Stefan's Florilegium Updates for March, 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for March 2006.

Greetings to the Gentles of the Known World,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for March, describing what is new in the Florilegium this month.

If you are the editor of an SCA publication and would like to be put on my editors list to get this article several weeks in advance so you can get it into your publication, please contact me for more information. If you run an SCA oriented website, I also publish a version of this monthly article formatted for web publication. If you would like to get that, again please email me for details.

If you are going to be at the upcoming Gulf Wars event next week, please come by and say hello. I will be staying with my barony, the Barony of Bryn Gwlad in the block across from the Ansteorran gate.

I will also be teaching two different classes at Gulf Wars. The first will be my usual hands-on pewter casting class and will be taught twice. Once early in the week and one near the end.

The second class will be on the Florilegium. It's history, what sort of stuff gets put in there, what doesn't, suggestions and hints on how to use it and how you can help out with this project.

The Florilegium class should be in the middle of the week, but since the class schedule doesn't seem to be on the event web site, I don't know the exact times and dates right now. Please check your Gulf War booklet or at Information Point for the exact date, time and location.



A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past sixteen 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.

For those who would like to help support the Florilegium project in another way, I have added a PayPal donation button on the top page of the site. Any donations, while not tax deductible, do help pay the overhead costs of keeping the site running.

THLord Stefan li Rous

Here are the new files for this month:

In the EDUCATION section:

  • Hist-English-lnks - Links to info on the history of the English language by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.
In the CHILDREN section:
  • p-cook-child-art - "Bored? Period Cooking For the Next Generation!" by Mistress Andrea MacIntyre
In the CULTURES section:
  • Mongol-Rus-lnks - Links to info on the Mongol Rus and the Golden Horde by Dame Aoife Finn.
In the DANCE section:
  • Maypole-Dance-art - "Maypole and Morris Dancing" by THL Dagonell Collingwood of Emerald Lake.
In the ENTERTAINMENT section:
  • Curling-art - "Curling" by THL Dagonell Collingwood. Played on ice by two teams pitching stones
  • Hopscotch-art "Hopscotch" by THL Dagonell Collingwood.
In the FOOD-FRUITS section:
  • Hst-U-o-Aples-art - "The Historical Uses of Apples" by Mistress Andrea MacIntyre.
In the FOOD-SWEETS section:
  • About-Marzipn-art - "About-Marzipan" by Dame Alys Katharine.
  • Sweet-Terms-art - "Some Sweet Terms" by Dame Alys Katharine.
In the PENNSIC section:
  • Pennsic-leter-art - "A letter from Pennsic" (in persona) by Mistress Andrea MacIntyre.
In the PERFORMANCE ARTS section:
  • Jestrs-Mumrs-lnks - Links to info on medieval Jesters and Mummers by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.
In the SCRIBAL-ARTS section:
  • Beg-C-a-I-lnks - Links to info on beginners calligraphy and Illumination by Dame Aoife Finn.

Here are some of the updated files.

  • cameras-msg - Use of cameras in the SCA.
  • p-medicine-msg - Period medical practices.
    (Note that p-medicine-msg has been moved to PERSONAL CARE section)


Copyright 2006, 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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