Archive - Jun 2009 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-06-14 11:23
Thanks to a UK£1.8m grant from regional development agency One North East, the Vindolanda Writing Tablets, the rich chronicle of Roman military in Britain, will be coming home to Vindolanda for "a rolling programme of displays" in 2012.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-06-14 07:15
Every year the Shire of Hrafnafjordr in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula meets at the "Day of Blood" event to select the shire's heavy weapons champion. This year Joseph Robertia, a reporter for the Peninsula Clarion investigated to discover what the SCA was all about.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-06-13 17:03
Master Godfrey von Rheinfels has created an album of photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-06-13 13:51
When asked the best way to view the Roman heritage of France, Patrick Périn, the director of the Musée des Antiquités Nationales replied, "Go South." That is what travel reporter Elaine Sciolino did to research her article for the New York Times. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-06-13 10:40
Constantly confused about what year it is in SCA terms? The SCA Calendar web page can help. The page provides a table of modern dates and their corresponding SCA dates from May 1, 1966 to April 30, 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-06-13 07:09
Many re-enactors have difficulty defining the time period of the Middle Ages or the term "medieval." Wikipedia can help. The free encyclopedia has a comprehensive page with many links that can help answer questions about what the Middle Ages really were all about.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-06-12 18:12
The staff of Pennsic War XXXVIII has announced that, due to insurance concerns, the archery range has been relocated from the top of Mount Eislinn to a new field above the B Blocks.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-06-12 14:01
Caelin on Andrede has created an album of photos from the recent Dragonsfire Tor Guardian event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra on his Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-06-12 10:11
Baron Diomedes Sebastianus reports that the 4th Annual Pennsic Warriors of History Tournament, sponsored by the Kingdom of the East, will take place on the Wednesday of Pennsic XXXVIII's War Week on the main battlefield. This is a new location.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-06-12 07:04
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Chronicler of the Kingdom of Northshield, shares memories and photos from the recent Crown Tournament and May Day in Jararvellir.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-11 22:07
Clare, Baroness of Southron Gaard, reports that photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac are now available to view on the Southron Gaard Gallery website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-11 19:18
Archaeologists working in the Bero region of Jharkhand, India have discovered the remains of Khukhragarh Fort, a 12th century stronghold of the Nagvanshi rulers. The discovery was the first concrete evidence for the existence of the dynasty.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-11 16:37
The 500-year-old Swiss Guard, which protects the Vatican, may revoke its centuries-old ban on service by women, according to Commander Daniel Anrig. "I can imagine them for one role or another," he told Italian television.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-11 14:26
Master Godfrey von Rheinfels reports that he has created an album of photos from the recent Investiture in the Barony of Twin Moons, Kingdom of Atenveldt.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-06-10 18:15
Experts from the British Museum have authenticated a silver button, fashioned in the shape of an acorn, and declared it treasure. They have dated it to the 16th century. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-06-10 16:31
Marine archaeologists believe they have found the first Viking shipwreck ever discovered in Swedish waters. A rib from the ship was found recently in Lake Vänern, the country's largest lake, by the Swedish Coastguard. The rest of the vessel was covered by sediment.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-06-10 15:14
Cateline reports that she has created an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the East. The photos have been posted on Picasa.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2009-06-10 07:41
Weavolution, a social networking site for people interested in various weaving crafts, is now online for beta test after months of work by site designers.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-06-09 17:22
"Shame masks," "tongue tearers," and "witch-hunters" are among the 250 items of torture dating to the 16th century to be auctioned by New York's Guernsey's auction house. The items, from a privately-owned collection, will be sold, with the proceeds going to "Amnesty International and other organizations committed to preventing torture."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-06-09 09:36
NAFDA, the North American Frame Drum Association, will sponsor a workshop featuring drummers from around the world on October 17, 2009 in North Hollywood, California.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-06-09 07:02
Finnish weaver Rauno Huikari, known in the SCA as Rakonczay Gergely, has created online documentation for his latest project, the Arms of Cardinal Wolsey with Cardinal´s hat and includes four illustrated sections with explanations.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-06-08 18:43
Master Godfrey von Rheinfels has posted a 9-minute video chronicling the knighting ceremony of Sir Jost von Luck which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-06-08 15:27
About 20 members of the Midrealm's Shire of Talonvale took their love of the Middle Ages to the campus streets recently when they held a recruitment demo at Jackson Community College in Jackson, Michigan. Heather Guenther of the Jackson Citizen Patriot had the story. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-06-08 09:05
The consensus regarding the Knoxville, TN Rossini Italian Street Fair is that it was "just general, all-around fun." Contributing to the festivities were members of the local SCA group, who offered a fencing demonstration for the 70,000 attendees. Matt Lakin of knoxnews.com had the story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-06-08 05:57
Santiago reports that he has posted an album of photos on his SmugMug website from the Spring 2009 Coronet which took place in the Principality of the Mists, West Kingdom.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-06-07 18:27
The popular perception of the Druid as either a sage with a long beard or a blood-thirsty expert in human sacrifice is the topic of a new book by Bristol University professor Ronald Hutton: Blood and Mistletoe: a History of the Druids in Britain.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-06-07 17:14
News reporter Drew Sandholm of KSFY Action News in Sioux Falls, South Dakota went "inside the underground world of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., where people escape by dressing up and fighting Medieval-style."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-06-07 08:08
Miyake Nobuhiro has posted his album of photos from the recent Mists/Cynagua War in the Kingdom of the West on his Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-06-06 18:09
Lord Reynier de Viere of the Estrella War XXVI Media Office writes to squelch rumors that Estrella War XXVI would not happen.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-06-06 14:53
Engineers working on a construction project near Detinets, Russia, the site of the citadel of the ancient Novgorod, have found fragments of medieval sarcophagi and stone crosses believed to date to the 12th-13th centuries.