Areas of interest in the modern political, legal, economic, and technological worlds, where such items bear directly on the living history community
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-03-22 12:48
Marlene Parrish, reporting for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, describes how the 150-year-old Teutonia Mannerchor club performs an authentic Schlachtfest (Slaughter Festival) on the north side of Pittsburgh.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-03-22 09:19
The first exposure many SCA members have had to fantasy and science fiction stories was from author Andre Norton. She died March 17, 2005 at the age of 93.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-03-18 16:14
A recent medical study by researchers at the University of Liverpool concludes that the Black Plague of the Middle Ages may have increased modern Europeans' resistance to HIV.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-03-16 18:15
The Codex Sinaiticus, the earliest copy of the New Testament, is scheduled to be digitized and published on CD-ROM.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-03-13 09:12
Baron Tibor of Rock Valley recently attended the latest film version of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice and wrote a review.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-12 14:01
An Austrian archaeologist was killed when the pit he was excavating collapsed.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-12 10:20
The Duchess of Northumberland has a black thumb, at least when it comes to her celebrated poison garden.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-03-08 15:32
Baron Ed Wilver, a member of the staff of Cooper's Lake Campground where Pennsic is held each year, died on March 4 at the age of 72.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-03-08 10:28
Bill Gates, the multibillionaire founder of Microsoft Corporation, has been named a Knight Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2005-03-05 06:46
Underachiever Films is the production company offering Estrella XX (A Beautiful War). The feature-length documentary was created as an introduction to the SCA and features 45 minutes of armoured combat footage as well as interviews with SCA folk.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-03-02 16:18
Feeling Hellenic today? A new email discussion list created by Kurios (Lord) Charismos of Lacedaemon is all about Greek (Hellenic) history and persona development.
Submitted by Johnnae on Wed, 2005-03-02 12:02
The February 25 issue of Science magazine features an article about estimating the quantity of medieval knowledge that has survived in scribal form, versus the amount that has been lost to us due to destruction of the manuscripts over time.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-03-01 12:20
Reporter Natalie Fieleke of the Jefferson City (Missouri) News Tribune covered the recent Medieval Fair at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, in which students learned about the Middle Ages from SCA members.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2005-02-26 18:12
For persons who are interested in discussing historic films — primarily their accuracy — Baron Folo of the Middle Kingdom announces the formation of a new mailing list, called HistoricFilms.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-24 15:46
A museum in Lornardo Da Vinci's hometown Vinci, Italy, is holding a trial to sort out the facts from fiction in Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2005-02-22 18:06
Lacking a male heir, the Japanese government is creating a new law to allow a woman to succeed to the Imperial throne for the first time in two centuries.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2005-02-21 18:15
Sir Dilan Mac AnTsaier of the Midrealm plans to fight 200 bouts in four hours, accepting pledges to raise money in the fight against breast cancer, on behalf of Her Majesty Rebekah.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-02-21 07:07
Steven Boyd, known as Master Andrixos Seljukroctonis in the SCA, did very well in his recent appearance on the game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Spoiler: If you have yet to watch your tape, please don't read further.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2005-02-20 20:46
The Marche of Alderford's Masque of Courtly Love event, in the Barony of Brendoken, featured fighting, classes, a feast, a mystery play — and a really big surprise for one lucky lady!
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-02-16 19:34
The former East Kingdom Dean of Pages, Lord Ben the Steward, was sentenced today in Lehigh County Court as his child molestation trial winds down at last.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2005-02-13 11:29
Steven Boyd, known in the SCA as Master Andrixos Seljukroctonis, owner of Calontir Trim, will appear on the daytime gameshow "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" on Thursday, February 17.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-02-07 19:56
Anne McMillan Goodale of Nevada's Fallon Star Press reviews the Society for Creative Anachronism as her "Organization of the Week."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-02-04 20:27
Just pull the string and hear them say "What time does fighting begin?" or "Stop looking at HER and pay attention to ME!" It's SCA Barbie & Ken!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-02-04 08:28
Ringers: Lord of the Fans, a new film about Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film fans, looks at the history of the Tolkien books and their impact on fans and the film industry.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2005-02-04 02:20
Mike Bollow, a reenactment enthusiast, is in the early stages of planning a "reenacting convention" that would welcome members — and interested visitors — from reenactment organizations across many time periods and cultures.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2005-02-03 22:53
Ben Schragger, formerly known as Lord Ben the Steward, appeared in court in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. It was the first of several hearings scheduled in the sentencing phase of his trial for sexual assault of minors.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-03 19:27
Philadelphia Eagles fans can now cheer on their Super Bowl team — in Latin.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2005-02-03 15:42
Meg Baron, SCA President, reports that the Board of Directors is seeking comments on a proposed Corpora change involving combat authorizations for minors.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-02-02 11:33
No, this message isn't going to repeat in an endless loop.... Curious about the medieval origins of Groundhog Day. Dame Aoife has found the answer.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-01-31 07:35
A McDonald's restaurant in Winnipeg, Canada was robbed recently at swordpoint.