Like most interest groups, the University of Pittsburgh's Medieval Interest Group has had its ups and downs. Recently the group has had a drop in attendance, resulting in its partnershoip with members of the SCA and interested students from Carnegie Mellon. Katherine Sandler of the Pitt News visited the group to learn about its activities. (photo)
Sandler focusses her article on the martial aspects of the Medieval Interest Group and the SCA in general, but touches on other activities and interests. “A broad swath of society is involved. This club is based more on social networking than career networking, but college students who have a specified interest for the Middle Ages should understand the society goes more into depth about the inner workings and nuances of the medieval era than a history class would,” said club advisor Barton Branstetter.