|College||Class Name||Class Description||Instructor||Room||Time||Duration|
|Textiles & Domestics||14th-Century Venetian Clothing and Sumptuary Laws||A discussion of the differences in style and aesthetic between Northern Italy and Western Europe, and comparison of sumptuary laws between regions. Full color handout with images from regions we will be talking about.||THL Sarai Tindall||307||4:00 PM||1 hour|
|History||Abyssinia : Unvieled||This is a introductory class covering the Great Aksumite Empire. The Empire of Aksum spans from as early as the 4th century Iron Age, as a major player between the Roman Empire and the Far East, well into the 16th and 17th centuries. We will cover a variety of topics from diet and fashion, to religion and politics. Please be prepared to take your own notes and questions are welcome in between topics.||Bezawit Etsgenet Seyon||407||4:00 PM||1 hour|
|Tech & Studio||Asiatic reflex bows||I will be teaching an in-depth class on form and function for a majority of the Asiatic bows composed of horn and sinew. This will be an umbrella lesson on the purpose of the different components, how they affect performance, and how to procure them to make your own bow. I will be comparing the different bows of several civilizations ranging from the B.C. eras up until the present day masters who have carried on the traditional bow making heritage. If time permits I can discuss more of the crafting||Lord Ulf-Unni the Unborn||319||3:00 PM||1.5 hours|
|Textiles & Domestics||Beaded Roses||Make a beaded rose in the style of 15th century Venice. This is a free-standing miniature rose, NOT an embroidery.||Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren||307||11:00 AM||2 hours|
|Persona How To||Being Pictish: Creating a Persona without Written Record||A discussion on where to find information to create a non-traditional dark ages culture that doesn't have much in written record.|
What do we know, what don't we know and what assumptions can be (relatively) safely made in terms of culture and clothing.
|Hillary of Langeforde||315||12:00 PM||1 hour|
|Tech & Studio||Bookbinding for Beginners Make and Take workshop||A hands on workshop allowing attendees to experience an introduction to one style of medieval book binding and take a fully bound medieval looking book home with them.|
Class handout from prior class: http://ercc-glaison.blogspot.com/2014/02/medieval-bookbinding-class.html?m=0
|Master Ercc Glaison & THL Philippa Montague||104||11:00 AM||4 hours|
|Tech & Studio||Coin Striking||1 hour class on making coins. We will talk about creating the dies, and striking the coins. The class will continue during the day on Artisans Row for a hands on workshop. The Midrealm Moniers Guild will be striking coins for current projects. Those helping will get a coin they helped strike.||Master Philippe de Lyon||104||11:00 AM||1 hour|
|Tech & Studio||Deciphering Cyrillic||Trying to do research for your Kievan Rus, Russian, or Slavic persona from the 12th Century on and getting stuck on all of those funny letters? This class is intended as a primer for those who have no experience with the Cyrillic alphabet, which is used for writing Russian, Ukrainian, and a handful of other languages. Figure out how to look words up in dictionaries and how to pronounce the letters!|
If we have time, we will look over documents that participants bring to try to decipher some examples. Please note, that we will *not* be covering Old Church Slavonic (this would be an entirely separate class for a language and script used between the 9th and 11th Centuries), though this class would still be a good primer for learning how to navigate some of those script symbols, too. If you already speak a Slavic language, this workshop will likely be of little value to you, but please feel free to come by and help us decipher documents that participants may be struggling with! I will also have a variety of Russian dictionaries on hand for participants to reference.
