THLord Stefan li Rous provdes updates for Stefan's Florilegium for January 2015.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2015-01-24 16:24
THLord Stefan li Rous provdes updates for Stefan's Florilegium for January 2015.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2015-01-23 18:00
At the Jan 2015 quarterly board meeting, the board accepted the resignation of the Society Chirurgeon, and directed the President to handle the responsibilities of that office until further notice.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2015-01-23 16:41
On LinkedIn, Landinn de Marest (Kristen Fife), reports that the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachornism, Inc. has approved the creation of a new kingdom.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2015-01-22 23:31
The fighting in Iraq continues to threaten, not just the populace, but historical treasures and manuscripts. Recently a Dominican Order of priests, known as the Order of Preachers, managed to rescue a number of these precious documents when Islamic State jihadists advanced into the region. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2015-01-22 18:00
At the January 17, 2015 Board of Directors meeting in Milpitas, CA, the Board voted against revising Corpora to establish a rapier peerage.
Submitted by Sir Jon on Sun, 2015-01-18 14:24
Sir Jon reports that the Winter edition of the SCA wide archery E-newsletter is now available online.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2015-01-17 12:12
Do you remember why you joined the SCA? If you don't, or need to remember why you are still a member, watch For Glory & Honor: Medieval Reenactors Go To Battle, an NBC News feature showcasing the SCA at the Pennsic War. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2015-01-16 17:00
The Board of Directors would like to remind the membership that the First Quarter 2015 Board Meeting is scheduled for tomorrow Saturday, January 17, 2015.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2015-01-16 15:40
Archaeologist Anna Ihr's doctoral dissertation, Becoming Vitrified, shows that the glass industry in Sweden is much older than previously believed, as early as the 13th century. The thesis describes how different vitrified, or glassy, materials can be interpreted and analysed.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2015-01-16 11:05
Effective February 1, 2015, the SCA is discontinuing its Known World Mail, a hosted mail service previously offered to SCA members.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2015-01-13 12:53
The 8th century, Old English poem called The Ruin may be the oldest surviving literature to mention Stonehenge, says medieval liguist Dr Graeme Davis. The poem refers to stones called "the old ones" or the "elders."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2015-01-12 20:18
The Pennsic Pre-reigistration Office reports that pre-registration for Pennsic 44 is now live
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2015-01-11 12:28
THLord Stefan li Rous provides updates to Stefan's Florilegium for December 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2015-01-09 12:58
“Send me a shirt, towel, trousers, reins, and, for my sister, send fabric. If I am alive, I will pay for it,” wrote a 14th century father, Onus, to his son, Danilo, in the block letters of Old Novgorod language on a birch bark scroll. The note, among a dozen others, was discovered recently in the "magicial mud" of Veliky Novgorod, Russia.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2015-01-08 11:04
Gold was believed to have magical powers in Anglo-Saxon society, which may have led to discovery of special processes to make the metal appear "more golden than gold." These findings are part of a new study of the Staffordshire Hoard which "showed goldsmiths knew how to remove alloyed metals such as copper and silver from the surface of objects."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2015-01-07 10:50
As the reburial of King Richard III approaches, the city of Leicester, England and Leicester Cathedral prepare for the festivities by calling on the locals to help with fundraising. The diocese has raised only UK£1.9m of the £2.5m cost of the celebration.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2015-01-05 09:39
September 2014 was a great month for British metal detector enthusiast Derek McLennan. The retired businessman discovered "one of the most important Viking hoards ever found in Scotland" in a field in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2015-01-04 14:03
In early medieval Italy, "burying the dead facedown was a way to prevent the impure soul threatening the living,” says anthropologist Elena Dellù. This might explain the remains of a teenage girl discovered recently at the complex of San Calocero in Albenga, Italy. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2015-01-03 19:55
A team of archaeologists from AOC Archaeology Group, along with members of the community, were intrigued by discoveries resulting from two weeks of excavations near York, England's Guildhall. The workers found artifacts dating from Roman times through World War II, including evidence of a medieval friary.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2015-01-02 11:06
According to Wikipedia, Lavenham, England "is a village and civil parish in Suffolk, England noted for its 15th-century church, half-timbered medieval cottages and circular walk." Now the town's business forum and parish council plan to apply to UNESCO for a World Heritage grant to "help balance tourism, the local economy and traffic." (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2015-01-01 16:16
The Bayeux Tapestry famously depicts King Harold II's death by arrow to the eye during the Battle of Hastings, but new evidence may show that the king survived the battle.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2015-01-01 11:12
Dr Carenza Lewis is well known to audeinces of Channel 4’s Time Team and the BBC’s The Great British Story, but now she has a different role: leading members of the community of Sudbury on an archaeological survey. Lewis heads up the "big dig" organized by the Sudbury Society, the Sudbury History Society, and the Sudbury Museum Trust.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-12-31 15:10
Richard III died before the Reformation, but Leicester Cathedral, where the king will be buried, is staunchly Anglican, facts which should have produced strife. The funeral of a king, however, has brought the two faiths together to offer Richard III a burial "with the dignity befitting his rank."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-12-31 12:43
Master Yehudah nagid ben Yitzhak, Minister of Protocol, reports that at Their Feast of St. Maurus. Their Majesties Vladimir and Petranella of the Kingdom of Northshield placed Peter Joyner (fka Petro Petrovitch) on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Chivalry.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-12-30 19:15
Twice in seven years, 1274 and 1281, the Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan tried to invade Japan. On one of those missions a ship sank in a typhoon off the island of Takashima. Now arhaeologists hope to learn the secrets of the Mongol warship from the recently-discovered wreck.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-12-30 18:32
Iconic baddie Vlad the Impaler seems to have slept more places than George Washington. The latest claim comes from Turkey which says that the young prince was held captive in a fortress there. Rachel Nuwer for Smithsonian Magazine online has the story. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-12-28 22:02
Near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem lies a complex of ancient buildings including Ahar Kotlenu a refurbished 14th century caravansary, an inn for caravans, now open to the public. The site includes a 3,500 square feet (325 square meters) grand hall with cross-vaulted stone roof held aloft by six reinforced pillars.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-12-27 16:31
In 1583, the merchant ship Gagliana Grossa sank off the coast of Biogradna Moru, in Croatia. Now the shipwreck has become a subject of study by a group of Texas A&M students led by Filipe Castro, in partnership with Irena Radic Rossi from the University of Zadar. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-12-27 10:23
Renaissance fair enthusiast Larry Steven McQuilliams was killed by police recently after firing more than 100 rounds at the Mexican Consulate and other buildings in Austin, Texas. McQuilliams was reportedly upset by US immigration policy. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-12-26 15:47
The British Museum has been invaded by witches - at least until January 2015. A new free exhibit, Witches and Wicked Bodies, will look at the history of witches in Great Britain from the 1400s until the Victorian era, and will include artists' renditions, objects of sorcery and magic, as well as artifacts from antiquity depicting famous witches.