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Attention unto the Known World: Rejoice!

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 17:41

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

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:31

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

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 19:00

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

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 15:24

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

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 13:12

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

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 18:00

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

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:40

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

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:05

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?

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 13:53

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

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 21:18

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

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