Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-02-09 16:44
In 1391, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a treatise on how to use an astrolabe. A transcription of the work is now available online, which sparked a discussion of navigational instruments on the Lochac list.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2004-02-09 14:31
Guardian Unlimited: "The medieval world wasn't a time of stagnation or ignorance," says Jones. "A lot of what we assume to be medieval ignorance is, in fact, our own ignorance about the medieval world."
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2004-02-08 18:25
Ealdormere's newest Pelican is Baroness Tabitha Dearval.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-02-08 15:20
News Telegraph: The Earl of Warwick, England's "Kingmaker," may have ordered repairs to the Newport ship, discovered in 2002 in South Wales, according to a 1469 letter.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-02-08 12:15
John of the Hills has announced the Fourth Annual Best Looking Campsite with Banners and Flags at Rowany Festival Competition, which will take place April 8-13, 2004 in Lochac's Barony of Rowany.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-02-08 09:50
A digital version of the "Blaeu Atlas of Scotland," the country's first atlas, is now available online.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-02-07 17:30
The Royal Irish Academy has announced that "Headcoverings from the Dublin Excavations," a book by Elizabeth Wincott that covers Irish headcoverings from the 9th-12th centuries, is now in print.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2004-02-07 12:45
"In Search of Shakespeare," a four-part series, will be broadcast on PBS stations this month.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-02-07 10:05
The Great Wall of China is in trouble. Only a third of the structure is still standing due to "vandalism, pigsties and natural erosion."
Submitted by Catriona on Sat, 2004-02-07 00:08
Tatiana Nikolova-Houston contends that Medieval manuscripts are the hypertexts of the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2004-02-07 00:05
MPs in the House of Commons are arguing over the birthplace of Robin Hood, pitting the 19 Yorkshire MPs against four from Nottinghamshire.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-02-06 19:47
Lord Nytshaed, Rapier Marshal in Charge for Western Rapier at the Estrella War, sends the call to rapier fighters to band together under the banner of the West Kingdom.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2004-02-06 14:57
independent.co.uk: Archaeologists have found the intact tomb of a seventh century CE Anglo-Saxon king near the village of Southend-on-Sea in England.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-02-06 04:10
The Asahi Shimbun: Archeologists are studying the ruins of a submerged city, off the coast of central Japan, which may have sunk into the sea in the middle of the 13th century.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-02-05 21:20
THL Sovany Barcsi Janos, Kingdom New Groups Coordinator for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced that the formation of a new group in Spain is official.
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Thu, 2004-02-05 15:42
Morning News: Plant your tongue firmly in your cheek, and prepare to learn "how to live in the past, bedecked in ancient garb, profound in dead languages. Yes, how to become a[n] historical re-enactor."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-02-05 15:32
In an essay in "The Scotsman" newspaper, Robert Irwin discusses how Arab culture affected the western world and how modern life has changed interpretations of these effects.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-02-04 20:40
THL Geoffrey of Wroxeter has created a clickable map of the Middle Kingdom, listing all regions, baronies, and local groups.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-02-04 20:38
Due to recent rains, some fire restrictions have been lifted for Lochac's Canterbury Faire.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-02-04 16:02
Discovery Channel: An ongoing investigation of the remains of Christopher Columbus may soon identify the explorer's final resting place once and for all.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-02-04 14:35
24 Hour Museum: A Roman amphitheatre discovered in the 1960s in the city of Chester, England, may soon be fully excavated, thanks to combined efforts of the Chester City Council and English Heritage.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2004-02-03 22:28
"Poets, Lovers, and Heroes in Italian Mythological Prints" is on display at the Howard Gilman Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City through May 2, 2004.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2004-02-03 16:34
Residents of the area near the site of the historic Battle of Agincourt are petitioning to block construction of wind turbines.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-02-03 16:27
Researchers have finally agreed on the secret of the mysterious Voynich Manuscript: it's gibberish.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2004-02-02 22:56
Disinformation: Disinformation, a blog calling itself "the gateway to the underground -- news, politics, conspiracy, and weirdness," has published an article by an ex-SCAdian comparing SCA counterculture with other "fringe" groups of society.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2004-02-02 19:55
Ainfean inghean Risdeag reports that citizens of the Kingdom of Trimaris, as supporters of the "Deep Impact" mission, have received a certificate verifying that the Kingdom will be named on the spacecraft.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-02-02 19:54
Cincinnati Enquirer: Sharonville, Ohio student Robert Stephan recently discovered treasure in the vaults of the University of Michigan: a store of forgotten papyri chronicling the life of a young Roman soldier.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-02-02 15:15
Anna de Byxe has announced that there is a discussion list available designed for librarians in the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-02-02 15:15
Beacon-Journal: "Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling," a new book by Ross King, does its best to debunk the myths of how the Sistine Chapel was created.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-02-01 14:45
Lady Andrea McIntyre reports on the recent East Kingdom Cooking Collegium in Settmour Swamp where cooks gathered to share recipes, taste test and... cook!