RE: [SCA Newcomers] Hello - Newbie here
- Hello Dashleea,
And welcome to the SCA!
There are some terrific resources available on the Society website, Have you
looked at that, yet?
If you look in the "New To The SCA' link, there is information on how to
find your local group by zip code, or interactive map, there is info about
how to create a persona, and what the Society for Creative Anachronism is
really all about.
There's stuff on how to choose a name, and some databases to search for
From what you have written here, you seem to be an excellent web-researcher.
That's mostly what people in the SCA do - research, not only on line, but in
books, museums and historical sites.
We have governing documents which cover how the paperwork in the SCA is
filled out, but we all do our own research.
There is no one single body of research that we go by, and yes, some of the
information is confusing and some of it is contradictory.
There are also such variables as which time period, and which country or
region you are interested in studying.
While the core time periods and locations for re-enactment in the SCA are
medieval and renaissance Europe and England, no one is restricted to that.
The only real restriction I have found so far, other than human nature, is
the cut off date of 1600.
Good luck with your researches, investigate the SCA website - it has a lot
to offer in terms of basic research already done - and let us know how
things are going for you!
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
Behalf Of dashleea
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 11:50 AM
Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Hello - Newbie here
I am new to SCA. I live in Hamptonville, NC (Yadkin Co.)
I am looking to meet people in my area.
I kind of tripped over SCA about a year ago while I was studying
Medieval and Religious history. (Self study thu MIT Open Course-ware)
I met someone on-line at the time that told me about SCA and a few
things I needed to know before joining. i.e.
-War of the roses (WotR)
-the hundred year war
-clothing of the time period
-crafts, foods and lifestyle of the time period
So, I started reading almost everything I could find in the form of
books; But I found I had a problem with the War of the Roses.
Different people's accounts were not the same - Battle information
So, I dropped the (WotR) for the moment and studied Paleography thu
the British Museum website and started transcribing text, learning
Latin, Anglo-Saxon and old English.
I am looking to find the information source of the above topic that
SCA refers to as a self study program. i.e. What historical record
does this group go by? And what does a person need to know
as 'general knowledge' on the topics.
I am also taking a 12th century costume class on-line and looking at
a scribe class via the web.
I do not have a SCA name or profile yet. I am very interested in the
1100-1300 Time frame. So, if there is someone out there that
helps 'newbies' with this I would appreciate any and all assistance.
Thank you in advance,
Please email me at Dashleea@...
Dashleea is not my real name, but my WWW name. Can I also use this
name as my SCA name? Or is it to modern - made up sounding?
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