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Lilies 2016 Survey

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/11/26 - 12:39pm

Eowyth þa Siðend reports that His Grace Joe Angus has posted the following on the Calontir Website, with regards to gathering information for Lilies 2016. Please take a moment to answer the TWO questions being posed.

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Known World Dance Symposium 2015 - reserve your beds now

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/11/26 - 7:50am

Margaret de May, co-event Steward for the Known World Dance Symposium (KWDS), reports that bed reservations for the event are limited and filling up fast.

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Stefan's Florilegium updates for November 2014

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/11/25 - 12:14pm

THLord Stefan li Rous reports that he has published updates for Stefan's Florilegium for November 2014.

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New Event Concept Allows Easterners to Explore Research in a Novel Way

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/11/25 - 7:33am

On Saturday October 25, in Carolingia, over 70 Easterners participated in a new way to hold an event.

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The Crusader Bible on display at the Morgan Library

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/11/24 - 2:07pm

The Maciejowski Bible, better known as the Crusader Bible, is the star of a new exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City. The 13th century manuscript is considered one of the greatest illuminated manuscripts in the world. It will be on display through January 4, 2015.

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Kinggiyadai Ba'atur victor in Lochac Spring 2014 Crown Tournament

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/11/24 - 5:53am

Crispin reports that Viscount Sir Kinggiyadai Ba'atur was the victor of the November 1, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac. His Excellency was inspired in His eneavour by Viscountess Altani Khalighu.

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Medieval furniture lecture at Castlerock Museum

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/11/23 - 4:42pm

Anplica Fiore reports that the Castlerock Museum in Alma, Wisconsin will host a lecture entitled Medieval Furniture of the Maciejowski Bible on November 30, 2014 at 2pm.

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SCA BoD seeking Director nominees

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/11/23 - 10:12am

Lisa Czudnochowsky, Director, SCA Inc. and Ombudsman for Board Recruiting reports that the SCA Board of Directors is seeking nominees.

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Tiny chapel found in Wales

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/11/22 - 7:13pm

Twenty years ago, Bill Devereux bought land near Wrexham in northern Wales. During clean-up and restoration around the property, Devereux discovered what is believed to be the smallest chapel in the UK (photos)

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APEC - Proposed Corpora Change

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/11/22 - 1:57pm

At the July 2013 Board Meeting, the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (“APEC”) proposed that the Board of Directors create a new Patent-bearing Peerage Order parallel to the Orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel and the Pelican. This Rapier Peerage would be for the related martial arts of rapier and all forms of cut & thrust in the SCA.

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Honoring the "standing cup"

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/11/21 - 6:18pm

Like their modern counterparts, medieval people enjoyed entertaining guests, often with their best utensils. Naomi Speakman, curator for the British Museum's Late Medieval Collection, salutes the museum's newest acquisition, the Lacock Cup, in a feature article on the museum blog. (photos)

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"Sometimes you end up going to Wal-Mart in Viking garb.”

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/11/21 - 9:58am

For four years, members of the Medieval and Renaissance Society (MaRS) of the University of Georgia have been honing their fighting skills at Myers Quad. Recently reporter Emily Dardaman of the Red & Black dropped by for a visit. (photos)

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"Nasta’liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy" at the Sackler

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/11/20 - 2:58pm

Islamic art does not depict the human form, but it often finds its greatest inspiration in calligraphy. A new exhibit at the Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. is devoted to nasta’liq, Persian calligraphy developed from the 14th to 16th centuries. Nasta’liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy will be featured at the gallery from September 13, 2014 through March 22, 2015.

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Re-Announcing the Canterbury Faire Brewing Competition - 2015 - Cider

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/11/20 - 12:41pm

Rohesia reports that an addition has been made to the Canterbury Faire 2015 Brewing Competition: Cider.

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Viking ring fortress might have launched English invasion

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/11/19 - 3:04pm

Danish Archaeologists, thrilled by the discovery of a Viking ring fortress on the island of Zealand, are considering the possibility that the site might have been used as a training camp to launch an invasion of England. (photo)

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New SCA Membership Website Now Live

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/11/19 - 10:02am

The new SCA membership page is now available. The East Kingdom Gazette offers an introduction.

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The geometry of fencing

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 7:28pm

In 1628, Girard Thibault wrote Académie de l’Espée, a rapier manual based on mathematical foundations. Science historian Daniel Margocsy of Slate offers a feature article on the fencing tome. (photos)

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Chivalry died at Agincourt

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 3:01pm

In an excerpt from his book Agincourt: My Family, The Battle And The Fight For France, in the Mail Online, English writer and adventurer Sir Ranolph Fiennes discusses his ancestors' parts in the 1415 Battle of Agincourt, the day, he writes, chivalry died.

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Summary of October BoD Meeting

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/11/17 - 2:07pm

The Board of Directors quarterly meeting was held in St. Louis, MO on October 25, 2014, and the East Kingdom Gazette offers an unofficial summary.

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New secrets of Stonehenge revealed

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/11/16 - 1:23pm

Just when scientists think they have learned everything there is to know about Stonehenge, new technologies reveal tantalizing secrets. Laser scanning of the area around the monument showed at least 17 circular shrines as well as other neolithic structures. (photo and map)

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