Archive - Sep 2011 - Story

September 30th

World's "most popular beverage" might have roots in Patagonia

15th century Bavarian lager beer may have an unlikely parentage: a blend of German yeast with one found in the beech forests of Patagonia in southern Argentina, and brought to Germany aboard European ships.

Druid pleads for "founding fathers" of Stonehenge

In 2008, the remains of 40 bodies, thought to be at least 5,000 years old, were removed from Stonehenge for scientific study. Recently, in court, a Druid named King Arthur Pendragon pleaded to ''Let those we lay to rest, stay in rest."

Estrella War: Pre-Reg at Events!

Pre-Registration Staff for Estrella War XXVIII reports that Pre-Registration for Estrella War XXVIII is now available.

September 29th

Making a Finnish Viking dress

Satu Hovi offers techniques for creating a Finnish Viking dress on her website. The article includes research on the Eura dress and her replica from Luistari cemetery in Eura, grave 56.

Gothic Wars XX photos online

Lady Sara de la Val reports that she has posted an album of photos from Gothic Wars XX, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The album is available on Flickr.

British antiquaries on display at McMullen Museum of Art

The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College will host "Making History: Antiquaries in Britain," September 4 through December 11, 2011, tracing "milestones in the discovery, recording, preservation, interpretation, and communication of Britain's history."

September 28th

Dafydd ap Sion elevated in Ealdormere

Adrielle reports that Their Majesties Aaron and Rustique of the Kingdom of Ealdormere offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to THL Dafydd ap Sion. The offer was made in Their Court at Bonfield.

Outlands costumer wins praise

THL Magdalena Lucia Ramberti, known in the modern world as Christa Gordon, recently won acclaim by placing third in the Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge. Gordon explained her specialty, Italian Renaissance courtesan clothing, to reporter Claire Martin of the Denver Post. (slideshow)

Equestrian at Purgatorio

Saionji no Hana reports that she has created an album of photos of equestrian activities at the recent Purgatorio event in the West Kingdom. The photos are available on Flickr.

Ansteorra event photos online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted several new photo albums, covering events in the Kingdom of Ansteorra, on his Flickr website.

September 27th

"Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge" at Sackler Museum

Visitors to the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will have the opportunity to view 16th century woodcuts, engravings, and etchings relating to the study of science when the museum presents Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe.

"Cagin of Chrysaint" now available for preorder online

Filmmaker Dana Elise reports that her film, Cagin of Chrysaint, is now available to preorder at various online sites.

College of Blue Flatts full status in Gleann Abhann

Her Majesty Muirgen of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann reports that the College of Blue Flatts has attained full status in the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Saionji no Hanae offered elevation to Laurel in the West

Duchess Letitia de Scotia reports that Rolf and Aurora, King and Queen of the West, have placed Lady Saionji no Hanaeon vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Barony of the Debatable Lands 2011 Investiture photos online

Thorpe has created an album of photos from the 2011 Investiture in Barony of the Debatable Lands, Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available in Photobucket.

September 26th

Simon Aaron of Windamire elevated to Pelican in Atenveldt

Nastas'ia Volkovicha, of the Kingdom of Atenveldt, reports that Their Majesties Arthur and Gabriela placed THL Simon Aaron of Windamire on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

"Modern-day scribe" creates illuminated Tolkien

German art student Benjamin Harff spent six months creating illuminations and binding for a copy of author J.R.R.Tolkien's Silmarillion. The work constitued Harff's exam at the Academy of Arts. (photos).

Canadian Castle for sale: Dungeon included

For less than a cool CAN$1 million, you can own your own castle getaway, a short drive from the Canadian capital city of Ottawa, complete with "guard tower, battlements, dungeon, and a moat." (photos)

Photos from Atenveldt Queen's Prize Artisan Showcases online

Posadnitsa Ianuk Raventhorne, of the Kingdom of Atenveldt, reports that she has posted photos from the Queens Prize Artisan Showcases from the August 2011 Crown Tourney and 2011 Middle east Feast.

September 25th

Papers sought for medieval conference; topic: erotica in the Middle Ages

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State Univerity has issued a call for papers for its 18th Annual ACMRS Conference. The topic is: Erotica and the Erotic in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Deadline for papers will be October 16, 2011.  

Stefan's Florilegium updates for September 2011

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for September 2011.

Papers sought for "The Crusades and Visual Culture"

Elizabeth Lapina of Durham University in Great Britain reports that she is seeking papers and proposals for the upcoming publication, The Crusades and Visual Culture. The submission deadline is December 1, 2011.

September 24th

A sloooow day at the faire

The ultimate conveyance for when speed is not an option: Renaissance tortoise!

Lazarus Jacob Von Hase remembered in Chronicle-Telegram story

“Martin was definitely dedicated to history. He was dedicated to researching,” said James Nunamaker, known as Seamus Fraseyr in the SCA, about Lazarus Jacob Von Hase (Martin Hasemann), who died July 22, 2011 in Wellington, Ohio.

East Kingdom Peerages from Pennsic XL

Their Majesties Lucan and Jana of the East Kingdom elevated or placed on vigil a number of Their subjects at Pennsic XL.

September 23rd

"Enjoy learning by doing" at Olde Sandwich Town Festival

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism were on hand to teach and entertain at the recent Old Sandwich Town Festival near Windsor, Canada. Jay McKee explained SCA activities in a short video for the Windsor Star.

Three 2009 Ealdormere photo galleries restored

Eirik Anderson reports that he has restored three more galleries of photographs from Ealdormere events. The photos are available on his website.

College of Silva Vulcani full status in AEthelmearc

At Their Royal Court at Pennsic War XL, Their Majesties Christopher and Morgen announced that the incipient College of Silva Vulcani had fulfilled all requirements to become a full status College of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

September 22nd

Diana Listmaker offers her opinion on same gender couples competing in Crown Tournaments

The first tournament that led to the founding of the Society for Creative Anachronism was organized by Diana L. Paxson, known in the Society as Diana Listmaker, in her backyard in Berkeley. From the perspective of one who was there at the start, and remembers the original goals of the organization, she has written an opinion letter and has kindly allowed SCAtoday.net to share it with our readers.

Weddings and pre-registration at Estrella War

Lord Marek the Jew, Estrella War Emergency Deputy Promotion Coordinator welcomes weddings at the 2012 Estrella War, and the Pre-Registration Staff reports that pre-regisistration is now available.