Areas of interest in the modern political, legal, economic, and technological worlds, where such items bear directly on the living history community
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-10-03 09:16
Recent bombing and a resulting oil spill in Lebanon have damaged two World Heritage sites, says an inspection team from UNESCO. Roman remains at Tyre and a medieval tower at Byblos are in urgent need of repair.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-02 19:53
Faelan ua hEogain (Michael McPartland) reports that his armor was stolen from his vehicle on Saturday September 30, 2006 in Sunnyvale, California.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-09-26 19:02
Think heraldry is an activity for creaky, old SCAdians in dusty libraries? Think again. The United States Army has The Quartermaster Heraldic Section and the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry.
A website with examples of military heraldry and a history of heraldry in the American Army is available to view online.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-09-21 18:23
Strong honorable knights locked in armored combat. Beautiful ladies in soft flowing gowns. Amazing craftwork. Delicious feasts. The very best of the Middle Ages. At least that's what you thought.....
The Barony of Grey Niche invites you to attend the Third Quarter Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
Saturday, October 21, 2006 beginning at 9:00 AM.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-09-21 17:56
Brian Prince of the Ashbury Park Press recently paid a visit to the 25th annual Charity Renaissance Faire, hosted by the Lakewood Lions Club and the Society for Creative Anachronism at Pine Park in Lakewood, New Jersey.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-09-21 09:54
Over thirty years after his death, a new, unfinished work by the British author of The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien, is scheduled to be published. The Children of Hurin will appear in the United States and Britain in the spring of 2007.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-09-19 19:40
Michael Spiers, the proprietor and chief armorer of Stonekeeper Amory, has undergone emergency spine surgery, and his assistant has announced that current orders will be delayed.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-09-18 10:27
The Kingdom of Atlantia is offering its residents a chance to share their personal libraries through Librarything.com, an online database that allows users to catalog their personal book holdings.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-09-18 07:16
L’Osservatore Romano, the official newspaper of the Vatican, is calling for Latin to become the official language of the European Union. The article comes in the wake of a move by Finland's president to promote the use of the language as "potentially contemporary."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-15 11:45
Richard Boyd, a network engineer living in Heidelberg, Germany, reported on a recent Viking Moot which took place in Denmark where reenactors from eleven countries met to cross swords and compare notes. The article appeared in Stars and Stripes.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-09-13 19:02
An archaeological team working in eastern Ukraine claims to have found pyramids.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-09-10 19:59
Burton Cole of the Tribune Chronicle learned about attractions at the Great Geauga County Fair, Ohio's oldest fair, and met with Cerise of Cleftlands, a member of the Incipient Shire of Eastwatch.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-09 09:44
The world comes to Madison, WI September 21-23, 2006 in the form of the World Music Festival. The event will feature a variety of music from South America, Scandinavia and the Middle East.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-08 06:39
Gillian Durham reports that the "world's largest library catalog", WorldCat, is now available to search free online.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-09-05 11:19
Scottish Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson has announced that the new ban on the sale of knives and swords in the United Kingdom will help stem knife violence in the country. So far, over 12,000 blades have been turned in to authorities.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-09-04 12:10
The SouthEastern Medieval Association will host the 2006 conference at The University of Mississippi October 12-14, 2006. The conference will feature Giles Constable of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and Roberta Frank of Yale University.
Submitted by Mathilda on Sun, 2006-09-03 18:33
Cunnan, a Wiki-style encyclopedia, now has almost 3600 articles available and more are added daily. First put on-line in 2003, Cunnan offers "information for re-enactors of the Middle Ages and Renaissance with a heavy slant towards members of the SCA."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-01 14:57
Don Duncan Hepburn (Wayne Ross) reports that his car containing his fencing gear was stolen August 28 or 29, 2006 from his home in Dallas, Texas. SCAtoday.net readers are asked to be on the lookout for the stolen gear.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-08-31 15:20
For those who want the Middle Ages with all the comforts of a cruise: Mirth & Merriment Aboard The Carnival Miracle!
Submitted by Radagar on Thu, 2006-08-24 19:18
The medieval Scottish rebels made famous in the movie Braveheart used dye from the woad plant to paint their faces blue for battle. Now Italian biochemists say this plant could become a promising weapon in the fight against cancer.
Submitted by louis on Thu, 2006-08-24 15:38
A SCAdian is organizing a "fantasy football [American]" league for those interested in the modern version of period bloodsport.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-08-22 18:15
Scientists have tracked down the source of heavy metal pollution on a site in Northern France to the remains of medieval metallurgical workshops.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-08-21 12:29
Freiman the Minstrel is in the process of organizing a Fight For Kids at Pennsic 2007 heavy fighters' tournament for Pennsic XXXVI and is looking for volunteers to help with the project.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-08-17 14:33
Have an extra 300 hours of free time? Here's a way to use it: Alexei has created a crossbow from Lego blocks, and it actually works.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-15 08:04
New records released by the British National Archive show that Anthony Hall, who claimed to be a descendent of Henry VIII in the early 20th century, deserved to be declared insane for threatening to lop off the head of King George V.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2006-08-14 15:09
At midnight on Saturday evening (August 12), the SCA Chirurgeonate at Pennsic 35 was informed that their duties were being assumed by a private EMS company, Northwest EMS.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2006-08-12 08:00
A law dating back to the Middle Ages is causing mayhem in the British real estate market.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-08-11 16:00
In The View from the Center of the Universe, Joel R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams point out the similarities between ancient beliefs about a terracentric universe and recent discoveries about the results of the Big Bang.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-08-10 08:22
The Society of Antiquaries of London sponsors yearly awards of up to UK£4000 "to further in-depth study of Western dress." The Janet Arnold Award is presented in honor of the historical costume expert who died in 1998.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-08 11:30
Sarika Jagtiani of the Associated Press looks at themed weddings including that of one couple, Diana Stoughton and Andrew Hazen, who met at the Pennsic War and married at AEthelmearc War Practice.