Archive - Jan 2006 - Story

January 23rd

Dibner Institute Offers Spring 2006 Colloquia

The Dibner Institute for the History of Science & Technology, located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will once again offer its Lunchtime Colloquia featuring a series of lectures on historical scientific topics.

Ming Dynasty Village Discovered

A 14th century, Ming Dynasty village has been discovered near Anshun City in China's Guizhou Province. The well-preserved ancient village was known as Baojiatun.

"Splendor in Steel" Lecture at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Stuart W. Pyhrr, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Curator in Charge of the Department of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will present Splendor in Steel: Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a lecture at the Minneapolis Institute of Art's Pillsbury Auditorium.

Neil Gaiman's Beowulf

Popular graphic novel and science fiction writer Neil Gaiman is working on an animated version of Beowulf featuring the voices of Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Brendan Gleeson, and John Malkovich.

Mission Statement Apology

Duke John ap Gwyndaf (Jason Williams), Chairman, SCA, Inc., has announced that the Mission Statement for the SCA release recently has been rescinded.

Outlands Collects Over 26,000 Toys for Tots

Adam Stedefast has announced the totals for toys collected for the Toys for Tots program in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

January 22nd

10th Century Bulgarian Church Slated for Restoration

Boyana Church near Sofia, Bulgaria has received a UNESCO grant to help with restoration in the aftermath of 2005's floods.

Men More Prone to Revenge, Study Says

A new study by Nature shows that men are more likely to seek revenge than women. Researchers used MRI brain scans to study subjects viewing wrongdoers given an electric shock and how the subjects' brains responded.

Fencing at Hannukah 2006

Photos from the recent Hannukah event held in the Principality of Oertha (Alaska) are now available online.

Renting Horses at Estrella

THL Jacques d'Aymonet and Lady Francesca d'Aymonet, Estrella War Equestrian Autocrats, would like to remind those attending Estrella XXII that horses may be rented for esquestrian activities at the War.

January 21st

Historic Maltese Maps to be Digitized

Maltacom's National Cultural Foundation has sponsored a Lm6,000 project to digitize maps from a collection owned by Albert Ganado.

12th Century Hole Documented

On the Living History website, Lord Daniel Raoul Le Vascon du Navarre documents the reconstruction of a 12th century hole - with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

The Legacy of St. Augustine

In a speech delivered to the American Enterprise Institute, Robert Louis Wilken of the University of Virginia, looks at the legacy of Augustine, thinker and writer.

Actors and Actresses Wanted for the Acadiana Medieval Faire

The organizers of the Acadiana Medieval Faire 2006 will be holding auditions for actos on February 4, 2006 at the Lafayette Public Library in Lafayette, Louisiana.

January 20th

Chairman's Quarterly Letter to the Membership

Duke John ap Gwyndaf (aka Jason Williams), Chairman, SCA Inc., discusses the place of the Board of Directors in the SCA in his Quarterly Letter to the Membership.

Key to ancestry: The true father of Ireland

One in 12 Irishmen are descended from Niall of the Nine Hostages, a fifth century warlord, according to research by geneticists at Trinity College Dublin.

January 19th

Matchmaking in the SCA

Duchess Malinda of the Kingdom of Atenveldt, has announced that she will be offering free matchmaker services at the upcoming Estrella War.

New exhibit on the history of the Bible

"Ink & Blood: Sacred Treasures of the Bible" will be on display at the Florida International Museum through May 14, 2006.

Dante quiz helps sinners find their future home in Hell

Have you been bad? Very bad? Dante Alighieri has an eternal home for you. Use this quiz to find out which of his seven levels of Hell you will inhabit. [PG-13]

Pepper eating and pirate chasing mark Septentria's 12th Night

Ealdormerean correspondent Laird Colyne Stewart goes under cover as a page at the Barony of Septentria's 12th Night celebration to report on the humorous goings-on.

Drachenwald Scrolls Seeking Home

Bridget Greywolf, Clerk Signet of Drachenwald, is asking for help to locate past recipients of awards in the Kingdom so that they may claim their scrolls.

January 18th

Early Music Online

Looking for an online source that plays medieval music? Check out Treasury of Early Music, a classical program hosted by Jorge Salazar.

Portrait of Lady Jane Grey identified

Tests have suggested that a painting found in London may be the only surviving portrait of Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen of England for nine days.

Pennsylvania Game Commission Upholds Ban on Atlatl

The state Game Commission of Pennsylvania has recommended that hunters not be allowed to use atlatls to kill deer.

January 17th

Wallace Execution Headlined Medieval Fair

The execution of Scottish hero William Wallace appears to have been the opening act for a medieval carnival in August of 1305.

Deitrich von Marksburg Victorious in Oertha Coronet

Morgana reports that Deitrich von Marksburg was the victor of the recent Principality of Oertha Coronet. Deitrich was inspired by Rosalyn of the Frosty Peaks

Medieval Times to Honor Veterans

Medieval Times dinner theatre is offering two free tickets to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan through February 26, 2006. The tickets are good Monday-Thursday at any of their facilities.

January 16th

Irish Castle Sold for UK£1,000

Gosford Castle in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, has been purchased by a development company for UK£1,000. The castle, which is in a poor state of repair, will be refurbished by the developers at a cost of UK£4M.

As We Sow: Medieval Gardens

Dame Aoife has been a busy lady with holidays and her modern-world job, but this week she's back with a pre-springtime Links edition devoted to medieval gardens.

West Kingdom Coronation Photos Online

Photos from the Recent West Kingdom Twelfth Night Coronation which took place January 7, 2006 in San Jose, California, are now available to view onlin.