August 19th, 2013
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-08-19 16:30
Cainder ingen hui Chatharnaig, Trillium Principal Herald for the Kingdom of Ealdormere, reports that the proceedings for the Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium (KWHSS), which took place the weekend of 28-30 June 2013 in the Kingdom of Ansteorra, are now available online.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-08-19 13:07
Albreda reports that she has created an album of photos from Great Northeastern War which took place July 11-14, 2013 in the Shire of Malagentia in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-08-18 18:16
Archaeologists working at Longforth farm near Wellington, England, are puzzled by the discovery of a group of substantial medieval buildings, apparently abandoned between the 12th and 14th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-08-18 14:26
Excavations at an archaeological site at Longforth Farm in Wellington, England have discovered a 900-year-old medieval manor that never existed, at least in historical records. What is the building, and why has it disappeared from the records? Inquiring minds want to know.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-08-18 10:01
Latin, formerly known as the "dead language," seems to be alive and kicking in the digital age, according to a recent article in the Economist. Five words can often say more than ten English ones, notes David Butterfield, a Latinist at the University of Cambridge, making the language ideal for Twitter.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-08-17 17:40
Archaeologists from the Archaeological Museum in Plovdiv, Bulgaria have discovered the remains of a 5th century Roman wall near the regional broadcasting centre of Bulgarian National Radio and Bulgarian National Television.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-08-17 13:10
Mistress Nicolaa de Bracton reports that at Pennsic XLII Their Majesties Trumbrand and Kaylah, of the Kingdom of Ealdormere, offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to Piero di Paxiti da Vincenza.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-08-17 11:48
The Board of Directors of the SCA Ltd (Australia) has announced changes to officer positions.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-08-16 14:20
The recent birth of Prince George has led to a great deal of pomp and circumstance including the appearance of unofficial royal crier Tony Appleton, whose bell and bellow announced the blessed event. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-08-16 12:36
Clare Elena de Montfort reports that Nathan Hartmann was the victor of the July 20, 2013 Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West. Rahl was inspired in his endeavor by Lilla aet Sceaphylle.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-08-15 18:59
Ritter Asoph Hearts, Society Earl Marshal, has announced that the Board of Directors of the SCA is seeking spplications for the position of Society Rapier Marshal.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-08-15 12:58
Jean Quinn-Davis, of the Kingdom of Northshield, reports that she has posted an album of photos from Pennsic XLII. The photos are available on the Northshield Gallery.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2013-08-15 10:05
A 500 year old "pysanka" Easter egg was found during an archaeological dig of a cistern in Lviv, Ukraine. The egg is probably a goose egg and is very well preseved.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-08-14 18:43
On a recent entry on the Random Stream of Consciousness blog, joeguppy, writing from the Kingdom of Caid, considers what it means to be a Peer in the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-08-14 16:01
The Lindisfarne Gospels are a British national treasure and should be part of the national collection, says the British Library. The Lindisfarne Gospels were written in the North and dedicated to St Cuthbert. They belong in Durham, says the Northumbrian Association. Who will win?
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Wed, 2013-08-14 09:15
This Pennsic the Kingdom of Calontir participated for the first time in the Rapier Champions with fighters who were authorized by Calontir in the form known as Cut and Thrust.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-08-13 18:42
Brita, from the East Kingdom, reports that her photos, taken at Pennsic 42, are now available to view online. The photos are available on Shutterfly.
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Tue, 2013-08-13 13:11
The East Kingdom Gazette breaks down the war point tallies for the two competing alliances at the recent Pennsic War.
Submitted by Sir Jon on Tue, 2013-08-13 10:51
The summer edition of the new SCA wide archery E-newsletter Quivers and Quarrels is now available online, from the e-newsletters page of the official SCA web site.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-08-12 22:42
Patrikia Maria Agrissa Sgourina reports that at Pennsic 42, Their Majesties Maynard and Liadain, of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, offered Duchess Ilish O'Donovan a Writ of Summons to prepare herself to be inducted into the Order of the Laurel.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-08-12 15:03
From September 27-29, 2013, Southern Ohio Forige & Anvil will present one of the largest metal-art events in the United States. Quadstate 2013 will take place at the Miami County Fairgrounds in Troy, Ohio, and will feature a wide range of classes and a swap meet.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-08-12 10:22
A team of researchers from Cambridge University is the latest group to occupy Cyprus. This time the "invaders" are researchers, only interested in one castle, Saranda Kolones, built during the Third Crusade, and its latest treasure: a pit of dried human waste. Their report has been published in the International Journal of Paleopathology.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-08-11 20:52
Comic books are often scorned as inferior forms of literature, originating in 1930s American pulp culture, but Damien Kempf on Tumblr traces the art form back to the 12th century with the manuscript the Bible of Stephen Harding.
Submitted by Sir_Guillaume on Sun, 2013-08-11 14:40
A prominent member of the SCA recently got to speak out on the topic of chivalry in the New York Times' Opinion page, in the on-line forum called "Room For Debate." The question of the day that the Times posed was: Could there be a revival of chivalry, or should this noble ideal be allowed to fade into obscurity?
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-08-11 05:29
For twelve summers, residents of the state of Wisconsin have been entertained by the comedy, music and medieval skills of performers at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Mrinal Gokhale of the Milwaukee Express has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-08-10 22:02
The Lincolnshire County Council is sponsoring the restoration of Lincoln Castle in England. So far, archaeologists have found the remains of the Norman foundations of the castle and a previously-unknown Anglo-Saxon church. They expect to reach the Roman era soon in which they expect to find a Roman townhouse.
Submitted by SleepyUnicorn on Sat, 2013-08-10 16:20
This year the Pennsic A&S Display had more than 120 entrants displaying a wide range of work. There are 206 pictures of the Pennsic A&S Display up on the Photobucket pages of the organizer, Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-08-09 19:02
A 2012 entry on the Staffordshire Hoard blog takes an "up close and personal" look at the use of glass in the gold artifacts of the Hoard. While the majority of gemstones in the objects have been identified as garnets, a number of the colored, transparent inlays are glass. The article includes a number of photos.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-08-09 13:31
Matthaeus Schwarz was a 16th century accountant - but an accountant with fashion sense. For over 40 years, the Augsburg, Germany resident commissioned watercolor paintings of himself, documenting his wardrobe and accessories, and revealing as much about his personality and ambition as his clothing choices. (photos and video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-08-08 18:45
Experts renovating an ancient Buddhist temple in Lhasa, Tibet have discovered a number of murals dating to the Song Dynasty (960 to 1279). "This discovery is crucial for us to reconstruct the way of life of that period. We will do our best to restore the murals to their original state,they will no doubt become a national level artefact," said Chen Zujun. (photos)