Archive - Nov 2010 - Story
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2010-11-30 19:31
Anyone who has tried to assemble a piece of furniture from Ikea or Wal-Mart knows that describing the instruction manual as "medieval" is far too kind. However, a researcher at the University of Warwick in England thinks medieval builders had a superior system for conveying construction information on everything from Gothic churches to Tudor houses.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-11-30 17:15
The Age of Armour website offers detailed tutorials on how to make a variety of historically-inspired armor pieces, and a couple of Gothic font designs.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-11-29 18:52
The Knit Your Bit knitting program was established by the National World War II Museum to provide warm, handmade scarves for WWII veterans in veterans homes across the country. All needleworkers are encouraged to participate.
Submitted by Aoife on Mon, 2010-11-29 13:32
Good Afternoon. Although it has been several years since I was last able to write a Links List, I am giving it a go one more time. Hopefully my system will remain safe and deadly bug-free this time around. I have missed my readers, and hope the feeling is mutual.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-11-29 08:42
What happens when Monty Python meets music video? Dame TSivia of the Kingdom of Ealdormere shares links for hysterical video clips from the BBC Horrible Histories available to view on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-11-28 16:59
Vrank reports that he has created an album of photos from the Kingdom University which too place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-11-28 13:51
THLord Stefan li Rous has released updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-11-28 09:34
The British Museum offers a series of Online Tours featuring photos and text describing artifacts from different eras. One of the most interesting is the Viking Age with closeup photos of such interesting objects as an antler comb in a case.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-11-27 19:04
In addition to its famous medieval Armour Court and manuscript collections, the Cleveland Museum of Art will host Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe now through January 17, 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-11-27 15:39
A list of articles and their authors included in the 2010 edition of the Known World Handbook has been released. The new edition is available from the SCA Stock Clerk.
Submitted by Caterina de Ver... on Sat, 2010-11-27 11:51
The Norse Horse Medieval Equestrian Group, many of whose members are also in the SCA, will appear again this year in the 2010 Ocala Christmas Parade.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-11-26 18:49
Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from Artisans Challenge in Hartshorndale, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-11-26 14:07
In an effort to make British museum more accesible to visitors, the National Trust has created the Bringing Houses to Life project which employs costumed actors, opened up roped-off areas, and recreated historical scenes, all of which have brought criticism to the organization.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-11-26 09:39
Those who enjoy luxury in their camping may want to take a look at the Tiny House Blog which discusses "glamping," the new term being used for upscale — or glamorous — camping. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-11-25 20:08
Several new studies of the Bubonic Plague, which devasted Europe in the Middle Ages and the 17th century, have led researchers to the conclusion that the disease originated in China and was carried west over the Silk Road.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-11-25 17:36
Maestra Suzanne de la Ferté of the Barony of the Lonely Tower in Calontir reports that THL Ishmala Hatun bint Yuhannah has been placed on vigil by Their Majesties Ashir and Maerwynn.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-11-25 15:02
On the Genevieve.net website, Baroness Genevieve d'Aquitaine shares a pattern for a lady's Viking silk cap, pattered after one found in the Coppergate excavations. Her pattern is based on research by Mistress Isabel Ulfsdottir and Mistress Thora Sharptoot.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-11-24 15:38
At Her Court on November 13, 2010, Ilish, Queen of Aethelmearc, placed two of Her subjects, Baroness Teresa Gabriella de Montoya y Sevilla and Lady Alianor de Ravenglas, on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Peerage.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-11-24 11:16
Duncan Sinclair reports that his lady wife THL Wulfwen atte Belle has been placed on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-11-24 08:57
On the That Artist Woman blog, Gail shares plans on how to design a stained glass rose window project for children using white glue and acrylic paint.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-11-23 19:56
John Ailewrde, Youth Combat Coordinator for Estrella War, reports on plans for youth combat activities at the upcoming war.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-11-23 15:48
Cathryn reports that she has created an album of photos from the recent Craft Person's Faire held in conjunction with Crown Tournament in the Middle Kingdom.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-11-23 12:10
Video from the final rounds from the Fall 2010 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Ealdormere are now available to view on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-11-23 09:34
Those interested in Middle Eastern music and dance may want to visit George Dimitri Sawa's website, which offers information and links on period Arabic musical instruments and dancing.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-11-22 22:13
Lord Alystyr Stewart, whose charge is promoting the Estrella War for 2011, has created a "Top Ten" list of things more expensive than goint to Estrella War.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-11-22 19:37
"It's impossible to just sit and watch - the more you get involved, the more of the timeless skills you begin to appreciate and learn for yourself. You realize how amazing and self-sufficient people were in this period of history," said Michelle Wagner in an interview for an article by Dana Larsen for the Pilot-Tribune (Storm Lake, Iowa).
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2010-11-22 15:05
Most professors of medieval English literature read Chaucer or Boethius, but one scholar is setting her sights on a far more mundane subject: the world of modern "bodice-rippers".
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-11-22 08:01
Equestrian activities in the Society for Creative Aanachronism are on the increase. In an article for The Mid-South Horse Review, Laura Lecher explains how horses have become common participants at SCA events.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-11-21 20:09
Writer and science teacher Andy Connelly finds inspiration in the stained glass of medieval cathedral. He discusses the science of stained glass in an article for The Guardian.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-11-21 17:20
For centuries, a 14th century, painted cross, housed at the Ognissanti church in Florence, was considered to have been produced in a workshop, but prolonged restoration efforts have proven that the five-metre-high cross is a genuine Giotto. (photo)