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SCAtoday.net is a news portal for those interested in the history of the Middle Ages, and the living history community (including the Society for Creative Anachronism) for that historical period.
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Estrella War Promotions A&S Edition

Fri, 2014-01-03 00:12

Estrella War XXX Invites gentle lords and ladies to Teach at our A&S Collegium!

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Prepare for battle with Swordcraft

Thu, 2014-01-02 18:46

The official website describes Swordcraft as "paintball meets medieval/fantasy battle - carnage with a dash of medieval re-enactment, role-playing and cosplay." The medieval LARP (Live Action Role Playing) game was featured in a recent article in the Bendigo Advertiser (Australia). (photo, video)

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Vatican teams with Bodleian for US$3.2 million digitization project

Wed, 2014-01-01 15:20

Thanks to a US$3.2 million grant from the Polonsky Foundation, rare manuscripts from the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana will be digitized and made available online through both libraries. NPR's Annaliese Quinn has the story and interview.

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Medieval Society and SCA join forces at Purdue

Wed, 2014-01-01 11:21

"Reenacting medieval combat is one of the main attractions of the Medieval Society, but is certainly not the only one," writes Elizabeth Collins, staff reporter for The Purdue Exponent. Collins spoke with members of the university group and its partner, the SCA.

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Growing your own indigo

Tue, 2013-12-31 18:28

Love that blue? An article from Instructables offers directions on how to grow your own indigo.

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Archaeology fan? Wales has an app for that

Tue, 2013-12-31 04:48

Wales has introduced the Archwilio app, which will allow smartphone and tablet users to "access information about archaeological sites on maps covering the whole country." The free app will also let users connect and post their own updates.

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"How we have heard of the might of the kings"

Mon, 2013-12-30 19:14

The Old English poem Beowulf has been the subject of many translations over the centuries, especially the first word hwæt. Now Dr George Walkden, a University of Manchester lecturer, believes he knows what the poem's first line really says.

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Galen: Prince of Medicine book reviewed

Mon, 2013-12-30 17:02

The online site for History Today recently featured a book review by Andrew Robinson for The Prince of Medicine: Galen in the Roman Empire by Susan P. Mattern.

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Plans considered to unearth Roman baths in Exeter

Sun, 2013-12-29 21:15

The Dean of Exeter Cathedral in England is consulting with English Heritage about possible plans to make the Roman baths under Cathedral Green more accessible to the public. The baths were first discovered in 1971.

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Touring Roman Britain

Sun, 2013-12-29 09:45

Jolyon Attwooll has compiled a list of the "must-see" sites of Roman Britain for a recent article in the Telegraph. The article includes photos, descriptions and links of some of the best tourist spots in the country.

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Eggshells and pipes highlight 16th century Swedish kitchen

Sun, 2013-12-29 00:25

Swedish archaeologists were recently given the rare opportunity to excavate a portion of the Södermalmstorg area in Stockholm. The excavation revealed a complete 16th century kitchen, including intricately-carved tobacco pipes and an unexplained pile of eggshells. (photos)

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The history of Byzantium's gates

Fri, 2013-12-27 23:00

No one knows exactly where all of the city gates to Byzantium were located, but the literature of the day speaks of many of them. In a feature for Hürriyet Daily News, Niki Gamm discusses Istanbul's walls and gates and their places in the architectural history of the city.

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Three recognized with Peerages in An Tir

Fri, 2013-12-27 22:28

HL Finn Grim, Court Reporter to TRM Ieuan and Gwyneth of the Kingdom of An Tir, reports that at Their Baroness’ Tourney on November 30, 2013, Their Majesties offered elevation to the Peerage to three of Their subjects.

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Help wanted to create a new role

Thu, 2013-12-26 21:16

The board of SCA Ltd (Australia) is seeking applications for people interested in the new volunteer role of Grants Coordinator for the SCA in Australia.

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3D X-ray to reveal secrets of "unreadable" scroll

Thu, 2013-12-26 16:27

"Having the chance to unlock a part of Norfolk history which has been closed to us for maybe hundreds of years feels very special," said Gary Tuson, from the Norfolk Records Office about plans to x-ray a 15th century scroll that is too delicate to unroll.

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Anna Laresdotter becomes Laurel in Drachenwald

Thu, 2013-12-26 13:15

Her Majesty Siobhan, Queen of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, reports that Vicountess Anna Laresdotter has been elevated to the Order of the Laurel by Her hand and that of Her King Sven.

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Old Masters Week to feature sale of the Rothschild Prayerbook

Wed, 2013-12-25 17:05

Representatives from Christie's auction house in New York have announced that the centerpiece of its January 2014 Old Masters Week auctions will be The Rothschild Prayerbook, considered to be "the finest illuminated manuscript in private hands." The manuscript was created for a member of the Dutch court in 1505. (photo)

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Stargate Yule 2013 photos online

Wed, 2013-12-25 11:16

Delphina reports that she has created an album of photos from Stargate Yule which took place December 7, 2013 in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

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