Archive - 2009 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-12 16:20
Michael L Wilson reports that this summer's Lilies War XXIII will feature another brewing competition: Sweets for the Sweet IV.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-12 12:51
Puzzled by Roman numerals? Always in a dither about how to write the latest SCA year? Maybe Scienceblog's Good Math, Bad Math website can help. The site explains the Roman numeral system and how to do calculations with them.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-12 08:15
German Studies professor Albrecht Classen of the University of Arizona has published a new book consisting of "articles written by scholars and historians in disciplines that include sociology, literature, art, music, history, religion and spirituality" on the subject of sexuality in the early Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-11 19:12
Two farmers digging in a muddy drainage channel were surprised to see the glint of gold recently and even more surprised to discover a 10th century CE gold Viking ring.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-11 16:06
Kenna reports that the upcoming Athenaeum II, which will take place April 17-19, 2009 in the Shire of Tor an Riogh (Kingdom of Gleann Abhann) will feature an Art War.
Submitted by jt4novels on Sun, 2009-01-11 11:43
Writer Jennifer Hudson Taylor discusses the medieval clothing worn by Scottish highlanders, citing research she conducted for an upcoming novel.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-11 08:27
Ingvild of the Kingdom of Atlantia reports that the December 2008 issue of the Archaeological Textiles Newsletter includes an article by Kirill Mikhailov, "New Finds of Viking Age Textiles in Ukraine and Russia" which discusses the 10th-century, brocaded, tabletwoven bands.
Submitted by Dietrich von Gr... on Sat, 2009-01-10 19:03
Dietrich von Greyssen reports that he has posted an album of photos from Ansteorra's Central Regional 12th Night on his website.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-01-10 15:31
Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? How about a teddy bear for your sweetie, armored in chainmail? (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-01-10 12:52
As part of a UK£12M renovation of Scotland's Stirling Castle, historians plan to study 33 wooden carved medallions seeking to discover who the carvings depict and why they were carved.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-01-10 09:21
Take a tour of Aachen, Charlemagne's 8th century capital, with a reporter from the Inverness Courier, from the city's nasty-tasting hot spring water to Frederick Barbarossa's 12th century chandelier.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-09 19:09
THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for January 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-09 17:50
Lady Rosamund d'Alwareton reports that the East Kingdom 12th Night event will be moved to January 17, 2009 due to predicted snow.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-09 08:45
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome has declared 2009 the International Year of Natural Fibres. Such natural fibers as cotton, wool, silk, jute and flax are being promoted for their efficiency and sustainability, and to "contribute to a greener planet."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-09 03:15
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that she has posted photos from the recent Boar's Head event in the Kingdom of Northshield on her Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-01-08 13:05
Mistress Huette, Dame Selene and Baroness Asakura no Mashi (Mercy the Potter) have created a blog for cooks called Feast of the Centuries, an "Historical Mission to share food goodness wherever possible."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-01-08 10:39
According to the Discovery Channel's website, the episode of Wreckreation Nation featuring Dagorhir is scheduled for January 20, 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-01-07 10:43
Remains of a 15th century church and a Roman townhouse have changed architectural plans for a UK£30 million, nine-storey, 2,000-space car park at the Highcross shopping centre in Leicester, England. The contemporary parking garage has been redesigned to protect the ancient treasures.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2009-01-07 07:27
In New York, computer professional Luigi Kapaj has created the Silver Horde, a reenactment group focused on Mongolian culture within the SCA. The UB Post, an English-language newspaper in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, recently published a feature-length article about the group.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-01-06 20:15
Lady Kathryn reports that Jarl Boleslav Ragnarsson was offered admittance to the Order of the Chivalry by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of the Outlands at the recent al-Barran Midwinter event.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-01-06 17:41
Spanish archaeologists have discovered a rare 1st century ceramic lamp depicting a gynecological exam. The lamp was found near the city of Leon in northern Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-01-06 15:05
The Discovery Channel's "How Things Work" recently ran an episode on beer. As an added resource, the network's website includes additional information on the beverage including "Beer Myths" and "How Beer Can be Good for Your Heart."
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2009-01-06 07:23
Patrick Anderson, President of the SCA Inc., has forwarded an announcement from the Board of Directors regarding requests-for-comment on a proposed change to Corpora related to membership requirements for competitors and consorts in Crown Tournaments.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-05 19:34
When the Renaissance masterpiece Madonna and Child With Saint Anthony Abbot and Saint Sigismund by Neroccio de' Landi arrived at Washington's National Gallery of Art conservation lab 18 months ago, it had faded paint and damaged gilding. Now the work shines, thanks to the careful handling of restoration experts. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-05 17:53
Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, reports on The Watch, "a group of volunteers that ensure the safety attendees, staff, merchants, and the general public by monitoring activity during the event and making sure that site rules and SCA policy are being observed."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-05 17:43
Eleanor Deyeson reports that the HL Dolan Madoc was recently placed on vigil by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Calontir. His Lordship is being recognized for his accomplishments in the fields of archery and bardic arts.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-05 10:51
UCLA's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies has created a Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts to provide "a simple and straightforward means to discover medieval manuscripts available on the web."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-05 07:18
April and Steve have posted a large album of photos from the recent Christmas Revel in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann on their SmugMug website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-04 17:37
Rhys Terafan Greydragon has posted photos of an elaborate military pavilion, once owned by Carlos V of Spain, on his greydragon.org website. The photos were taken at the Museo del Ejercito in Madrid, Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-04 13:23
A new study by Stanford University researchers suggests that the reforestation of areas in the Americas following the collapse of pre-Columbian population centers may have triggered the Little Ice Age which occurred from 1500 to 1750.