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July 22nd, 2003

Heart of the Vikings

FortWayne.com: The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, local newspaper in Fort Wayne, Indiana (USA), has published a feature article about an event run by the local group, Shadowed Stars.

Castle in Czech Republic to Open for Medieval "Immersion" Vacations

A private developer has purchased Malesov Castle, near Prague, and is restoring it with plans of offering "immersion" medieval vacations.

Ealdormere Subject Takes Part in International Jousting Tournament

Finnvarr de Taahe took part as a "page" at the recent Dragons Lair 2003 International Jousting Tournament which took place in London, Ontario. He posted an extensive report on the Calontir list and has granted permission for us to reprint it here.

July 21st

Mordenvale Baronial Investiture Photos Online

Photos from Lochac's Mordenvale Baronial Investiture and Tocal Token Tourney are available online.

Dame Aoife Offers Links for Medieval Spain and Portugal

In her latest column, Dame Aoife provides many annotated links to websites on medieval Iberia: Spain and Portugal.

Barony of Seleone Recounts History of Southern Meridies

For over 10 years Baron Finn Normansson of the Barony of Seleone has been regaling the locals with tales of his SCA career and the growth of the SCA along the Gulf Coast. Now his tales are compiled online in the Library of Seleone.

July 20th

It's Official! Northshield Approved for Kingdom Status

The SCA Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve the advancement of the Principality of Northshield, currently part of the Middle Kingdom, to become an independent Kingdom in 2004.

July 19th

Atenveldt Royalty Absent from Pennsic 32

A letter to the Atenveldt populace, posted on the kingdom email list, explains that Their Royal Majesties will not be attending Pennsic this year and that there will be no Atenveldt Royal Encampment.

Royal Armouries and Editions Harnois to Publish New Magazine

The Royal Armouries is co-publishing a new magazine, "Medieval History," with Editions Harnois.

Times Set for Pennsic Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Giulietta da Venezia, Silver Buccle Herald for the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, announced that times have been set for Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the Pennsic War.

An Tir to Choose Bardic Champion

Their Majesties of An Tir have announced Their intention to add a Bardic Champion to ranks of Kingdom Champions. This bard will be chosen September 26-28, 2003 in Wyewood.

Pre-War Edition for Pennsic 32

The Pennsic Independent Online Edition has released this year's installment of the annual Pre-War Edition.

Lost Treasures of the National Museum of Iraq

Archaeologist Clemens Reichel, project coordinator of the Diyala Project of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, will discuss the artifacts presumed lost from the National Museum of Iraq and explain what they tell us about Mesopotamian civilizations at a lecture on the evening of August 7 in Washington, DC.

"Sinbad" Movie Loses Arab Roots

National Geographic: The new animated "Sinbad" movie may delight children but it is not a delight to those familiar with "The Arabian Nights."

July 18th

SCA to be Featured in Local News Program

KLBC News: On Monday, July 21, the local news in Laughlin, Nevada / Bullhead City, Arizona (USA) will carry a feature story on the SCA.

Website Offers Tutorial on Medieval Geomancy

Geomancy, a medieval Islamic form of divination, pops up in literature such as the Knight's Tale and Troilus and Criseyde. A website by Elizabeth Bennett of Princeton offers tips and a program on how to understand the process.

Venice: Its Dazzling Art and Architecture

On Saturday, September 14, the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program will present an all-day seminar on the art and architecture of Venice from the 14th through the 18th centuries.

Exhibit on 16th Century Florentine Drawings Opens at the Getty

"Michelangelo to Vasari: Drawing the Figure in Renaissance Florence" runs from July 15 to October 19 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

"Shakespeare's Rivals" Exhibit Opens at Globe Theatre

AP: Original documents revealing the often turbulent lives of William Shakespeare's colorful contemporaries are on display at the reconstructed Globe Theatre in London from July 11 through October 12.

AEthelmearc Rose Tournament Offers Hounds and Chivalry

Her Ladyship Leonora of the Willows, who served as Mistress of the List, reports on the recent Rose Tourney and gathering of the hounds.

Museum Guide Helps Plan European Visits

The European Museum Guide, an online resource, lists the latest exhibits and news from museums all over the continent.

Baron Koppel Benefit Auction Held at Res Textillia

At Res Textillia, hosted by Shire Storm in Trimaris, over US$300.00 was raised to help out Baron Koppel KSCA, OP.

July 17th

Mmmmmm.... Beer-Flavored Ice Cream

A British Brewer has introduced a new product: ice cream that tastes like Newcastle Brown Ale.

Calontir Needs Volunteers for Pennsic Soup Kitchen

Colonel Jenna, goddess of Calontir's Soup Kitchen, needs volunteers for the Pennsic War.

July 16th

SwordMaiden.com Adds Many New Articles

Sword Maiden.com is a web site devoted to teaching fighters about combat in the SCA; some of these fighters happen to be women. They have been working hard to write new articles and have accomplished just that!

The Black Death -- An Interactive Journey to the 14th Century

The Discovery Channel offers a web-based Flash presentation, with voice-overs and music, about the Black Death.

Updated Report on Baron Koppel's Situation

Gentlefolk associated with assisting Baron Koppel, a distinguished SCAdian who has run into modern-world problems recently, have provided updates with some good news about his situation.

July 15th

Britain May Have Had Lasagna Before Italy

AP: British researchers say that they have found a recipe for lasagna that dates back to the 1300s, before Italian chefs began making the dish.

Janet Backhouse to Speak at the Getty Center

Janet Backhouse, former curator of illuminated manuscripts at the British Library, will deliver a lecture related to the "A Taste for Flanders: Manuscript Illumination and the English Elite" at the Harold M. Williams Auditorium of the Getty Center in Los Angeles on July 24 at 7:00 PM.

Two Charged After Human Catapult Death

British police charged two men with manslaughter Tuesday following the death of an Oxford University student who was flung from a giant catapult.