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 Sat, 2012-04-21 18:12
In a world where the college experience usually involves football and parties, students of Justin McDaniel's religious studies class at the University of Pennsylvania should expect something differrent: a firsthand experience of what it's like to be a monk.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-04-18 18:26
Police in Dublin, Ireland are puzzled by the theft of the heart of St Laurence O'Toole, a 12th century relic housed at Christ Church Cathedral. The heart, in a wooden box, was stolen March 2, 2012 when the protective metal bars were cut.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-04-13 19:02
The hit film The Hunger Games, whose heroine is proficient with a bow, has sparked interest in the sport of archery.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-04-05 12:54
Rochdale, England pub manager and re-enactor Neil Ashton never expected to enlist his medieval skills to defend his home until two robbers climbed in a window, causing Ashton to reach for the nearest weapon, his six-foot spear.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2012-03-29 08:44
Damon Albarn, frontman of Blur and Gorillaz, is turning his attention to an even more arcane topic than animated musical monkeys: 16th century intellectural John Dee.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2012-03-22 11:37
Thomas W. Hughes, President of the SCA Inc., has announced that H & R Block, a major income tax preparation firm in the U.S., has agreed to make a donation to the SCA Inc. for each new customer who has the company prepare their tax return this year.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-03-07 21:02
Kevin Guthrie, the president of Ithaka, the nonprofit organization that runs JStor, the online database which archives 1,400 academic journals, has annouced that the subscription service will allow users to view 70 journals after registering with the website.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2012-02-29 09:50
Come tax season, many of us feel like we are going into armored combat. This is easy for Duke Maynard von dem Steine, featured in an advertising campaign for accounting firm Freed Maxick.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-02-24 20:16
Police in the village of Foy, near Ross-on-Wye, England, are looking for a medieval burial stone stolen from St Mary's Church on January 5, 2012. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-02-21 12:52
Roger Bamkin, of Wikimedia UK, has invited the public to take part in an experiment: chronicle life in Monmouth. The online encyclopaedia will create Monmouthpedia, a site where citizens and visitors can "contribute articles and photographs on interesting and notable places, people, artefacts and other aspects of Monmouth life."
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2012-02-13 16:42
The Kildeen Daily Herald visited members of the Stronghold of Hellsgate as they displayed their fighting skills, armor, and other aspects of the SCA.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2012-02-10 17:08
The new film Absolutely Anything, which begins shooting in the UK this summer, will feature Monty Python alumni John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones, but it is a science fiction comedy, not Monty Python reborn.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2012-02-10 14:17
Inspired by the generosity of those donating to help fund the SCA's lawsuit settlement, THL Asa Gormsdottir of the Kingdom of Ealdormere has written a lovely song to honor their spirit.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2012-02-10 11:25
The Board of Directors would like to express its gratitude for the generosity of the good people of the SCA. We know many of you are holding fund-raisers and seeking ways to donate to the Society, thank you. We deeply appreciate all your efforts. We have had many e-mails, telephone calls and messages asking about donations. Here are some guidelines for donating or sending money to SCA Inc.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2012-02-09 12:26
Medieval Scotland can be closer than you think...in New York, for instance. A home inspired by a 13th century Scottish castle is up for sale in New City, New York, just an hour north of Manhattan.
Submitted by ballyclogh on Mon, 2012-02-06 09:03
In an open letter, Clan Marshin Fayne challenges households, clans, and other non-official groups to offer assistance to the SCA's official branches in meeting the financial stipulations of the recently-announced legal settlement.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-01-27 17:09
Stratford's Royal Shakespeare Company is hoping to construct a "flatpack replica" of famous theater for use in large productions in London. The theater interior would be reconstructed inside an existing building.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Thu, 2012-01-26 08:31
It appears that the replica medieval fortress in Arkansas, being constructed using authentic techniques and materials, has run out of money and is closing.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-01-20 11:34
Bob Dionisio is funding for his attendance at the upcoming Battle of Nations where he will participate as part of Team USA.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-01-19 18:36
The University of Western Ontario Department of English reports that Professor Emeritus, Constance Hieatt, has died at her home in Essex, Connecticut. A medieval scholar and a pioneer in the field of medieval cookery, Hieatt had just completed her latest work, Cocatrice and Lampray Hay: Late Fifteenth-Century Recipes from Corpus Christi College Oxford.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-01-11 13:40
Laws in the United States are supposed to take their legal precedent from the Constitution of the United States, but a new law proposed by Republicans in New Hampshire would require all legislation find its origin in the 800-year-old Magna Carta.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-01-11 10:07
KTVQ TV in Billings, Montana knows how to tempt a geek with a list of serious geeky dates and activities for 2012. Included in the list: ComicCon and the Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-01-05 17:24
Love your sports team? Show it in chainmail! That's what San Jose Sharks fan "Metal Mind" did with the creation of a chainmail Sharks jersey constructed of 23,000 rings of anodized aluminum dyed in the colors of the hockey team. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-12-28 16:40
Up Helly Aa, the rousing Viking winterfest held each year in the Shetland Islands, has been named number four in a list of the ten best winter festivals compiled by the British travel publication Wanderlust. Stephen McGinty of The Scotsman has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-12-23 10:16
Every athlete - be they football hero or SCA knight - knows the value of pickles and pickle juice as a "secret weapon" to balance electrolytes during intense exercise, especially in hot weather. Now a new study from Brigham Young University validates the folk remedy.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2011-12-15 10:36
Throughout time immemorial, Pennsic-goers have contended with the traffic pileups at a one-lane bridge on Currie Road leading to the event site. That bridge is, finally, being replaced in the spring of 2012.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2011-12-09 07:38
What to get your medieval geek this Christmas? CNN recommends a copy of the Known World Handbook, or perhaps a rapier from Darkwood Armory.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-12-05 10:08
What do you get for the SCAdian who has everything? More books of course! Medievalists.net presents a list of new books of medieval topics that might also make your holiday wish list.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-12-04 13:30
In a speech to help save the forests of Transylvania, Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, revealed that he is related to Vlad the Impaler, the 15th-century Romanian warlord who inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-30 18:37
A vote by the 16 members of the British Commonwealth has allowed a daughter of William and Catherine the possibility to ascend to the British throne. The rule of male primogeniture, giving males precedence over females in British royalty, dating to 1689, was recently overturned.