Archive - Jul 2009 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-10 14:39
How did the modern currency system develop? Ann Althouse of the University of Wisconsin Law School and Douglas Rushkoff, author of Life Inc., discuss the medieval origins of money in a short video from The New York Times.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-10 10:58
Archaeologists have found the remains of houses dating to the 14th century in the Espoo district of Mankby, Finland. The discovery has excited the archaeological community, since late medieval villages are a rare discovery in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-10 07:44
The citizens of Northport, Alabama were promised a day of "blacksmithing, baking and armored men sword-fighting" recently as members of the Okeborne Keep Shire of the Society for Creative Anachronism came to town. Brian Reynolds of the Tuscaloosa News has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-09 16:54
Those interested in tablet or card weaving will want to visit Guntram's Tabletweaving Page, a website which provides pattern design tips and tools and links to articles on tablet weaving.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-09 13:37
Tourists in western Germany who have an interest in history may want to seek out the site of the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, or Varusschlacht, as it is called in German, a 1st century epic fight between an alliance of Germanic tribes and Roman legions. The site is located near Osnabrueck.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-09 09:31
The discovery of a tiny sword stud beneath a shop in Monmouth, Wales has archaeologists excited - and worried. The stud has led to the discovery of evidence of a 10th century Anglo Saxon settlement in the area, a discovery now threatened by commercial development.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-08 18:05
THLord Stefan li Rous offers new articles and updates to Stefan's Florilegium for July 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-08 15:29
A staple reference book for SCA heraldry is now available for free download. A Handbook to English Heraldry by Fox-Davies can now be accessed on GoogleBooks.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-08 12:02
Robin McCauley has created an album of photos from Bardic Roundhouse which took place June 26-28, 2009 in the Shire of Eastwatch (Middle Kingdom).
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2009-07-07 18:26
Israeli archaeologists have uncovered for public view "one of the largest and best preserved mosaics ever found."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-07-07 14:04
The community archaeological project at Nether Heyford in Northamptonshire, UK will face a bittersweet milestone on July 12, 2009 when the Roman bathhouse will be able to be viewed for the last time before being re-covered. While that building is being preserved for future study, others, such as the Roman villa, continue to be investigated.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-07-07 11:30
Baron Kainin, Known World Handbook Deputy to the President, SCA, Inc., Patrick Anderson, reports that articles are still needed for the upcoming revision of the Known World Handbook.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-07-06 19:12
The noise heard at the Lincoln Park (Pittsburg, Kansas) July 4th celebration wasn't only fire works this year, but also the sound of sword on shield as members of the local SCA group put on a demonstration of their fighting skills. Nikki Patrick of the Morning Sun has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-07-06 17:30
Richard II's recipe for cooking a porpoise is now available online. The recipe is included in a new digitized version of The Forme of Cury, the 15th century text long used by historians to re-create medieval recipes. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-07-05 14:30
Lidia de Ragusa reports that she has posted a small album of photos from the 2009 Baronial Birthday celebration in the Barony of Hidden mountain (Kingdom of Atlantia).
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-07-05 09:11
Experts are studying the silver and gold casing of a medieval book dating to the end of the 14th century discovered recently in the yard of St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-07-04 17:35
An archaeological dig in Lincolnshire, England, which teams professional and volunteers, has led to satisfying results on its first day. Among items found: "Roman coins, flints and walls."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-07-04 14:24
Before the trumpet curled into its present configuration, was the Lituus, an 8.5 foot long instrument last heard 300 years ago. Now new software has allowed the "lost" instrument to be recreated. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-07-04 09:14
Construction work on a new vestry at St Michael's Church in Mickleham, England has led to the discovery of five graves dating from at least the 15th century, one belonging to a small child. The graves are believed to mark the location of the medieval churchyard.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-03 17:46
Selections of sacred music, dating from the 13th to 16th centuries, can be found on a new CD by the Ensemble Devotio Moderna entitled God Shall Be Praised, Music from Lune Convent. The music is from newly-discovered manuscripts found at the Lune Convent in Northern Germany. Music commentator Tom Manoff of All Things Considered has the story. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-03 15:09
At Their recent Court at Highland River Melees, Their Majesties Logan and Esa of the Kingdom of Atlantia invested Siegfried Sebastian Faust and Francesca Angelo as the new Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Highland Foorde.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-03 12:53
Staff at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario are scratching their heads over the discovery of a mid 13th century legal document found at the bottom of a university filing cabinet.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-02 16:23
Lady Aine de Lacy has created several albums of photos from the recent West Kingdom events including the Teulfeburg Archery Tourney and the Golden Rivers Rapier Tourney and Collegium
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-02 13:45
A "witch bottle," constructed according to known recipes from 16th and 17th century England, has been found buried upside-down in Greenwich, England. The bottle contains urine, nail clippings, hair and pins, and is believed to be an anti-witchcraft device.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-02 11:15
Experts at the site of colonial Jamestown are trying to puzzle out the inscriptions on a slate tablet found at the bottom of the town's first well. Among drawings and other markings, the tablet is inscribed with the words "A minion of the finest sorte." (photo)
Submitted by LHSenora Madelena on Wed, 2009-07-01 14:53
Online pre-registration for Great Western War is now open, through August 31. Here is an update on GWW activities.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-01 09:15
Where would the study of history be without the library to preserve it and make it accessible to the world? Nowhere. An article on The News in Print looks at the 7 most impressive libraries in history.