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Sackler Gallery presents Persian Calligraphy exhibit

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014-09-02 19:40

The Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. will present Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy beginning September 13, 2014. The exhibit will showcase Persian calligraphy from the 14th-16th centuries.

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All Things Scribal – CANCELED

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2014-09-02 12:37

The Barony of Concordia of the Snows (Albany, NY) regrets to announce that due to conditions beyond their control, the upcoming All Things Scribal event scheduled for September 20th has been canceled.

Please consult the East Kingdom Events Calendar for a list of other events taking place that weekend.


Filed under: Events, Official Notices Tagged: All Things Scribal, Cancellation

Proposed Corpora Language Change

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014-09-02 08:15

The SCA Board of Directors seeks commentary on a proposed Corpora language change recommended by the Laurel Sovereign at Arms.

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Protecting Ashby St Ledgers

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-09-01 18:55

Tiny, deserted, medieval villages across the English landscape have been disappearing, moving English Heritage to recommend historical designation to preserve what is left. Now the government of Northamptonshire is taking action by proclaiming such villages "scheduled monuments."

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Practice in the Park Photos

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-09-01 14:31

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted an album of photos from the Barony of Elfsea's June 5, 2014 Practice in the Park. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Newest Issue of Ars Scientia Orientalis Available

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2014-09-01 09:45

Ars Scientia Orientalis, the Arts and Sciences Quarterly publication of the East Kingdom is now available.  This issue has articles about silkworms, glass beads, Google Earth, and stained glass.

There are currently difficulties hosting it at the Ars Scientia Orientalis website, so it is available here.


Filed under: Arts and Sciences Tagged: a&s, publications

Roman and Iron Age coins found together in Derbyshire cave

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-09-01 08:05

1st century Roman coins and coins from Iron Age tribes should not be found together, but that is excatly what happened recently when a local found the treasure buried in a Derbyshire, England cave. (photo)

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Newcastle renovation reveals medieval secrets

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-08-31 17:20

The development of a new commercial district in Newcastle, England has sparked interest in the medieval quayside life of the city, an area reclaimed from the River Tyne by the year 1400. Excavations have already uncovered a substantial sandstone wall and green-glazed pottery.

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US$8M needed to restore Timbuktu

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-08-31 13:49

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) reports that US eight million dollars will be needed to reconstruct the damaged monuments and mausoleums of Timbuktu, Mali, and to return of over 300,000 collections of ancient manuscripts.

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Garb Challenge at River War

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2014-08-31 11:44

Baronessa Maria Pagani and Baron Juan Xavier’s winning entry from Her Grace Avelina’s sports garb challenge at Birka.

River War takes place in the Barony of Iron Bog on the weekend of September 12-14, and in addition to Equestrian, Heavy List, Fencing, Archery, and A&S activities, a Garb Challenge has been issued by Her Imperial Majesty!

Come dressed as a period interpretation of your favorite Disney Villain, designed however you see fit within the confines of usual SCAdian dress. Her Majesty and a handful of secret judges will be walking around and making a list of their favorites. The creator or wearer of best villain garb will be called into court to receive a special token from Her Majesty. Have fun!


Filed under: Events Tagged: garb challenge, River War

Mar of Grimfells offered Knighthood in Calontir

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-08-31 10:16

The Falcon Banner reports that at Their Coronation Their Majesties Agamemnon and Gwen of the Kingdom of Calontir offered elevation to the Order of the Chivalry to Mar of Grimfells.

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Stefan's Florilegium updates for August 2014

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-08-31 09:29

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for August 2014.

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Master Ioseph of Locksley passes away

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-08-30 15:48

Master Ioseph of Locksley, modernly Joe Bethancourt, passed away on August 29, 2014 after prolonged illness. Master Ioseph was the tenth Laurel of the SCA and was well known for his bardic compositions and performances.

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Conservation plan for Battle of Northampton site approved

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-08-30 13:03

"This year we are celebrating the rich and interesting story of Northampton and our nation. So it seems only fitting that we are looking carefully at how we can protect the site of one of the most significant battles fought on English soil," said Tim Hadland of the Northampton Borough Council about plans to preserve the Battle of Northampton site.

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Artifacts of a Life II

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-08-30 11:15

The Stewards of Artifacts of a Life II, Baron Jehan du Lac and Mistress Elizabeth Vynehorn, requested that we spread the word. Start working on your entries now, so we can all be amazed by what you accomplish in a year!

The Barony Beyond the Mountain and the Barony of Carolingia invite the populace of the East to join us on September 26, 2015 for Artifacts of a Life II — an arts and sciences competition with a focus on persona development.

Have you ever looked at your modern family heirlooms and wondered what your SCA persona would leave in your will, or the objects you would have valued during your life? Have you ever wanted to create your own set of grave goods? Of course you have!

Artifacts I, held in 2013, was an inspiring display of work from the populace of the East Kingdom. Entries included a fishing net, starched and dyed Elizabethan ruffs, clothing from various time periods and cultures, furniture, religious items, combs, sewing implements, lace, jewelry, game boards, arrows, mosaics, weapon sheath, eating utensils, and much, much more.

How It Works
Like last time, entrants may choose to enter either the Typical or Elite categories. In the Typical category, entries must consist of 3-5 items from a single culture and time. The Elite category requires entries consisting of 6-9 entries from a single time and place.

New for Artifacts II
If you’d like to participate as part of a team, our new Village category allows you to work with a group of folks to create 6-9 items. Again, they must all be from a single time and place. More details on the Village category will be forthcoming.

Entrant and Judge Feedback Requested
If you participated in Artifacts I as an entrant or judge and have any thoughts on how we can improve the event, or if you have any questions, please contact the event stewards: Baron Jehan du Lac or Mistress Elizabeth Vynehorn.

Information about the competition rules, judging criteria, and entry registration may be found at the event website. For more information about the site, please see the EK event announcement.

We hope to see you in Carolingia!


Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events Tagged: Barony Beyond the Mountain, BBM, Carolingia

Elevations offered at Northshield's Warriors and Warlords 2014

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-08-30 09:33

In Their Court at Warriors and Warlords, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth offered Elevation to the Peerage to a number of Their subjects. The Court took place July 12, 2014.

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Re-enactors endanger Battle of Hastings site

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-08-29 18:12

Regular re-enactments of the Battle of Hastings witnessed by hordes of spectators may be endangering the archaeology of the historic site, but work by a team from the University of Huddersfield, led by Dr. Glenn Foard, is working to discover genuine artifacts from the battlefield.

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Calontiri elevated at Lilies War

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-08-29 16:10

In June 2014, the Falcon Banner of the Kingdom of Calontir announced the elevation of several of the Kingdom's subjects by the hands of Their Majesties Martino and Ariel.

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New discoveries show Pictish heritage in Scotland

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-08-28 19:33

The Romans called the people of the north the "Painted Ones" due to their woad body painting, but little is known about the Pictish civilization. Now archaeologists working in Scotland's northern highlands have found evidence that the area may have been the people's power center.

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Research links for English and Anglo-Saxon names and personas

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:01

On his blog Wulfhere's Devices, Calontir herald Wulfhere of Eofeshamme offers help on researching English and Anglo-Saxon names and personas.

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