Uma is a historical society started in 1991. We study the history of viking, medieval and renaissance periods pre 1600 AD, focusing mainly on Western Europe. The purpose of the society is to allow members to make practical use of their historical knowledge, as well as to recreate the environments and ambience of days of yore. This means studies and practice, but most of all creativity.
The society's name, Uma, is an ancient name for Umeå. Uma belongs to the international organisation Society for Creative Anachronism, SCA, that was started in 1966, at the University of Berkely, California. Today SCA has around 50 000 members around the world, whereof about 600 are in Sweden, where it has been established since 1984.
The Swedish division is called Sällskapet för Kreativ Anakronism (SKA), also known as the Principality of Nordmark