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SCAtoday.net is a news portal for those interested in the history of the Middle Ages, and the living history community (including the Society for Creative Anachronism) for that historical period.
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Re-enactors "cross-pollinate" at Re-enactor Recruitment Day in Pennsylvania

Mon, 2015/02/23 - 1:12pm

Strolling through the Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, recently, one would find 16th century pikemen chatting with Confederate soldiers and soldiers from the German Wehrmacht trading resources with buckskinners. The article appeared in The Sentinel. (photos)

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Danish Chef hopes to revive Viking cuisine

Mon, 2015/02/23 - 7:10am

Jesper Lynge, a chef in Aalborg, Denmark, has a passion for Viking cooking, including sauerkraut, and "a sweet and sour supper, combining savoury game meat such as venison with sauces made from foraged berries."

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New Jersey SCAdian hopes fighting will recruit members

Sat, 2015/02/21 - 9:49pm

Experienced SCA member D.W. Smith is hoping to create a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism at Atlantic Cape Community College in Cape May, New Jersey. So far his recruiting includes armored combat. Helen McCaffrey of the Cape May County Herald has the story. (photos)

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15th century Spanish shipwreck found in Greece

Sat, 2015/02/21 - 11:17am

Arcaheologists are intrigued by the discovery of a 15th century Spanish shipwreck off the coast of Zakynthos, Greece. The 2014 underwater explorations of the site have revealed enough of the ship’s wooden frame to allow study of "the transitional art of shipbuilding during the 15th and 16th centuries." (photo)

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Ealdormere Crown XXXIV Fight Videos on YouTube

Thu, 2015/02/19 - 10:28am

Baron RIchard Larmer reports that he has posted video from the october 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The videos are available to view on YouTube.

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Winchester Bible on display at the Met

Tue, 2015/02/17 - 12:11am

The Winchester Bible is "magnificent, lavishly ornamented - a pivotal landmark of medieval art from around 1200," and pages from it will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York until March 8, 2015. (photos)

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Stefan's Florilegium updates for February 2015

Sun, 2015/02/15 - 5:06pm

THLord Stefan li Rous has publised updates for Stefan's Florilegium for February 2015.

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Farewell to Lord Sedric Edye

Sat, 2015/02/14 - 2:22pm

On January 25, the Middle Kingdom lost Lord Sedric Edye, a founding member of the Marche of Alderford and a close friend of the SCAtoday.net staff.

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Meet Drachenwald's Laurel of the Month: Mistress Lia de Thornegge

Thu, 2015/02/12 - 10:53pm

Each month, the Laurels of the Kingdom of Drachenwald showcase one of their own. For January 2015, it is Mistress Lia de Thornegge of Nordmark (Uppsala, Sweden), who specializes in late period embroidery and late period costuming.

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Estrella War XXXI Collegium

Wed, 2015/02/11 - 12:10pm

Estrella War is fast approaching and we are still in need of instructors for the collegium. If you have a skill or talent you could pass on to the populace, please consider teaching at Estrella War XXXI. 

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Northshield 12th Night and Border Skirmish photos online

Tue, 2015/02/10 - 11:25am

Baroness Kateryn of the Amber Mists reports that Her Ladyship Elspeth has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th night event in the Kingdom of Northshield, as well as two albums from 2013 Border Skirmish. All albums are available on Flickr.

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SCA Board of Directors - Meeting Schedule

Mon, 2015/02/09 - 11:22am

The Board of Directors of the Society for Crative Anachronism has announced the location and time of the next BoD meeting.

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Pennsic War Financial Committee seeks candidates for Pennsic War Exchequer

Sun, 2015/02/08 - 6:25pm

Chai'usun, Social Media & Publications Coordinator for Pennsic 44, reports that the Financial Committee is looking for candidates for Pennsic War Exchequer.

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Medieval city of Ukek found in Russia

Sat, 2015/02/07 - 7:37pm

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 750-year-old city along the volga River in Russia. Ukek, a major city of Batu Khan's Golden Horde, is believed to have been founded by the descendents of Genghis Khan.

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Evidence of Germanic tribes discovered in Poland

Sat, 2015/02/07 - 4:05pm

An archaeological team from the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw recently discovered evidence of habitation by Germanic people from the turn of the fourth and fifth century CE in a cave in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland. (photo)

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Estrella War XXXI A&S Showcase

Fri, 2015/02/06 - 9:03am

Calling the artisans of the Knowne World! Once again, the Kingdom of Atenveldt is hosting an Artisan Showcase at Estrella War

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Rude runes in Norway

Thu, 2015/02/05 - 4:20pm

Medieval people were not as different as their modern versions when it comes to rude language and  graffiti, a fact discovered by a team of archaeologists in Oslo, Norway who came across three double entendre characters carved in runes on a piece of wood denoting either the first letters in the ruinic alphbet or Fuþ, the Old Norse word for the female genitalia. (photo)

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Call for Applications - Society Marshal

Wed, 2015/02/04 - 5:43pm

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachornim, Inc. has announced that it is seeking candidates for the position of Society marshal.

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Use of Mandrake-style rubber thrusting tips at Pennsic 44

Wed, 2015/02/04 - 1:00pm

Sir Gregoire, KEM Middle Kingdom, MIC Pennsic 44 reports on Marshalate rulings regarding use of Mandrake-style rubber thrusting tips at the 2015 Pennsic War.

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Opinion re: Inclusion of Non-Rattan Fighters into the Chivalry

Wed, 2015/02/04 - 10:48am

The Society Seneschal, A.J. Pongratz, has published an Advisory Opinion Regarding the possible inclusion of non-rattan righters into the Order of the Chivalry.

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