Until January 5, 2014, the Corning Museum of Glass will present Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the Glass Bead, a major exhibition of glass beads and beadwork from many cultures. In addition, the museum will offer demonstrations of bead-making, as well as hosting its Annual Seminar on Glass October 18-19, 2013.
On the SCA Newcomers list, THLord Ian the Green offered information on the making of period ink by way of his blog Scribescribbling. He also offers documentation on recent ink-making experiences.
Jim Revells, a.k.a. Olaf Trollhiemsfjord, is in the process of founding a company to teach traditional crafts and trades. Project Trollhiem, LLC is currently seeking funding to take their program on the road.
Exhumed skeletons of the family members of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany show distinctive signs of rickets, some from early birth.
Duke Eringlin Aldhelm reports that at the recent Tournament of Horse and Falcon event, Their Majesties Donngal and Catalina, of the Kingdom of Calontir, conferred upon the Honorable Luc Fitz Warrin the acolade of Knighthood.
The deadline for online registration for Pennsic War 42 has been extended until 11:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern time, according to the Pennsic official web site.
The blind and print disabled of the world need your help. John G. Paré Jr., Executive Director for Advocacy and Policy for the National Federation of the Blind, is promoting a petition to open copyright laws to allow publication of books in special formats like Braille and to be shared across international borders.
Based on reader comments (both online and offline), SCAtoday.net will phase out the Events (Calendar) feature gradually over the next several months, and discontinue it entirely as of September 1, 2013.
Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb, historian, author, broadcaster, and award-winning academic, presents a TED Talk (Technology, Entertainment, Design) on how to discuss history through its differences from modern life instead of its similarities. The 14-minute video is available on YouTube.
Duchesses Anna and Seonaid are pleased and proud to announce that this Pennsic will feature the return of the Knowne Worlde Ladies of the Rose Tourney. The official date and time of the Tourney is Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the East Kingdom Pavilion.
Thanks to the Cornwall Buildings Preservation Trust and The Prince's Regeneration Trust's UK£1m grant, Cornwall's Old Duchy Palace in Lostwithiel has been restored and will contain a permanent heritage exhibition about the palace and its restoration in its basement. (photos)
Tiffany Brown, m.k.a. Teffania de Tuckerton, Chair, SCA Ltd, requests the aid of members of the SCA in Australia to help with special tasks.
Brian de Moray, Free Scholar of the Academie de Espee in the Kingdom of Atlantia reports that a rapier tournament to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research will take place July 29, 2013 at Pennsic 42. Thugs for Jugs - A breast cancer rapier charity tourney - will be held on the rapier field.
Beneath the streets of London runs a river of gold - not actual gold and not actually a river, but archaeological gold in the form of the "lost" Walbrook River. Dubbed "the Pompeii of the north," the thick layer of mud has been a treasure trove of Roman artifacts, from a gladiator’s amber amulet to entire buildings. (photos and video)
Two foot outlines, a right and a left, were recently noticed on removable deck planking on the Viking Gokstad Ship.
Their name has become synonymous with harrowing destruction. This might have something to do with the fact that they sacked Rome, and did a bang-up job of it. See what other events led to the Vandals' association with devastation in this introduction by your Guide.
Experts are hoping to puzzle out the mystery of a skeleton found buried in a cemetery in the middle of the Lewes battlefield, the site of the historic 1264 Battle of Lewes, which "resulted in the king's defeat and the summoning of England's first representative parliament - as an 'early struggle for democracy.'" All other battle casualties were "slung into a pit.”
Fortresses constructed during the Middle Ages by crusader knights are being used and fought over by both government and rebel forces who see their strategic advantages. The war has already destroyed many historic sites in the country, such as Aleppo's 11th-century minaret.
Master Andreas de Caunteton, Atlantia Kingdom Chirurgeon and Pennsic 42 Deputy CIC, passes along some information reported by Pennsic's Lady Mayor from a recent staff meeting.
Archaeologists have created a detailed map of the medieval port city of Dunwich, dubbed "Britain's Atlantis" because it sank into the sea centuries ago. Using both high-tech imaging and historic research, archaeologists have been able to map out the town boundaries, streets, and even identify individual buildings.