Archive

October 18th, 2002

Prize to be Awarded for Essay in Renaissance Studies

Submissions for the Louis L. Martz Essay Prize in Renaissance Studies are now being taken. The winner will receive a $1,000 award and a chance to present at an international conference.

Encampment at the Castle to Return to the Mansfield Reformatory

On June 20, 21 and 22, 2003, the Marche of Three Towers in Mansfield, Ohio will host its third annual "Encampment at the Castle."

October 17th

Create Gaelic Curses Online

Dennis King offers Irish Gaelic sources online at his website, and one of the most creative aspects of the site is its Gaelic Curse Engine.

Midrealm Demo Page Offers Many Suggestions

Lady Meliora Leuedai de Ardescote, former Deputy for Demos of the Barony of Roaring Wastes (Metro-Detroit) has put together a website for materials and ideas for handling demos in the SCA.

Feature: The Coronation of Chrystofer and Margarette

Mistress Jenna of SouthWind writes in splendid detail of the Coronation of the new King and Queen of Calontir on October 12. (Republished by blanket permission from the author.)

Fordham University Offers Internet Medieval Sourcebook

Fordham Unviersity's Center for Medieval Studies offers educators a wealth of information on the Middle Ages.

Ealdormere Earl Marshal Seeks Comments on Siege Weapons Rules

A draft for the proposed Siege Weapons Rules for the Kingdom of Ealdormere is now available online.

Caid Posts Photos from Great Western War 6

New photos taken at Great Western War 6 are now available on the Caid Kingdom website.

Sir Conor Weisszhan Wins West Kingdom Crown Tourney

The Medieval Times reports that Sir Conor Weisszhan has won Crown Tournament in the West Kingdom

October 16th

Bodleian Library Purchases Medieval Arabic Atlas

In June, the Bodleian Library of Oxford University purchased the "Book of Strange Arts and Visual Delights", an Arabic manuscript from the late 12th or early 13th century.

October 15th

Teaching of Latin in American Schools on the Rise

Hoping to improve student performance in American schools, some teachers are turning to an ancient discipline: Latin.

"Pages from the Past" at Oberlin College

Oberlin College in Ohio will host "Pages from the Past: An Exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Books" through November 8, 2002.

Calontir Fall 2002 Coronation Pictures Available Online

His Lordship Rory has graciously posted photographs from Calontir's recent Coronation.

Illuminated Manuscripts Exhibition and Sale to be Held in Sydney

There will be an exhibit and sale of manuscripts from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries at Hordern House in Sydney, Australia, November 5-15, 2002 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm (closed Sunday).

Duct Tape New Cure for Warts

Dermatologist Dr. Jerome Litt of University Hospitals has determined that duct tape can heal warts in children.

October 14th

Serf & Turf IV Cancelled

The Crown of Aethelmearc announced that Serf & Turf IV, which was to be held October 19, 2002, has been cancelled.

October 11th

Red Book of Hergest Inspires 21st Century Medicine

Scientists in Wales are studying the 13th century Red Book of Hergest, a work compiled by a dynasty of physicians from Myddfai, in hopes of finding new drugs.

Early Roman Plaque Discovered in London

A Roman plaque inscribed with the word "Londiniensium" was discovered October 11 in an archaeological dig in London. Scientists suspect that it is the oldest plaque yet discovered that bears reference to the city's Roman name.

York Doomsday Project Provides Online Sources for Mystery Plays

Over the past few years, a group of dedicated professors in the north of England have been working to make information on the York Mystery Cycle, 15th and 16th century plays, available to scholars.

Lochac Announces Kingdom Events

Her Majesty Elspeth, Queen of the Kingdom of Lochac has announced the next four kingdom events.

October 10th

Calontir and AEthelmearc Add New Subjects

Residents of Three Rivers in Calontir announce the birth of their newest subject. He is Miles Bernard Newman, son of Sheleigh M'Lanagan and Tassilo d'Auxerre. And in AEthelmearc, Nathan James Fox, son of Dona Elisa and Master Ivan ap Myrddin, was born. Congratulations to both families!

An Invitation to the Barony of Rowany Yule Feast

Their Excellencies Corin and Kerdiwen, Baron and Baroness of Rowany in Lochac, extend an invitation to attend the Barony of Rowany Yule Feast, December 7, 2002 in Croydon.

October 9th

Stefan's Florilegium Adds New Articles for October

THLord Stefan li Rous has announced the articles that have been added to Stefan's Florilegium for October 2002.

Aethelmearc's Serf and Turf Changes Site!

Lord Tigernach Mag Shamhrain and Lady Failenn de Cearsaigh, autocrats for Serf and Turf in AEthelmearc would like to announce that the site has moved.

View Facsimilies of Primary Documents Online

A source for primary documentation is available online for scholars who want to view documents in their original form. EuroDocs has links to medieval and renaissance documents from most western European counties.

Gawain and the Green Knight at University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico will present Gawain and the Green Knight October 16-26 at Theatre X.

Last Castle of Prince Llewelyn Unearthed

Dolforwyn Castle in Newtown, Powys, has finally been unearthed after nineteen years of excavation.

October 8th

Barony Flaming Gryphon to Sponsor Midrealm Heraldic & Scribal Symposium

The Middle Kingdom Heraldic and Scribal Symposium will take place November 2, 2002 at the University of Dayton (Barony of Flaming Gryphon).

Musicians Welcome in Midrealm Courts

Their Majesties Tarrach and Fina of the Middle Kingdom invite musicians to play Processional and Recessional pieces at Their Courts.

"Rent-a-Don" at Lincoln Castle

From February 21-23, 2003, gentles of the Isles and elsewhere will be able to learn the art of defense from Don Christian Jerome Dore and Baroness Claire Shahan of Ansteorra.