Research and Documentation are the cornerstones of arts and sciences in the SCA.
Research is the tool that allows you to create something that could have reasonably existed in a specific time and place, while documentation is writing down a synthesis of your research, and an explanation what you did, how you did it, and why.
There are many resources available for you to use when researching and documenting a project. From museums, to your local library. to online articles, books, and databases, you don’t have to look far for inspiration. Many a project has started as an offshoot of researching a different one…and many artisans have found themselves lost is a new rabbit hole. You will find that some subjects have a vast amount of research available, while others seem have barely been touched. Sometimes everything seems to fall into place, and other times, its like pulling teeth. The important thing to remember is that you are not alone. If you are stuck, reach out to others in the community. Sometimes just talking to someone about a project helps to solve a problem, and if not, then others can point you towards other resources. You can reach out on our Facebook group or at events ask one of our Laurels or any of our A&S officers.
Links that will lead you to libraries, books and where to find them,
journals and databases of finds and online collections.
You can use these forms directly for your documentation,
or you may use them as a guideline as you write your documentation.
Order of the Laurels
Caid Kingdom web site
Caid Arts and Sciences Facebook Group*
Caid A&S Competitions Facebook Group*
Explanations about style guides: APA, Chicago, MLA*
Table of different levels of documentation at Drachenwald website*
Caid A&S Officer Handbook
The Minister of Arts and Sciences Handbook is the how-to manual for Arts & Sciences officers and includes the requirements for classes in Historical Combat Studies.
Volunteer to Evaluate
Collegium Caidis Reimbursement Policy
Request for Variance from Policy
Please note that a request for variance from policy only applies to the SCA-wide
requirement for receipts and has specific specified conditions that must be met.
Agreement to Serve
Model Release form
Photographer Release Form
Collegium Caidis Reimbursement Request Form