Archive

February 25th, 2015

"Battle, Bricks and Bridges" lead experts to the truth about the Battle of the Ford of the Biscuits

"Archaeology is an evolving process so you always learn more and more," said archaeologist Paul Logue from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, about new discoveries on the 16th century Battle of the Ford of the Biscuits in County Fermanagh, Ireland.

Proposed Change to Corpora -- Chirurgeon's Office

The SCA Board of Directors is requesting commentary on a proposal to amend Corpora to close the office of the Chirurgeonate.

February 24th

Expecting Mongols in Walmart

"During 10 days in June 2016, the SCA will transform the entire fairgrounds into a scene out of medieval Europe, complete with feasts, dancing, blacksmithing, jousting and archery competitions," writes Anthony Schoettle of the Indiana Business Journal about the Society for Creative Anachronism’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Newcastle Museum to permanently display Lindisfarne Hoard

In 2003, Richard Mason, a builder from Rothbury, England discovery a pottery jug in the foundation of a Lindisfarne house. The jug, and its contents of gold and silver coins dating to Tudor times, will now be on permanent display at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle, thanks to public donations and heritage grants. (photo)

February 23rd

Re-enactors "cross-pollinate" at Re-enactor Recruitment Day in Pennsylvania

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)

Danish Chef hopes to revive Viking cuisine

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."

February 21st

New Jersey SCAdian hopes fighting will recruit members

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)

15th century Spanish shipwreck found in Greece

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)

February 19th

Ealdormere Crown XXXIV Fight Videos on YouTube

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.

February 16th

Winchester Bible on display at the Met

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)

February 15th

Stefan's Florilegium updates for February 2015

THLord Stefan li Rous has publised updates for Stefan's Florilegium for February 2015.

February 14th

Farewell to Lord Sedric Edye

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.

February 12th

Meet Drachenwald's Laurel of the Month: Mistress Lia de Thornegge

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.

February 11th

Estrella War XXXI Collegium

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. 

February 10th

Northshield 12th Night and Border Skirmish photos online

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.

February 9th

SCA Board of Directors - Meeting Schedule

The Board of Directors of the Society for Crative Anachronism has announced the location and time of the next BoD meeting.

February 8th

Pennsic War Financial Committee seeks candidates for Pennsic War Exchequer

Chai'usun, Social Media & Publications Coordinator for Pennsic 44, reports that the Financial Committee is looking for candidates for Pennsic War Exchequer.

February 7th

Medieval city of Ukek found in Russia

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.

Evidence of Germanic tribes discovered in Poland

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)

February 6th

Estrella War XXXI A&S Showcase

Calling the artisans of the Knowne World! Once again, the Kingdom of Atenveldt is hosting an Artisan Showcase at Estrella War

February 5th

Rude runes in Norway

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)

February 4th

Call for Applications - Society Marshal

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachornim, Inc. has announced that it is seeking candidates for the position of Society marshal.

Use of Mandrake-style rubber thrusting tips at Pennsic 44

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.

Opinion re: Inclusion of Non-Rattan Fighters into the Chivalry

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.

February 3rd

Creation of the Order of Defense

Due to the large amount of information surrounding the additional peerage for rapier and cut and thrust, the Board of Directors decided to participate in a conference call on February 2, 2015.

Society Archivist - Address Change

The Society Archivist has a new postal address, according to an official notice from Corporate.

Gulf War Registration 2015 deadline approaches

Baroness Alexandra der Wasserman, Co-Mayor for Gulf War 2015, reports that the registration deadline for the War is fast approaching.

February 1st

St. Augustine dig: "a 16th century jackpot!"

Archaeologists working at the site of a new garden at the gallery of the Art Association in St. Augustine, Florida, have unearthed "some of the earliest artifacts found in the downtown area." City archaeologist Carl Halbirt said, "This is a 16th century jackpot!" WFGA, Jacksonville, has the story. (video)

SCA BoD February 2, 2015 Conference Call

Due to the large amount of information surrounding the additional peerage matter, the Board of Directors has decided to participate in a conference call on February 2, 2015. 

January 30th

Photos of Ansteorra's Winter Crown Tourney 2015

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has published several albums of photos from Winter Crown Tournament 2015, which took place revently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.