Archive - 2012 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-10-03 13:37
If you're a gamer, a LARPer, a fan, or a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, you're welcome in Boston, according to Ethan Gilsdorf who wrote about the "dweebs, techies, trekkers, weirdos, and gamers" in an article on Boston.com. The article highlights the various activities and organizations in the city including the Barony of Carolingia.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-10-03 08:54
A group of women from St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Mesa, Arizona, have created their own medieval scriptorium. Under the leadership of SCA member Lee Kitts, the women have completed the Book of Genesis, with plans to finish the other 65 books of the Old and New Testaments. Maria Polletta of Azcentral.com has the story. (slideshow)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-10-02 18:01
SCA members Brian and Elise Dix and Joe and Nikky Scofield plan to take part in the Idaho Renaissance Faire in October 2012. Recently they spoke to Diana Baird of the Emmet, Idaho Messenger-Index.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-10-02 15:10
Trepanation, the practice of drilling holes into the skulls of living beings for medical or religious purposes, was rarely performed in the Middle Ages, but the discovery of two skulls in Spain, dating to the 13th or 14th centuries, has made experts scramble for an answer.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-10-02 12:18
Baroness Jeanne-Marie reports that Their Majesties Ard Ri Flanagan and Ban Rion Drahomira, of the Kingdom of the Outlands, have offered The Honorable Lady Dianna Doria admittance into the Order of the Laurel.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2012-10-02 09:04
Want to know what a deck of cards looked like at Henry VIII's table? How about Salladin? The World of Playing Cards is the place to find out!
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2012-10-01 19:30
Archaeologists have discovered a set of 11 bronze pen nibs dating back to the Age of Simeon I of Bulgaria. The artifacts were found at the site of a royal palace and church complex that housed a literary school during that time period.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-09-30 15:29
St Donnan, who brought Christianity to Scotland's West Highlands, was killed by Viking riaders in the early 7th century. Now archaeologists from the University of Birmingham are investing remains found at Kildonnan Graveyard to ascertain if the body is that of the saint.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-09-30 11:17
“Hip hip huzzah!” writes staff writer Sara Jane Pohlman about the announcement of the Equestrian Champion for the Kingdom of the West. Pohlman visited the event and chronicled her observations in an article for the Lodi (California) News-Sentinel. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-09-30 07:44
In the latest edition of the Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, Alan E Hayden presented a theory that the islands off the coast of Kerry, Ireland were shaped by medieval earthquakes and tsunamis.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-09-29 14:39
Historians' obsession with the real life Mona Lisa continues with the recent discovery of a complete skeleton beneath the floor of the derelict Convent of St. Orsola in Florence, Italy. Some experts believe the remains are those of Lisa Gherardini, AKA Mona Lisa.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-09-29 10:51
Lady Anne Clifford, a favorite in Queen Elizabeth I's court, was no shrinking violet, and was, in fact, one of the earliest feminists. Her 600,000-word manuscript, Great Books of Record, is set to be released in a new, complete edition.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sat, 2012-09-29 07:30
A woman walking along the shore of the Neddick River in southern Maine (USA) came acorss an unusual find - a 14th century penny, likely minted in Canturbury, England.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-09-28 17:20
In May 2012, disaster struck the small Italian town of Finale Emilia in the form of two powerful earthquakes which destroyed the town's 13th-century clock tower. Now teams of volunteers from across Italy are coming together to help reconstruct the historic Torre dei Modenesi. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-09-28 13:55
Mrs. Colin Steer is not enthused about her husband's discovery of a medieval well under their living room floor. Curiosity about an indentation in the floor led to the discovery that has now sparked tension in the family. David Greene of NPR has the brief story.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-09-28 10:16
On July 30, 2012, a gang of thieves in garb robbed organisers of the Medievales Europeennes de Bitche, one of the largest medieval festivals in France. The gang got away with 20,000 euros (US$25,000).
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-09-28 06:05
Gillian Trenowyth reports that Their Majesties King Roger and Queen Zanobia of the Kingdom of the West have chosen to elevation Their subject Godric of Castlemont to the Order of the Laurel.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-09-27 14:43
Poor Sacratus, Constitutus and Memorianus must have had a bad time in Roman Kent, England. Their names were found among 11 others on a lead "curse tablet" discovered recently by the Maidstone Area Archaeological Group.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2012-09-27 09:00
Excavations at Polesworth Abbey near Tamwoth, England, have yielded a variety of exciting artifacts including a brooch and decorates ceramic tiles. The site was originally a Benedictine nunnery founded in the 9th century.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-09-27 06:45
THL Evain Macrae of the Barony of Fontaine dans Sable reports that he has created a set of albums of photos from Battlemoor 2012 which took place recently in the Kingdom of the Outlands. The photos are available on his public Facebook page.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-09-26 18:04
Logan reports that Their Majesties Hirsch and Magdalena of the Kingdom of Calontir have placed Baroness Brialen Ulfsdottir Vikingr on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2012-09-26 16:56
According to trial records, Catholic priest Pedro Ruiz Calderón not only practiced Black Magic, but he was really good at it. The trial took place as part of the Spanish Inquisition in Mexico City in 1540.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-09-26 14:02
The History Museum at the Castle in Appleton, Wisconsin will play host to the touring exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion from September 22, 2012 through January 6, 2013. The museum will also present activities and events related to the exhibit.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-09-26 10:38
Russian Archaeologists are excited by the discovery of an 8th century Byzantine shipwreck discovered under Taman Bay in the Bacl Sea. The merchant ship, called the "most valuable artifact in 12 years" still held only one amphora in what must have once been a large cargo.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-09-26 07:31
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two new albums of photos from recent events in the Kingdom of Ansteorra: Laurel's Prize and Glaslyn Defender. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-09-25 09:02
The SCA joined forces with 4-H recently in New Jersey to celebrate the Middle Ages at the 3rd Annual Renaissance Faire at the Warren County Fairgrounds. Lillian Shupe of the Hunterdon County Democrat promoted the faire and shot photos which are available online.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-09-24 17:18
The Başmelekler Church, built in 789 by Byzantine Emperor Constantine Porphyrogennetos, is believed to be the world's third oldest church. Now it has been purchased by the Istanbul patriarchate which hopes to "restore this historical structure to its past glory."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-09-24 14:22
Kent State University, Stark Campus, will host the 27th International Conference on Medievalism October 18-20, 2012. There will be both the traditional on-land "Brick-n-Mortar" conference and an online "Cloud Conference" (for those who are unable to travel); the rate for the on-land conference includes access to the online conference.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-09-24 08:40
Host Larry Berg of the program Faces & Places, produced by Armstrong Channel 10 in Butler, Pennsylvania, looks at the annual Pennsic War. During the 30-minute program, Berg interviews a number of participants about various aspects of the War.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-09-23 11:41
A group of hardline Muslim Salafists, armed with bulldozers, recently attacked the shrine of 15th-Century scholar Abdel Salam al-Asmar in Zlitan, Libya. The Salafists believe that such shrines are idolatrous.