Arts and Sciences (A&S)

What are the Arts & Sciences?

The creative process of researching and recreating historical objects is what we refer to in the SCA as the Arts and Sciences. The distinction between what constitutes an Art versus what’s considered a Science is somewhat arbitrary, but the list below includes some of the things we research and recreate in order to bring us closer to understanding what life was like in the Middle Ages, while providing us with an outlet for creativity. The people in the Barony of Ramshaven practice many of the different Arts and Sciences listed below, but not all of them. We encourage people to constantly learn more about the Middle Ages through creating beautiful objects and sharing their talents with the group. If you are interested in learning and trying some these things, contact your Baronial Minister of Arts and Sciences.


The SCA holds various A&S Competitions at many Events. The formats or themes of the A&S competitions can be very different and very creative from Event to Event! Usually Event websites, or publications in The Tidings (the Kingdom newsletter), outline the competition requirements for each Event. The biggest A&S Competition we hold in Ealdormere is at the Kingdom A&S Event. It is an amazing event where artisans of every level and interest come out and showcase what they have been learning and working on. At Kingdom A&S, the A&S Pentathlon is held where entrants must submit five A&S items in different categories. It is an amazing day with so much to see and be inspired by! If you are interested in entering a competition, please feel free to contact your Baronial Minister of Arts and Sciences if you have any questions.