Archive

June 9th, 2003

Great Western War Pre-registration is Open!

Pre-registration for Caid's biggest event is now open.

MidLaurel.com Up and Running

The all new Midrealm Laurels website went online Friday.

June 6th

Professional Mead Maker Offers Online Tutorial

Master Fionn MacPhail, an SCA member who makes and sells mead professionally, shares some of his knowledge in an extensive tutorial article published on his web site.

June 5th

Odo and Elena Crowned King and Queen of Trimaris

The Medieval Times reports on the Coronation of Their Majesties of Trimaris, Odo and Elena.

SCA Fighters Take on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

A photo of SCA fighters faced off against a group of Mounties in riot gear has been making the rounds. See more.

Literary Links Lend Light to Life

This week Dame Aoife discusses literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Medieval Garderobe Offers Clues to Pilgrim Life

The excavation of a 13th century tavern in Lichfield, England, including a large public toilet, has archaeologists and scientists excited.

June 4th

Double War Photos on SKA Uma

An online photo album including shots from Drachenwald's recent Double War is available at SKA Uma.

French Archaeological Library Reopened in Afghanistan

Jang.com: After 20 years, the French Archaeological Library in Afghanistan has been reopened by Bernadette Chirac, wife of the French President.

SCA Arts & Sciences Discussion List Online

Pani Jadwiga Zajaczkowa has created a new SCA-wide A&S discussion list called Artssciences.

Mead May be Key to a Healthy Sex Life

Researchers at the Royal Chemistry Society are studying the effects of mead on virility and fertility and are seeking volunteers for their research.

June 3rd

Crusader Fortress Discovered in Tiberias, Israel

Haaretz.com: Archaeologists working in the old city of Tiberias have discovered the remains of a 12th century Crusader fortress.

SCA Shines in New Brunswick News Feature

New Brunswick Reader: Reporter Shawn Berry spent a day with East Kingdom lords and ladies at a recent event in the Shire of Lyndhaven (New Brunswick, Canada).

Price of "Additional Insured" Certificates Increases

announce@sca.org: The SCA corporate office has announced that "additional insured" certificates, required for reserving event sites in certain cases, have increased in price from $40 to $50 each.

June 2nd

Barony of Carillion Supplies East Kingdom Archery Champions

Baron Ramos da Vida and Lord Rupert the Unbalanced are the new Archery Champions for the East Kingdom.

Viscount Cormac Victorious in Nordmark Coronet

Viscount Cormac, fighting for Lady Unna, was victorious in the May 31, 2003 Nordmark Coronet in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Sir Rorry Cennedi New Heir to Ealdormere Throne

Sir Rorry Cennedi, fighting for Mistress Susannah the Unyielding, has won the May 31, 2003 Ealdormere Crown Tournament.

May 31st

Stefan Announces Florilegium Updates and Tile Project

The latest updates to THLord Stefan li Rous's Florilegium are now available. He would also like to remind everyone about the Tile Project.

Flood Damaged Czech Bible Being Restored

News Telegraph: British experts have saved a priceless Czech Bible damaged during last year's floods using vacuums and freezers.

Archaeologists Present Plans to Save Roman Fortress in Chester

IC Liverpool: Ambitious plans are being made to excavate a large Roman site in Chester, England which includes a 1st century Roman fortress.

May 30th

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Dame Aoife offers annoted links on the topic of Saxon England.

Construction Threatening Nara Excavations Delayed

About: Plans to build a highway bypass over the site of Nara Japan's Mountain Plum Palace have been delayed for two years to allow further excavation.

Calontir Combat in the Park Attracts Press Coverage

Lawrence Journal-World: The sound of sword on armor in the Shire of Carlsby in Lawrence, KS (Calontir) attracted coverage from the local newspaper recently. Reporter Mike Belt has the story.

May 29th

Be a Hero, Help Save a Life at Pennsic War

Lady Angelique d'Herisson has announced that this year's Pennsic War will include a blood drive.

Purchase or Renew SCA Membership Online

The new membership.sca.org web site offers online purchase or renewal of memberships, with payment by credit card and an immediate printable proof-of-membership letter.

Halka Bunar Site of Ancient Wine Mysteries

Novinite.com: Archaeologists working at the site of a 4th century B.C.E. temple at Halka Bunar in Bulgaria have discovered that wine was an important part of the ceremony.

Robin Netherton to Lecture in Seattle, WA

Ms. Robin Netherton, an internationally known lecturer specializing the costume of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, will present a one-day lecture series on Western European women's clothing in the 14th and 15th centuries in the Seattle, Washington area on August 9th.

May 28th

SCA Maids & Valets: Event Employment Exchange

Announcing an SCA email list on yahoogroups.com to facilitate the matching of employers and employees at events, based on the historic barter system.

Spring Coronation Issue Escapes Onto Internet

The Quarter: We thought they had been exiled to some place cold and lonely. Actually, they were. But somehow those hooligans at The Quarter managed to get online again, using Trimaris' Spring Coronation as an excuse to wreak their humorous havoc.

Anglo-Saxon Plant Names on ASPNS Website

Planning an authentic English garden? ASPNS, a research project at the Institute for the Historical Study of Language in Glasgow, Scotland has undertaken a survey of Anglo-Saxon plant names which it has made available online.