Archive - 2010 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-01-08 12:17
For the past ten years, Norse scholars have debated whether the breakdown in trade of walrus ivory brought down the Norse settlements in Greenland during the 15th century. In a new article, scholar Kirsten Seaver disputes the theory and offers her own: English cod fishing.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-01-08 08:59
Lady Brenna MacDonald has created an album of photos from the recent Guardian of the Gauntlet event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-01-07 17:30
500 years ago, merchants abutting Bushy Park in London were required to pay a "deer tax," a compensation for any deer which left the park. Today, the tax is still in effect and taxpayers are getting restless.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-01-07 13:17
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Kingdom Chronicler, and Elspeth O'Leary share photos and video from the recent Boar's Head 2009 event.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-01-07 09:04
Olwynn ni Chinneidigh, Laurel Queen of Arms of the Society for Creative Anachronism, and Juliana de Luna, Palimpsest Herald, are seeking feedback on policies and procedures for heraldic submissions within the SCA. Deadline in January 31, 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-01-06 16:48
Apparently the Byzantines had a werewolf problem, according to a new article by four scholars from the University of Athens. "Lycanthropy in Byzantine times ([CE] 330–1453)," looks at how doctors in the Empire dealt with patients who believed they were werewolves.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-01-06 13:07
By long tradition, members of the SCA have served overseas in the military. For those currently serving in Afghanistan, a Yahoo Groups discussion list has been created.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-01-06 08:01
Lord Gyles de Blair has created a wonderful video highlighting the dancing and activities at the Masked Ball event in the Barony of Rhydderich Hael, Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The event took place December 5, 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-01-05 12:37
Catherine de Winter of the Kingdom of Caid reports that Wikipedia has a new section called Wikiversity, focusing on "experiential learning." One of the entries offered is a tutorial on making chainmail.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-01-05 08:03
Barbara Sterling, Historian for the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, reports that her photos from the recent Crown List X, which took place November 14, 2009, are now available to view online.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2010-01-04 11:11
A major multi-year study, five years underway, seeks to provide the first detailed grammar of the 3400-year-old Greek language as it evolved from 1100 to 1700 CE.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-01-04 07:15
Dikran Aivazian of the Kingdom of An Tir reports on the creation of a Celtic bardic association in the western United States and Canada.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-01-03 14:26
Broom reports that he has created an album of photos of A&S entries from the recent St. Eligius Arts and Sciences Schola and Competition which took place in the Kingdom of the East. He also has posted videos of performance entries.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-01-03 09:34
Pól ÓBriain, Insulae Draconis Exchequer, reports that several items commemorating the new Principality to be created February 20, 2010 will be available for purchase.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-01-02 15:20
The Celtic Psalter, Scotland's oldest book, dating to the 11th century, has been placed on display at the University of Edinburgh for the first time in history. The book contains "hand-written psalms in Latin, with Celtic and Pictish illustrations."
Submitted by chiere on Sat, 2010-01-02 10:12
Baroness Chiere wreic Maredudd and the Gulf Wars Equestrian Team reports on authorization rules for the upcoming War.
Submitted by chiere on Fri, 2010-01-01 17:31
Baroness Chiere wreic Maredud, of the Gulf Wars XIX Equestrian team, reports on the expansion of the Mounted Watch at the upcoming War.
Submitted by Rosalind Mihrimah on Fri, 2010-01-01 14:08
Several event staff departments are seeking volunteers for Gulf Wars, March 15-20, 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-01-01 10:47
HLord Stefan li Rous has release updates for Stefan's Florilegium for December 2009.