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Cry Heralds needed for Gulf Wars

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2015/01/27 - 12:28pm

Gulf War is on the horizon, and the Clarion Calls go throughout the land for volunteers to help make Gulf Wars XXIV "the best of the best."

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Land procedure changes for Pennsic this year.

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2015/01/26 - 2:55pm

There will be significant changes to Pennsic Land procedures for Pennsic War 44, including new "early in" and block seniority rules.

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Call for Applicants - Society Chronicler

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2015/01/26 - 11:30am

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Society Chronicler. The Interim Society Chronicler’s warrant ends in August 2015. In order to ensure a smooth transition, applications for the position of Society Chronicler are now being accepted.

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Chirurgeons at Rowany Festival

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2015/01/24 - 9:20pm

As Rowany Festival soon approaches, we are once more in need of dedicated helpers to cover our first aid requirements at the event.

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Stefan's Florilegium updates for January 2015

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2015/01/24 - 5:24pm

THLord Stefan li Rous provdes updates for Stefan's Florilegium for January 2015.

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Resignation of the Society Chirurgeon

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2015/01/23 - 7:00pm

At the Jan 2015 quarterly board meeting, the board accepted the resignation of the Society Chirurgeon, and directed the President to handle the responsibilities of that office until further notice.

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Attention unto the Known World: Rejoice!

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2015/01/23 - 5:41pm

On LinkedIn, Landinn de Marest (Kristen Fife), reports that the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachornism, Inc. has approved the creation of a new kingdom.

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Precious manuscripts threatened by jihadists in Iraq

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2015/01/23 - 12:31am

The fighting in Iraq continues to threaten, not just the populace, but historical treasures and manuscripts. Recently a Dominican Order of priests, known as the Order of Preachers, managed to rescue a number of these precious documents when Islamic State jihadists advanced into the region. (photos)

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Proposed Corpora Change Results - 4th Peerage

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2015/01/22 - 7:00pm

At the January 17, 2015 Board of Directors meeting in Milpitas, CA, the Board voted against revising Corpora to establish a rapier peerage.

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Quivers and Quarrels: Winter issue

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2015/01/18 - 3:24pm

Sir Jon reports that the Winter edition of the SCA wide archery E-newsletter is now available online.

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NBC News goes to Pennsic

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2015/01/17 - 1:12pm

Do you remember why you joined the SCA? If you don't, or need to remember why you are still a member, watch For Glory & Honor: Medieval Reenactors Go To Battle, an NBC News feature showcasing the SCA at the Pennsic War. (video)

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First Quarter 2015 Board Meeting

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2015/01/16 - 6:00pm

The Board of Directors would like to remind the membership that the First Quarter 2015 Board Meeting is scheduled for tomorrow Saturday, January 17, 2015.

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Doctoral thesis changes history of Swedish glass

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2015/01/16 - 4:40pm

Archaeologist Anna Ihr's doctoral dissertation, Becoming Vitrified, shows that the glass industry in Sweden is much older than previously believed, as early as the 13th century. The thesis describes how different vitrified, or glassy, materials can be interpreted and analysed.

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SCA Inc. discontinues Known World Mail

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2015/01/16 - 12:05pm

Effective February 1, 2015, the SCA is discontinuing its Known World Mail, a hosted mail service previously offered to SCA members.

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Stonehenge in 8th century poem?

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2015/01/13 - 1:53pm

The 8th century, Old English poem called The Ruin may be the oldest surviving literature to mention Stonehenge, says medieval liguist Dr Graeme Davis. The poem refers to stones called "the old ones" or the "elders."

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Pennsic Registration Office: Preregistration is live

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2015/01/12 - 9:18pm

The Pennsic Pre-reigistration Office reports that pre-registration for Pennsic 44 is now live

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Stefan's Florilegium files for December 2014

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2015/01/11 - 1:28pm

THLord Stefan li Rous provides updates to Stefan's Florilegium for December 2014.

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"Magical mud" of Novgorod reveals treasures

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2015/01/09 - 1:58pm

“Send me a shirt, towel, trousers, reins, and, for my sister, send fabric. If I am alive, I will pay for it,” wrote a 14th century father, Onus, to his son, Danilo, in the block letters of Old Novgorod language on a birch bark scroll. The note, among a dozen others, was discovered recently in the "magicial mud" of Veliky Novgorod, Russia.

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Staffordshire Hoard teaches lesson in Anglo-Saxon metallurgy

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2015/01/08 - 12:04pm

Gold was believed to have magical powers in Anglo-Saxon society, which may have led to discovery of special processes to make the metal appear "more golden than gold." These findings are part of a new study of the Staffordshire Hoard which "showed goldsmiths knew how to remove alloyed metals such as copper and silver from the surface of objects."

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Richard III burial timetable and appeal for funds

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2015/01/07 - 11:50am

As the reburial of King Richard III approaches, the city of Leicester, England and Leicester Cathedral prepare for the festivities by calling on the locals to help with fundraising. The diocese has raised only UK£1.9m of the £2.5m cost of the celebration.

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