In the SCA there is a saying - If they did it then, we do it now. Examples
that fall in to the A&S realm from the Barony are the woodworking,
pages on the Wealdlake site, the Saltatoris
Dance Guild a part of Ealdnordwuda, as well as the classes posted
on the barony
yahoo email group.
For a short summary of A&S, see the chatelaine's page below, or for a
greater list, see the Kingdom
Minister of Arts and Sciences judging criteria for a listing of the many
categories that are established in the SCA.
Okay. So what if I don't want to fight?
While Tournament Combat is one of the most visible aspects of the Society,
there are many things to do for those who prefer other activities. Archery,
leather crafting, cooking, heraldry, calligraphy, music, dancing, brewing &
vinting, spinning & weaving, are just a few of the arts and sciences
researched, taught, and practiced by our members.
While the SCA period of history is stated to cover between 600 &
1600 AD, you will find the some push that envelope a little, and, while most
members study mainly European cultures, you will find many people study other
cultures known to Europe during this era. Some people pick a time period and
culture and learn and preform crafts and activities only from that time, others
dabble in two or more different times! You may find in your heart you are a
Viking, but love fencing! Learn and practice whatever crafts and
activities you find an interest in. You'll soon find who you wish to be in the
For the list of the many categories of Arts and Sciences in the SCA, and the
criteria by which they are judged for competition, see http://www.midrealm.org/moas/criteria/contents.html