Archive

March 26th, 2003

Organizers Seek "Snappy Name" for Pennsic Food Drive

The organizers of a food drive at this year's Pennsic War are holding a contest to come up with a "snappy name" for the drive.

Barhus Prize Awarded for Excellence in Documentation

Their Excellencies Baroness Mairi ni Raghaillaigh and Baron Mord Hrutsson the Green have announced the first winners of the Barhus Prize for Documentation Excellence.

March 25th

Persian Gulf Casualty Report Strikes Home with Midrealm Family

Navy Lieutenant Thomas Mullen Adams, killed in action in a helicopter crash in the Persian Gulf conflict, was the nephew of two Midrealm subjects. By the family's kind permission, we share their story with you.

Lochac Festival to Feature Banner and Flag Contest

A "Best Looking Banners and Flags Campsite Competition" will take place at the Rowany Festival in Lochac with the goal of improving the medieval look of the festival.

Sutton Hoo Visitor Center to Present Far Fetched Treasures

EDP24: The Sutton Hoo Visitor Center, opened last March, will present "Far Fetched Treasures" though May 31, 2003.

Online Quiz Tests Knowledge of Medieval Women

about.com: Throughout history, women have helped to shape the worlds of politics, literature, medicine, and even military conquest. Take this quiz to see how much you know about some of history's most influential ladies.

March 24th

Lego Blacksmithing Leads the List of Smithy Weblinks

Aiofe's links list this week covers blacksmithing and metalworking, including one for a Lego blacksmith shop.

March 22nd

History of Science Society Calls for Papers on New Plants

The Botany Section of the History of Science Society has called for papers to be submitted for the Society's Annual Meeting to be held in Cambridge, MA November 20-23, 2003. The topic is: "New Plants and Botany Before Linnaeus."

March 21st

Vikings Invade Minnesota

Now through May 18, 2003, the Science Museum of Minnesota in Minneapolis will be hosting the Smithsonian exhibit "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga."

March 21st

Proposed Lochac Guild of Defence Ordinances Available for Perusal

Richard Cullinan, Guildmaster of the Lochac Guild of Defence, has announced that the Proposed Charter and Ordinances for the Guild are available online.

Newcastle Tube Riders Given Latin Lessons

Metro station signs in Newcastle, England are being translated into Latin in a bid to boost tourism.

Web Site Offers Detailed Persona Research Articles

A new web site, "Down to the Day", offers help to those who wish to research their Middle Ages persona in great detail.

HavenHolde Alliance Incorporates, In Quest for Permanent SCA Land

The HavenHolde Alliance, a group proposing to create a nonprofit, permanent site for an SCA-friendly village, is now officially incorporated as the HavenHolde Alliance in the state of West Virginia.

Saxon Settlement Found Under Chocolate Factory

A medieval best buckle, discovered when workers tore down an old Nestle factory in Norwich, England, has led scientists to unearth the remains of a Saxon settlement.

Iron Age Burial Discovery May be Scotland's Richest Site

The Herald: The discovery of an Iron Age warrior complete with sword and adornments may herald the richest archaeological site in Scotland.

Instructors Needed for Northern Shores War Camp

Arglwydd Gruffyd the Innocent, Northern Shores Deputy Chancellor, has sent out a plea for instructors for the upcoming University at Northern Shores War Camp.

Southern California Author Creates Modern Code of Chivalry

Using the Code of Chivalry to address ethical issues and personal dilemmas in business, education, relationships, parenting and sports, author and speaker Scott Farrell brings the Seven Knightly Virtues to the modern world.

March 18th

An Tir Kingdom A&S Photos Online

Photographs from the An Tir Kingdom A&S Competition held in Montengarde are now available online.

Brightest Supernova in Recorded History is Period for SCA

NASA: Did your persona see it? May 1, 1006 CE, a new star appeared in the sky. Recorded by astronomers and astrologers in many countries, the star is now known to be a supernova.

Rowany Festival Challenge Answered

Their Majesties of Lochac have commanded Their subjects to raise a Companie of fighters for the upcoming Rowany Festival (April 18-21, 2003). Luan O'Cliaranach an Fael, Captain Company of the Wolf Rampant, has taken up the challenge and plans to run a Pas D'Armes for light fighters.

Feasting from A to Z

Mistress Aoibheil of Dun Holen will be presenting a hands-on class on planning and executing a feast at the AEthelmearc Academy June 21, 2003 in Steltonwald, Barony Debatable Lands. The class will be entitled "SCA Feast - From Beginning to End."

March 17th

Details Available on East-Atlantia Kingdom Crusades

The annual Kingdom Crusades between the kingdoms of the East and Atlantia is scheduled for October 10-12, 2003. Details are now available on the event website.

Gulf Wars Photos Online

Ce'tach Fitzgibbon shares his pictures of the recent Gulf Wars.

Meeting the Magyars

Aiofe's weekly annotated list takes us to Hungary for a look at that country's medieval past.

March 15th

Pennsylvania Traffic Law Changes Cause Concern for Pennsic Travel

New Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicle laws have sparked discussion on several kingdom lists.

British Archaeologist Defends the Middle Ages

British Archaeology: In an article written for British Archaeology, Peter Ellis bemoans the trivialization of the Middle Ages and defends some of its lesser-known concepts.

March 14th

Byzantine Treasure Discovered in Alexandria

Egypt Online: Hungarian mission workers in western Alexandria have discovered gold pieces and jewelry dating from the 4th century CE.

Royal Brewer to be Named at Lilies War

A brewing competition at this year's Lilies War will produce a "Royal Brewer."

March 13th

Eulogy for Baron Domingo and Baroness Ysabet

Here is the eulogy read by Lord Fergus at the "funeral" of Baron Domingo and Baroness Ysabet.

Second Sylvan Crusade in AEthelmearc

The Shire of Sunderoak will host the Second Sylvan Crusade May 30 - June 1, 2003 at Camp Bucoco near Slippery Rock, PA.