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2015-02-21 - Candlemas

Midrealm Calendar - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 06:00

Quivers and Quarrels: Winter issue

SCA Today - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 14:24

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

SCA Today - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 12:12

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

SCA Today - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 17:00

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

SCA Today - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 15:40

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

SCA Today - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:05

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?

SCA Today - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:53

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

SCA Today - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 20:18

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

SCA Today - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 12:28

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

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"Magical mud" of Novgorod reveals treasures

SCA Today - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:58

“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

SCA Today - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 11:04

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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