|Aveline de Ceresbroch||315||1:00 PM||1 hour|
|Textiles & Domestics||Early Scandinavian and Germanic Woven Tapestries||In this course, I will present information about the weaving techniques, styles, and techniques of these early tapestries, with a handy source list for people who want to pursue this subject. I'll bring tapestry looms with works in progress to demonstrate differences between modern and early weaving.||Branwen Scholastica, OL||314B||1:00 PM||1 hour|
|Martial||Exploring Persona-correct Martial Arts||Curious about the martial arts your persona would have pursued in period? Want add authenticity to your fight? Or perhaps you're interested in exploring period martial arts and sciences beyond the boundaries of sportive SCA activities. Whatever your motivation, we're here to help you on your path, sharing insights and strategies that can aid you on your pursuit of period western martial arts.||Warder Philipp Reimer von Wolfenbüttel||406||4:00 PM||1 hour|
|Admin||Field Guide to the SCA||During the first half of this class we will discuss the sumptuary customs of the SCA and Middle Kingdom (what the fancy hats and belts mean). The second half of the class we will go out on "safari", identifying different examples of the various ranks and learning just what it means to hold those ranks.||Baronowa Alzbeta Michalik||319||10:00 AM||1 hour|
|History||Flying Chariots & Dragon Kings: the Chess of Medieval Japan||Shōgi is cousin to the chess played by Europeans. Learn the history, evolution, and rules of this Generals' Game as well as some of the astounding variants invented by the Japanese.||Lord Niccolò Bartolazzi||407||2:00 PM||1 hour|
|History||Germany in the 14th Century||Holy Roman Empire, Hanseatic League, Papal Schism and the Black Death. No one can say Germany in the 14th century was not an interesting place to live. We will cover a brief history of “Germany” during the 14th century including key dates, maps, people to know, and a list of further information. CD will be available for $5 with the PowerPoint presentation and additional handouts worth having.||Baroness Verena Entenwirth||314B||11:00 AM||1 Hour|
|Persona How To||I Have a Name....What's Next?||Class handout will include a worksheet to assist in building a persona history. The "help desk" for persona development.||Raven de Lacy||406||12:30 PM||2 hours|
|History||It's a Man's Life and A Long Walk; European Village Life in the 13th Century||A discussion of a man's life in a 13th century manor village. This will be a Q&A session presented in the artisans row demo area. Content will be driven by the attendees.||THL Gavin White of Westburgh||104||2:30 PM||1.5 hours|
|Textiles & Domestics||Japanese Textiles: Weaves, Dyes, and Dye Techniques||The shapes of Japanese garments are fairly well documented, but the dyes and weaving techniques are less well discussed in English. |
Did you know nobles in the Heian court sometimes bought garments dyed with cloves because the cloves would both color and scent the garments?
Come learn what textile and dye materials and techniques would have been used by people in Japan through the SCA period, with discussions of period finds, dyestuffs and mordants we can place in Japan, and different dye techniques used through the centuries, with the occasional HPLC mass spectrometer reading thrown in For Science!
Books, handouts, and a few hands-on samples will be available for examination.
|THL Lynette de Warenne||407||1:00 PM||1 hour|
|Textiles & Domestics||Kosode Construction||An essential garment in every nihonjin wardrobe! We’ll discuss construction of this Japanese garment, based on a Tokyo National Museum artifact. The predecessor to the kimono, the kosode was worn by both men and women throughout most of Japanese history. A visual, step-by-step example of its construction will be presented. Extra time is allotted for consultations and Q&A. If you have any further questions, please contact me at email@example.com.||THL Yamamura Kitsune||407||11:00 AM||1.5 hours|
|Tech & Studio||Leather coin purse||Making a leather coin purse. Over 16 with Parent Supervision||Lady Dorcas the Lost||319||2:00 PM||1 Hour|
|History||Legal Status of Women in the Viking Age||Viking age women, what are you legally allowed to do? To own? |
I have heard many people in the SCA make claims about the status of women in the viking age, that it was better before Christianity or that it was worse before Christianity. What is the real story?
Using the Grágás law codes and the Sagas we will examine the legal status of women in the viking age and try and get an idea of what was legally allowed. We will then make some inferences about the culture through the legal lens.
|Reyna-Hrefna||314A||12:00 PM||1 hour|
|Performance||Mad Words: the Comedic Theatre of Japanese Kyōgen||Often translated as "mad words", kyōgen is a style of comedic theatre begun by the 14th Century in Japan and continued today, often as a companion to the more serious nō dramas.||Niccolò Bartolazzi||407||3:00 PM||1 hour|
|Admin||Midland's Chronicler Training||Discussion type of class where you will have your answers questions, gain ideas on what to include in your newsletters, and cover the required information that you need to know. I will have examples of newsletters for us to discuss.||Muriel Zimmermannin||319||11:00 AM||1 hour|
|Admin||MoAS Meet-and-Greet||Gathering for ministers of arts and sciences in the SCA. Meet others holding the same office, talk shop, and maybe there will be candy! Hosted by the Midlands regional officer, but not limited to officers in the Midlands.||Sofya Chyudskaya Smolyanina||Illini||3:00 PM||1 hour|
|History||Monks, Nuns, and Friars, Who's who and what's what.||Part I of 'Monks, Nuns, and Friars' covered the beginning genus of the monastic life and what it consists of and some of the early characters in the history of Chrisitan monastic life. It also addressed the concepts of independent houses and Celtic monasticism and the rise and power of the Rule of Benedict as opposed to the Rule of Augustine. |
Part II will deal with the rise of the new evangelical life as envisioned by both Francis of Assisi and Dominic and the common life of the Beguines.
