Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-12-19 13:59
On September 4, 2013, Sarah Bellian became the new curator of the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur, Texas. A self-professed "geek," Bellian often gets her historical fix in the SCA where she practices rapier combat and archery. The new curator was interviewed recently by Erinn Callahan of the Port Arthur News.
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Wed, 2013-12-18 17:40
In early December, the SCA's official website got a new look. Mistress Jessa, who is responsible for the website, discussed the changes in an article in the East Kingdom Gazette.
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Wed, 2013-12-18 14:04
As part of a "How do I..." series the East Kingdom Gazette is running, Queen Avelina II wrote an article on how to write an awards recommendation letter.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-12-17 18:38
Hail to gentles from far and near…as Estrella War XXX approaches, Atenveldt warmly greets you, and bids you welcome here!
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-12-17 15:49
As a child, Jay Secord wanted to grow up to be a knight. Today at 42, Secord may not be a knight, but he is an armorer with television and movie credits. Doug Williams of the San Diego Union-Tribune has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-12-16 15:52
Rebecca Beaumont reports that Their Majesties Damien and Issabell of the Kingdom of Calontir have placed the Honorable Lady Sung Sai-êrh on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-12-16 12:36
THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for December 2013.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-12-15 18:24
Experts working on excavations at Dingwall's Cromartie Memorial car park have confirmed that the site was the location of an 11th century Thing, or Norse parliament. The structure may have been built at the instruction of Thorfinn the Mighty.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-12-15 13:07
Archaeological digs on a farm near Newborough, England have unearthed several layers of history from Roman to Saxon times. The excavations were commissioned before the land could be used for proposed renewable energy parks.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-12-14 19:43
The discovery of an old forge, an iron arrowhead and utensils has led archaeologists to believe that they had found an area used by blacksmiths dating to the 1500s. The site was unearthed under Klosterenga in Oslo, Norway.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-12-14 12:38
Archaeologists working on the site of a railway line in Old Uppsala, Sweden are trying to puzzle out the purpose of two rows of large wooden pillars near a 5th century pre-Viking burial ground and religious center. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-12-14 06:40
SCA Ltd is again seeking nominations for board members.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-12-13 13:11
Aryanhwy reports that the first edition of the blog What's Up Wednesday is now online. The blog looks at what is going on with the A&S community in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-12-13 09:01
Simon Vincent loves to get together and hit some friends - with foam swords, that is. An active member of the Bendigo Swordcraft group in Bendigo, Victoria, Vincent was interviewed recently by Corey Hague of ABC Victoria. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-12-12 18:20
For medieval people, the ocean was the ultimate mystery, as were the creatures that lived there - in truth and in the imagination. Many of these creatures were depicted on medieval maps, the subject of two new books reviewed on Smithsonian's Collage of Arts and Sciences blog.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-12-12 14:41
The public has learned to expect DNA testing to answer all archaeological questions, but this is not always the case according to Stephanie Pappas, Senior Writer for LiveScience. One good example is the mummified head, long believed to be that of King Henry IV of France, the investigation of which has led experts on a merry chase.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-12-12 11:14
Mistress Isobail inghean Gilla Chriosd reports that registration via ACCEPS for Gulf Wars XXIII is now open. The War runs from March 9 through March 16, 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-12-11 22:33
The civic archive of the city of York, England has loaned the 15th century House Book of the city to the Yorkshire Museum until December 2013. The book will be on display for the first time in history. The manuscript details public opinion of King Richard III.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-12-11 19:58
Caelin on Andrede reports that his photos from BAM (War of the Rams), which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra, are now available to view online. The photos can be found on his Flickr site.
Submitted by mlecin on Tue, 2013-12-10 18:16
In December, a new version of the SCA.org website went live. This redesign was motivated by the recent debut of the SCA Newcomers' Portal (welcome.sca.org), so that visitors could easily find their way to it.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-12-10 15:05
Dan Russell is a knight in the Society for Creative Anachronism. He recently discussed his "crazy passion" for armored combat in a short video produced by ABC Hobart. The video was filmed at Alexandria Battery in lower Sandy Bay in Tasmania, Australia.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-12-09 20:05
History buff and medieval re-enactor Michael St Omer of Hadlow, England is devastated by the recent theft of swords, archery gear and other equipment from his parents' garage. "I can replace the weapons but they were the first ones I ever had and they meant a lot to me," he said.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-12-09 15:23
Mistress Cassandra Antonelli reports that Their Majesties Hrodir and Anne of the Kingdom of Northshield have offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Toki Magnusson and Teffan Koerwent.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-12-09 11:11
Looking for the perfect gift for an SCA loved one? Kathryn encourages SCAdians and re-enactors alike to "Give the gift of Estrella!"
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-12-08 15:44
Archaeologists are puzzled by the revelation that the occupant of a lead coffin found yards from the grave of Richard III in Leicester, England might be a woman. The grave was believed to have been that of Sir William de Moton.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-12-08 10:39
Have you heard of Shakespeare's Mucedorus? Neither have most people, since the late 16th century play has been attributed to someone else. But now, thanks to linguistic "fingerprinting," Shakespeare's involvement in the writing of the play may have been proven.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-12-07 23:18
Restoration work at 13th century St Mary's Priory in the coastal village of Beeston Regis, England has been completed at a cost just over UK£13,000. Repairs included restoration of 19th century gates and a vandalized roof. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-12-06 11:10
A 53 minute YouTube video features SCA member Keith Roberts (HL Cathus the Curious) teaching a class on candle-making to members of the group in Rolla, Missouri (Kingdom of Calontir).
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-12-05 20:48
The discovery of a lime kiln near the Viking royal hall at Tissø has led archaeologists to believe that high status Nords whitewashed their walls. The 9th century kiln is Denmark’s oldest known lime burning oven. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-12-05 18:15
Gisela reports that at Their recent War of the Wings event, Their Majesties Ragnarr and Lynette, of the Kingdom of Atlantia, placed Lady Virag QaraBay on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.