September Updates to Stefan's Florilegium

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

While I believe this article should be showing up on all of the SCA kingdom lists, through my representatives if I can't email directly to the lists, I have no way of knowing myself whether it is getting there. So, if you see that it is isn't please contact me. I like to have both a representative and a backup for all the kingdom lists. For most kingdoms, I am still missing back-up representatives. These folks also get the article but wait a day or two to post it to make sure the main representative doesn't do so, before posting. I don't wish to post to a list twice, but sometimes folks quit, go out of town, or change their email addresses without sending me the new one.

As always, I am always looking for new material for the Florilegium. I am only the editor of the Florilegium. The material in it comes from others and I can not monitor all local newsletters or the hundreds of SCA oriented mail lists. If you see or have written an article that others in the SCA might be interested in, please send it to me for consideration. Message threads or even individual messages from public mail lists may be useable. Please send them. A&S documentation and class handouts often work if they will stand alone without the class or the project. Since the copyright stays with the author and I will accept updates, you can start out with a handout and exchange it for a more formal article later.



A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past fourteen 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 series of files I call 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. Contact me for more details.

I am also interested in volunteers who might be interested in helping me maintain the Florilegium. Everything from collecting materials, editing and web work is needed. Again, please contact me for more details.

THLord Stefan li Rous

One of my prime concerns currently is to update all files to the new format which includes several new features such as making links "pickable" and some disguising of all email addresses to make it harder for the spammer's programs to harvest email addresses from this site. I support the execution of any convicted spammer. Yes, I am modifying all 1800+ files as fast as I can. This means that while I will continue to add new files each month, the usual amount will be reduced. However, as I update the files to the new format, I am adding any information I have waiting to go in a file, so there will be more updated files. Please let me know if you like the new format or have any suggestions.

Here are the new files for this month:

In the CLOTHING section:
costuming-lnks - Links to medieval clothing by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

In the PERSONAL CARE section:
On-Rehydration-art - "On Rehydration" by Galen of Ockham, MC, OP
Keeping hydrated on and off the field.

In the SCA-CAMPING section:
SCA-camping-lnks - Links to camping in medieval style by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

>b>In the STRUCTURES section:
castles-lnks - Links on medieval castles and fortifications by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

In the TEXTILE ARTS section:
weaving-lnks - Web links on weaving by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

Here are just a some of the updated files, usually those with the largest amounts of new material:
almond-cream-msg - A sweet custard filling used in sotelties.
fur-msg - Use of fur in period. Dyeing it., fake fur.
games-msg - Medieval board games and sports.
horn-msg - Working with horn. drinking horns.
leather-msg - Working with leather. tanning.
metals-msg - Medieval and modern metals and alloys.
polishing-msg - Period polishing and sanding materials.
sculpture-msg - Period sculpture. Terra-cotta sculpture.
soapmaking-msg - Period and modern soapmaking techniques.
soapstone-msg - Use of Soapstone in period. Modern sources.
sports-msg - Medieval sports.

Copyright 2004, Mark S. Harris.
Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the contents are left unchanged and the author is notified of the publication. Notification may be by email and reformatting is allowed.


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

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