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Strolling through the Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, recently, one would find 16th century pikemen chatting with Confederate soldiers and soldiers from the German Wehrmacht trading resources with buckskinners. The article appeared in The Sentinel. (photos)
Jesper Lynge, a chef in Aalborg, Denmark, has a passion for Viking cooking, including sauerkraut, and "a sweet and sour supper, combining savoury game meat such as venison with sauces made from foraged berries."
Experienced SCA member D.W. Smith is hoping to create a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism at Atlantic Cape Community College in Cape May, New Jersey. So far his recruiting includes armored combat. Helen McCaffrey of the Cape May County Herald has the story. (photos)
Arcaheologists are intrigued by the discovery of a 15th century Spanish shipwreck off the coast of Zakynthos, Greece. The 2014 underwater explorations of the site have revealed enough of the ship’s wooden frame to allow study of "the transitional art of shipbuilding during the 15th and 16th centuries." (photo)
Baron RIchard Larmer reports that he has posted video from the october 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The videos are available to view on YouTube.
The Winchester Bible is "magnificent, lavishly ornamented - a pivotal landmark of medieval art from around 1200," and pages from it will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York until March 8, 2015. (photos)
THLord Stefan li Rous has publised updates for Stefan's Florilegium for February 2015.
On January 25, the Middle Kingdom lost Lord Sedric Edye, a founding member of the Marche of Alderford and a close friend of the SCAtoday.net staff.
Each month, the Laurels of the Kingdom of Drachenwald showcase one of their own. For January 2015, it is Mistress Lia de Thornegge of Nordmark (Uppsala, Sweden), who specializes in late period embroidery and late period costuming.
Estrella War is fast approaching and we are still in need of instructors for the collegium. If you have a skill or talent you could pass on to the populace, please consider teaching at Estrella War XXXI.
Baroness Kateryn of the Amber Mists reports that Her Ladyship Elspeth has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th night event in the Kingdom of Northshield, as well as two albums from 2013 Border Skirmish. All albums are available on Flickr.
The Board of Directors of the Society for Crative Anachronism has announced the location and time of the next BoD meeting.
Chai'usun, Social Media & Publications Coordinator for Pennsic 44, reports that the Financial Committee is looking for candidates for Pennsic War Exchequer.
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 750-year-old city along the volga River in Russia. Ukek, a major city of Batu Khan's Golden Horde, is believed to have been founded by the descendents of Genghis Khan.
An archaeological team from the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw recently discovered evidence of habitation by Germanic people from the turn of the fourth and fifth century CE in a cave in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland. (photo)
Calling the artisans of the Knowne World! Once again, the Kingdom of Atenveldt is hosting an Artisan Showcase at Estrella War
Medieval people were not as different as their modern versions when it comes to rude language and graffiti, a fact discovered by a team of archaeologists in Oslo, Norway who came across three double entendre characters carved in runes on a piece of wood denoting either the first letters in the ruinic alphbet or Fuþ, the Old Norse word for the female genitalia. (photo)
The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachornim, Inc. has announced that it is seeking candidates for the position of Society marshal.
Sir Gregoire, KEM Middle Kingdom, MIC Pennsic 44 reports on Marshalate rulings regarding use of Mandrake-style rubber thrusting tips at the 2015 Pennsic War.
The Society Seneschal, A.J. Pongratz, has published an Advisory Opinion Regarding the possible inclusion of non-rattan righters into the Order of the Chivalry.