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NBC News goes to Pennsic

SCAtoday.net - 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

SCAtoday.net - 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

SCAtoday.net - 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

SCAtoday.net - 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?

SCAtoday.net - 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

SCAtoday.net - 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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Stefan's Florilegium files for December 2014

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 13:28

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, 01/09/2015 - 13:58

“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

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

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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Richard III burial timetable and appeal for funds

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

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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