Archive - 2006 - Story
Submitted by Aoife on Fri, 2006-01-27 08:15
Dame Aoife brings us a veritable galaxy of links this week, concerning astronomy not only as a natural science but also as a medieval navigation and timekeeping aid.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2006-01-26 23:20
Idle hands while socializing at an event this weekend? A charitable organization, the Orphan Foundation of America, is collecting hand-knitted scarves and mufflers until January 31, and giving them to college-bound orphans as an act of love.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-26 20:34
Researchers in Spain plan to compare DNA from hundreds of residents of Catalan with the surname Colom to determine if the explorer was an Italian or really a Catalan pirate.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-26 17:14
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Chicago is calling for papers to be presented at the 21st Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference to be held May 12-13, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-26 14:26
On the Historic Knitting List, Gabrielle reports that a blogger named the Yarn Harlot is challenging knitters to take part in a Knitter's Olympics to coincide with the Olympic Games.
Submitted by Aoife on Thu, 2006-01-26 11:45
Pay no heed to those horsemen, for they are just peaceful pastoral nomads here to graze their livestock...
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-25 15:55
Archaeologists are crediting moles with the discovery of a Roman villa in the British Cotswold area when their digging unearthed mosaic tiles.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-25 11:53
Fern de la Forét, of the Province of Tree Girt Sea in the Midrealm, has announced a project to collect books for those in Gleann Abhann who have lost their SCA libraries. The collection will take place at the upcoming Tree Girt Sea 12th Night event.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-25 09:05
THL Alainne de Lacy reports that her automobile containing some SCA possessions was stolen January 20, 2006 near Salem, Oregon.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2006-01-25 08:01
"'Golden Lads and Lasses': Shakespeare for Children" is on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, through May 13.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-25 08:00
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield reports on and shares photos from the Kigdom's recent Yule Feast.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-24 14:59
Recent research has suggested that the Chinese played a form of golf in the 10th century. Now archaeologists claim that paganica, a Roman version of golf, existed as early as 30 B.C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-24 11:03
Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced the addition of two more special events to the schedule: the Atenveldt Brewers' Competition and an Open Games class sponsored by the Artemisian Low Company.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-24 07:57
Eirik Andersen has posted photos from Ealdormere's Septentrian 12th Night event on the Two Ravens website.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-23 19:58
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-23 16:53
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-23 15:34
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-23 11:04
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-23 09:54
Duke John ap Gwyndaf (Jason Williams), Chairman, SCA, Inc., has announced that the Mission Statement for the SCA release recently has been rescinded.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-23 07:41
Adam Stedefast has announced the totals for toys collected for the Toys for Tots program in the Kingdom of the Outlands.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-01-22 15:50
Boyana Church near Sofia, Bulgaria has received a UNESCO grant to help with restoration in the aftermath of 2005's floods.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-01-22 12:40
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-01-22 10:22
Photos from the recent Hannukah event held in the Principality of Oertha (Alaska) are now available online.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-01-22 09:00
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-21 21:51
Maltacom's National Cultural Foundation has sponsored a Lm6,000 project to digitize maps from a collection owned by Albert Ganado.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-21 15:57
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-21 12:08
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-21 08:44
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-01-20 17:06
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.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2006-01-20 13:10
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.