July 22nd, 2003
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2003-07-22 14:44
A private developer has purchased Malesov Castle, near Prague, and is restoring it with plans of offering "immersion" medieval vacations.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-07-22 14:43
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2003-07-21 20:24
Photos from Lochac's Mordenvale Baronial Investiture and Tocal Token Tourney are available online.
Submitted by Aoife on Mon, 2003-07-21 17:21
In her latest column, Dame Aoife provides many annotated links to websites on medieval Iberia: Spain and Portugal.
Submitted by Magnus.McKinley on Mon, 2003-07-21 17:19
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.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2003-07-20 04:45
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.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2003-07-19 18:46
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.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2003-07-19 18:46
The Royal Armouries is co-publishing a new magazine, "Medieval History," with Editions Harnois.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-07-19 18:44
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-07-19 11:45
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.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2003-07-19 11:33
The Pennsic Independent Online Edition has released this year's installment of the annual Pre-War Edition.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2003-07-19 08:20
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-07-19 06:15
National Geographic: The new animated "Sinbad" movie may delight children but it is not a delight to those familiar with "The Arabian Nights."
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2003-07-18 19:58
KLBC News: On Monday, July 21, the local news in Laughlin, Nevada / Bullhead City, Arizona (USA) will carry a feature story on the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-07-18 18:38
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.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2003-07-18 18:33
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.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2003-07-18 15:39
"Michelangelo to Vasari: Drawing the Figure in Renaissance Florence" runs from July 15 to October 19 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2003-07-18 15:38
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-07-18 13:14
Her Ladyship Leonora of the Willows, who served as Mistress of the List, reports on the recent Rose Tourney and gathering of the hounds.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-07-18 13:13
The European Museum Guide, an online resource, lists the latest exhibits and news from museums all over the continent.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2003-07-18 13:12
At Res Textillia, hosted by Shire Storm in Trimaris, over US$300.00 was raised to help out Baron Koppel KSCA, OP.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-07-17 18:54
A British Brewer has introduced a new product: ice cream that tastes like Newcastle Brown Ale.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-07-17 18:53
Colonel Jenna, goddess of Calontir's Soup Kitchen, needs volunteers for the Pennsic War.
Submitted by Kottr on Wed, 2003-07-16 20:44
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!
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2003-07-16 20:41
The Discovery Channel offers a web-based Flash presentation, with voice-overs and music, about the Black Death.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2003-07-16 12:32
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2003-07-15 20:33
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.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2003-07-15 20:30
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2003-07-15 20:30
British police charged two men with manslaughter Tuesday following the death of an Oxford University student who was flung from a giant catapult.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-07-15 20:25
"Simonetta da Ravenna," a short story by SCAdian writer Agilmar von Sevelingen with illustrations by Lady Bridget, is now available for download online.