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Welcome
We are members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a historical educational organization. The Society encourages members to live and experience the Middle Ages and Renaissance by wearing the clothing, cooking the food, donning the armor, fighting with the weapons, playing the music, and displaying both honor and chivalry, rather than reading about them in a book.

The Known World of the SCA is divided into kingdoms which are further divided into Baronies (and Cantons, Principalities, Shires, et al). Our shire is located in the Kingdom of Atlantia, which includes the mundane states of Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and a piece of Georgia. The Shire of Roxbury Mill encompasses most of Maryland's Montgomery County. Our neighbors include the Barony of Highland Foorde, Barony of Lochmere, Barony of Stierbach, Barony of Bright Hills, Barony of Ponte Alto and the Barony of Storvik.

Newcomers!

First and foremost: Welcome to Roxbury Mill!

New to the SCA?
If you are new and are interested in the Society for Creative Anachronism, please contact our Chatelaine for more information. The Chatelaine is our Welcome Wagon and will do their best to get answers to your questions (we know you probably have many). So feel free to contact them with any questions you may have about the SCA, the Shire, our activities and what we do.


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The Chatelaine can tell you about what activities the Shire currently offers and make sure you get introduced to your fellow Shirefolk. They will also help direct you to your favorite activities in the area.

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Sewing Night
Do you need inspiration for your next set of garb? Are you trying to figure
out what to do for your first set of garb? Interested in learning period
sewing and finishing techniques or learning how to use a sewing machine?
There's place for you at the combined sewing night!

The first session is on Feb 20. Johanna will bring her library of pictures,
articles and research so you can get a feel for a garment of time period,
discuss what you'd like to do, and maybe even do some sewing! It's a great
opportunity to get inspired and develop a plan!

Hope to see you there! All are welcome!

Sewing night will be the third Thursday of the month starting at 7pm at the
Sierra Landing Condo community room- 11603 Elkin St, Silver Spring, MD
20902.

Feb 20
Mar 20
Apr 17
May 15
June 19
July 17

Coming from the south on Georgia Ave:
Turn right on Blueridge Ave. Then, make a left at the four-way stop on Elkin
St. Cross another four-way stop and turn right in the driveway right after
the intersection with Amherst Ave.You may park in the parking lot.

Coming from the east on University Blvd:
Turn right on Amherst Ave. At the four-way stop, turn right on Elkin St.
Then make the first right into the parking lot.You may park in the parking
lot.
SCAtoday.net
Shire of Blackhawk sponsors Newcomers’ Night
<p>On June 19, 2014, the Shire of Blackhawk, the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism in Rockford, Illinois, invited those interested in the Middle Ages to join them at the Northwest Community Center’s Corbett Building for hands-on activities practiced by the group. The <em>Rock River Times</em> published the invitation. (photo)</p><p><a href="http://www.scatoday.net/node/25607" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

Vindolanda Nero coin "a special find"
<p>Archaeologists working at Vindolanda, the Roman fort in northeastern England, made a "special" find recently: a rare gold coin bearing the image of Roman emperor Nero, the first gold coin found during the excavation's 40-year history. (photo)</p><p><a href="http://www.scatoday.net/node/25538" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

"Holy Grail" stolen in Wales
<p>The Nanteos Cup is missing. Rumored to be the Holy Grail, brought to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea, the olive wood cup is normally kept in a bank vault in Wales, but was loaned to an ailing women in Weston-Under-Penyard. It was stolen from her home July 14, 2014. (photo)</p><p><a href="http://www.scatoday.net/node/25603" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

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Emotions and Cognitions : Fourteenth-Century Discussions on the Passions of the Soul

Medieval philosophers clearly recognized that emotions are not simply “raw feelings” but complex mental states that include cognitive components. They analyzed these components both on the sensory and on the intellectual level, paying particular attention to the different types of cognition that are involved.

The post Emotions and Cognitions : Fourteenth-Century Discussions on the Passions of the Soul appeared first on Medievalists.net.



Castle Building and Its Social Significance in Medieval Hungary

The history of Hungarian fortification and castle-building has been a subject of Hungarian historiography ever since the 1870s, when Bela Czobor wrote his pioneering study, "Hungary's Medieval Castles."

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Rethinking medieval spaces in digital environments

Many digital websites and archives of medieval spaces and its objects are not only informed by what we might call a post-romantic notion of aesthetics, they also excise crucial dimensions of medieval materiality and performativity such as touch, smell, movement and sound.

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