Archive

April 25th, 2003

SwordMaiden.com Launched

SwordMaiden.com is up and running. It is a web site designed to be a resource for women fighters in the SCA. Come check it out.

April 24th

Barter System Alive and Well in the SCA

SCA members who would like to barter for goods and services may want to investigate the SCA Barter Listserve.

Cancer Linked to Viking Genes

Guardian Unlimited: Vikings immigrating to Scotland 1,000 years ago may have brought cancer genes with them

Free web hosting for SCA-related groups

New website offers free "geocities" style hosting for SCA-related groups and individuals.

AEthelmearc Theater to Present Drumming Workshop

On Tuesday, April 29, 2003, the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, PA will present an African drumming workshop with master drummer Maxwell Kofi Donkor.

April 23rd

13th Century Paintings Discovered in English Church

telegraph.co.uk: Conservation work in a London church has uncovered 13th century wall paintings depicting Mary Magdalene.

Size of Massive Avebury "Monster" Larger than Expected

Ground-penetrating radar has been used to determine the size of one of the Avebury megaliths.

Byzantine Gold in Scandinavia the Topic of Research Paper

A research paper entitled "Post festum. Solid gold among the Swedes from the end of the Migration Period solidi import to the beginning of the Viking raids" was read at this year's Medieval Academy of America in Minneapolis, 12 April 2003.

April 22nd

Online Publications List Offers Wealth of Research Material on SCA-Related Topics

An annotated list of publications of interest to SCA members is available online.

Medieval Chapel and Graveyard Discovered in Norwick

Shetland Times: Archaeologists are investigating what may well be the remains of a medieval chapel and Norse graveyard unearthed during the extension of a modern cemetery.

Hadrian's Wall Walking Path

Guardian Unlimited: The 84-mile-long restored Hadrian's Wall is now the world's most expensive walking path, costing

Dragon's Head Still a Mystery in Lincoln

Lincolnshire Echo: An 850-year-old stone dragon's head has been discovered beneath a car showroom in Lincoln, England.

Falcons Used to Control NYC Park Pigeons

Falconer Thomas Cullen is using hawks to control the pigeon problem in New York's Bryant Park.

April 21st

13th Century Love Token Discovered by Retired Secretary

A 13th century gold brooch was discovered recently by Adina Parnell, a retired school secretary in Devon, England.

Text for the Ducal Scroll for Andreas Online

Duke Andreas of the East Kingdom was awarded his ducal scroll while serving in the military in the Middle East. The text of the scroll is online.

British TV Team Excavates Roman Villa

Evening Star: Time Team, a British television program dealing with archaeological projects, is digging up a Roman villa in the Castle Hill area of Suffolk.

April 19th

SCAdian POW Rescued from Captivity in Iraq

According to his bio, Sgt. James Riley is "a science fiction buff" and is making himself a chainmail hauberk. But most important of all is that he is now safely released from Iraqi captors.

East Kingdom Royals to Select A&S Champions

The East Kingdom A&S Challenge will take place May 24-25, 2003 at War of the Roses in the Barony of Concordia where the Kingdom A&S Champions will be chosen.

April 17th

Medieval and SCA Archery Sources

Aoife shares annotated links pertaining to medieval archery, including many SCA-related sites, Archery periodicals and sites for archery groups.

Metropolitan Museum of Art to Present Manuscript Exhibit

This fall, the Robert Lehman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art will present "Treasures of a Lost Art: Italian Manuscript Painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance."

"Pennsic Harvest for Hunger" Chosen as Name for Food Drive

Lady Elizabet Marshall has announced the winner of the contest to choose a name for the Pennsic Food Drive.

Incandescent Replacement Units of SCA Concern

How many SCAdians does it take to change a lightbulb?

Baroness Katherine Jade of Bayley Becomes Peer

At East Kingdom Court, Baroness Katherine Jade of Bayley was elevated to the Order of the Pelican.

News Reporter Takes "A Step Back" in Calontir

Springfield News-Leader: The April 15, 2003 issue of the Springfield News-Leader contains a story by Sherrie Voss Matthews called "A Step Back," which covers Calontir's recent Coronation.

De Humani Corporis Fabrica Online

An annotated translation of the 1543 and 1555 editions of Andreas Vesalius' De Humani Corporis Fabrica is online at Northwestern University

Medieval Period Warmer Than Modern, Scientists Say

telegraph.co.uk: Contrary to popular thought, the Earth during the Middle Ages was warmer than today.

Medieval UFOs

Do Medieval and Renaissance paintings offer evidence of UFOs? You be the judge.

Pennsic Range Welcomes Young Archers

Children will once again be welcome on the Pennsic Archery Range. The Honorable Lady Roewynne, the Youth Archery Marshal, is seeking help and ideas to make the activity more challenging and fun for young archers.

April 15th

Rhonwen glyn Conwy's Laurel Scroll a Work of Art

On April 12, 2003, Rhonwen glyn Conwy was elevated to the Order of the Laurel. Her beautiful scroll was the combined work of eleven talented artists.

Darius and Roxane Crowned King and Queen of the Eastrealm

Lady Gyszel Adeler gives an account of the recent Coronation of Darius and Roxane of the East Kingdom.