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Renaissance revels in Siouxland

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-06-30 15:57

For two weeks each June, residents of Sioux Falls, South Dakota are invited to step back in time with the entertainers of the Siouxland Renaissance Festival. Dorene Weinstein of the Argus Leader caught up with Anna Vorhes, executive chairwoman of the Siouxland Renaissance Association, to talk about the festival.

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Shakespeare and the Scientific Revolution

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-06-30 12:55

Readers of Shakespeare's works could easily dismiss his interest in science at a time when the Scientific Revolution was happening around him, but author Dan Falk believes that the Bard was well aware of the developments.

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Hawks and hounds at Traquair medieval fayre

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-06-29 15:12

Traquair House, supposedly the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, was the site of the recent Traquair Medieval Fayre, complete with hawks, hounds and players. The BBC offers a short slideshow of the event.

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Medieval theory of multiple universes?

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-06-29 07:32

According to Tom Mcleish, Giles Gasper and Hannah Smithson for an article in The Conversation, 13th century Bishop of Lincoln, Robert Grosseteste, was one of the most dazzling minds of his generation (1170 to 1253) and may have caught onto the modern notion of multiple universes.

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SCAdians become "living resources" in An Tir

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-06-28 20:21

Jerry Boone of The Oregonian recently learned about re-creating medieval history and becoming a "living resource" from Vikki Cauldwell, Baroness of Dragon’s Mist in the SCA Kingdom of An Tir, as she prepared for Faire in the Grove. (photos)

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Remains of King Erik the Holy to be studied

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:13

A team of scientists from Uppsala University in Sweden will be studying the remains of King Erik the Holy, a medieval Swedish king later canonized as Saint Erik. Researchers hope to discover more about the 12th century monarch including how he lived and his origins. (photo)

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Storks return to Thrigby Hall

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-06-27 17:51

In the Middle Ages, it was common to see white storks, which breed in continental Europe and migrate to Africa in the winter, nesting in the chimneys of England, but no stork has done so for 600 years - until now. (photo, video)

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"We’ll beat the ever living crud out of each other"

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-06-27 09:12

Attendees to the recent Tartan Day South Highland Games & Celtic Festival in Lexington County, South Carolina, were treated to an exhibition of armored combat by Steve Gillam and Lee Loftis. Cassie Cope of The State has the story. (photo, video)

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New Jongleur Herald Sought

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2014-06-27 06:30

“Unto the populace of the East does Ryan, Brigantia Principal Herald, send greetings.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Baroness Katarzyna Gwozdz, Known as Varju. Varju has been my right hand, as the Jongleur Herald, for the last Five years in running Crown Tournament since I started as Troubadour Herald through today. Varju has been responsible for organizing the shield trees for Crown Tournament and, at first, producing the Heraldic plates for the trees, and later, educating fighters on how to make their own and reminding fighters in the weeks leading up to crown tournament to bring them to the tournament. Her efforts are greatly appreciated by all.
 
Varju, however, has decided that she would like to step out of the position she has held for so long and I wish her a pleasant retirement. Therefore The Kingdom finds itself in need of a new Jongleur Herald to assist the Troubadour Herald at this coming Fall Crown Tournament.
 
The Job not only entails running the list trees on the day of the Tournament but also working with the Chamberlain to organize the delivery of the trees to the Tournament. The job also requires advertisement of the trees leading up to the tournament and making it known that fighters are required to produce their own tree shields, educating them on how to make their tree shields, and reminding them to bring the shields with them to the Tournament.
 
Applicants for the position of Jongleur Herald should email me  and the Troubadour Herald stating their intent to serve in this capacity.
 
Secondly, as of this publication, I will have been in the office of the Brigantia Herald for 18 months. It has been my greatest honor to serve the Kingdom and the Society as the Principal Herald of the East. My first term will come to its completion at 12th Night this coming January. Per EK Law, section IV.D.2 , I have stated my intention to their Highnesses to remain on as Brigantia Herald for a third year. Per EK Law, section IV.D.4, at this time any other candidate who wishes to apply for the position of Brigantia Herald should send their Letters of Intent to their Highnesses.”


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"Examining 14th century Fashion" research paper online

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-06-26 21:49

A recent edition of the Falcon Banner, the news magazine of the Kingdom of Calontir, featured documentation by Duchess Aislinn Morcroft entitled An Age of Change: Examining 14th century Fashion.

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Hunting with the eagles of Mongolia

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-06-26 16:30

In a wonderful article by William Kremer, of BBC World Service, photographer Asher Svidensky looks at some of the young people of Mongolia as they hunt using golden eagles, including 13-year-old Ashol-Pan, considered to be the country's only apprentice huntress. (photos)

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"Incredibly significant" bishop's seal declared treasure

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:56

Metal detector enthusiast Andy Falconer has found a few artifacts over the years but nothing like the 14th century, silver bishop's seal, called "incredibly significant" by Manx National Heritage, he found recently in a field on the Isle of Man. (photo)

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Illinois SCAdian honored for excellence in teaching

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-06-25 20:02

Kurt Willer, Danville (Illinois) High School librarian and member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, was recently awarded the David L. Fields Excellence in Teaching Award as an "outstanding" teacher in the district. Noelle McGee of the News-Gazette has the story.

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Eternal tapestry: 4 years in the making

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-06-25 14:45

For 3 years and 10 months, Drachenwald Court Artisan Rakonczay Gergely has been weaving an amazingly-beautiful  tapestry, measuring 250x150cm. Now the finished work hangs on the wall and pictures of the work in progress tell the story.

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Double Wars XXVII photos online

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014-06-24 13:20

Lia de Thornegge reports that she has created an album of photos from Double Wars XXVII which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Seeking board members for SCA Ltd

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014-06-24 05:53

SCA Ltd is again seeking nominations for board members. SCA Ltd is the administrative body that directs and oversees the "out-of-game" activities of the SCA in Australia.

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Travel the Silk Road at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:00

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History will host Traveling the Silk Road, an exhibit which promises "the spectacular sights, sounds and stories of the greatest trade route of ancient times." The spectacular exhibit will be at the museum until October 5, 2014.

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Stefan's Florilegium updates for June 2014

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-06-23 20:04

THLord Stefan li Rous shares updates to Stefan's Florilegium for June 2014.

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Nesscia inghean Chearnaigh chosen as Silent Heraldry Deputy

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-06-23 11:20

The Calontir Falcon Banner reports that the Laurel, Wreath, and Pelican Sovereigns of Arms have chosen a Silent Herald Deputy, a Society-level position created "to encourage and promote the use and equality of Silent Heraldry at all courts and events in which the entire populace attends."

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Everyone "treated like royalty" at Mayfaire

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-06-22 14:07

The Middle Ages came to Tenino City Park recently as members of the Barony of Glymm Mere in the Kingdom of Antir celebrated Mayfaire, a "Baronial demonstration event" open to the public. Kevin Anderson, reporter for the Nisqually Valley News, attended and spoke to Baronial Chatelaine Aeryth Le Marchand. (photo)

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