Arts and Sciences

Activities and research related to trades, crafts, occupations, or daily life in the Middle Ages, as well as performing and fine arts.

Medieval Easter egg discovered in Ukraine

A 500 year old "pysanka" Easter egg was found during an archaeological dig of a cistern in Lviv, Ukraine. The egg is probably a goose egg and is very well preseved.

Pennsic A&S Display - Art & Research from around the Known World

This year the Pennsic A&S Display had more than 120 entrants displaying a wide range of work. There are 206 pictures of the Pennsic A&S Display up on the Photobucket pages of the organizer, Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh. 

Medieval light

On her blog Living the History, Elizabeth Chadwick looks at lighting in the Middle Ages, from firelight to candles to lanterns. The article  includes illustrations and sources.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for July 2013

THLord Stefan li Rous reports that he has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for July 2013.

Middle schoolers learn at New Jersey Ren Fair

It was a day of fun and learning at Readington Middle School, along with the Holland Brook School, in Readington Township, New Jersey when Readington held its annual Renaissance Fair. Renée Kiriluk-Hill of the Hunterdon Democrat has the story.

Ansteorra's King's College photos online

Caelin on Andrede reports that photos from King's College, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra, are now available to view online. The photos are on Flickr.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for June 2013

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for June 2013.

In a Phoenix Eye - A Spark of Creativity

In a Phoenix Eye: A Spark of Creativity

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013 9:00am until 6:00pm
Location: Star of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1355 Jonestown Road, Winston Salem, NC 27103

[ATL] War of the Wings VIII

War of the Wings VIII

October 9-10 at Elchenburg Castle in Boonville, NC

[ATL] Sacred Stone Baronial Birthday 31

Sacred Stone Baronial Birthday 31

August 30-September 1, 2013
Elchenburg Castle at Boonville, NC

Greetings noble friends and neighbors!

We bid you welcome and hope you will join us on a trip to Morocco for the 31st anniversary of the founding of the Barony of the Sacred Stone.

Steppes Warlord photos online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Steppes Warlord, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

A&S stressed at Rockland demo

Residents of the Penobscot Bay area of Maine were treated to the sight of knights in armor and ladies in fine gowns when the Shire of Hadchester (Rockland) held a Renaissance Faire/demo in Harbor Park. Chris Wolf of The Pilot spoke with members. (photos)

Scientific Instrument Day at Pennsic's Artisans' Row

Master Richard Wymarc reports that On Monday July 29, 2013, Pennsic University's Artisan's Row will feature a Scientific Instrument Day.

Position Available: Society Minister of Arts & Sciences

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is seeking candidates for the position of Society Minister of Arts & Sciences.

Is this the oldest European image of Native Americans?

Restoration of a fresco in the Vatican has revealed a small group of naked dancing men with feathers in their hair. Researchers think these figures may be depictions of Native Americans. The fresco was painted by Renaissance master Pinturicchio in 1494, just two years after Columbus sailed to America.

Project Trollhiem

Jim Revells, a.k.a. Olaf Trollhiemsfjord, is in the process of founding a company to teach traditional crafts and trades. Project Trollhiem, LLC is currently seeking funding to take their program on the road.

Wasaga under Siege and Sails on the St. Mary seek re-enactors

Building on the huge success of past Wasaga under Siege events, the Historic Military Establishment of Upper Canada in partnership with the Town of Wasaga Beach, Ontario Parks, Town of Collingwood and Nancy Island Historic Site look forward to hosting you once again from August 16th to the 18th, 2013.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for May 2013

THLord Stefan li Rous has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for May 2013.

Estrella War XXX A&S Competition 2014 Category Descriptions

Master Raven Mayne reports that the category descriptions for the A&S Competition at Estrella War XXX are now available to view online.

[ANT] Egil's XXXIX

Come join us for the Ports of the Norse World! Please join us for Memorial Day weekend, Friday May 24 to Monday May 27,2013 at beautiful Lynx Hollow Park outside of Creswell, Oregon.

Pennsic University 2013 class list online

The list of classes and instructors for Pennsic 42 is now available to view or download from the Pennsic website.

[AET] AEthelmearc War Practice XXIII

It is time once again to prepare for the prospect of War, and to properly prepare the Canton of Steltonwald would like to invite all to join us for War Practice XXIII.  We will be mustering once again at Cooper’s Lake Campground, 205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057.

[NOR] Play with Fire Moot

The Barony of Windhaven will be hosting a "Play with Fire" Moot in Green Bay, June 14-16.  Since some of the projects we'd like to play with take more than a few hours, Lord Balthazar has graciously opened his backyard/field to us for free camping for the weekend.  Come for the day (Saturday) or come on Friday for the whole weekend! 

[DRA] News from the Renaissance

Oyez, Oyez, are you interested in renaissance techniques of war? Do you want to know how a noble household was organized? And how much it would cost? Do you like to taste good food of the period? Then come to the only late period event in Northern Frankmark!

[CAL] Tournament of Valor XXXIV

Valor, the oldest running Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir, is once again here…

[MER] Palio di Flintmarsh

Come join the Shire of Flintmarsh on June 1, 2013 as we celebrate a taste of Medieval Italy at the first ever Palio di Flintmarsh!

[ATE] Fabric War/SunDragon Arts and Sciences Competition

On Saturday, June 22, 2013 within the awesome lands of SunDragon, a yearly event will take place that is not for the weak.   Fabric War is upon us!   Search in your closets, sewing/guest room, garage and yes, even that stash under the bed that you did not think anyone knew about. 

SCA members create "Medieval Day" at Bruce County Museum

On April 21, 2013, the Middle Ages came to the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre with the help of local members of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The demonstration was covered by the Saugeen Times (Saugeen, Ontario). (photos)

[LOC] Politarchopolis Winter A&S Collegium

Join us in the beautiful Barony of Politarchopolis for a fully catered, no-garb weekend of A&S classes, demonstrations and workshops. Learn from the most renowned teachers in Lochac, with classes available in a huge range of topics, aimed at a variety of skill  levels.

[LOC] Midwinter Camp

Let it be known that the newly forming group in Dunedin, tentatively known as the people of Wildmoor, are holding a relaxed camping event in early July and wish to extend a warm invitation to join us.