Archive - 2007 - Story

November 11th

Roman Copenhagen

Danish archaeologists have discovered a rare 4th century Roman cemetery near Copenhagen, Denmark. "It is something special and rare in Denmark to have so many (ancient Roman) graves in one place," said archaeologist Rune Iversen.

November 10th

Seawinds Defender photos

Lady Dyrfinna of Seawinds has posted an album of photos from the recent Seawinds Defender event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Lady Cécile de Brétigny Receives Laurel in Atenveldt

At Coronation on November 3, 2007, Their Royal Majesties of Atenveldt, Morgan and Livia, asked Lady Cécile de Brétigny for the answer to the question They had posed to her a week earlier: whether she would accept elevation to the Order of the Laurel from Their hands. Cécile accepted and was inducted into the Order.

Illuminated manuscripts at Phoenix Art Museum

Lady Sigrid Finnsdottir reports that the Phoenix Art Museum will host three exhibits dealing with illuminated manuscripts from December 11, 2007 until March 9, 2008.

Swordmaking exhibit in Worcester, Massachusetts through December 2007

The George C. Gordon Library at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts will host The Cutting Edge: Modern Metallography and the Ancient Secrets of Swordmaking October 23 through December 20, 2007.

November 9th

Medieval journal articles online through November 2007

Mette reports that SAGE Publications, publisher of The Medieval History Journal, will provide free access to its database until November 30, 2007.

Gleann Abhann Crown List announced

Their Majesties Uther and Kenna, King and Queen of Gleann Abhann, have announced the names of the combatants and consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tourney. The names have been posted on the Legio Draconis website.

The Handbook to English Heraldry on Project Gutenberg

Astute readers of the Project Gutenberg RSS feed may have noticed that a 1918 edition of Charles Boutell's "Guidelines for English Heraldry" has just been added to the database.

East Kingdom Crown Tournament photos

Master Liam St. Liam has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the East.

November 8th

Quest for Conquest quiz

On About.com's Medieval History page, visitors are invited to take the Quest for Conquest Quiz to test what you really know about the Norman Conquest.

President's Report of the October 2007 Board Meeting

Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., reports on the Board of Directors meeting which took place October 20, 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona

Position Announcement: Chief Technical Officer, SCA Inc.

The SCA Inc. seeks applicants for the position of Chief Technical Officer, for a three-year term beginning April 15, 2008. This is a part-time volunteer position requiring technical leadership and a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week plus availability for emergencies.

Steampunk enthusiast creates historical-look laptop computer

"Datamancer", as Hieronymus Isambard "Jake" von Slatt is known online, is enthusiastic about packaging modern technology in historically inspired Victorian-era enclosures, an art form known as "steampunk." This time, the project is an exquisitely-crafted and fully-functional laptop computer.

November 7th

Illuminating the page

The British Library has created and posted a short video entitled Illuminating the page: How to make a sacred text.

Gleann Abhann Fall 2007 Coronation photos online

Gleann Abhann Historian, Baroness Barbara Sterling, has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation of Uther and Kenna.

Viscount Sir Justin du Roc Made Laurel in Atenveldt, 44th Quadruple Peer in World

At Coronation on 3 November 2007, Their Royal Majesties Morgan and Livia, whose mugs were dry, asked His Excellency, Viscount Sir Justin du Roc, KSCA, OP, to get them refilled. When he had done so, Their Majesties surprised him with his Laurel as well, making him the 44th quadruple peer in the Known World.

Konrad and Brenwen new East Kingdom Heirs

East Kingdom Autumnal Crown Tourney was won on Saturday by Sir Konrad von Ulm, fighting for Lady Brenwen the Fair. Sir Konrad is a member of House Bloodguard and is a former squire of the current King, Andreas derEisfalke.

November 6th

Medieval treasures on display at the Getty

"Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through January 20.

"Amazingly lifelike paintings" (AKA photos) of Tourney by the Loch online

Lord Collwyn O'Snowdon of the Kingdom of Ansteorra has posted an album of "amazingly lifelike paintings" from Ansteorra's Tourney by the Loch event.

Historian Finds Oldest Recipe for Bratwurst

A hobby historian has discovered the oldest known recipe for bratwurst, dating the German sausage to the fifteenth century.

November 5th

Changes affect Canadian SCA participation

Meistari Katriona, Northshield Seneschal, reports that the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism has voted to lower the Non-Member Surcharge (NMS) for in Canada from the current CA$4.00 to CA$3.00 to reflect the value of the American dollar.

Download hi-res research photos from the Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London now allows you to browse and download high-resolution photos of their collections for free.

The Real Sherwood Forest in Danger

England's Sherwood Forest, famed in the tales of Robin Hood, has dwindled in size from 100,000 acres to a core of just 450 acres and some smaller scattered patches, leaving experts fearful for the future of its ancient oak trees.

Meridies RUM photos online

Lord Eirikr Bjarnylr of the Shire of The Eagle in the Kingdom of Meridies has posted an album of photos from the Kingdom's Royal University on SmugMug.

High-resolution "Last Supper" online

An extremely high-resolution image of Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper is now available to view online. The image is presented "at 16 billion pixels - 1,600 times stronger than the images taken with the typical 10 million pixel digital camera."

November 4th

Ciprianna Rhiannon Morgan Dotson born in West Kingdom

Proud Grandma Kateryn de Ver of An Tir reports that Ciprianna Rhiannon Morgan Dotson was born October 25, 2007 to Phillip and Ileah de Ver in the Kingdom of the West.

Black pudding ice cream

Here's a dish for the truly adventurous: Black Pudding Ice Cream! Dowson's Dairies Ltd of Clayton-le-Dale, Blackburn, England will showcase the new flavor, complete with chunks of black pudding, at the annual Black Pudding Festival in Bacup.

Estrella Period Demo Center

Baroness Cynthia de Wickersham reports that this year's Estrella War will feature a Period Demo Center to showcase the A&S skills of the populace. The Center will be open throughout the Estrella War.

"50 key dates of world history" sparks discussion

What are the 50 key historic events in world history? Historian Richard Overy, editor of The Times Complete History of the World, thinks he knows.

Alden and Constantina new Cynagua Royals

Duke Alden of Wolverton, inspired by Constantina von Ravenna, was the winner of the recent Coronet in the Principality of Cynagua (Kingdom of the West).