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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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"Honor and respect" demonstrated at museum medieval fair

Fri, 2014/03/21 - 9:04am

The Canton Museum of Art in Canton, Ohio recently held an exhibition entitled Illuminating the World: The Saint John's Bible, centered around a display of the Saint John's Bible, a medieval bible made with modern techniques. In conjunction with the exhibit, the museum hosted a medieval festival featuring members of the Marche of Alderford, the local chapter of the SCA. (photo)

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Will the codpiece make a comeback?

Thu, 2014/03/20 - 9:22pm

Stephen Smith of the BBC News opines on one of our favorite accessories, on or off the battlefield.

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Photos of Ansteorra Kingdom A&S

Wed, 2014/03/19 - 3:06pm

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Kingdom A&S which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Ohio State University presents conference with "Game of Thrones" theme

Wed, 2014/03/19 - 10:32am

Academics rubbed garbed elbows with members of the Society for Creative Anachronism recently when the Ohio State Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies presented a conference entitled Pop Culture and the Deep Past with a Game of Thrones theme. Andrew Zistler of The Lantern has the story. (photo)

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April 2014 SCA Board of Directors meeting

Tue, 2014/03/18 - 4:51pm

Maistresse Alysia Gabrielle de Fougeres of the Barony of Grey Niche reports that the April 2015 meeting of the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism will take place in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Contemplating Alfred the Great

Tue, 2014/03/18 - 12:35pm

In a feature-length story for History Today, historian Barbara Yorke looks at the history and reputation of King Alfred the Great, who she names "The Most Perfect Man in History."

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Pennsic Grand Ball changes

Tue, 2014/03/18 - 8:20am

Dean of the Pennsic School of European Dance, Lady Margherita Battistina, has announced changes that have been made pertaining to Pennsic 2014's Grand Ball.

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Grog recipe shows "innovative flair for using available natural products"

Mon, 2014/03/17 - 5:58pm

It might seem that archaeologists and brewers make strange bedfellows, but such a combination was ideal recently when experts unearthed a Roman wine strainer containing remnants of grog buried in a grave in Denmark.

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Cainder ingen hui Chathaarnaig elevated to Pelican in Ealdormere

Mon, 2014/03/17 - 4:04pm

In Their Court at Their recent Winter War, Their Majesties Nigel and Adrielle, of the Kingdom of Ealdormere, offered elevation to the order of the Pelican to Cainder ingen hui Chathaarnaig.

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Govan stone: Viking treasures in Scotland

Sun, 2014/03/16 - 8:17pm

The Scottish town of Govan, near Glascow, has long been known for its shipbuilding, but lying in a churchyard are some of its lesser-known masterpieces: a collection of 31 recumbant stones carved with classic Viking patterns. The stones, including five massive "hogbacks," dating from the 9th century. (photos)

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Drachenwald event photos online

Sun, 2014/03/16 - 6:44pm

Jonas Evertsson reports that he has created an album of photos from recent events that took place in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The albums are available to view on Flickr.

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Introducing the Falcon Banner

Sun, 2014/03/16 - 12:51am

Debra Hense, of the Kingdom of Calontir, reports that the new Falcon Banner blog is up and running with Calontir news, events and announcements.

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"Not a pretty picture" painted by pit of Roman skulls

Fri, 2014/03/14 - 5:22pm

In 1988, 39 skulls of adult men were discovered near the Museum of London. The skulls dated to Roman times and now are believed to have been gathered by "head hunters" who retrieved the heads of those who died in the nearby amphitheater. "It is not a pretty picture," said Rebecca Redfern, from the centre for human bioarchaeology at the museum of London.

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Metallurgy conference to focus on personal adornment

Fri, 2014/03/14 - 1:43pm

The Historical Metallurgy Society AGM will hold its annual conference May 31 - June 1, 2014 at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England. The them of this year's conference will be Metals used in Personal Adornment.

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Margaret de Mey placed on vigil in Drachenwald

Fri, 2014/03/14 - 10:08am

At Their recent Insulae Draconis Spring Coronet Tourney, Their Majesties Prothall and Cecilia of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, placed Baroness Margaret de Mey on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

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Feast Survey Update

Thu, 2014/03/13 - 1:35pm

The Feast Survey mentioned earlier in SCAtoday.net is still available, and the organizers are still looking for more respondents.

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Jotunvillur code cracked

Thu, 2014/03/13 - 12:00pm

The ancient Norse 'jotunvillur' code, dating back to the 12th or 13th century, has been cracked by Norwegian runologist  K Jonas Nordby of the University of Oslo. The key was an unassuming wooden stick, found at the the Bergen Wharf in Norway and covered with runes. (photo)

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New Peers created at the Stellar University of Northshield

Thu, 2014/03/13 - 9:33am

Minister of Protocol, Maol Mhich mac Giolla Pheadair, reports that Their Majesties Hrodir and Anne, King and Queen of Northshield, have chosen to offer elevation to the Peerage to several of Their subjects. The offers were made February 8, 2014 at the Stellar University of Northshield in the Shire of Rockhaven.

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Stefan's Florilegium updates for February 2014

Wed, 2014/03/12 - 6:05pm

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for February 2014.

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Illuminated Mystery Play Is Digitized

Wed, 2014/03/12 - 2:27pm

The British Museum has digitized, in two online volumes, a highly-decorated copy of a French medieval mystery play, with illuminations depicting scenes from the play.

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