Areas of interest in the modern political, legal, economic, and technological worlds, where such items bear directly on the living history community
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2007-11-20 17:43
The Board of Directors has created a mission statement, business statement, and value statement for the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2007-11-20 14:36
Earlier this year, a man named Cesar Gomez Rivero from Uruguay allegedly walked into the Biblioteca Nacional de España and swiped a series of maps from a 15th century edition of Geographia (one of four major treatises of Ptolemy, the Greek scholar who lived in Roman Egypt during the second century).
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-11-13 18:52
Elizabeth Margarete of the Principality of Cynagua in the West Kingdom is coordinating an effort to send care packages to those serving in the Armed Services in the Middle East.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2007-11-08 11:57
The SCA Inc. seeks applicants for the position of Chief Technical Officer, for a three-year term beginning April 15, 2008. This is a part-time volunteer position requiring technical leadership and a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week plus availability for emergencies.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-11-05 21:20
Meistari Katriona, Northshield Seneschal, reports that the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism has voted to lower the Non-Member Surcharge (NMS) for in Canada from the current CA$4.00 to CA$3.00 to reflect the value of the American dollar.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2007-11-05 14:12
England's Sherwood Forest, famed in the tales of Robin Hood, has dwindled in size from 100,000 acres to a core of just 450 acres and some smaller scattered patches, leaving experts fearful for the future of its ancient oak trees.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-11-05 08:42
An extremely high-resolution image of Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper is now available to view online. The image is presented "at 16 billion pixels - 1,600 times stronger than the images taken with the typical 10 million pixel digital camera."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-04 19:27
Here's a dish for the truly adventurous: Black Pudding Ice Cream! Dowson's Dairies Ltd of Clayton-le-Dale, Blackburn, England will showcase the new flavor, complete with chunks of black pudding, at the annual Black Pudding Festival in Bacup.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-11-01 14:09
Robert Goulet, best known as Sir Lancelot in the original Broadway production of Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 73.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-30 14:55
A re-enactor, filming a segment of the BBC's Time Team series, was killed recently when a splinter from a lance flew through the eye slit of his helmet and entered his eye.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-27 19:10
A new castle has been constructed in Byczyna near Opole, Poland for the purpose of studying medieval construction and life. The Polsko-Czeskie Centrum Szkolenia Rycerstwa (The Polish-Czech Center of Knights Training) was constructed for 4.5 milion of polish zloty.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-27 11:18
If you seek answers to your medieval research questions, mayhap you should seek out Google - medieval style
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-10-25 11:08
Organizers of the Tewksbury Medieval Festival (England) want to get the entire community involved when they celebrate the festival's 25th anniversary in July 2008. "We are not looking for authenticity, just something with a medieval flavour," said spokesman Amanda Thomas.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-10-24 14:30
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered that an anti-spam tool called CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart) can be used to help computers read hand-written manuscripts.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-10-24 10:53
Sophia the Orange invites SCA members to join her for the American Diabetes Association's fundraising walk October 27, 2007 in Washington D.C. in memory of Duke Gyrth Oldcastle of Ravenspur. Others may donate online.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-23 16:10
Bored with the usual blog gossip sites? Want something with a little more challenge? Try Vicipaedia Latina, the Latin version of Wikipedia, a "labor of love for a small group of Latin buffs and weekend philologists whose motto might well be 'What would Julius do?'"
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-10-19 06:35
Organizers of a medieval carnival to celebrate the renovation of Hulton Abbey in Stoke-on-Trent were delighted to find that it brought various community groups together.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-10-18 07:29
In 1797, Napoleon's army confiscated the masterpiece the “Wedding at Cana” from the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice and took it back to France. Now the painting has returned home - sort of...
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-10-17 19:17
In the blog Cabinet of Wonders, Heather McDougal compares the free discussion of bloggers to the dissemination of information after the creation of the printing press.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-13 15:40
Christmas is coming and the goose is getting... well, you know. Looking for the perfect SCAdian gift this Christmas? Consider Goose Clothes Galore's Lady Goosealot, "the height of 14th century fashion."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-08 09:33
Toi Poisson de Mortagne reports that Girl Scouts in the Montachusett Girl Scout Council in the Worcester, MA area have the unique opportunity to earn a "Medieval Maidens" merit badge.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-10-03 21:15
A replica Viking ship, a remnant of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, has been added to the list of the 10 most endangered landmarks in Illinois. You can help by voting to save the ship.
Submitted by Darter02 on Sun, 2007-09-30 11:15
Britain’s “Knights of the Sword” series toys recalled due to high levels of lead paint.
Submitted by Tobias Morgan on Fri, 2007-09-28 14:15
Jay Rubenstein, an associate professor at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, has received a MacArthur Fellows grant to pursue further research projects and instruction into the history of the medieval period.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-25 12:14
Their Excellencies of Al-Barran Sir Gregor and Lady Monika and Myself, Lady Cristin wish all to come to this glorious event and support a wonderful cause. We continue to support our Mighty King and his challenge to the Known world. Al-barran will be glorious in the hearts of children again this festive season and will show the known world our grand generosity.
We will hold our traditional tournaments for our Toys for Tots champions both Heavy and Light. HRH Alarik Boleslavsson is our current Heavy weapons T4TChampion and Lord Michael McQuillane is our current light weapons T4Tchampion. We look forward to a wonderful day filled with genourosity and fun. We have a most wonderful Prize table in the planning by Mistress Genevre, There will be high quality prizes for all who fight and help with this event, your generosity will be rewarded beyond anything you have witnessed before
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-09-21 06:23
A fire recently destroyed the section of the Waterside Theatre in Roanoke Island, North Carolina which housed historic costumes in the Irene Rains Costume Shop. Most of the costumes for Paul Green's play, the Lost Colony, were destroyed.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-19 14:06
Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has issued an announcement from the SCA Board of Directors regarding insurance coverage affected by two civil lawsuits against the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-17 07:44
Duke Sir Tjorkill of the Kingdom of An Tir reports that early in September, his shed was broken into and several valuable possesions, including boots and a sword were stolen. This story has a happy ending thanks to the diligence of some SCA members.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-10 11:11
A web page blending modern-ish mathematics with period writing systems will amuse the technically-inclined among us: the Birkana Coded Decimal Slide Rule.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-06 12:42
The Hollywood Reporter has announced that actor Rainn Wilson of The Office fame will co-write the script for a movie with fellow actor Matt Ross based on Renaissance faires.