Archive - Jun 2010 - Story

June 30th

Medieval glass seminar at Corning Museum in October 2010

October 14-16, 2010, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, will play host to the 49th Annual Seminar on Glass. This year's topic is: Medieval Glass and Its Influence.

"Winning - and dying well" in Caid

Alex Goldsmith, Sports Director at Annenberg TV News in Southern California, visited the SCA's Pink Ribbon Rally event and posted a video on YouTube.

Birch bark manuscripts found in Novgarod

A school girl taking part in a dig in Novgorod, Russia has discovered two birch bark manuscripts and a medieval seal.

CSI: Middle Ages

The corpse was identified as royalty. Bones found in the Magdeburg Cathedral in 2008 proved to be those of a granddaughter of Alfred the Great: the Saxon Queen Eadgyth, the who died in the 10th century at the age of 36.

June 29th

Official London ale taster named

In a ceremony that dates back to the Middle Ages, 48-year-old chartered accountant Steve Williams was named London's official ale taster.

Artisans' Row photos from AEthelmearc War Practice

Master Broom reports that he has created an album of photos from the Artisan's Row at the recent AEthelmearc War Practice. The photos are available to view on PicasaWeb.

Titus Scipio Germanicus new Crown Prince of the West

Megan reports that Titus Scipio Germanicus was the victor of the June 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired by Arianwen ferch Morgan.

University of California recipient of large donation of medieval books

An anonymous donor has given to the University of California, Riverside, a book and manuscript collection oriented toward medieval history and valued at almost US$100K.

June 28th

Touring medieval New York

Paul Halsall of Fordham University has created a website to highlight the medieval treasures of New York City from its architecture to its art and music.

Known World Players Announce Production of Euripides' Medea at Pennsic 39

The Known World Players company, whose motto is “Period plays in a period manner,” will mount its final production, Medea, at Pennsic 39. The performance will take place August 13 at 8 pm in the Performing Arts Pavilion.

Historic Caid photos online

Ygraine reports that she has posted several historic photos from the Barony of Calafia in the Kingdom of Caid on her Picasaweb website.

June 27th

Midrealm Spring 2010 Crown Tourney weekend photos online

Master Phillip the Pilgrim has posted two albums of photos from the Middle Kingdom Spring 2010 Crown Tournament weekend. The photos are available on Flickr.

Taking another look at Spartan women

In a historically based opinion piece, Jim Arnold offers a new interpretation of the Spartan women's traditional freedoms, which far exceeded those of their female contemporaries in other city-states.

Stolen Descartes letter to be returned

A letter written by French philosopher Rene Descartes will be returned by Haverford College, Philadelphia, to the Institut de France.

Steppes Warlord photos online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Steppes Warlord which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

June 26th

Britain refuses to return Indian artifacts

A request from Archaeological Survey of India for the British government to return Indian objects removed from the country during British colonial rule has been refused, according to the Times of India.

White Horse painted purple by vandals

Members of two groups that urge UK courts to take greater notice of divorced fathers' rights denied vandalizing the White Horse of Uffington with purple paint.

Rochester window "exciting find"

Graham Keevil believes the discovery of a 14th century window "punched through" an older Roman wall beneath Rochester Cathedral in Kent, England may be "one of his three most exciting finds."

Andrew McRobb's first CD released in East Kingdom

Lord Mithgiladan the Herald reports that he has been given permission to sell 100 copies of Lord Andrew McRobb's first CD, Andrew McRobb: Some Favorites, which was recnetly released.

June 25th

Medieval leatherworking list created on Yahoo Groups

Thomas von Holthausen reports that a discussion list for medieval leatherworkers is available on Yahoo Groups.

Border Skirmish photos online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares photos and memories from Border Skirmish which took place recently in the Kingdom of Northshield.

"Horrible Histories" author calls historians horrible

Terry Deary's Horrible Histories series appeals to schoolchildren by including disgusting and true historical details, such as the purpose of the Roman vomitorium. But the author finds modern historians even more nauseating than the Romans.

Galleon San Salvador to be rebuilt in San Diego

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is planning to build a replica of explorer Juan Cabrillo's ship, the San Salvador. The San Salvador was the first European expedition to the area, exploring San Diego Bay in 1542.

June 24th

Former tour guide campaigns for statue of Henry VII

Melanie Phillips, a former tour guide at Pembroke Castle in Wales, has begun a campaign to construct a memorial to King Henry VII, who was born in the castle.

Hurling takes root in the USA

During practice, members of the Worcester Hurling Club hit a sliotar (ball) with their hurleys (stick). That's Worcester, Massachusetts, not England.

Rapier student discussion list created

Lady Keina de Fierins, of the Kingdom of Meridies, has created a Yahoo Groups discusion lists for rapier students throughout the Known World. Called Students of the Blade, the group focusses on student questions before they escalate to teacher level.

Artemisia's First "Medieval Prom" a Great Success

Artemisia held its first "Medieval Prom" last week at Uprising XXIV in the Barony of 1000 Eyes, to much acclaim by adult and teenage SCAdians alike.

June 23rd

Gianetta de Bene elevated to Laurel in the West

Mistress Rowan of Hakesleah reports that a vigil was held June 11, 2010 for Lady Gianetta de Bene to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Textile tour of London and Bath

Melissa Leventon, former Textile Curator-in-Charge at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, will lead a nine-day tour of museums, artisans’ studios and textile art dealers September 24 to October 2, 2010. The tour will focus on the cities of London and Bath.

Tournament of Horse and Falcon photos online

Vilhelm Lich reports that he has created several albums of photos from the Tournament of Horse and Falcon, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available on Flickr.