Modern Society

Areas of interest in the modern political, legal, economic, and technological worlds, where such items bear directly on the living history community

Walking Roman Scotland

The current online issue of Walkwise, Scotland's walking magazine, features a list of walking excursions that explore Roman sites in Scotland.

Avenging Unicorn Action Figure

Archie McPhee is at it again! This time it's an Avenging Unicorn complete with "four interchangeable horns" for skewering your favorite irritant.

Village of Sundkøbing Re-Creates Medieval Danish Life

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.

Scholarships Available for Icelandic Study

The Leifur Eiríksson Foundation is offering scholarships to scholars from the United States interested in doing graduate-level research at universities in Iceland.

Which D&D Character are You? v2.10

An updated version of the old chestnut that uses a quiz to deterine which Dungeons and Dragons™ character you would be.

Be on the Lookout for Stolen Armor

Lord Alexander Kegan MacAngus of the Shire of Smyth Kepe in Gleann Abhann reports that his armor was stolen the weekend of October 22-23, 2005 from the area of Fort Smith, Arkansas.

SCA Trailer Stolen in An Tir

Kaðlin in Stórráða has reported that a trailer belonging to HL Kolfinna and Sir Torfin containing much SCA gear was stolen from their home in Portland, Oregon October 14, 2005.

Fall 2005 SCA Board of Directors Meeting

The Barony of Delftwood is proud to host the Fall 2005 SCA Board of Directors Meeting on October 22, 2005. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM.

Viking Longboats for Sale

You, too, can go a-Viking! DirectBoats.com is selling replica Viking longboats. "Great for theme parks and rental operations." And, they're on sale!

Midrealm welcomes third-generation SCAdian baby

In the Marche of Gwyntarian, in the Barony of Brendoken,

SCAdian wedding takes loving couple, guests back in time

Lady Anne de Chevebois and Sir Geoffrey Fitzgalen, who have been in the SCA for over ten years, joined in medieval matrimony last weekend in the Shire of Anglespur, East Kingdom.

Cows in Shining Armor

Chick-Fil-A™, a North American fast-food chain, has produced a promotional calendar with scenes depicting cows in historical—and heroic—poses.

Historic Maps Stolen from British Library

Three 16th and 17th century maps have recently been stolen from bound volumes in the British Library. The theft is just the latest in a rash of crimes targeting libraries and museums.

Arrrr Matey, Today is Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day!

Want to be like Jack Sparrow? Wear an eyepatch? Go around saying "Arrrrr" a lot? Then today is YOUR day! Happy National Talk Like a Pirate Day!

"Shutterbugs" email list offers venue for living history photographers

If you are a professional photographer, or a serious amateur, or if you are a beginner with an interest in learning more, you may want to sign up for SCAtoday.net's new "Shutterbugs" email list.

DC Textile Museum Library Online

Elaine Koogler reports that many rare texts dealing with textiles from the collection of the D.C. Textile Museum are now available online.

FEMA Seeking Historic Preservation Specialists

Caroline Tharpe Weiss reports that FEMA is interested in hiring a few individuals to work in historic preservation in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

SCA-Elders: Discussion List for SCAdians Over 40

A new discussion list has formed to help SCA members deal with issues facing those over the age of forty.

"SCA_Adopt" Created to Aid with Adoption Issues

Sveva Lucciola reports that a new discussion group has been created to help SCA members deal with adoption issues.

Die große Turney

Lord William of Llanwarneof, who lives in the Kingdom of Drachenwald, shares a friend's photos from the German LARP (Live Action Role Playing) convention which re-creates a medieval world.

Shire of Smythkepe Sponsors Operation Alms

The Shire of Smythkepe in Fort Smith, Arkansas, is sponsoring Operation Alms to help members of the SCA donate perishables to local non-profit agencies.

Safe Havens and Veterinary Services Needed for Hurricane Katrina's Equine Refugees

Ashia Yother reports that shelter and veterinary services are desperately needed for equine victims of Hurricane Katrina.

A Breath of Fresh Welsh Air

Welsh expatriates longing for the smell of home can now buy bottled Welsh air on the internet for a mere UK£24 per bottle.

Bloggers Learn of SCA While Hitchhiking

Dayffydd is a nice guy. He picked up a couple of hitchhikers on his way to Pennsic and, lo and behold, ends up with a mention in their cross-country blog.

Atlantia to Sponsor Red Cross Fundraiser

Mistress Mordrea of the Kingdom of Atlantia has announced that a silent auction and Red Cross fund-raiser will be held at the Kingdom's upcoming Fall University in the Stronghold of Raven's Cove.

SCA and Fundraising for disasters

Susan Earley, the Society Exchequer, has posted reminders and clarifications regarding SCA policy on fundraisers for disaster relief.

Gleann Abhann reacts to Hurricane Katrina

Peregrine Fairchylde of the Shire of Lagerdamm, Principality of Gleann Abhann, Meridies, reports on conditions following Hurricane Katrina.

Gleann Abhann "Rollcall" Created

Sarah Lakey has announced that a bulletin board has been created for those SCA members living in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and for those who have loved ones there.

Meridies Update

Mistress Gwennddolynn ni hAilleachain, Seneschale of the Kingdom of Meridies, has posted an update on the groups in her Kingdom affected by Hurricane Katrina.

"Whippoorwill" Profits to Aid Katrina Victims

George Reed, spokesman for the Chateau Teafort Trio, has announced that all profits from the group's debut album Whippoorwill will be donated to relief efforts for SCA victims of Hurricane Katrina.