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Duke Garick von Köpke to sit vigil in the Outlands

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-05-05 12:02

All good gentles are cordially invited to come and provide counsel to His Grace Garick von Köpke, as he sits vigil to contemplate the offer from Their Majesties of the Outlands to be admitted into the Order of the Laurel.

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Bread oven and sewing kit found in Northampton dig

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-05-04 19:35

An archaeological excavation in Northampton, England, has thus far revealed the remains of a bread oven, a 13th century well, a 15th century sewing kit and trading tokens, leading experts to believe that there was a settlement in the area. (photos)

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Letters of Wallace and Robert the Bruce on display at Stirling Castle

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-05-04 16:09

700 years ago the fate of Scotland was being decided. Now, history buffs will be able to read the words of those concerned in the historic events at an exhibit of letters of Robert the Bruce, William Wallace, and others, at Stirling Castle. The exhibition runs until June 2014. (photo)

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Rendlesham exhibit marks 75th anniversary of Sutton Hoo discovery

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-05-03 17:50

Four miles northest of the Sutton Hoo ship burials lie what archaeologists believe are the remains of the royal settlement of Rendlesham, mentioned in the 8th century by the Venerable Bede. Finds from recent archaeological excavations will be on display during the 75th anniversary celebration of the Sutton Hoo finds in 2014.

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Winter storms reveal leg bones of monk

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-05-03 13:50

Alas, poor monk, whose eternal rest was disturbed by the discovery of his leg bones protruding from a cliff along the sea shore of Monknash, South Wales. The remains are believed to be from a young Cistercian monk who lived at the nearby 12 century abbey. (photo)

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Saving Winchester Roman wall "not possible"

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-05-02 14:25

Local historians in Winchester, England are outraged at the proposal that a Roman wall, unearthed in 2013 during construction of 14 new houses, may be destroyed and used as filler for foundations.

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Mudthaw 2014 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-05-02 09:19

Brita reports that she has created an album of photos from Mudthaw 2014, which took place in March in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available to view on Shutterfly.

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Tournaments Illuminated Quest Request April 2014

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-05-01 16:40

Magister Riordan MacGregor, editor of Tournaments Illuminated, has announced the latest Quest Request.

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Announcement re Bullying & Harassment Policy

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-05-01 13:55

Tiffany Brown and Melissa Muckart of SCA Ltd Australia and SCANZ Inc New Zealand report that a joint bullying and harassment policy for participating SCA, Inc members is now available online.

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SCA Ltd Social Media Policy (Draft)

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-05-01 11:50

Sorle Maknicoll, SCA Ltd Webwright, reports that a draft of the Social Media Policy for SCA Ltd. (Australia only) is now available online. Comments are encouraged.

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Welcoming a New Year

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2014-05-01 10:06

A fighter circa AS 7 with a freon can helm and a shield made out of 3/4 inch plywood with bicycle tire edging.

Today marks the anniversary of the first tournament and the day that the SCA turns over its calendar to a new year.  The year is now Anno Societatis XLIX (49).  An account of that first tournament is available on the West Kingdom Historian’s website.


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Lief and Morrigan new Prince and Princess of Northshield

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-04-30 19:12

Aryanhwy reports that Jarl Lief Wulfsson was the winner of the April 5, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Countess Morrigan nic Temair.

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Stefan's Florilegium updates for April 2014

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-04-30 14:01

THLord Stefan li Rous reports that he has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for April 2014.

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New Society Seneschal Sought

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2014-04-29 17:17

Leslie Vaughn, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that Board of Directors is seeking applicants for the position of Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations.

Leslie Vaughn writes:  The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is now accepting applications for the position of Society Seneschal (Vice-President for Operations). This is a part-time, paid position, which requires approximately thirty-two hours per week .

Position Requirements and Responsibilities:
    • Oversee directly and indirectly the planning and implementation of all game side activities.
    • Ensure confidentiality of all investigations
    • Annual review of all direct documentation
    • Interface as a corporate spokesperson for information management
    • Explore, evaluate and create new documentation as needed to ensure a positive game side experience
    • Train all direct reports and indirectly assist with the training of subsequent staff
    • Report as instructed within all timelines
    • Excellent communication skills
    • All other tasks as assigned
General Requirements:
    • Management experience with both volunteers and employees preferred
    • Ability to connect to internet required
    • Good working knowledge of current SCA corporate documents required
    • Applicants must be available for the four quarterly Board Discussion Sessions per year (typically held on Fridays), held in addition to the four Board meeting days per year (typically on Saturdays). As Thursdays and Sundays tend to be travel days, each applicant must have sixteen days available per year, of which eight are week days. Additional traveling may be required. Availability for up to eight evening conference calls per year (generally starting at 9:00 p.m.Eastern Time) is also required.

Resumes (professional and medieval, including awards and titles) must be sent to SCA Inc., Box 360789, Milpitas CA 95036, or resumes at sca.org, no later than August 30th, 2014.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:

SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036

You may also email comments at lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.


Filed under: Corporate, Official Notices Tagged: corporate, seneschal, society officers

Great Western War Pre-reg is Open

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-04-28 19:40

It's here it's here it's here! Like the first breath of spring, open registration for Great Western War has returned, bringing new life to your dreams of glory on the field, inspiration among the arts, and legendary shenanigans behind the scenes.

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Stinky surprise for Danish archaeologists

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-04-28 06:49

 Archaeologists working on a site in Odense on Funen, Denmark were treated to an odiferous surprise recently with the discovry of 14th century barrels used to contain the contents of latrines.

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"Stunning" Roman bracelet on display in Furness

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-04-27 23:46

Trade between the Roman and the British locals may be enbodied by a single silver bracelet, dating to the second century, discovered recently by a metal detectorist near Dalton-in-Furness, England. Probably traded by a Roman soldier visiting the town, the "stunning" bracelet is now on display at Barrow's Dock Museum in Furness. (photo)

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Sir Kenneth Branagh wins awards with "Scottish play"

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-04-27 17:05

Kenneth Branagh, who has stirred audiences with his portrayals of such diverse characters as Henry V and Gilderoy Lockhart, has won over ciritcs in a new version of Shakespeare's Macbeth, which garnered three prizes at the Manchester Theatre Awards.

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Latest Issue of A&S Newsletter is Available

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2014-04-27 15:17

The newest Ars Scientia Orientalis, the quarterly Arts & Sciences publication of the East, is now online at:
http://aso.eastkingdom.org/issues/aso8.pdf

The contents include:

  • Cooking from Medieval Recipes, a Very Simple Introduction by Mistress Brunissende Dragonette
  • Music-Dramas in the Medieval Church by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich
  • Observations on an Elizabethan Blackwork Smock by Countess Ianthé d’Averoigne
  • Insights Into the Use of Astrology In the European Middle Ages by Xanthippe Ouranina
  • Period vs. Periodesque: Considerations for Creating Arts and Science Projects by Baroness Rainillt de Bello Marisco
  • Philosophies of Recreation by Lady Elizabeth Underhill
  • Praise of the East: Seasons by Mistress Dorigen of the Gray Gate

Filed under: Arts and Sciences

Vikings invade British Museum

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-04-26 18:17

Not since the 11th century have Vikings made such a big splash in England as with the opening of the new BP-sponsored exhibition at the British Museum in London, Vikings: life and legend. The exhibit opened march 6, 2014 and will close June 22. (photos)

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