Tolkien Translation of Beowulf Found

Wheaton College professor Michael Drout discovered 2000 pages of handwritten material by J.R.R. Tolkien in a box of papers at Oxford's Bodleian Library.

Medieval Welsh Ship May Have Made Trans-Atlantic Crossing

A 15th century ship discovered in South Wales in June, 2002, may have crossed the Atlantic.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Available Online

Three years' worth of Byzantine, Pre-Colombian and lanscape architecture research is available online at Dumbarton Oaks.

Roman Wine Makes a Comeback in France

International Herald Tribune: French vineyard owner, Herve Durand, will be selling wine long past its time when he reopens an 1800-year-old Roman winery.

Scots Name Top Ten Treasures

Scotsman.com: Dissatisfied with a list of Britain's Top Ten Treasures that included only one from Scotland, two archaeologists have compiled their own list.

Watch on Rhine

Dutch Archaeologists have announced the discovery of the remains of a series of Roman watchtowers along the Rhine River.

Kingdom of Acre to Celebrate Valentine's Day

Lady Meropi of the Kingdom of Acre extends an invitation to celebrate St. Valentine's Day at an event.

New E-Mail List for SCA-Related Merchants

SCAtoday.net is pleased to announce a new e-mail list for SCA-related merchants to post commercial announcements.

Kingdom of Meridies Celebrates 25 years

Populace makes ready for super-sized spring event.

"King of the Mountain" Cancelled

East Kingdom List: Due to the sudden loss of the event site, King of the Mountain, to be held January 18, 2003 in Johnson, VT has been cancelled.

Castle Restoration: Ideal SCA Summer Vacation

La Sabranenque restoration projects in France and Italy allow volunteers to help with the preservation of period rural architecture in southern France.

Tolkien Purists Enraged by New Character (satire)

BBSpot: Peter Jackson has announced the addition of a new character in "Return of the King," - Jar-Jaromir.

Period Demo Center at Estrella War

This year's Estrella War will feature a period Demo Center where artisans can demonstrate their skills.

Paradise, Pottage and Potions: The Medieval Garden

A summer institute for educators will take place July 6-August 1, 2003 at Pennsylvania State University and will cover different aspects of medieval culture.

Web Gallery of Art: A Treasure Trove for Costumers

The Web Gallery of Art, containing over 11,000 digital reproductions of European paintings and sculpture, offers a treasure trove for the visual researcher.

Medieval and Renaissance Pottery and Ceramics Resources Available

This week, Aoife (Lis) of Endless Hills offers an extensive, annoted list of sites for medieval and renaissance pottery.

Stefan's Florilegium Additions for January

The Honorable Lord Stefan li Rous has added new content to his research site.

Sir Paul McCartney Receives Coat of Arms

On December 31, 2002, former Beatle Paul McCartney was granted a coat of arms for his 59th birthday.

Iron Chef Comes to Pennsic

The SCA's own version of Iron Chef will take place at this year's Pennsic War.

East Kingdom Laurel & Maunche Database Updated

A database containing information on Laurels and Maunche in the East Kingdom has been updated.

Southern Marches Branches Receive Augmentation of Arms

Their Majesties of Caid have granted an Augmentation of Arms to the branches of Southron Gaard, Ildhafn and Darchester in the Southern Marshes.

Equestrians to Meet at Aethelmearc Twelfth Night

There will be a meeting to determine future equestrian activities in AEthelmearc at the Kingdom Twelfth Night, January 11, 2003 in Sunderoak (Butler, PA).

Merchant Information for Ice Dragon

Due to miscommunications, the merchant information for the Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael (Hamburg, NY), March 15, 2003, was not listed in the January newsletter.

AEthelmearc Increases Population

Their Majesties of AEthelemarc welcome Veronica Rose Gramm to Their Kingdom.

David Cooper of Tyndale to Become Pelican at Crown Tourney

On January 18, 2003 at Crown Tournament in Three Rivers, (Calontir) David Cooper of Tyndale will be elevated to the Order of the Pelican.

Scadians on Active Duty in the Persian Gulf Listed

Dagonell, Webmaster of Heronter in AEthelemarc, has created a website to list all Scadians on active duty in the Gulf.

Anglo-Saxon for Computer Programmers

According to Carl T. Berkhout, a glossary of Anglo-Saxon words for computer programmers is a handy tool for technical writers who "strive for greater clarity and simplicity in their writing."

Tolkien Editor Aids in Learning Old English

English professor Michael Drout has provided a course in Old English, including "King Alfred's Grammar Book," and "King Alfred," an Old English translation program, which allow users to learn the language and discover its beauty.

SCA Minstrels Have Home on the Web

The SCA Minstrel Homepage, hosted by Gregory Blount of Isenfir (Greg Lindahl), offers a home for those interested in all manner of performing arts from the fall of Rome until 1600.

Directory of SCA Households Returns to the Web

Jeffrey C. Smith of Parsberg, Germany has re-posted his Directory of SCA Households with a new, automated look.