Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-11-28 21:14
A team of archaeologists has discovered the remains of an ancient campsite for nomadic emperors from the Liao Dynasty (907-1125) in north-east China's Jilin province. One of four seasonal camps, the site is believed to have been an administrative centre during the reign of the nomadic Khitans.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-11-28 17:21
The Board of Directors for the Society for Creative Anachronism has announced its meeting schedule for 2015-2016.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-11-27 15:56
Two thousand years ago, the Segontium Roman Fort dominated the landscape in northern Wales. Now, a computer-generated, 3D model of the fort has been created, allowing visitors to fly through the building of the enormous structure. (photo and video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-11-27 12:04
The members of the SCANZ Committee and SCA, Ltd Board remind citizens of the Kingdom of Lochac that feedback on the kingdom's Bullying & Harassment Policy closes on 1 December, 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-11-26 13:39
Eowyth þa Siðend reports that His Grace Joe Angus has posted the following on the Calontir Website, with regards to gathering information for Lilies 2016. Please take a moment to answer the TWO questions being posed.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-11-26 08:50
Margaret de May, co-event Steward for the Known World Dance Symposium (KWDS), reports that bed reservations for the event are limited and filling up fast.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-11-25 13:14
THLord Stefan li Rous reports that he has published updates for Stefan's Florilegium for November 2014.
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Tue, 2014-11-25 08:33
On Saturday October 25, in Carolingia, over 70 Easterners participated in a new way to hold an event.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-11-24 15:07
The Maciejowski Bible, better known as the Crusader Bible, is the star of a new exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City. The 13th century manuscript is considered one of the greatest illuminated manuscripts in the world. It will be on display through January 4, 2015.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-11-24 06:53
Crispin reports that Viscount Sir Kinggiyadai Ba'atur was the victor of the November 1, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac. His Excellency was inspired in His eneavour by Viscountess Altani Khalighu.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-11-23 17:42
Anplica Fiore reports that the Castlerock Museum in Alma, Wisconsin will host a lecture entitled Medieval Furniture of the Maciejowski Bible on November 30, 2014 at 2pm.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-11-23 11:12
Lisa Czudnochowsky, Director, SCA Inc. and Ombudsman for Board Recruiting reports that the SCA Board of Directors is seeking nominees.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-11-22 20:13
Twenty years ago, Bill Devereux bought land near Wrexham in northern Wales. During clean-up and restoration around the property, Devereux discovered what is believed to be the smallest chapel in the UK (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-11-22 14:57
At the July 2013 Board Meeting, the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (“APEC”) proposed that the Board of Directors create a new Patent-bearing Peerage Order parallel to the Orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel and the Pelican. This Rapier Peerage would be for the related martial arts of rapier and all forms of cut & thrust in the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-11-21 19:18
Like their modern counterparts, medieval people enjoyed entertaining guests, often with their best utensils. Naomi Speakman, curator for the British Museum's Late Medieval Collection, salutes the museum's newest acquisition, the Lacock Cup, in a feature article on the museum blog. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-11-21 10:58
For four years, members of the Medieval and Renaissance Society (MaRS) of the University of Georgia have been honing their fighting skills at Myers Quad. Recently reporter Emily Dardaman of the Red & Black dropped by for a visit. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-11-20 15:58
Islamic art does not depict the human form, but it often finds its greatest inspiration in calligraphy. A new exhibit at the Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. is devoted to nasta’liq, Persian calligraphy developed from the 14th to 16th centuries. Nasta’liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy will be featured at the gallery from September 13, 2014 through March 22, 2015.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-11-20 13:41
Rohesia reports that an addition has been made to the Canterbury Faire 2015 Brewing Competition: Cider.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-11-19 16:04
Danish Archaeologists, thrilled by the discovery of a Viking ring fortress on the island of Zealand, are considering the possibility that the site might have been used as a training camp to launch an invasion of England. (photo)
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Wed, 2014-11-19 11:02
The new SCA membership page is now available. The East Kingdom Gazette offers an introduction.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-11-18 20:28
In 1628, Girard Thibault wrote Académie de l’Espée, a rapier manual based on mathematical foundations. Science historian Daniel Margocsy of Slate offers a feature article on the fencing tome. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-11-18 16:01
In an excerpt from his book Agincourt: My Family, The Battle And The Fight For France, in the Mail Online, English writer and adventurer Sir Ranolph Fiennes discusses his ancestors' parts in the 1415 Battle of Agincourt, the day, he writes, chivalry died.
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Mon, 2014-11-17 15:07
The Board of Directors quarterly meeting was held in St. Louis, MO on October 25, 2014, and the East Kingdom Gazette offers an unofficial summary.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-11-16 14:23
Just when scientists think they have learned everything there is to know about Stonehenge, new technologies reveal tantalizing secrets. Laser scanning of the area around the monument showed at least 17 circular shrines as well as other neolithic structures. (photo and map)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-11-16 09:45
Whether it's for beer or coldcuts, disguising a modern cooler at period events is always a great idea. Joshwelch9 borrowed the idea from absinth-dragon and posted his plan to turn a cooler in a cool pirate chest on Instructables. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-11-15 16:08
Just how bad were the Vikings? Historians have debated the issue for decades. In a feature article for National Geographic by Christopher Shea, Yale history professor Anders Winroth, author of The Age of the Vikings, argues that contemporary accounts were exaggerated, and the writers often contradicted themselves.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-11-15 11:42
In 2003, builder Richard Mason found an old, pottery jug on the island of Lindisfarne, in northern England. Later, he noticed that the jug contained 17 coins, dating from the reigns of Henry VI - Elizabeth I. The silver and gold hoard has been valued at UK£30,900, but the Great North Museum in Newcastle needs an additional UK£3,000 to purchase the coins for its collection. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-11-14 15:11
Wulfwen Atte Belle and Antonio Bellini have announced that the results for the SCA Feast Survey are now available to download from the Barony of Sternfeld website.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-11-14 12:16
Kameshima Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that, at Their Court at Siege of Glengary, Their Majesties Titus and Anna Leigh of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc placed Baron Tigernach mac Cathail on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-11-14 00:15
Lord Gunther Boese, Canon Herald for the Kingdom of Lochac, reports that Their Majesties Niáll and Liadan have chosen to offer Peerages to four of Their subjects over the past two months.