Areas of interest in the modern political, legal, economic, and technological worlds, where such items bear directly on the living history community
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2005-12-10 20:37
An illuminated festive tree will grace a medieval fortress in Cumbria after a deal to secure funding.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2005-12-10 13:50
The Boston Globe reports on a group developing a cohousing neighborhood in Berlin, Massachusetts, where residents will "garden, knit, share meals, make music -- and, yes, occasionally dress up in medieval garb and belabor one another with makeshift swords."
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2005-12-10 11:43
Stirling Castle in Scotland has created a virtual tour of the facility in its lobby in order to offer visitors with physical limitations the opportunity to see the entire site.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-12-09 12:47
Residents in England desperately trying to repair a huge window at their church near Bewdley have been turned down for funding, despite growing fears that pieces of stonework could start falling from it.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2005-12-08 19:02
The City of York is making an appeal to the world at large to make donations to help with the upkeep of Barley Hall, a medieval merchant's home, dating back to the War of the Roses.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2005-12-08 16:09
We don't normally do this, and we promise not to make a habit of it, but the creators of SCAtoday.net are asking for your help for a very deserving charitable cause this holiday season—a small one with which you probably are not familiar, but which we hope will touch your heart.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2005-12-07 20:37
Riber Castle is at the center of a dispute between developers who want to build housing around the historic building and conservationists and historians who want to preserve the site.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-12-07 11:48
The Society for Creative Anachronism is in the process of moving its Internet name server onto a new computer. This procedure, which commenced early this morning, may cause intermittent problems with web and email access to any address containing "sca.org" or its subdomains (e.g., "equestrian.sca.org") during the next few days as the change propagates out across the Internet.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-12-06 14:43
Malmesbury House, a 13th century manor, caught fire November 23, 2005. Fire crews were able to stop the blaze, but the extent of damage is unknown at this time.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-04 15:31
Former European Commission president Romano Prodi, who is running for election as Italy's prime minister next year, says if elected he will try to revive the 1,200-mile Via Francigena, a medieval pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome dating back to the 10th century.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2005-12-03 16:00
An annual report of historic properties in the British countryside revealed that thousands of buildings are falling into ruin.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2005-12-03 12:16
Corina Zappia, a food and wine critic for the Village Voice (New York City), tried mead for the first time at Mugs Ale House and found it to be, well, not exactly to her liking.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-11-29 19:30
The Royal Shakespeare Company will perform "The Canterbury Tales" in Chester, February 14-18, 2006.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2005-11-28 17:31
Scott Courtney, Chief Technical Officer of the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc., announces the appointment of Marla Lecin, known in the SCA as Mistress Jessa d'Avondale, to the position of Webmaster.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-11-28 15:08
The Museum of London has posted an extensive press pack containing photos and background materials on artifacts from its medieval galleries.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-27 10:02
The Shire of Coldedernhale was recently asked to decorate a Christmas tree at the state capital in Pierre, South Dakota. The display is part of an annual Christmas tradition at the capital.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-11-22 16:57
During a recent trip to Ulan Bator, Mongolia, President Bush was greeted by Mongol warriors in full armor.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-11-22 09:05
British police are now giving youngsters a lesson in medieval virtues at "knight school." The kids learn how chivalry can be applied to modern life.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-20 15:54
The State Game Commission of Pennsylvania is drafting regulations to allow hunters to use atlatls, wooden spear throwers first utilized by early man.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-20 12:01
Tyco Plastics has announced the production of "Nashua Big Fix," an extra-wide roll of duct tape big enough to patch even the largest armor.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-11-18 12:48
Pfc. Samuel D. White of the Marine Corps took a step back in time recently when he interviewed Lord Wolfgan (Staff Sgt. Brian Neldner) at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training in New River, North Carolina. His story appears on the website for the Marine Corps.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-17 08:44
Feisty comic strip hero Asterix has been making fools of the Romans for years. Now he has a new focus: the Bush Administration.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-11-16 14:11
Viscountess Kaellyn mac Dermott, Chirurgeon in Charge for Pennsic War XXXV, offers her personal comments on the change in EMS providers for Pennsic this coming year.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-11-15 15:49
Mayor Brise Sanguin has confirmed that another ambulance company has signed on to replace Portersville EMS for on-site paramedic services at Pennsic 35.
Submitted by Calvert on Tue, 2005-11-15 10:30
Brise Sanguin, Pennsic XXXV Mayor, has confirmed rumors that two long-standing providers of services to Pennsic War will not be returning this year. Lord Calvert from the Pennsic Independent has the story straight from the Mayor.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-13 15:05
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Farrell have been signed to star in a new theatrical film set in 15th century Rome which covers the internal struggles of Italy's Borgia family.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-13 12:08
The current online issue of Walkwise, Scotland's walking magazine, features a list of walking excursions that explore Roman sites in Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-11-12 09:50
Archie McPhee is at it again! This time it's an Avenging Unicorn complete with "four interchangeable horns" for skewering your favorite irritant.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-11-08 09:20
The Medieval Centre in Denmark re-creates life in the 14th century village of Sundkøbing, complete with trebuchet and artillery demonstrations, a market and craftsmen.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-06 19:13
The Leifur Eiríksson Foundation is offering scholarships to scholars from the United States interested in doing graduate-level research at universities in Iceland.