Estrella War to Offer Youth Collegium

Lady Turrel, A&S Autocrat, and Lady Elizabeth, Youth Coordinator, for Estrella XXI have announced that the Estrella War Collegium will offer a Youth Collegium.

Smithsonian: First European Child in North America Born to a Viking?

Archaeologists have discovered the family home of a Viking woman they believe returned to Iceland after a trip to North America, where she had given birth to a child.

Taverna Aventiure Photos Online

Marcus von Stormarn, Autocrat for the Shire of Aventiure's first event, Taverna Aventiure, has posted photos online.

New Saxon Graves Found at Marlborough

The graves of five Saxon warriors were discovered on the weekend at Marlborough by metal detecting enthusiasts.

Midrealm to Create Bards List

Cerian Cantwr has announced that a bardic email list has been formed for the Middle Kingdom.

Pennsic Media Liaison seeks volunteer deputies

Baron Corun MacAnndra, the Media Liaison Representative for Pennsic XXXIV, seeks several deputies who have modern-world experience working with (or as) members of the press.

Feast of the Hare Photos Online

Lord Eirik Andersen has announced that photos from the recent Feast of the Hare in the Kingdom of Ealdormere are now available online.

Clubs take students back in time for feasts, combat

The Arizona Daily Wildcat discusses two student organizations at the University of Arizona: the SCA (the College of St. Fenix), and a juggling/fire-eating/dance group known as Street Performance and Incendiary Arts.

Countess Alys Katharine appointed as new Society Chatelaine

The Society Seneschal, Master Aaron faheud Swiftrunner of the Stone Keep announced this evening that the Board of Directors has appointed Countess Alys Katharine of the Middle Kingdom to the position of Society Chatelaine for the standard three year term, commencing 2004-12-01.

News Observer: Atlantia SCAdians Teach 6th Graders

Members of the Barony of Windmaster's Hill taught 6th graders about the Middle Ages at a recent demo. The visit was chronicled in the local paper.

Ontario Renaissance Festival Closes its Gates

The management of the Ontario Renaissance Festival has announced that, after nine seasons, it will be closing its gates.

Sharing pics of a new custom-designed helm

Mallas, a member of the Tuchux household, shares a description and photos of a new custom helm created for her by a SCAdian armour shop.

"Ancanar" film web site receives major update

The creators of the forthcoming Tolkien-inspired film Ancanar have released a major update of the movie's web site, with news of the film's latest progress.

Photos from Lochac Crown Tournament online

Phil Anderson of the Kingdom of Lochac has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament.

Google Announces "Google Scholar"

Search engine giant Google has announced a new service, Google Scholar, which searches scholarly literature.

Wyvern Cliffe Collects Toys for Tots

Michelle Reagan of the Jefferson City, Missouri News Tribune reports on the Shire of Wyvern Cliffe's recent Toys for Tots Tournament held November 20, 2004 in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Missourian: Calontir Man "Columbia's Own Bladesmith"

Blademaker and SCA member Jack Hathman is featured in an article by Erika Kelsey for the Columbia Missourian.

New Subject for Northshield

Lord Torsten of the Kingdom of Northshield has announced the birth of his daughter, Leah Louise Jensen, on November 1, 2004.

Haaretz: Acre Burial Site Proves to be Roman

A burial site near Acre, once believed to have been a Jewish cemetery, has turned out to be Roman.

Calontir Soup Kitchen Packs for Estrella War

Baroness Bel, the Calontir Soup Kitchen Coordinator, has announced that the Soup Kitchen will travel to the Estrella War.

First Court of Their Majesties Phelan and Mariana

Dame Katharine of Cate Hall, the Aten Signet, presents her recounting of the first Royal Court of Their Majesties Phelan and Mariana of Atenveldt.

Exhibit on letter-writing in the Renaissance opens at the Folger

"Letterwriting in Renaissance England," on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, through April 2, 2005 traces the evolution of Renaissance letter-writing.

Evening Star: Roman Brewery Timbers Displayed in Ipswich

Timbers from a 2nd century Roman brewery have been returned to England and are now on display in an Ipswich museum.

Novosti: 4,000-Year-Old "Stonehenge" Discovered in Russia

A 4,000-year-old megalithic structure has been discovered in central Russia.

800-Year-Old Carlisle Mystery Solved

Archaeologists have long wondered what medieval Carlisle, England looked like, and now, with the discovery of a 12th century bronze factory, they are closer to knowing.

Intensive fishing was an ancient practice

New analyses of remains at archaeological sites suggest that over-fishing in and near England became prevalent around AD 1000.

Duccio painting acquired by the Metropolitan Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has purchased the Stroganoff Madonna, the last known painting by Duccio di Buoninsegna still in private hands.

Exhibit seeks to identify the Master of the Embroidered Foliage

"Medieval Mystery," which explores the origins of a group of similar late 15th century Netherlandish paintings of the Virgin and Child, will be on display at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, through January 2.

Legendary Atlantis Found?

American researcher Robert Sarmast claims to have discovered the legendary island of Atlantis off the coast of Cyprus.

London's Raphael Exhibit Garners Praise

Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times reviews the much-praised Raphael exhibit now showing at the National Gallery in London.