June 11th, 2014
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-06-11 19:33
Over the next six months, the Hadrian's Wall Trust, the charity that maintains the famous Roman wall crossing northern England, will be closed due to "significant financial constraints." In the future, the wall will be maintained by English Heritage and local authorities.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-06-11 16:13
"It's fantastic we can look in such detail at an individual who died 600 years ago," said Don Walker, an osteologist with the Museum of London about his recent work on remains found last year under London's Charterhouse Square. A study of the teeth has revealed that at least 12 of the skeletons died in the 14th century of the Black Death. (photos)
Submitted by Genoveva von Lubeck on Wed, 2014-06-11 11:16
The Middle Kingdom's A&S Pentathlon Champion is shining the light on the amazing artisans of the Society with the SCA Artisan Love project, which showcases those artisans who inspire us with their beautiful artifacts, period processes, hard-sought research, infectious enthusiasm, and just plain amazing work.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-06-10 17:54
In a 2014 journal article for Russian History, The Baltic Finnic People in the Medieval and Pre-Modern Eastern European Slave Trade, author Jukka Korpela looks at the routes of the slave trade in Eastern Europe. Jukka is affiliated with the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, University of Eastern Finland.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-06-10 09:43
Brita reports that she has created an album of photos from Panteria 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available to view on Shutterfly.
Submitted by Sir Jon on Mon, 2014-06-09 15:54
Quivers and Quarrels, the SCA archery E-newsletter, is looking for a new Chronicler/editor. The current Chronicler will be leaving due to mundane job requirements.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-06-09 12:34
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that she has created an album of photos and several videos from the recent Spring 2014 Coronation in the Kingdom of Northshield. The photos are available on Flickr, and the videos are on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-06-09 07:18
Wendy Martin-Glick, known in the SCA as Lady Maggie MacKeith, discovered the Society in 1987 and has been hooked ever since. The Seneschale of the Shire of the Shadowed Stars in Fort Wayne, Indiana recently spoke with Lynn Altevogt of the Journal Gazette.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-06-08 15:04
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Family Names of the United Kingdom Project has completed its first phase with 45,000 surnames, from the 11th to 19th centuries, researched and explained.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-06-08 10:55
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Steppes Warlord 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-06-07 19:38
At Their recent Rowany Festival XXXII, Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Lochac, Alfar and Angharat, offered elevation to the Peerage to four of Their subjects.
Submitted by paulb on Sat, 2014-06-07 15:16
Sign-ups are now open for Duke Paul's individual or small group instruction sessions at Pennsic 2014. opics of instruction are the choice of the student.
Submitted by Sir Jon on Fri, 2014-06-06 13:58
Sir Jon FitzRauf, co-editor of Quivers and Quarrels, reports that material is needed for the summer edition of the SCA wide archery E-newsletter.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-06-06 09:47
Duke Cariadoc of the Bow has issued his annual invitation to experience the Enchanted Ground at Pennsic.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-06-05 17:15
In his will, Hugh Audley, known as The Great Audley, 16th century philosopher, land owner and money lender - and owner of the land where Buckingham Palace now stands - left 11 mourning rings, designed to be worn by his mourners. Such a ring, linked to him, has been discovered in a south Norfolk field. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-06-05 14:48
Silver Buccle Herald, Kameshima-roku-i Zentarou Umakai reports that, at Their Court at the Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon 22, Their Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle offered elevation to the Peerage to four of Their subjects.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2014-06-05 12:22
Scheduling conflicts have resulted in the cancellation (for this year only) of the American Red Cross blood drive that has been held near Pennsic War for the past few years.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-06-04 17:11
A collaboration between the Israel Antiquities Authority and the British Museum will bring the amazing 3rd century Roman floor mosaics from Lod, Israel to Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, Engand for an exhibit from June 5 – November 2, 2014. The mosaics are "one of the oldest surviving complete Roman mosaics" ever discovered. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-06-03 19:16
Jeff Nicholson, Chair, SCA Ltd. (Australia), reports on changes to the SCA Ltd. Board and the quest for new Board members.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-06-03 15:22
Archaeologists working on an excavation of a portion of Durham Cathedral, destined to become an exhibition space for the relics of St. Cuthbert, have unearthed over 20,000 animal bones and a "massive amount" of food waste. The site was once part of the monastery's 14th century kitchen. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-06-03 09:40
OPEN CALL! If you are going to Pennsic and would like to perform in a commedia dell' arte play with the troupe named "Pennsic Commedia All Stars" please let me know! The All Stars is a troupe that exists only at Pennsic, very much inspired by the Known World Players.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-06-02 18:53
Lady Danielle reports that Their Majesties Walrick and Cecilia of the Kingdom of the Outlands have chosen to offer elevation to the Order of Chivalry to THL Kolgrim Olafsson.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-06-02 13:20
Duchess Megan reports that Sir Jost von Luck was the victor of the Spring 2014 Cynagua Coronet in the Kingdom of the West. His Highness fought for Isolte le Quite.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-06-02 10:12
Richard the Lionheart is a beloved figure in English history, but the name has sparked controversy with many historians who found the king to be not so virtuous. On his history blog for The Telegraph, Dr Dominic Selwood tries to debunk some of the myths surrounding King Richard I.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-06-01 20:47
In 1939, the biggest news in archaeology was the discovery of the Sutton Hoo ship burial in Suffolk, England. In a feature story for EADT24, Mike Bowden discusses how his father, Alfred Bowden, known as “Bow,’’ broke the story of the discovery. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-06-01 09:02
Roman music, historical dress and Latin greetings set the mood for a special banquet served to 2,000 University at Buffalo students in April 2014, as part of the class "Eat Like a Roman" taught by UB’s Department of Classics. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-05-31 15:12
Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created several albums of photos from Gulf Wars 2014 which took place in March in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-05-31 06:30
British professor and author JRR Tolkien is best known for his works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but now a deal has been made to publish the beloved storyteller's translation of the Old English poem Beowulf, complete with commentary.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-05-30 19:53
THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates for Stefan's Florilegium for May 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-05-30 12:49
Justinian Clarus reports that Duke Trumbrand the Wanderer was the winner of the May 24, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. His Grace was inspired in His endeavor by Duchess Kaylah the Cheerful.