Archive - Jan 2007 - Story
Submitted by lilli on Tue, 2007-01-16 18:41
Dante Allegheri, the Italian poet whose work, The Divine Comedy, is almost required reading for SCAdians, has been depicted in the past with a classical profile, his nose straight. A team of forensic archeologists is challenging that picture with a reconstructed face of the poet, featuring a flattened nose.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-01-16 14:52
THLord Stefan li Rous has released updates for Stefan's Florilegium for January 2007.
Submitted by Racaire on Tue, 2007-01-16 10:22
Baroness Estrid has posted photos from the recent Twelfth Night Coronation event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (5th - 7th January).
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-01-16 07:42
Folo Watkins reports that reenactors of many different timelines are invited to participate in the Forest Glen Preserve Timeline Event April 28, 2007.
Submitted by EilidhSwann on Mon, 2007-01-15 18:41
The second Bard of Caid competition was held at Caidan 12th Night on Saturday January 6, 2007. THL Eilidh Swann shares her photos from the event, and from the Bardic Competition.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-01-15 14:44
SCA member Andy Ward of Avoca, Arkansas combines craft and artistry when he creates armor for his business Ward Metal. Becca Bacon Martin interviewed him for an article in the Morning News.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-01-15 10:25
Editor Baroness Katarina Peregrine has announced that the latest issue of Artes Draconis, the A&S newsletter for the Middle Kingdom, is now available in digital format.
Submitted by Racaire on Mon, 2007-01-15 07:21
Lady Anna von Silvenhain has posted photos from the recent Twelfth Night Coronation event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (5th - 7th January).
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-14 19:02
Advertisements in newspapers throughout England, Australia, the United States and Europe are asking the question: "Can you trace your family tree back to 1066? Might your ancestors have claimed the English throne?"
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-14 15:17
Caryn reports that Bianca da Ravenna, Baroness Gryphon's Lair, was elevated to the Order of the Laurel at Gryphon's Lair Twelfth Night by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Artemisia.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2007-01-14 12:21
The British Museum purchased a set of gold, garnet enchrusted Anglo-Saxon sword fittings. They were discovered by a metal detectorist in 2002 near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. The fittings are a unique find for Anglo-Saxon England.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2007-01-14 09:36
British researchers believe that boreholes and seismic imaging prove they have pinpointed the homeland of Homer's hero Odysseus.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-01-13 20:16
Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXIII, has announced that the Estrella website has been updated. He has also released several announcements regarding facilities at the War.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-01-13 16:05
On January 27, 2007, meadmakers across the nation will diverge on Orlando, Florida for Meadllennium, the longest-running meadmakers convention in the United States. The convention is open to all home-brewers and includes judgings, prizes and the announcement of the coveted "Best of Show" award.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-01-13 13:44
Medical research by University of Liverpool scientists has proved that reading Shakespeare can increase brain activity. Science Daily has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-01-13 09:32
England's Canterbury Cathedral has launched an international fundraising campaign in a effort to raise more than UK£50m necessary for urgent repairs.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-12 20:05
This year's Estrella War will once again offer a Combat Cookery Contest in which Kingdoms may sponsor teams to prepare a period meal for four people using their own utensils and ingredients unknown to them before the competition.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-12 19:39
On Saturday 13, 2007, the Sci Fi Channel will present the world premiere of Grendel, a Sci Fi original movie "based on the classic legend of Beowulf and Grendel."
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2007-01-12 19:01
The central United States is being pounded by a major ice storm today, causing Ansteorra to cancel their upcoming Coronation for this weekend.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-12 16:14
Chinese archaeologists are confounded by a group 10 huge rings at the site of the tomb of the country's only empress, Wu Zetian. The rings, ranging from 30 to 40 meters in diameter, were discovered when aerial photos were taken.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-12 12:32
A new report from the Mayo Clinic, reported by Science Daily, shows how researchers at the Clinic used data-mining techniques to discover new cures from ancient texts. The reports cites the anti-bacterial properties of the Atun tree as discussed by Dutch herbalist Georg Eberhard Rumpf in his mid-17th century work Ambonese Herbal.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-12 08:00
On its website, the University of Chicago Press reviews Aguecheek’s Beef, Belch’s Hiccup, and Other Gastronomic Interjections: literature, culture, and food among the early moderns by Robert Appelbaum.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2007-01-11 23:06
The recent lawsuit bewteen a SCAdian and a Rhode Island school has raised the Society's media profile. USA Today gives a positive overview of our activities and purposes.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-01-11 19:10
Britannia & Muscovy: English Silver at the Court of the Tsars, an exhibit of rare Elizabethan and Stuart silver and gold from the collections of the Kremlin Armoury Museum, will be featured at London's Gilbert Collection until January 28, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-01-11 15:02
Their Majesties of the Outlands have offered THL Chinua al-Naran admittance to the Order of the Chivalry. Chinua will sit vigil at Estrella War XXIII.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-01-11 10:55
The Free Library of Philadelphia has announced a new digital collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts available to be viewed on its website. The collection includes both complete manuscripts and single leaves with information about the work.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-01-11 07:27
The website Chivalry Today offers discussions of the necessity of a Code of Chivalry in a 21st century world. The site includes online discussions and podcasts on a number of topics such as "Influential People," "Women and Chivalry" and "Today's Heroes."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-01-10 19:52
An exhibition of artwork depicting Saint Nicholas will be on display in Bari, Italy, the saint's resting place. Saint Nicholas, Art Masterpieces in East and West is jointly organized by the Bari Municipality, the district of Puglia, the Bari University, the local Department of Archaeology, the Archbishopric of Bari and the metropolitan church of Saint Nicholas in Bari, and will be on display until May 6, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-01-10 16:19
Eighteen experts, working to determine if a rib bone and a piece of cloth belonged to St. Joan of Arc, have not completely finished their task but now feel that "there is relatively little chance that the remnants are hers."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-01-10 12:37
A digital catalog of scientific instruments from the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence, the British Museum, London, and the Museum Boerhaave, Leiden is now available to view online. The instruments are described and include photographs.