The first tournament that led to the founding of the Society for Creative Anachronism was organized by Diana L. Paxson, known in the Society as Diana Listmaker, in her backyard in Berkeley. From the perspective of one who was there at the start, and remembers the original goals of the organization, she has written an opinion letter and has kindly allowed SCAtoday.net to share it with our readers.
The annual undergraduate conference of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will convene February 16-19, 2012 in Tempe Arizona. The topic of this year's conference is: Erotica and the Erotic in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Ahoy me hearties! A call goes out to pirates, buccaneers, privateers, sailors of the Royal navy and wenches. All are to gather at the Salty Dog Tavern to engage in pirate amusements, bawdy and bold and take a break from the rigors of the sea.
Hawks Haven is putting on the All Hallows Eve Medieval fair and Tourney at Gavilan College. We will be having a Mad-Dog tourney for both Heavy Fighters and Rapier Fighters where you will be fighting for a turkey.
Come witness history made as the next Scholar and Skald of Tir Righ are chosen -OR- if you've got a mind to stand a champion of your Principality, come and contend for the honour of being Tir Righ's new Champion of the Arts & Sciences or the Bardic Arts. Either way, come and cheer on those who put their knowledge and skill to the test.
The Shire of Angels Keep is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Fall Session of the AEthelmearc Academy and War College on November 12, 2011 at the Auburn United Methodist Church, 99 South Street, Auburn, NY.
With high hopes of attracting the Kingdom of Atenveldt's Brewers and Bards, on October 8th of 2011, the Shire of Granholme will be hosting an event where Bards and Brewers get together to strut their stuff and entertain us.
The Realm of Venus' 4 month long Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge is over, with 14 finalists from around the world completing the challenge to make an Italian Renaissance outfit from the skin out.
The type of bacteria which caused the European "Black Death" plague in the mid-1300s has been identified as Yersina pestis, according to a news report on CNN.com. That particular strain of bacteria no longer seems to exist, although a different form still affects people in a number of countries.
Trinity College of Dublin, Ireland has removed a web page in its professor profiles section belonging to one “Dr. Conan T. Barbarian, B.A. (Cimmeria) Ph.D. (UCD). F.T.C.D. (Long Room Hub Associate Professor in Hyborian Studies and Tyrant Slaying).”
How did the shipping of huge amounts of gold and silver from the New World contribute to the collapse of the Spanish Empire? Learn about that and how the Medicis evolved from a criminal gang into international bankers and the richest family in Italy in the PBS series "Ascent of Money" presented by Professor Niall Ferguson.
The British Museum acts as a backdrop for a new manga publication by Hoshino Yukinobu. Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure stars "a portly ethnographer-cum-archaeologist who solves crimes and explains civilisations."
What can be more exciting than gallant knights fighting for a coronet in a medieval castle? To SCA members, not much. Duchess Nerissa reports that she has uploaded video of tourney action by victor Robert de Canterbury at the recent Insulae Draconis Coronet Tournament.