Stefan's Florilegium updates for February 2013

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for February 2013.

Greetings to the Gentlefolk of the SCA,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for February detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.

My apologies for this delay, as the last Florilegium monthly article was published last September. Alas, I and my lady have had a number of travails and my time for the Florilegium was limited. Although I am still in the middle of seeking employment, the rest of my life has settled down a bit, so you should see more updates in the Florilegium.

I am always looking for good articles for the Florilegium. If you have researched something in our period or you practice a little known art or craft, writing an article is an excellent way to introduce others to the work you've done. I'm especially interested in academic papers written for A&S contests because, unfortunately, few have time at such an event to read them. Even the judges. Getting them published in the Florilegium lets your hard word benefit the entire Known World.  Word format is the easiest for me to handle, but others are possible.

If you, your household or your local group run a website, please consider adding a link there to the Florilegium. Not only does this help people who might be interested in what the Florilegium offers find the site, but it raises the site in the Google ratings and thus might bring in more ad money to keep the site going.

We are in the process of moving the Florilegium to a content management system, Joomla, which should bring new features and more interaction by readers. If anyone knows Joomla and would like to help, please contact me.



A Blending of the Past and Present
Over the past twenty-three years in an ongoing effort, I have been collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail lists and articles submitted to me by their authors. In order to make this information available to others, I have placed this information in a collection of files called Stefan's Florilegium.
I am always interested in new articles. If you have written an article that would be of interest to others in the SCA, please send it to me for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. A&S documentation and class handouts will also often work well. I am especially interested in research papers submitted as A&S entries.
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Here are the new files for this month:

In the ARCHERY section:

  • Triangle-Targ-art "The Triangle or Fitz-Rauf Target" by Sir Jon Fitz-Rauf, R.C.A., R.C.Y.

In the HERALDRY section:

  • silk-banners-msg Silk banners in period and the SCA.

In the NEWCOMERS section:

  • Generic-Pants-art "Generic Pants" by Caitlin nic Raighne.
  • SCA-Terms-art "What Language are You Speaking?
" by Lady Alison Wodehalle. SCA vocabulary.

Here are the updated files for this month.

  • capers-msg Use of capers in medieval food.
  • Dog-Ball-msg A sport played in standard SCA armor and polearms, based on a game in the movie “Blood of Heroes”.
  • heraldry-msg Heraldry in history and the SCA.
  • spiced-wine-msg Spiced wines. Hippocras. Recipes.
  • Switzerland-msg Medieval Switzerland. Resources.
  • taverns-msg SCA and period taverns.

Copyright 2013, Mark S. Harris. Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the file descriptions are left unchanged. Removing any of the updated files listed in order to fit the article into limited publication space is allowed.  The article introduction may also be edited, provided the web address and contact info are retained.

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
   Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas