Archive

February 25th, 2003

Newswire Celebrates 500th Article

SCAtoday.net, online since August 3, 2002, marks another milestone with the publication of the 500th article on the newswire.

Estrella Photos Online

Rhuaidhri shares photos of the Estrella War 2003 on his website.

Prefects to Take on Challengers in Rapier Tourney

Four Prefects of the Drachenwald Academy of Defence will take on challengers at the upcoming Four Prefects event to be held June 28, 2003 in the Shire of Meadowmarsh, Wasserburg, Germany.

What Happened Today in History

Need a site that lists what happened in medieval history for any date? This one is up-to-date. Here's what's happening:

Sapphire Joust IV/Kingdom Birthday to Return to a 'Wet' Four Day Camping Event

This year Atlantia's premiere camping event returns at a "wet" site.

February 24th

Information Needed for Youth Participation in Drachenwald's 10th Year Celebration

Galwin, Drachenwald's Minister of Youth, has asked that those gentles who plan to bring children to the Tenth Year Celebration should register them with the Youth Activities Coordinator.

Do-It-Yourself Armoury Weekend a Success

Lord Ceawlin Silvertongue reports that Drachenwald's recent Do-It-Yourself Armoury Weekend was a great success.

Professor Dumbledore Part Recast for Third Harry Potter Film

itv.com: Sir Michael Gambon has reportedly been cast in the part of Professor Dumbledore, kindly headmaster of Hogwarts, in the upcoming Harry Potter movie.

Drachenwald Sidesword Program Launched

Cernac the Celt has announced that the Drachenwald Sidesword Program has been formally launched.

Crystal Crags to Host Artemisian Crown Tourney

Crystal Crags is proud to be hosting Artemisia's thirteenth Crown Tournament for Their Majesties Da'houd and Shajara! The event is April 11-13, 2003.

Midrealm Event Photos Online

Legio Draconis has posted new photos from several Midrealm events.

SCAdian Group Proposes Real-Life Village

A small group of SCAdians, led by Aislinn FireHorse, proposes to purchase land in New York and to construct an ecologically-friendly village using updated versions of historical technologies.

February 21st

Autocrat Speaks to Known World of Estrella War Valor

In an open letter to the populace of the Known World, Baron Elliott Gallowglass of Atenveldt, main Autocrat of Estrella, speaks of the chivalry and valor he witnessed, under severe flood conditions, at Estrella War XIX.

PBS Seeking Volunteers for 1630s Colonial Experience

The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) is looking for volunteers to live in an authentic 1630s colonial house for up to five months, for creation of a documentary. You can apply online, but the deadline is February 21!

Wareham's Ancient Saxon Site in Jeopardy

Purbeck Daily Echo: Hundreds of elm trees are being removed to save Wareham's ancient Saxon walls from damage.

Schattentor to Host "Quest for Camelot V" Event in Northshield

In its second year as a Northshield Principality Event, Quest for Camelot is a fun multi-kingdom event with the Outlands and Artemisia.

Instructors Needed for Known World Dance Symposium

Guillaume de Troyes of Ansteorra is seeking instructors for the upcoming Known World Dance Symposium to be held June 6-8, 2003.

Italian Manuscripts Come to Cleveland Museum of Art

An exhibition of Italian illuminated manuscripts from the 13th-16th centuries will be on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art February 23-May 4, 2003.

February 20th

Medieval Africa Offers Fascinating Opportunities for Study

History Net: Pre-16th century African socieities such as the Kingdom of Mali, offer a wealth of material for researchers to investigate.

DNA Implies Genghis Khan was a Prolific Lover

National Geographic News: Recent studies show that Genghis Khan may well have been the "father of his country."

2003 Budget for the SCA Online

The 2003 budget for the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. in now available online.

Medieval Science, Math and Medicine

This week's collection of annotated links from Aoife deals with Medieval Science, Math and Medicine.

SCA on a Budget

Finding yourself envious of those with fancy gowns and pavilions? Katherine Ashwoode offers tips on her website of how to look like a prosperous SCAdian on a budget.

February 19th

Exposed Plastic Armor Banned in Atlantia

His Majesty, Cuan, King of Atlantia, has announced that as of September 1, 2003, all plastic armor must be covered.

An Tir to Host Kingdom Heraldic Symposium

A Kingdom Heraldic Symposium will be conducted in Stromgard (Vancoucer, WA) April 12-13, 2003 offering all manner of classes on heraldry and the scribal arts.

Board of Directors Updates Status of Lawsuit

The BoD has released an updated statement of the status of a pending lawsuit against the SCA by an individual in the State of Washington (USA).

Fisherman Nets Ancient Persian Helmets

Kathimerini: A fisherman working off the coast of Mt. Athos has caught two Persian helmets, possibly from a fleet that was sunk while fighting against the ancient Greeks.

Calontir Takes "Hay-Baling" Point at Estrella War

Rolf of Calontir reports that citizens of Calontir have won the "Hay-Baling" point at the Estrella War.

Company of the White Swan Proposes Pennsic Pas d'Arms

Daffyd Rosensoldat, a Companion of the Company of the White Swan in AEthelmearc, reports that the Company is seeking to hold a Pas d'Arms at Pennsic and invites combatants to join them.

February 14th

SCA's Premiere King Traces Early Combat History

Feature: Duke Henrik of Havn, the very first King of the Society for Creative Anachronism, offers his unique perspective on the earliest days of the organization and the beginnings of SCA armoured combat.