No introductory meetings are scheduled in the near future. If you have questions, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many activities that take place on a weekly basis on-campus. See our schedule.
This space is for SCA events being held in the Greater Boston Area this season. Below is a description of when, where, and the theme of the event. If you are interested, please email email@example.com. Rides to these events can be arranged. (SCA events do require attendees to wear an attempt at pre-17th century clothing -- but Carolingia has some costumes that can be borrowed, and we can help you make suitable clothing of your own.)
Saturday April 21, at Brandeis University in Waltham
This will be a relaxed spring festival -- a little earlier than May actually begins, in order to avoid everyone's finals and other end-of-term madness. The event starts at 10am, ends at 6pm, in and around Ridgewood A commons; a light lunch will be served. Activities will include armored combat, fencing, dancing, and socializing, with performances by the Brandeis Belly Dance Ensemble and i Sebastiani (the self-proclaimed greatest commedia del arte group in the entire world), and more!
This is a free event. To get to Brandeis by public transit, take the Red Line subway to Porter, then from there the Fitchburg Line commuter rail to the Roberts/Brandeis stop; there are limited trains on Saturdays, so check http://www.mbta.com for the schedule. From the station, cross the street and walk down South St. to the right, the uphill side. Turn left into a driveway with a building overpass above it (the equivalent of about a short block away) and then turn right, continuing upstairs, you should find us. If you hit a street, you've passed the event and should be in the parking lot to the left of the building.
See the event announcement here for more details.
Saturday May 12, in Walpole.
After many years in office, Jehan du Lac, Baron of Carolingia, wishes to retire. His chosen successors, Baron Fergus Macrae and Mistress Imigla Venture, will be invested with the coronet at this time. Nearly every activity that regularly occurs at SCA single-day events will take place, including armored foot combat, fencing, thrown weapons, Renaissance dancing, performances, a display of period arts & crafts, feasting, and court.
This event will cost $15 to attend ($20 for people who are not SCA, Inc. members) -- this may include lunch (that hasn't been settled yet). The evening feast costs another $10.
Walpole is not easily accessible by public transit -- but rides will be available. If interested, ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org how to connect with a ride.
For more information, see the event announcement here.
Saturday, June 2, in Cambridge
This event is organized to celebrate the sword. There will be fencing, classes and performances of Middle Eastern dancing (including dancing with swords), and a short play about swords. The event will take place at the Cambridge War Memorial athletic facility, which is about a 10-minute walk from Harvard Sq.; it will run 1-5pm.
The SCA is not charging anything for this event; however, the City of Cambridge requires a $3 fee to enter the building.
See the event announcement here for more information.
It's not period, but we have a Facebook group anyway. Join us!
Several of our officers are graduating soon and looking for replacements. If you're interested in keeping medieval recreation going strong at MIT and would be up for a low-time-commitment leadership position, email email@example.com.
We now are the proud owners of a sewing machine for use by Mitgaard members. Need to work on some garb? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request it.
We generally run a series of workshops on various topics throughout the year, on topics ranging from chainmail to calligraphy to spinning. Got something you know how to do? Teach one! Got something you want to learn? Let us know, and we can find someone to teach it.
MITGaard is the MIT chapter of the Barony of Carolingia, in the Society for Creative Anachronism. The SCA is a world-wide Medieval and Renaissance history club. We are a borough of the Boston-area SCA branch, which is called the Barony of Carolingia.
Our primary activity is going to events -- tourneys and feasts and revels -- throughout the greater Boston area. There is on average one such event every couple of months. We also attend and host special interest groups and workshops on a wide variety of topics pertaining to pre-17th century European private life.
MITGaard is a merry company of people somehow affiliated with MIT who participate in the SCA. We welcome you to join us.