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Fist Home Flyer (July 2014) available for Download.

It’s published.  Poems, recipes, and meeting announcements.

Find it over at the Newsletter page.

Published: July 2, 2014

Medieval Display at the Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum’s newest exhibition Chivalry in the Middle Ages, which begins on July 8, 2014 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, demonstrates how manuscripts of a variety of genres, ranging from romances to hunting treatises, played a central role in promoting the tenets of chivalry. Lavish illuminations like those shown in the exhibition contributed to the magnificence of the court and the visual splendor of elite life.

http://www.medievalists.net/2014/06/11/chivalry-comes-getty-museum/

Published: June 16, 2014

Renaissance Coloring Book

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in 1692, ‘A. Boogert’ made himself a color reference that Pantone would be proud of.

 

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/05/color-book/

Published: May 10, 2014

Knowne World Heraldic and Scibral Symposium, 2014

It’s coming! The Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium is June 13-15, in the beautiful Barony of Starkhafn. The deadline to reserve a room at the hotel under the group rate is one week from today, on Tuesday, May 13. The deadline to pre-register for KWHSS at the discounted rate of $35 ($40 for non-members) is the same day; on May 14, the site fee increases to the door charge of $40 ($45 for non-members). So register now!

We’re working to finalize the class schedule, and hope to have it posted tomorrow evening.

Event Pre-Registration: http://heralds.sca-caid.org/kwhss/register/

Hotel Reservations: http://heralds.sca-caid.org/kwhss/info/
Event Schedule: http://heralds.sca-caid.org/kwhss/schedule/

In Service to Crown, Kingdom and College I remain,

Baron Cormac Mor, OP
Crescent Principal Herald, Caid
Event Steward, KWHSS 2014

Published: May 7, 2014

Wanted! — Society Seneschal

Leslie Vaughn, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that Board of Directors is seeking applicants for the position of Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations.

Leslie Vaughn writes…

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is now accepting applications for the position of Society Seneschal (Vice-President for Operations). This is a part-time, paid position, which requires approximately thirty-two hours per week .

Position Requirements and Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee directly and indirectly the planning and implementation of all game side activities. 
  • Ensure confidentiality of all investigations 
  • Annual review of all direct documentation 
  • Interface as a corporate spokesperson for information management 
  • Explore, evaluate and create new documentation as needed to ensure a positive game side experience 
  • Train all direct reports and indirectly assist with the training of subsequent staff 
  • Report as instructed within all timelines 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • All other tasks as assigned

General Requirements

  • Management experience with both volunteers and employees preferred 
  • Ability to connect to internet required 
  • Good working knowledge of current SCA corporate documents required 
  • Applicants must be available for the four quarterly Board Discussion Sessions per year (typically held on Fridays), held in addition to the four Board meeting days per year (typically on Saturdays). As Thursdays and Sundays tend to be travel days, each applicant must have sixteen days available per year, of which eight are week days. Additional traveling may be required. Availability for up to eight evening conference calls per year (generally starting at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time) is also required.

Resumes (professional and medieval, including awards and titles) must be sent to SCA Inc., Box 360789, Milpitas CA 95036, or resumes at sca.org, no later than August 30th, 2014.

Published: April 29, 2014

Page Program

The’s a new program for the youth of Caid.  From the website…

Through fun, adventure, and challenge, we strive to help our youth become confident, resourceful, generous, and responsible persons who can be counted on to do their best even in difficult situations. We encourage them to develop special skills and knowledge related to the Middle Ages, to learn about their family heritage and the heritage of others, to develop their own persona, to be of service to others, and to learn the arcane ways of SCA Peers and the governing system of the SCA. We also encourage our youth to respect themselves enough that they strive to be as physically and mentally fit as possible through healthful living and the development of good judgment and sound decision-making skills.

Learn more at http://youth.sca-caid.org/pageschool.php

Published: April 26, 2014

Unarmored Combat Manual

The latest version of the Unarmored Combat Manual is available on the Kingdom website, finally.

http://marshal.sca-caid.org/pubs.php

 

Published: April 26, 2014

Bread in the Middle Ages

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There’s a great article on bread over on Medievalists.net

http://www.medievalists.net/2013/07/04/bread-in-the-middle-ages/

Everything from the history of bread, to religious use, to disease caused by bread.  And even a recipe that might be worth checking out.

Published: April 17, 2014

Database of Surnames

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Need to pick a name?  The ‘Family Names of the United Kingdom Project’ has 320,000 surnames in use in Britain going back to the 11th century.

http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/cahe/research/bristolcentreforlinguistics/fanuk.aspx

From the article…

The study has a wide focus, including not only names of English and Scots origin but also names of Irish, Gaelic, Welsh, and Cornish origin as well as Huguenot and Jewish. Special procedures are being developed for studying recent immigrant names (i.e. those appearing after 1881) such as Indian, Chinese and a range of Muslim names, with the cooperation of overseas consultants.

Using published and unpublished resources dating from the 11th century onwards, a team of researchers with expertise in historical linguistics and onomastics are collecting information about individual names such as when and where they were recorded and how they have been spelled. This information is being used to give new and detailed explanations of those names, adding knowledge which will be far more reliable and up to date than that found in the books on surnames currently available.

Check it out, you might be inspired.

Published: April 17, 2014

New Order of Precedence

Good evening, Caid!

After nearly a year of hard work and dedication from people who can never be thanked enough for their work, Caid’s new Order of Precedence is now live on the kingdom website!

Please visit the link below for more information, and take a moment to check out all the new functionality.

http://heralds.sca-caid.org/op/

On behalf of the OP dev team, I’d like to thank you all for your patience.

Cormac Mor, Crescent Principal Herald, Caid

Published: April 13, 2014