Hi all! I wanted to take a minute to say something as clearly and directly as I can. Medieval reenactment and recreation should be welcoming to all people. This is a matter of both history and, frankly, being an adult human on planet earth. To assume that Europe was a lily-white landscape throughout the late Iron Age, Medieval, and Early Modern periods is to indulge in the twin sins of laziness and lack of intellectual rigor. A culture of gate-keeping and exclusion, and worse, allowing racism, and its fellow horsemen of shittiness, antisemitism, islamaphobia, transphobia, and homophobia, a place to fester, is what will kill this hobby that I love.
I've been drooling over Eran ud Turan's sumptuous Sogdian reenactment for a few years now and decided now was as good a time as any to jump on the bandwagon. This is my first attempt at Sogdian women's clothing so it's not the best recreation, but it's a place to start.
A brief essay-like object on the process of order meetings and what happens during them.
Cynehild's thoughts on criteria for new members of the Order of the Laurel.
Cynehild's thoughts on criteria for new members of the Order of the Pelican.
Norse food has a poor reputation in the SCA for being largely inedible. It's not anyone's fault, the Norse were often living in inhospitable climates where food was food and it kept you from starving. This has led to such modern cultural delicacies as smoked sheepshead and the bane of my childhood, Lutefisk. This post will go through my process for developing a lunch menu that was interesting and appetizing while staying as true as possible to what we know of the Norse diet.
My next entry in the Principality A&S Championship is a small notebook in a simple limp binding. Read on to learn more!
Reproduction of the Type 8 Chain described and shown in Birka II:3.
De re coquinaria, sometimes attributed to Caelius Apicius or Marcus Gavius Apicius, is a collection of approximately 500 recipes written in Vulgar Latin. (Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome, by J. Vehling, 1926, page 18.) The dating of the manuscript is tricky, the oldest extant manuscript, currently held by the New York Academy of Medicine, … Continue reading Figgy Piggy documentation (De re coquinaria, recipe 287)
I made a hat.