 report by Grace Dove of the Wyoming County (PA) Press Examiner. Dove discusses Maria's talent for creating costumes and her connection with the SCA.

Neptunalia Photos Online

Lord Liam Mac anTsaoir has posted photos from the recent Neptunalia event held in the Barony March of the Debatable Lands.

July 28th

Medieval Studies Conference Seeks Papers

Dr Karen E Overbey of the Department of Fine Arts, Seattle University is calling for papers for the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies which will be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan in May, 2005. The session title is: "Afterlives and Receptions in Anglo-Norman Ireland"

New Research Project Planned for Stonehenge

A group of scientists has recommended that a new, comprehensive research project be launched to study Stonehenge. In Stonehenge: an Archaeological Research Framework, edited by Timothy Darvill of Bournemouth University, a plan is suggested to study the structure and its burial sites.

"Monty Python’s Personal Best" on PBS

PBS has obtained the rights to air six new Monty Python specials, each showcasing a member of the British comedy troupe.

Known World Choir to Perform Music of Josquin Des Prez

Lady Erlandr Nordskald, Co-ordinator of the Known World Choir, reports that the Choir performance at Pennsic 34 will honor the 555th birthday of composer Josquin Des Prez.

July 27th

Commedia del'Arte to Tour Country

"Arlecchino, Servant of Two Masters," a Piccolo Teatro di Milano production, will be touring the country this summer and fall, bringing laughs and mayhem to audiences unused to the theatrical form.

Breast Cancer Fundraiser Archery Shoot at Pennsic

THL Ce'tach Fitzgibbon has announced that there will be a "100 Shaft Endurance Challenge" at Pennsic 34 to benefit research to find a cure for Breast Cancer.

Libraries hold fair to celebrate summer reading program theme

The Standard-Journal reports from an SCA demo held at Herr Memorial Library.

Subtlety Contest at Pennsic War

Baron Bardicci once again sponsors "A Grand Subtlety Competition and Exhibition" at this year’s Pennsic War.

July 26th

Dac Thorin Cagle Born in Oertha

Lady Constance MagFhionnain has announced the birth of her son July 19, 2005.

Pennsic Independent To Publish Eight Issues

In response to years of requests, The Pennsic Indpendent is publishing a premier issue on the first Saturday of War Week this year.

President's Report for July 16 meeting of SCA Board of Directors

Viscountess Gwyneth Felton, mka Linda Moore, the new President of the SCA, has released her report from the Board of Directors meeting held July 16, 2005.

SCAdians showcased at library's Medieval Faire

In Louisville, Ohio, the Marche of Alderford entertained and educated the public with a demo for the public library's Medieval Faire, and two photo albums are now online with highlights.

July 25th

Bulgaria Unearths Thracian Riches

Archaeologists in Bulgaria have unearthed the treasure-filled tomb of what is thought to be a Thracian king.

Pennsic Fools Parade 2005

Come join your fellow foolish friends and parade through the streets of Pennsic on Tuesday, August 16th, in a celebration of your joyous spirit! Read more at The Pennsic Independent.

Something Wicked Comes to Pennsic War....

Robina M'Baine, who will be playing Hecate, has announced that this year's performance of the Known World Players at Pennsic War will be...the Scottish Play!

Photo Albums from Oaken Melee School, Northern Oaken War Maneuvers

SCAtoday.net's Editor, THL Milica of Varna, and Publisher, Maistor Iustinos Tekton, have published galleries containing well over 800 pictures from Northern Oaken War Maeuvers and Oaken Melee School.

July 24th

SCAdians Teach at Herr Memorial Library

"You don't grow old and you don't grow bored," said Lord BradBodad'aylward of the SCA at a recent library demo in Milton, Pennsylvania. Members helped bring the Middle Ages to children at the Herr Memorial Library's summer reading club festival.

Proposal for the Study and Education of Historical Combat Techniques within the SCA

From the Office of the Society Minister for Arts and Sciences comes a proposal to "to create a place in the SCA where the study, teaching, and (controlled) demonstration of historical combat techniques and practices have a home society-wide."

Chroniclers to Meet at Pennsic

Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton, Society Chronicler, has announced that there will be a Known World Chroniclers' Meeting at this year's Pennsic War.

Photos from Hunting Season in Austria Available

For the sixth year the shire of Ad Flumen Caerulum opened the hunting season and once more invited all archers to celebrate the begin of the hunt. The photos of this hunting season (15-17.07.2005) are now available online.

July 23rd

California Man Next Earl of Essex?

A retired grocery clerk from Yuba City, CA may be the next Earl of Essex. Bill Capell, also known as the Right Honorable Lord William Capell, earned the right to put his name forward and possibly be chosen by the Queen with the death of his cousin, the last Earl of Essex.