Anything related to the mass media as a subject in and of itself, including relationships between the media and the living history community
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-11-09 21:18
Vision, a new film by German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta, tells the story of 12th-century Benedictine nun Hildegard von Bingen and her "her frequent skirmishes with the male-dominated Catholic hierarchy." V. A. Musetto of the New York Post has a review.
Submitted by jillhughes2 on Mon, 2010-11-08 17:49
Romance author Jamaica Layne (the pen name of journalist and playwright Jill Elaine Hughes, who is known in the SCA as "Lady Marissa de Courette") has written a contemporary romance novel set in the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-11-05 19:35
In 2005, Monica Gaudio wrote an article entitled A Tale of Two Tarts for Ice Dragon and allowed it to be published on the Godecookery.com website. Recently the entire article was published without permission in Cooks Source Magazine, producing an explosion of commentary on the Internet.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-10-31 19:07
The Iris Project wants to bring the classics to British schools. To that end, the charity is sending "Oxford University undergraduates into primary schools in Blackbird Leys, Headington and Kidlington to teach the ancient language to nine and 10-year-olds."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-10-27 17:01
The action is hot and heavy on Sunday afternoons at Carmichael Park in Sacramento, California as members of the local Amtgard chapter battle each other with foam weapons. Jill Duman of the Sacramento Bee has the story. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-10-25 19:44
For the third straight year, members of the Barony of Nordskogen in Northshield have entertained and educated the public at the Eagan Medieval Fair. Photographer Andrew Miller of This Week was on hand to capture choice moments. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-10-21 10:58
Several SCA and MSR (Medieval Scenarios and Recreation) members were on hand recently to serve as extras at Sands Point Preserve in New York for a filming of the Fox television series Running Wilde. Farrah Weinstein of the Port Washington Patch has the story. (photos and video)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-10-15 07:52
Members of the SCA joined forces with actors to participate in the first Mrs. Ippy Dam Renaissance Faire held recently at Hubinger Landing in Keokuk, Iowa. Jeff Hunt of The Hawk Eye has the story. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-10-14 17:03
On September 9, 2010, Maureen Cavanaugh interviewed Scott Farrell, AKA Duke Guillaume de la Belgique, about chivalry in the modern age for the radio program These Days on KPBS. Farrell is a contributor to the new book Martial Arts and Philosophy.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-10-14 14:32
14th century Spain was the setting for the recent Santa Fe Renaissance Fair where costumed performers and members of the SCA welcomed the public to step back in history and become a "pirateer or a nobleman." Phaedra Haywood of the Santa Fe New Mexican has the story. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-10-11 14:13
Knights and maidens stormed a different type of castle recently when members of the SCA took part in a medieval fair at Fort Knox, Maine. Station WABI-TV5 has a video preview.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-10-10 08:19
The citizens of Wrightstown, PA interacted with Maid Marian and the Sheriff of Nottingham, while members of the SCA and the Markland Medieval Mercenary Militia offered demonstrations of medieval combat and crafts at the recent Wrightstown Library Village Renaissance Faire. Manasee Wagh of the Bucks County Courier Times has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-10-06 18:08
Curt Booth is administrative secretary in the College of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. The Honorable Lord Fergus DeBotha is an archer in the SCA. Steven Kwan of the Arizona Daily Wildcat interviewed them both (the same person, actually) for a recent piece in the student paper.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-10-01 17:08
An exceptional gold ring, sporting "four beasts' heads with inlaid blue and yellow glass eyes" will be featured on a new BBC program Digging for Britain, focussing on Bristol, England and Berkeley Castle. (photo)
Submitted by Tryggvy on Tue, 2010-09-28 09:55
Bringing the known world together on-line the Lions Road continues podcasting its weekly show about the SCA, history and fun.
As before, the podcast remains free, independent, non-commercial, and non-profit.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-09-26 11:00
The great interest in medieval themes by the public has led academics to create a new educational organization: The Society for the Public Understanding of the Middle Ages, which was formed during the International Congress on Medieval Studies to address how the general public views the historical period.
Submitted by Capt_Porthos on Thu, 2010-09-23 10:56
Captain Porthos of Atenveldt sat down with a friend and put together a video that was meant to try and explain to their mundane friends, what it is that SCA folk do. Their video collage of still portraits is shared on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-09-21 07:18
Culinary student Anthony Emerson, AKA Admiral Epic Fail, is a child of the SCA and Ren Faires, but his particular taste for fantasy runs more to larping and Dagorhir. In an article for the Courier-News (Elgin, IL), reporter Mike Danahey spoke to Emerson about his participation in both organizations.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2010-09-20 14:01
Fans of Monty Python and the Holy Grail are expected to come from around the world to Doune Castle in September, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the movie. The 14th century Scottish castley features prominently in the movie.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-09-20 10:51
East Kingdom members of the Society for Creative Anachronism were among the participants at the recent Renaissance Faire in Warren County, New Jersey. NJ.com has the story. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-09-19 08:04
Curt Booth, who servers as an advisor for the College of St. Felix at the University of Arizona, says he appreciates the SCA because members take chivalry and honor seriously. He, and others, spoke with Steven Kwan of the Daily Wildcat about an upcoming SCA Renaissance Faire demonstration.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-09-18 16:10
The sights and sounds of the Middle Ages were on display at a recent demonstration by the Society for Creative Anachronism at the South Haven Branch of the Porter County Public Library in N Valparaiso, Indian. Janna Odenthal of the Post-Tribune has the story.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2010-09-15 10:39
Michael A. Cramer's new book, Medieval Fantasy as Performance: The Society for Creative Anachronism and the Current Middle Ages, considers the organization as an improvisational art form that presents the Middle Ages in a pleasing and entertaining, if not always accurate, way.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-09-11 10:02
Scarlett Keep, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has undergone a number of changes, from a medieval history club to a sports club. Now it functions as a chapter of the SCA. Recently Daily Nebraskan reporter Ian Sacks visited the Cattle Raids event to learn about the group.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-08-21 16:37
“Sometimes when things are going exactly right and everything is at peace in your society, things almost seem magical,” said Baron Brian duVal of the Barony of Raven’s Fort at a recent demo in Conroe, Texas. Haylee Spencer of the Courier has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-08-21 13:02
Venice, California photographer E.F. Kitchen has had her photos displayed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Now she captures the "glint of light off hand-made armor" in her book Suburban Knights: A Return to the Middle Ages. Scott Timberg of the Los Angeles Times has a review.
Submitted by Rastaslav Micha... on Wed, 2010-08-18 12:53
The Shire of Earngyld provided a public SCA demonstration, including armoured combat, at the recent Southeast Alaska State Fair. Richard Radford, a reporter for the Capital City Weekly, interviewed participants at another demo preceding the fair.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-08-18 10:10
On his website Medieval History in the Movies, Professor Paul Halsall provides a comprehensive list of movies with medieval themes. The site includes "best" and "worst" lists of historical films.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-08-12 07:53
Fighters offered an introduction to the SCA's armored combat at a recent public demo in Barrie, Ontario. Lance Holdforth of the Barrie Examiner has the story. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-08-07 08:08
Lindsey Erin Kroskob of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle spent a day at the recent Superday Festival in Cheyenne, and found herself drawn to an armored combat demo by members of the Shire of Windkeep. She interviewed Olaf Bjornssen (Martin Emmons) about his involvement with the SCA.