Helpful Links

These links were compiled by Mistress Anastasia Gutane. These are some of the best links she knows to help folks who are involved in the SCA, whether you’re new or have been around a while. I don’t guarantee that everything they say is true (this is the web, after all), but they are all links that seem to have had great thought put into them, and they are all links she trusts.

Please report any suggestions for new, non-commerical links or report dead links to the .


Introduction To The SCA.

The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

The East Kingdom of the SCA

The East Kingdom Wiki

SCA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page

SCA Today

Cunnan: an SCA ‘WiKi’

Forward Into The Past, An Introductory Guide to the SCA

People and Groups in the SCA


SCA History.

EarlySCA

The History of The Kingdom of The West


Media Coverage About The SCA.

“Not Your Typical Weekend Adventure”
ABC News, San Francisco, CA (December 28, 2007)

“Pennsic War XXXII”
National Public Radio (NPR) (August 23, 2003)
Audio File

“Revisiting the Analog World With a Longbow and Arrow”
The New York Times (July 6, 2001)
Free Registration Required

“A Medieval Wedding”
The New York Times (May 20, 2001)
Free Registration Required

“The Man Who Would Be King”
The San Francisco Chronicle (April 27, 2001)

“Society For Creative Anachronism Seizes Control Of Russia”
A satirical article from The Onion (May 26, 1999)

“Society for Creative Anachronism keeps royalty alive and well”
Chrstian Science Monitor (Feb 2, 1999)


History Resources.

NetSERF – The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources

Internet Medieval Sourcebook

ARGOS: Byzantine and Medieval Studies Links

The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies

Stefan’s Florilegium Archive

Ravensgard Medieval Cultural Background

Middle Ages Internet Links

Cariadoc’s Miscellany

Le Poulet Gauche

Tudor History


Cooking and Food.

Lady Aoife Finn’s Historical Cooking Links

Medieval and Renaissance Food Homepage

Cariadoc’s Miscellany

Serve It Forth!

Cindy Renfrow’s Culinary & Brewing History Links

A Boke of Gode Cookery


Brewing.

The East Kingdom Brewers’ Guild

Brewing Information from House Greydragon

Cindy Renfrow’s Culinary & Brewing History Links


Dance.

Renaissance Dance Archives

SCA Dance Home Page

The SCA Dance Music of Mistress Ellisif Flakkari

John Playford The English Dancing Master (1651)

Dance Instruction Manuals 1490 – 1920: Library of Congress


Music.

A Memento: The Medieval Recorder

Lute Page for Guitarists

The SCA Dance Music of Mistress Ellisif Flakkari

Building a Hurdy-gurdy


Games.

Medieval & Renaissance Games Home Page

Glückhaus

Primero


Heraldry and Awards.

SCA College of Arms Home Page

Search Forms for the SCA Armorial

The Academy of Saint Gabriel

Tempus Peregrinator’s Little Heraldry Book

East Kingdom Precedence Reference Page

East Kingdom Orders and Awards


Combat.

Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournaments Resource Library

Swordmaiden: A Resource for Women Fighters in the SCA


Archery.

SCA Archery Home Page

Regia Anglorum – Saxon Archery


Resources For Teachers and Kid’s Stuff.

Exhibits Collection – The Middle Ages

1066 – The Norman Conquest

The Heraldry Game

Arthurian Literature for Young Adults (a reading list)

Ghosts in the Castle (from National Geographic)

What was it like to live in the Middle Ages?

Exploring Leonardo

Surfing with the Bard

The Middle Ages: Twelve Activities Take Students Back in Time!

ADEPT of Thescorre: Teaching Through Living History


Scribal Arts.

The St. Alban’s Psalter

East Kingdom Office of the Signet

The Catalonian Manuscripts

SCA Award Scrolls done by Master Aetheric Lindeberende

Baron Morgan’s Scriptorium

The Cyber-Scriptorium


Libraries & Museums.

The Web Gallery of Art

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Metropolitan Museum of Art Collections, A.D. 1000-1400

The Online Medieval and Classical Library

Anglo-Saxon Charters

WebMuseum

Museum of London

ArtCyclopedia

Bodleian Library, Oxford – Digital Library Projects

Early Manuscripts at Oxford University

Bibliotheque Nationale de France

The British Library

The Hill Monastic Manuscript Library


Costuming.

Milieux: The Costume Site – History and Research

The Costumer’s Manifesto

Viking Women’s Garb in Art and Archaeology

Quick and Dirty Viking Women’s Clothing

Textile Resources for the Re-enactor

Italian Renaissance Gown Construction

The Basics of Byzantine Dress

Tudor Dress: A portfolio of images

Briana’s Clothing Page

Medieval Clothing Pages

Landsknecht and Costume Site


Needlework.

A Stitch Out of Time: Medieval Embroidery for the Modern Era

Stitch Magazine on-line

Viking Embroidery Stitches and Motifs

Blackwork Embroidery – Stitches through Time

The Blackwork Embroidery Archives

The Keepers of Athena’s Thimble
The Embroiderers’ Guild for the East Kingdom


Womens Studies.

The Magnificent (and hard!) Medieval Women Quiz

Dominion & Domination – The Lives of Medieval Women

Female Heroes


General Arts Topics.

SCA Arts and Sciences Homepage

House Greydragon Medieval Furniture Gallery

Ravensgard Medieval Arts and Crafts Links

DragonBear: Arts, Crafts, and Literature

Documentation is not an Obituary


Miscellaneous Topics.

Sacred Spaces: The Known World Architectural Guild

No Trivial Matter – Accuracy in Medieval Trivia

The DisSonatas (“Maine’s most enthusiastic Renaissance band”)

Wolgemut

Tournaments Illuminated

Newcomers Are Nice – Advice to Established Members

“The Quest For Burger King”