Archive - 2009 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-12-02 11:24
The Shakespeare Quartos Archive, a website featuring "high-quality reproductions and searchable full text of surviving copies of Shakespeare’s" works, has been launched thanks to a grant JISC in the UK and the National Endowment for the Humanities in the US.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-12-01 19:18
A hoard of over 350 pieces of rare, antique marble has been discovered beneath a cellar floor in the Israeli coastal city of Akko. The hoard dates to the 13th century, and is believed to have been collected from nearby destroyed buildings.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-12-01 16:58
A recent episode of the web-series All's Faire considers the implications of a visit to the Ren Faire by a Romulan and a robot. (PG-13 for language)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-12-01 12:03
Dr Laura Ashe, a professor in the English Faculty at Oxford University, has been awarded the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize given to academics under the age of 36 for "contribution to their particular field of study, are recognised at an international level, and whose future contributions are held to be of correspondingly high promise."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-11-30 19:41
Gleann Abhann Historian, Baroness Barbara Sterling, has posted an album of photos from the recent Swamp Romp event which took place October 17, 2009 in Troll Fen.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-11-30 15:08
In a tutorial entitled Battle Chic, Annalee Newitz demonstrates how to make chainmail, a skill she learned from Henrik of Havn, six-time King of the West Kingdom. The article is posted on the Craft website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-29 16:50
History professor Valerie Garver knows that women faced challenges in the medieval world, but believes that they still played an important role in the world of Charlemagne. Garver's book, Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World has been published by Cornell University Press.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-29 13:30
With the ghosts of Halloween 2009 still lingering in the corners, writer Dara McBride Irish Central looks at The 10 scariest monsters and demons from Celtic myth.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-11-28 17:37
Once a jewel of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the War of Troy Tapestry was removed from exhibit twenty years ago "when it became too damaged to display." Now, after 4,000 hours of restoration, the tapestry will once again take a place of honor in the museum. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-11-28 13:14
When blogger Keir Roper-Caldbeck planned to bicycle the length of -- and report on -- Scotland's newest World Heritage site, the Antonine Wall, he thought it would be an easy task. That proved not to be the case. His blog of the journey is online.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-11-28 09:55
Funded by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council and other bodies, The Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages offers a database and other documents of interest to scholars.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-11-27 17:04
Most members of the press who visit SCA events stop at the fighting. Recently Sam Friedman of the Kodiak (Alaska) Daily Mirror went further and investigated the cooks.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-11-27 13:35
For nearly the 500 years since it took place, experts have disputed the location of the Battle of Bosworth which saw the defeat of Richard III. Now a team of historians and archaeologists believe they have found the site.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-11-27 08:38
Records report that, in the 18th century, three fingers, a tooth and a vertebra were removed from the tomb of Galileo Galilei and placed in a container. Since then, a finger and the vertebra have turned up, but the tooth and other fingers were still missing. Now, two fingers and a tooth have been found and are scheduled to be placed on display.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-11-26 16:23
Minowara Kiritsubo, new editor of the Compleat Anachronist, the research publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism, is seeking contributions for the magazine.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-11-26 12:50
Ewloe Castle, a Welsh structure built in the 13th century by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, is scheduled to be auctioned December 8, 2009. Starting bid? UK£80,000. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-11-26 09:15
The 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies has been scheduled to take place in Kalamazoo, Michigan May 13-16, 2010. The Congress will feature "over 600 sessions of papers, panel discussions, round tables, workshops, and performances."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-11-25 16:38
Caelin on Andrede has created an album of photos from the recent Library Demo, which took place in the Barony of Elfsea (Kingdom of Ansteorra.)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-11-25 13:13
Barwnes Bronwyn ferch Gwyn ap Rhys of the Kingdom of Northshield reports that her apprentice, Gospodin Ivan Matfeevich Rozansky, known to many as "Vanya," was placed on vigil by Their Majesties to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-11-25 09:40
Coordinators have announced that "Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages" will be the theme for the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium to be held April 9-10, 2010 at the university of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-11-24 19:44
THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-11-24 16:15
Historic Scotland experts were called in recently to assess damage to Mons Meg, the historic cannon on the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, which has a broken wheel.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-11-24 12:03
Norwegian scientists were surprised recently to find that dendrochronological dating showed fallen pine trees they were studying as part of climate research had died in the 14th century. Resin secreted by the dying trees is responsible for the "mummification."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-11-24 08:41
Experts on Old Norse mythology met recently at the University of Aberdeen's Centre for Scandinavian Studies to take a look a fresh look at the religion.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-11-23 19:21
Sorcha reports that she has created an album of photos from the knighting of Mari Alexander in the Kingdom of the West. The ceremony took place in Court at the Fall 2009 Cynaguan Coronet Tournament.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-11-23 14:48
Metal detector enthusiast David Booth was "stunned" to learn that four Iron Age gold torcs, dating to late Roman times, could bring him over UK£1m. The torcs were discovered in September 2009 in Stirlingshire, Scotland. (photo & video)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-11-23 11:54
Hrothgar reports that he has created an album of photos from Midwifery Mayhem which took place recently in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-22 19:18
Baroness Bella Caterina Malatesta reports that Rolf the Relentless was the victor of the recent Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Cynagua, Kingdom of the West. Rolf was inspired by Lady Aurora. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-22 16:40
Sara de la Val has created an album of photos from the recent Bryn Gwlad 30th Year celebration in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos have been posted on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-22 13:16
In New Moon, the popular vampire film based on the book by Stephanie Meyer, the young couple journeys to city of Volterra, Italy for a meeting with an ancient vampire clan. Now devotees of the books and films are flocking to the medieval Tuscan town's square.