Modern Society

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

A New SCAdian for Lochac

Creag and Morwenna, Baron and Baroness of Aneala in the Kingdom of Lochac, have announced the birth of their daughter, Rose Elizabeth.

SCA and ''Inherit the Wind''

A 1990 performance of Inherit the Wind, marking co-author Jerome Lawrence's 75th birthday, was disturbed by noise from a nearby SCA fighter practice. "Jerry was hard of hearing and heard 'creationists' when he was told that the noise was 'Society for Creative Anachronists,'" said Alan Woods, director of the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute at Ohio State University.

Will Terrorists Target Leaning Tower?

Italian authorities have installed new security gates to help safeguard the Learning Tower of Pisa from terrorist attack.

Merchant Reports Large Theft, Seeks Help Locating Goods

A merchant, Autumn Tree Productions, seeks help in locating US$4000 in goods that were stolen last weekend.

World's Most Expensive Glass to be Auctioned

A 1700-year-old Middle Eastern bowl known as the Constable-Maxwell Cage-Cup will be auctioned in London next month, and is expected to sell for about 2 million English pounds.

SCAtoday.net Offers Forums for Employment Available, Employment Sought

SCAtoday.net is pleased to announce two new forum areas, both of which are intended to unite those seeking employment with those whose companies have positions available.

New Pennsylvania Police Tactics May Affect Pennsic Travel

Police near State College, Pennsylvania are now using "camo cops" patrols to trap speeders, a tactic that could mean an unhappy Pennsic for some travelers.

Maine Couple Wed Roman-Style

When Patricia Washburn and William Bradford decided to get married April 22, 2000, they chose a very traditional wedding — traditional for Romans, that is.

German 'Samurai' on the Loose in Woods Near Berlin

A man wearing camouflage attacked hikers with a Samurai sword in the woods west of Berlin, Germany last week.

Ancanar Manuscript Illumanation/Ilustrator Wanted

Ancanar: The Ancanar film project is looking for an illustrator with skills in illuminating manuscripts.

Aoife Offers a Librarian's Tips for Internet Searching

Having trouble finding information on the Internet? Retired librarian and teacher Aoife offers helpful tips on how to find what you REALLY want.