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In an article for the website Inside Higher Ed, Scott McLemee looks at the contributions of Roman physician Galen, upon whose work most medieval medicine was based. The writer begins his story with a look at Steve Martin's portrayal of medieval doctor Theodoric of York on Saturday Night Live. (video)
Eowyth reports that, at Pennsic XLII, Their Majesties Damien and Issabell, of the Kingdom of Calontir, offered elevation to the peerage to two members of Their Kingdom.
In its Club Spotlight column for July 14, 2013, the Huntsville Item (Huntsville, Texas) looks at the Barony of Raven's Fort, the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
Archaeologist Heather Wallis is excited about the "particularly significant" discovery of a boat dating from between 1400 and 1600 CE during excavations of a drainage dyke near near Loddon, England. (photo)
Ignominiously buried, scientists now believe that Richard III suffered from roundworms, an intestinal parasite.
A recent Saturday afternoon in Mount Holly, New Jersey, found axe-throwing Boy Scouts mixing with sword-wielding SCA members at the Pillage the Village fair -- and this year's fair had pirates! Courier-Times staff writer Steven Hart visited the event and has the story. (photos)
Brita reports that she has created several albums of photos from the East Kingdom's Northern Regional War Camp. The photos are available to view on Shutterfly.
Residents of Carlisle, Mechanicsburg and the West Shore in Pennsylvania have a chance to learn "the best of history" in the SCA by taking "what happened in historical times and recreating it to the best of their ability," says Rachel Wright of Hampden Township. Joseph Cress of The Sentinel spoke with Wright and others for a recent article.
Baroness Johanna Dudley was the first authorized female fighter in the East and former Baroness of Carolingia. The East Kingdom Gazette asked her to share her memories in a Q&A format, which she kindly did.
Archaeologists working on excavations at Caherduggan, near Doneraile, Co Cork, Ireland, have discovered a gilt-covered leather harness with heraldic symbols dating to the 13th-14th century, the only "intact example ever found in Britain or Ireland."
Ved Chirayath, an aeronautics graduate student at Stanford University, was looking for an unusual photo shoot when he connected NASA's Ames Research Center with a local group of Viking re-enactors. The results were amazing photos... and an investigation by a member of the United States Senate.
Eirik Andersen, of the Kingdom of Ealdormere, reports that he has created several albums of photos from the recent Pennsic War LXII. The photos are available on his SmugMug website.
Experts from Cotswold Archaeology have discovered a number of new burials in what they believe was the cemetery for the Roman city of Glevum, now Gloucester. "This is probably one of the most significant finds that has been made within Gloucester within the last 30 years. It will add greatly to the knowledge of the [city]," said archaeologists Stuart Joyce.
Three tombs, believed to be those of a man, woman and child, dating to the 11th century, have been discovered near the city of Komana in northern Turkey. The site of the excavation was known in the Byzantine era as a "temple city," the first so described from the time period.
The Kingdom of Trimaris can be a forbiddingly hot place in the summer, especially in 40 pounds of armor. Kyle Swenson, reporter for New Times in Broward County and Palm Beach, Florida, tried his hand at SCA fighting... with mixed results. The story was reprinted in The Week.
An artist in North Germany watching badgers on his property discovered that they were digging up human bones. An excavation revealed eight 12th century burials, including several warriors.
The SCA Board of Directors would like to announce that David Keen / Master David of Caithness has agreed to accept the position of Director-Elect. Mr. Keen/Master David hails from the Kingdom of Caid. He will be replacing Director Mark Faulcon, whose term ends at the close of business at the October 2013 quarterly meeting.
On the publication's blog Bygone Days, The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pennsylvania) history reporter Joseph Cress remembers his participation in the Pennsic War.