|Abot Johan von Metten||314B||4:00 PM||1 hour|
|Persona How To||Non-Mainstream Personae: How To Do It||The SCA is great at support if you are interested in standard viking, elizabethan, norman, italian ren, et cetera. But what if you have something different in mind? Aztecs, samurai, mystic asian monks, egyptian priests, jesters, wizards, gypsies, if it happened before 1600, it's fair game. This class will show you how to go about it.||Dr Henry Best||406||3:00 PM||1 hour|
|Textiles & Domestics||Pattern a Birka Dress||Make a pattern for a basic tunic or underdress and learn how to assemble it! This pattern can be fully assembled in one day from start to finish. This can work for both men & women! Please bring sacrificial muslin, bed sheet or paper for your pattern. If you have measuring tools such as measuring tape or a yardstick, bring that as well as either a marker or tailors chalk. I will have limited supplies.||Moira Chance||314A||2:30 PM||1 hour|
|Performance||Period Arabic Music: what do we know?||What do we know about period Arabic music? We have some extant treatises, but not written music. We'll review what information is available in English, and what we have to guess about.||Amelie d'Anjou, OL||315||11:00 AM||1 hour|
|Tech & Studio||Posaments and You (Shiny Things for the Norse Inclined)||Want to up your Norse kit without resorting to the completely inaccurate Giant Applique Motif? Wire knotwork strips (posaments) have been found in a mess of Birka graves, and if you can handle macrame, you can make your own. Class will start with a general overview of posaments (as well as some thoughts on Sami/Norse crossover) and then you'll get a chance to try the knotting/weaving skills used.||Kjalvǫr Sæbjǫrnardottir||314A||10:00 AM||1 hour|
|Admin||Preparing your Entry for the A&S Faire||Want to enter the Arts & Sciences Faire in the SCA? Learn what you need to know.||Sofya Chyudskaya Smolyanina||Illini||1:00 PM||1 hour|
|Textiles & Domestics||Recreating a 14th-century Pourpoint||This class covers my process for recreating this garment and includes information about construction techniques, resources, and patterning recommendations.||THL Sarai Tindall||317||11:00 AM||1 Hour|
|Performance||Revenants in Icelandic Sagas||My class will discuss the revenants in Icelandic sagas. We will discuss the revenants and the characters who deal with them, the causes and factors of revenant creation, and the possible reasons for the presence of these "Viking zombies" in the sagas.||Fridrikr Tomasson||314A||3:30 PM||1.5 hours|
|Textiles & Domestics||Sewing Tools Through the Ages||What would your persona have used to sew? Get an overview of the development of sewing tools AND learn how you can make or where to buy reenactment supplies to build your very own period-specific sewing kit! Lots of implements to inspect and some supplies will even be for sale.|
The art and technology of sewing has developed well past the days of sewing with sticks and small bird bones, but how did it develop and when were neat inventions like scissors, thimbles, thread winders, and needle books splash onto the scene? See lots of pictures of extant finds of sewing implements and get detailed information about when we think they were first used en masse. Learn what your persona would probably have owned and used, based on both the time period, as well as your location. Materials reviewed will cover all of Europe, Russia, and portions of the Middle East and East Asia (as they might have been imported) from the Greek and Roman times through the 16th Century.
