Stefan's Florilegium files for September 2013
- Greetings to the Gentlefolk of the SCA,
Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for September detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.
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.
You don't have to be finished with your research or have a "perfect" article. Other people can still learn from and be inspired by what you've already done. You keep the copyright and you can always update it in the future.
If you see an article in a kingdom, guild or local newsletter that you think others might find useful or interesting, please consider sending me a note about it. I would appreciate the author's contact info of you have it. I will not add an article to the Florilegium without the author's permission, but many authors are too inhibited to send me their own work.
For those who would like to have a more immediate update when any files are updated, there is an RSS feed available on the site. If you are using the RSS feed, please let me know so I can know whether it is worth continuing to spend effort on maintaining the RSS feed or not.
A Blending of the Past and Present
Over the past twenty-four 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.
The Florilegium is on the web at: http://www.florilegium.org
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.
For those who would like to have a more immediate update when files are updated, there is an RSS feed available on the site.
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THLord Stefan li Rous Ansteorra stefan at florilegium.org
Here are the new files for this month:
In the ANIMALS section:
Shep-Wol-Hst-art "Sheep and Their Wool Throughout History" by Maistreas Siobhan nic Dhuinnshleibhe, OL.
In the CLOTHING section:
Ball-Buttons-art "Making Medieval Ball Buttons" by Mistress Dunstana Talana the Violet, OL.
Indian-Sari-art "A 15th Century Indian Sari" by Baroness Anastasia Alexandrovana Andreeva (OL).
In the FOOD-BY-REGION section:
Erly-Irish-Fd-art "Lawyers, Legends and Lanfills: Early Irish Food" by Ban-Fili Cailte Caitchairn, O.L.
In the PENNSIC section:
P42-Friar-Exp-art "Pennsic 42 - The Wandering Friar Experiment" by Ercc Glaison.
(I highly recommend folks read this story. It's comments on the SCA are both inspiring and disappointing.)
In the TEXTILE-ARTS secton:
Inkle-Weaving-art "Inkle Weaving" by Mistress Sine ni Dheaghaidh.
Worstd-v-Woln-art "So what's the deal with this worsted vs. woolen thing?" by Maistreas Siobhan nic Dhuinnshleibhe, OL.
Here are the updated files for this month.
merch-spices-msg Spice merchants. Reviews and recommendations
p-prices-msg Prices for medieval items.
p-thts-animls-msg Period thoughts on and behavior to animals.
per-lepers-msg Stories of using leper personas.
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 StefanliRous@...
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