Areas of interest in the modern political, legal, economic, and technological worlds, where such items bear directly on the living history community
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-06-04 06:25
THL Francesca di Onorati reviews Damsels in Distress by Joan Hess, the latest book in the Claire Malloy series. This one deals with ARSE (the Association for Renaissance Scholarship and Enlightenment), a fictional reenactment group.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-06-03 16:46
House plans for people who have everything, or at least for dreamers! Ultra Luxury Custom Homes, Villas and Estates by design offers a catalog of castles and mansions. (drawings)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-01 18:12
Understanding what life was like in the historic past will take a giant step soon with the introduction of by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to combine 3-D computer technology with the latest historical evidence. The result: a virtual walk-around of historic buildings.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-01 12:17
Manybooks.net is a website that offers "free eBooks for your PDA, iPod, or eBook reader." The special collections include over 16,000 titles.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-05-29 18:32
Lady Rhianwen is hoping that Lilies War attendees will take advantage of the recycling program at this year's War.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-05-29 16:09
David J. Brunelle, Heritage Co-ordinator for the Nine Mile Portage Heritage Festival in Barrie, Ontario, has announced that the festival is seeking re-enactors, artisans and entertainers for this year's festival which will take place September 21-22, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-26 12:30
Residents of the East Kingdom may be pooling their paychecks in expectation of purchase of the Searles Castle in the Berkshires. Asking price? A cool US$15 million!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-05-11 07:18
A Philadelphia television station reports that the Society for Creative Anachronism has been named in a federal lawsuit for failing to safeguard children in a case stemming from the trial of Benjamin Schragger.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-05-09 17:27
Students at El Segundo Middle School in California got a chance to see just how things were done in the Middle Ages recently when members of the Barony of Lyondemere, in the Kingdom of Caid, paid them a visit. Paul Clinton and Shelly Leachman of the Daily Breeze covered the story.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-05-09 07:08
Take a bunch of Harry Potter fans, add some local SCA members, a few Monty Python Society afficionatos and, for good measure, throw in belly dancers and what do you get? A recipe for an entertaining evening as students of Penn State University found out recently during Red Nose Day. Leslie Finlay has the story.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2007-05-04 14:12
Parody web site The Onion reports that, weary of sitting in business suits around a conference table, Prince William of England met and bested Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in honourable jousting combat.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2007-05-02 10:29
Peter A. Renzetti, AKA "The Unknown Blacksmith" and owner of Arden Forge, is retiring. His shop and all of its contents go on the auction block in mid-May in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2007-05-01 09:21
Vandals in Britain attacked and damaged a reconstructed Viking longhouse used by schoolchildren to study medieval culture.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-04-28 09:04
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that Duke Martin the Temperate and Earl Kipp Silverlock of the Kingdom of Caid are setting out May 1, 2007 on a cross-country bicycle trek.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2007-04-28 06:21
Hal Simon, the Chairman of the SCA Board of Directors, and Patrick Anderson, SCA President, have issued this announcement concerning pending litigation against the SCA.
Submitted by Antonio on Fri, 2007-04-27 09:38
Tom Moldvay, one of the designers of the popular Dungeons and Dragons™ role-playing game, passed away earlier this week. Many people have been led to the SCA by previous experience in D&D.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-04-26 19:38
Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, SCA librarian extraordinaire, challenges SCAdians everywhere to aid and promote one of the Society's best resources: the local library.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-04-22 12:04
In an essay for Britain's Independent, Ian Herbert considers some of the country's forgotten battlefields and how historians should fight for their protection.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-04-20 18:09
Ivonne Janssens and Daniel Grandjean are modern people who live parttime in a medieval world. The Belgian husband and wife have convinced the city fathers of Aarschot to allow them to inhabit the 700-year-old Sint-Rochus tower as a 14th century duchess and her mercenary husband.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2007-04-15 15:44
Several Society-level officers have issued a joint statement concerning the plan to implement background checks for officers working with youth activities.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2007-04-11 20:42
George Reed, Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations, has announced that the SCA will begin requiring background checks for adults who will be supervising youth activities at SCA functions.
Submitted by margretheravn on Wed, 2007-04-11 13:37
Master Duncan Vitrarius, Seneschal, Principality of the Mists, reports that his group has been honored by the Santa Clata Regional Parks Department as the 2006 volunteer group of the year.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-04-09 11:21
In response to a push by 35,000 speakers of Romansch in Switzerland, techno-giants Google and Microsoft have announced that they will support the language in their software.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-04-06 08:21
On March 9, 2005, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 41 recognizing National Tartan Day! This year (2007) it will be observed on April 6, so dust off your plaids, pull on your kilts and do a jig in celebration!
Submitted by Genevieve la fl... on Fri, 2007-04-06 04:52
The Shire of Thamesreach (mka London, England) is taking advantage of the vast cultural resources at hand in London, and is starting 'Beer and Museum' evenings, on occasional Friday nights in the city, to combine two favourite pastimes of its members.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2007-04-01 16:36
Baron Otto and Baroness Lisabetta are seeking help from sharp-eyed populace members to help locate and recover the Barony of Atenveldt's baronial trailer, which was stolen this morning.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2007-04-01 12:24
After taping just one episode, the CBS television network has ceased production of a planned "Survivor Trimaris" edition of its popular reality TV program, citing "personality conflicts" with the cast.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-03-31 14:39
UdnFormScrefys, a group of Cornish users, has created a proposal for a written form of the Cornish language. They hope to submit it soon to the Cornish Language Commission.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-03-30 14:58
Hancock Fabrics, Inc., a major resource for SCA costumers, has recently filed for protection and relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. This will cause the closing of many of the fabric stores across the country.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-03-29 16:32
Ten years ago, father and son Neal and Brendan Abernathy were murdered in their home in Contra Costa, California, but police are no closer to discovering their killer.