Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-03-27 19:19
Vinhold is Invading! Save the sheep! Beware, for Vinhold has taken up arms and a Viking theme for this year's Baron's Championship.
- Oar dancing
- Norse riddles
- "Pig" Spearing
- Viking themed Soteltie competition
- Siege cooking competition
There will be prizes for first place in each competition. These
events will be run concurrently with our Rapier championship and our
Narony of Vinhold (Napa, California)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-03-26 16:55
Arn: The Knight Templar, a 2007 Swedish film, is finding a following among fans of historical movies. The film and its sequel, Arn: The Kingdom at the End of the Road, are based on Jan Guillou's trilogy about a fictional Swedish Templar.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-03-01 20:10
Science Daily reveals that a new study by The University of Nottingham, the University of Leicester and University College London proves that Viking bloodlines are still common in the residents of Northwest England.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-02-27 14:58
Recent discoveries in a 10th century gravesite in the Russian town of Pskov, Novgorod lead researchers to believe that Viking women dressed more provocatively than previously believed. New research may show that women's garments were open at the front, revealing an underdress with a train in the back.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-02-24 09:44
The Instructables website includes a tutorial on how to make a Viking pennannular brooch.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-02-22 15:29
Looking for information on Viking clothing, textiles, cooking, etc.? Thora Sharptooth has created a website entitled Viking Resources for the Re-enactor which deals with these subjects and more.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-02-16 16:29
Several Viking Age sites around the Baltic Sea have been proposed as UNESCO Heritage Sites. The locations include Haithabu, a village in Germany, and the Dannevirke, a series of earthen walls.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-02-09 00:19
Dan Carlson of the Viking History website has announced that a new research CD-ROM dealing with Viking Age crafts, such as bone and antler objects, will be available in April.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-01-29 14:07
The Dark Ages Re-Creation Company, a group "interested in using living history to research aspects of life in Northern Europe during the Viking Age," has become active again.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-01-21 21:51
Nathan Williams of the BBC's Timewatch discusses his voyage on the Viking ship Sea Stallion, which sailed from Denmark to Dublin during the summer of 2007. (photos and diagrams)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-17 17:09
RAGNAROK/RAGS-OR-NOT January 19, 2008 Conway, AR - Cold Springs Retreat
What Will Be Happening?
Fighters- (Heavy & Light) Come compete in our Protectorate Tourney!
Heavies- How about an Axe & Round Shield Tourney?! (contact our Fighter
Marshal Ld. Sven the White for specifics)
***Note-Axe & Round Shield will be provided by the Fighter Marshal
Light- Contact Osric for more information.
Shire of Lagerdamm (Conway, Arkansas)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-10 17:54
Norwegian historians are rethinking the distribution of power in Viking Norway after the recent discovery of two massive Viking halls in Borre. The halls date to around 700-800 C.E. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-01-06 10:15
On the Christmas Eve 2007 All Things Considered radio program, reviewer Lynn Neary spoke with Laura Miller of Salon.com and blogger Mark Sarvas of The Elegant Variation about which books from 2007 should not be missed. Included was The Far Traveler by Nancy Marie Brown.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-22 19:02
The Swedish military has altered the symbol of the Nordic Battlegroup's coat of arms, an intact heraldic lion, after protest from female soldiers.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-22 12:37
You are invited to attend Jour d'Amour III: Viking Love and experience a weekend of fun and friends. Get your team together for the IRON GARB II competition! We are also hosting a skaldic competition and a tablet weaving contest. Come see the beautiful Valkyries escort heroic warriors off the field of battle!
As this year's event has a Viking theme, many of Shire of Drakenmere will be wearing Viking garb to help set the stage. We invite all who wish to participate by wearing Viking garb to please do so! If you need some simple patterns for ladies' wear, they can be found here: Viking Apron (can be worn over a simple T-tunic or over the Viking Underdress), Viking Underdress, Viking Cap. Viking brooches and other accessories can be found at Raymond's Quiet Press and other places on the Internet.
Shire of Drakenmere (Flovilla, Georgia)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-18 17:40
The Renaissance Store/Chivalry Sports has added a pair of articles on Viking embroidery by Gael Stirler to their archive.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-16 12:55
Researchers believe that the area around Liverpool, England was a Viking settlement. Their findings are based on original surnames and DNA evidence.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-15 12:38
For decades, researchers have debated the cause for the disappearance of the Norse colonists in Greenland. Where they massacred? Assimilated? Or did they starve? Now scientists think they have the answer.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-10 19:42
A well-preserved ship dating to the 17th century has been discovered in the icy waters of the Baltic Sea. The ship is believed to have been a Dutch merchant vessel.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-04 09:45
The Medievalist.net blog reports that after more than 60 years, the University of Melbourne has cancelled its Viking Studies program. The program included instruction in Viking history and the Old Norse language.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-18 12:12
Halv of Norsa reports that photos from the Norstead Grand Opening Event are now available to view online. Norsa is a Viking Age Living History group based in the central United States.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-11-16 03:29
"The most important Viking find in Britain in 150 years" has just been discovered in a Yorkshire field. Among the over 8,500 objects found was a rare silver gilt cup, one of only two in existence.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-11-13 08:46
On November 24, 2007, the University of Melbourne in Victoria will present Vikings and Their Enemies: A Symposium from 9.45am - 5.30pm at the Wood Theatre.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-11 09:03
Danish archaeologists have discovered a rare 4th century Roman cemetery near Copenhagen, Denmark. "It is something special and rare in Denmark to have so many (ancient Roman) graves in one place," said archaeologist Rune Iversen.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-29 16:49
Experts believe that they have identified a mysterious runestone discovered under the floor of Hausken Church in Rennesøy, Rogaland, Norway.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-29 10:01
The Shire of IronOx proudly presents... Survivor: Valhalla January 18-20, 2008 Camp Henry Jacobs in Utica, MS
Before Dec 21
Dorm w/ Feast Tent w/ Feast Daytrip w/ Feast
Adult $20.00 $16.00 $12.00
Child (under 12) $12.00 $10.00 $6.00
After Dec 22
Dorm w/ Feast Tent w/ Feast Daytrip w/ Feast
Adult $22.00 $18.00 $14.00
Shire of IronOx (Utica, Mississippi)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-27 07:10
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your little raider? Consider Viking Age Vessels' Instant Viking Kit which features the essential for any Viking expedition: seachest, knife, belt, jewelry and garb.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-10-26 12:12
Eduardo Raffaelli of Buenos Aires, Argentina documents the construction of an authentic Viking longship based on the Skuldelev 5 ship from the Roskilde fjord.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-22 15:04
Archaeologists working in Norwich, England have discovered city walls dating back to Viking times. “Our finding gives us the old geography of the city and lets us look at the history of the defensive mechanisms used in Norwich at the time," said Andy Hutcheson, archaeology manager for NAU Archaeology.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-10-19 22:15
Peter Beatson has published an extensive online report detailing the work of researchers E. Zubkova, O. Orfinskaya, D. Likhachev on the discovery of Viking-age textiles in three chamber graves in Pskov, Russia in 2006.