Archive - Aug 2005 - Story

Atlantia to Sponsor Red Cross Fundraiser

Mistress Mordrea of the Kingdom of Atlantia has announced that a silent auction and Red Cross fund-raiser will be held at the Kingdom's upcoming Fall University in the Stronghold of Raven's Cove.

SCA and Fundraising for disasters

Susan Earley, the Society Exchequer, has posted reminders and clarifications regarding SCA policy on fundraisers for disaster relief.

Newswire scheduling during Hurricane Katrina emergency

We are receiving a lot of news and updates related to the hurricane crisis affecting Meridies, Gleann Abhann, and surrounding areas. In response, SCAtoday.net is altering our normal editorial schedule.

Gleann Abhann reacts to Hurricane Katrina

Peregrine Fairchylde of the Shire of Lagerdamm, Principality of Gleann Abhann, Meridies, reports on conditions following Hurricane Katrina.

Gleann Abhann "Rollcall" Created

Sarah Lakey has announced that a bulletin board has been created for those SCA members living in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and for those who have loved ones there.

Meridies Update

Mistress Gwennddolynn ni hAilleachain, Seneschale of the Kingdom of Meridies, has posted an update on the groups in her Kingdom affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Atlantian Court/Children's Fete Photos Online

Tal has posted over 300 photos of Atlantian activities from Pennsic 34.

Video of Pennsic Battles

Vels reports that video from the Pennsic Field Battle and Peasants' Charge is now online.

August 30th

"Whippoorwill" Profits to Aid Katrina Victims

George Reed, spokesman for the Chateau Teafort Trio, has announced that all profits from the group's debut album Whippoorwill will be donated to relief efforts for SCA victims of Hurricane Katrina.

"Cranky Professor" Highlights What's New in Historical Research

On the Cranky Professor blog, Michael Thinkler invites ancient and medieval historians to share information on their latest research projects and ideas.

Liberal Arts at Yale: A Lesson in Multitasking

No more apologies for that philsophy degree! Harvard historian Warren Goldstein discusses the importance of a liberal arts education.

Popsicle Stick Longboat

Ship builder Robert McDonald has entered the record books by constructing a 15-meter Viking longboat of 15 million ice cream sticks. The ship, which took two years to build, was launched in Amsterdam harbor.

August 29th

Rapier Broken Field Battle -- Up Close and Personal

SCAtoday.net's Iustinos Tekton shares the results of a rare photo opportunity, after being allowed to photograph the Rapier Broken Field Battle at Pennsic 34 from the Marshal station at the center of the battlefield itself.

Justus fils de Ternon Knighted at Pennsic 34

Justus fils de Ternon, squire of Viscount Syr Ternon de Caerleon, was knighted on the battlefield of Pennsic by the hands of Robert and Denise, 49th Crown of Atlantia. His Majesty Atlantia, Sir Robert de Rath, held the sword.

Milica strikes again with even more Pennsic 34 photos

SCAtoday.net's own THL Milica of Varna rounds out her Pennsic portfolio with almost 400 more photos.

August 28th

Evidence of medieval caesarian shows people valued life.

An article about the fine of a skeleton from 12th Century England showing evidence of a Caesarian section performed on a woman.

Georgian Tribes Loved their Wine

New excavations of wine cellars near Atskuri, Georgia reveal that Georgian tribes from the early Middle Ages worshiped wine. The wine cellars were found during construction of a gas pipeline.

"Charlemagne's Tablecloth" Looks at the History of Feasting

William Grimes of the New York Times reviews Charlesmagne's Tablecloth: a Piquant History of Feasting by Nichola Fletcher.

August 27th

Atlantian posts enormous Pennsic 34 photo album

Ursus of Anglesey has posted over 1500 Pennsic 34 photos online, including many battles as well as Atlantian royal court.

Pronunciation of names bad enough in the real world -- let alone the SCA

Dr. Mallory Wober, a linguist who studies how and why people mispronounce names, says that names like "Moog" (pronounced like "mohg") are mangled badly enough -- to say nothing of Middle English names like "AElflaed".

The Birth of a Calon Warrior

Lady Sifa-haustmyrkr of the Kingdom of Calontir shares a tale of her first fighting experiences as a part of the Calon Army at Pennsic War 34. [Rated PG-13]

August 26th

Calontir Soup Kitchen Cures Pennsic Munchies

Baroness BelAnna de Rouge, Soup Kitchen Coordinator for Pennsic 34, reports on the activities of the Kingdom of Calontir's fabled soup kitchen at this year's War.

Shroud of Turin Scholars to Meet

Scientists and religious scholars will meet in Dallas, Texas in September 2005 to present the latest research on the Shroud of Turin.

Pennsic 34 Opening Ceremonies and Bridge Battle Photos

SCAtoday.net's own THL Milica of Varna shares her extensive photo albums from Pennsic XXXIV's Opening Ceremonies and Bridge Battle.

August 25th

"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened"

Project Gutenberg has released The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby in electronic format.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for August 2005

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for the month of August 2005.

Latin Scrabble

SCAdians are known for their scholarship. Those wishing to showcase their skills might be up for a game of Scrabble — in Latin!

SCA_Aegis: Military Support Group

An interest group has been formed in support of SCA members worldwide serving in the armed forces.

August 24th

Medical Knowledge of Medieval Monks

Recent excavations of Soutra Hospital in Scotland show that the medieval Augustine monks had knowledge of anaesthetics and disinfectants as well as surgical instruments.

Cudgel War III Photos Online

Rakonczay Gergely of the Kingdom of Drachenwald has posted photos from the recent Cudgel War III which was held July 22-31, 2005 in Aarnimetsä, Finland.