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 Fri, 2006-04-28 20:05
Christie's withdrew from auction five wooden beams from Cordoba's Great Mosque after questions arose about who rightfully owned them.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-04-27 14:15
On Saturday April 29, 2006, Skye's Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center in Barkeyville, Pennsylvania will host a "Wildlife Baby Shower" to raise funds for the care and rehabilitation of "injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-04-27 07:47
Police in Middlesbrough, England have recruited heralds to accompany them on rounds to act as town criers. The heralds use their trained voices to warn citizens to lock their doors.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-04-26 14:35
Their Excellencies Bartholomew and Katherine, Baron and Baroness of Southron Gaard, have announced the winners of the Kingdom of Lochac's Most Improved Website Competition.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-25 08:02
Sharon Gordon has a radical idea: A Zero Waste Pennsic, one where the SCA's huge annual event does not add to the local landfill as well as the local economy.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-04-24 14:10
BBC Europe editor Mark Mardell muses over the similarities between the power structures of the European Union and those of an emerging feudal state.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-23 15:36
Fans of Asterix, the pint-sized warrior of ancient Gaul, will be glad to learn that the hero will be coming to the big screen in a UK£15M film by Danish director Stefan Fjeldmark.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-04-21 14:33
Their Highnesses, the Princesses of the West Kingdom, have announced that They will sponsor a Rubber Duckie Regatta at Beltane Coronation April 29, 2006. The race will benefit Toys for Tots.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2006-04-20 18:25
The Los Angeles Times reports that an area woman is being treated for bubonic plague, which she may have caught from fleas around her neighborhood.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-18 08:21
T.M. Fasano of the Greeley (Colorado) Tribune recently spent the day with students from Tori Fogg's class at Windsor Charter Academy and members of Greeley chapter of the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-04-15 09:51
Some former participants are blaming "stitch counters," elitists who demand extreme authenticity for reenactors, for the cancellation of this year's staging of the Civil War Battle of Selma (Alabama).
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-04-14 19:13
Lord Martin reports that Kieran Alexander was born April 1, 2006 in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-11 14:05
The Shire of Cathanar invites you to the Coast for a day of fun and the opportunity to help us rescue a damsel in distress.
On April 22, 2006, we will be holding a Tournament of Hope, in order to raise funds for Amy Holliday, a local woman who is desperately in need of a lung transplant due to cystic fibrosis.
(More information about Amy and the fund-raising efforts being undertaken on her behalf may be found at: http://www.kintera.org/FAF/home/default.asp?ievent=130665. If you are unable to attend but would still like to send a donation, there are instructions on this website.)
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-04-07 16:23
The site of a new town in Grafenwöhr, Germany, for U.S. soldiers and their families, was once a medieval village and later boasted a guest house where tourists came to watch the Bavarian army train on a nearby range.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-04-05 17:40
The SCA is seeking candidates for the position of Society Webminister, a deputy to the Society Chronicler.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2006-04-03 18:52
No fighter takes the field without it. No homeowner dares to approach a project unless a roll is in the toolbox. Forbes Magazine's panel of scientists and engineers found what the SCA already knew: duct tape holds the world together.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-02 12:23
Action hero Vin Diesel plans to direct and star in a film trilogy based on the life of Carthaginian hero Hannibal.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-04-01 19:06
On April 5-6, 2006, the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will present a spring colloquium entitled Medieval Origins of Modern Science.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2006-04-01 14:57
There are those in our beloved Society who believe that the use of computers and the Internet, however convenient, somehow contaminates our historical accuracy. Some of these naysayers, to be sure, are rogues and scoundrels of the most common sort, yet others are of noble and virtuous demeanor and are merely misguided in their thinking.
Submitted by tfirenze on Fri, 2006-03-31 19:51
From today's edition of the Ermine Spot, a list for the Barony of the Flaming Gryphon, Kingdom of the Middle, comes this challenge. It is forwarded by Contessa Tamara Di Firenze, who sees Mistress Jadwiga, and raises to the SCA at large.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-03-30 19:57
Linda S. Moore (Viscountess Gwyneth Felton), President, SCA Inc., is seeking comments from the Memberships regarding a new policy to temporarily prohibit a member from participating in SCA activities.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-03-29 10:01
Philip Longman, writing in Foreign Policy Magazine, uses Roman military strategies and demographics to understand modern policy decisions.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-28 17:52
A new fantasy computer game has been designed to teach rookie journalism students fact-finding skills. "Instead of slaying monsters and gathering gold, the players tackle sources and gather information."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-03-27 20:48
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have announced that they have received a US$390,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to bring ancient maps to the internet through UNC's Ancient World Mapping Center.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2006-03-27 09:53
More than half of the Camino de Santiago, medieval Europe’s most important pilgrimage route, passes through the ancient kingdoms of Castille and León.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-03-23 22:20
Linda S Moore, (Viscountess Gwyneth Felton), President, SCA Inc., is seeking comments on a number of nominees to the SCA Board of Directors.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-03-18 20:02
Beginning in April, Monty Python's Spamalot, the hit musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, will return to Chicago. The show runs April 19-June 4, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-03-18 17:57
Melinda Dement of Embroidery Monogram Business online magazine looks at the SCA as specialty customers for embroidery businesses.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-03-17 10:28
A Colorado judge ruled recently that the Colorado Renaissance Festival could continue to operate in the town of Larkspur, but must pay the town US$96,000 for water consumption.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-12 20:59
The mark the 800th anniversary of the founding of Mongolia, the Mongolian Government Executive Committee has planned a series of events to take place during the summer of 2006. Included will be an 500-man Cavalry Ride.