|Aveline de Ceresbroch||406||11:00 AM||1.5 hours|
|Performance||Skomorokh: the Comedic Minstrel Theatre of Russia||With an unbroken lineage spanning more than six centuries, learn of the skomorokhi, the oft persecuted minstrels, buffoons, harlequins, musicians, and puppeteers of medieval and Renaissance Russia!||Niccolò Bartolazzi||315||12:00 PM||1 hour|
|Persona How To||So you want to be a Celt?||Come to this overview of the basics of an early Irish persona! In this class, we will cover a sketch review of Ireland around 1000 CE: history, political setting, geography, garb options, professions, misc cultural notes, and a few useful Celtic phrases! Céad míle fáilte!||Siobhán an Einigh||315||4:00 PM||1 hour|
|Performance||Songs from the Carmina Burana||In this class, we'll learn about the Carmina Burana, a large manuscript of songs written by students and clergy in the 11th and 12th centuries. By the end, you'll be able to sing several songs (in the original German/Latin or in English translation -- your choice) that your medieval German persona would have known. These songs are famous for their bawdy and irreverent nature, so adults only, please.||Baroness Kasha Alekseeva||314B||2:00 PM||1 hour|
|History||Taking the Waters – A History of Bath (England) and Personae||The class looks at a variety of reasons one might choose a place for a persona to be from using Bath, England as an example.||Oswyn of Baðon||308||1:00 PM||1 hour|
|History||Tarot the Game of Trumps||The game of Tarot predates the occult use of divination. Popular in Italy and France(played there still today). We will explore it's English influence on the rules of the game. It was a popular game of gambling. We will also teach one of the ways it was used by gamblers.||Raven de Lacy||308||11:00 AM||1 hour|
|Textiles & Domestics||The Colors of the Vikings - An Introduction to Natural Dyeing||Curious about what kinds of colors were available to the Vikings? Want to know how the Scandinavians achieved vibrant colors from yellows to hot pinks? Come learn about the various dyestuffs available to Scandinavians (and a brief introduction of what other cultures used as well) up till the 13th Centuries, and some of the ingenious ways they applied these to their clothing!||Mathilde Huldsdotter||314A||11:00 AM||1 hour|
|Performance||The Women Troubadours||We'll look at and listen to some of the poems and songs by women or from a woman's POV in France and Aquitaine. Handout includes several poems and a select bibliography. This has been a specialty of the teacher for decades.||Amelie d'Anjou, OL||317||3:00 PM||1 hour|
|Performance||The Writing of an Epic||The Lineage of Ragnvaldr was a highly personal work both of prose and poetic verse, involving research into both the method of writing such a work, and the heroes of the current middle ages that helped create on of the MidRealm's greatest Dukes. This class will run through the research and the writing of the piece, from initial idea, through two failed drafts, to the completed, annotated work, and how other authors might seek to write their own epics about their own heroes.||Andrew Blackwood||314A||1:00 PM||1.5 hours|
|Textiles & Domestics||Tudor Clothing||An overview of the clothing worn by members of the various classes in Tudor England, including a discussion of sources for more information||THL Philippa Montague||308||4:00 PM||1 hour|
|Persona How To||Tudor Pesona on a Budget||this class looks at the Tudor working class (specifically a soldier) and how to put together a personal kit and a camping kit for under 100 dollars. We will focus on cloths, personal items, and camp gear. this kit is small and designed to be easily transported.||Philippe de Lyon||308||2:00 PM||1 hour|
|History||What goes bump in the night? Monsters in Late Middle Ages||An examination of how your persona would view the subject of monstera, witches, and other menacing superstitious elements.||Sara Hasenkamp||314B||12:00 PM||1 hour|
|Textiles & Domestics||What Happens in Venice; Courtesan Fashion and Style||Courtesans occupy a special place in 16th century Venice. This class will define what a courtesan is (and is not) through dress, styling tips, and persona information.. Patterns and sewing tips will be presented along with persona ideas to help those interested in portraying this unique and exciting persona.||THL Heodez di Talento Minotto||307||2:00 PM||1 hour|
|Textiles & Domestics||What's In Your Cup||Have you ever wonder what your persona would drink first thing in the morning? How about during the day or maybe with the main meal?|
We will try to cover as many different cultures and time period as possible. If there is a specific culture's drinking habits you want to know about then let one of the teachers know about beforehand.
|Baroness Verena Entenwirth & Captain Reinhardt WyGryff von Graham zu Livland||319||12:00 PM||1 Hour|
|Textiles & Domestics||Women's Dress Layers in Early 15th Century France||Early 15th Century women in France used dress layers to not only meet the current standards of beauty, but also to visually place themselves within their appropriate social group. We'll look at the layers from the skin out, including headdress, and discuss the primary differences between the three main social classes: working class, bourgeoisie, and nobles.||THL Edyth Miller||317||1:00 PM||1 hour|
|Textiles & Domestics||Women's Open Hoods 1320-1490||Open hoods worn by women are an important head covering in France in the 14th and 15th centuries, and one that you should be familiar with if this is a period you would like to do. We'll look at how the style evolved, and some of the ways you can make your own open hood. I will have several examples on hand as well.||THL Edyth Miller||317||12:00 PM||1 hour|
|Performance||Fools & Flirts: the Improvised Comedy of the Italian Renaissance||An introduction to Commedia dell'Arte, the semi-improvisational farcical theatre of the Sixteenth Century Italy that utilized masks, stock character archetypes, and comedic slapstick.||Niccolò Bartolazzi||307||10:00 AM||1 Hour|
|Martial||Fighting as your persona||Lots of us wear armor and wield weapons that are appropriate to a specific historical time and place, but what can we know about the inner and outer fight that fits that same context? From understanding physical movement to the spiritual underpinnings of why we fight, this workshop will help you develop a better sense of combat in your own corner of history.||Christian Fournier||308||12:00 PM||1 hour|