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Advanced Lucette Cord Making
Come see the various techniques used to create a varity of patterns and textures in Lucette Cord.
Speaker: Bernard Sebastian Wolfe

Advanced Tablet Weaving
This is for those individuals who have had some experience with tablet weaving or who have attended the introductory class. A number of advanced techniques will be taught including double faced weave, 3/1 twill, and brocade.
Speaker: Rob Schweitzer

Armies of Bonnie Prince Charlie
Welcome to your induction lecture as new recruits in the best clan in the army of Bonnie Prince Charlie. The commander will be explaining to you what will be required of you as you serve your Prince and why we need such an army as well as a little about the English armies you will face. For those of you joining the clan for these battles - Welcome.
Speaker: Aonghas macLeoid o'hAngusa of Strathafon

Armour Fashions, Fads, and Fancies
This lecture and slide show will focus on the more bizarre and extreme styles of armour and how they mimicked, and occasionally inspired, fashions in civilian dress. Special focus will be on parade and jousting armour.
Speaker: Glanddth Rhys Mordwen

Arthurian legends
Who was King Arthur? Learn the origins and evolution of these legends over a millenium of history.
Speaker: Heather Dale

Basic Lucette Cord Making
Lucette cord is a cord made from wool that is used as drawstrings and decorations. This course will cover the basics of creating your first length.
Speaker: Bernard Sebastian Wolfe

Basket Weaving (2 hours)
Participants will make a small basket of woven reeds.
Speaker: Rosmuire na Findlay ni Farquhar

Beginners Herbs
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Speaker: Caitrin of Chalswell

Beginners Tablet Weaving
A hands on introduction to tablet weaving. The participants will be shown how to string up a loom and try out a few basic techniques.
Speaker: Rob Schweitzer

Black Death
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Speaker: Gary Van Lingen

Calligraphy (Practicum)
A chance to try your "hand" on some medieval scripts. Class will consist of a short lecture on the more common writing styles followed by some time practicing them.
Speaker: Kim McAuley

Castration, Virginity, and Sex
A general overview of sexual practices, morals and politics in the Middle Ages. Special mention will be made of the attitudes in the Church and secular community towards prostitution, circumcision, castration and the castrato, chastity in the clergy, birth control, and virginity as an ideal. There will be a question and answer period at the end.
Speaker: Elizabeth Cadfan

Why was it the ultimate armour for warriors for over 1000 years? So versatile it is still in use today. Historical background, 'how to', and 'hands-on'. Please bring two pairs of pliers.
Speaker: Gary Snyder

Cool Chicks I
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Speaker: Adrienne Dandy

Cool Chicks II
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Speaker: Adrienne Dandy

Cool Chicks III
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Speaker: Adrienne Dandy

Costume patterns
Step by step instructions on making a simple pattern for medieval clothing for your own use.
Speaker: Arnora Dunestan

Embroidery (2 hours)
This class will cover some basic stitches, colours, threads, and the basics of medieval style. The second half of the class will be a chance to "try your hand". All materials will be provided.
There is a materials fee of $4 for this class.
Speaker: Leonora da Liliacea

English Elementary Education in the Later Middle Ages
As the Middle Ages progressed the need for literate people in all classes increased. This class will look at how elementary aged children would have received both formal and informal eductaion in England between the years 1200 and 1550.
Speaker: Jim McColm

Feast Manners and Etiquette
A delightful romp through the intricacies of medieval table etiquette.
Speaker: Janet Lloyd

Come and learn the games common throughout the middle ages. This class will include time to play some of them.
Speaker: Cynwrig the Wanderer

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Speaker: Hector of the Black Heights

Handspinning & dyeing (2 hours)
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Speaker: Suisan

Herbal Workshop (2 hours)
A "hands on" class where you will make a few simple preparations.
There is a materials fee of $3 for this class.
Speaker: Paddy Gillard-Bentley

Historical Interpretation for Re-enactors
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Speaker: Darrell Markewitz

History of Herbs
Tracing the history of Herbs from Hypocrates to the Renaissance.
Speaker: Paddy Gillard-Bentley

History of Spanish Jews
History of the Separdim (Spanish Jews) in Muslim Spain.
Speaker: Zadok ben Soloman ibn Alfakhar

Holding a Feast for 4 to 10 People
The process of adapting the medieval feast for the average dinner table. Suitable foods, drinks, recipe ideas, and serving will be among what is discussed.
Speaker: Janet Lloyd

Humours in Food
Humours were the basis for all Medieval medicine and were therefore used extensively in the preparation of Royal foods. Come and learn how the humours affected the choice of foods.
Speaker: Aibhilin fra Skye

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Speaker: Caitrin of Chalswell

Indian food of the 12th Century
A look at the foods found in India in the 12th Century.
Speaker: Aibhilin fra Skye

Introduction to Historical Dance
A survey of historical dance from the late Middle Ages to the end of the Renaissance. About 6 easy dances will be taught.
Speaker: Rosina del Bosco Chiaro

Introduction to the SCA
What is the SCA? Why are you doing this? How can I join? What else do you do? How did it all start? Other questions are welcome.
Speakers: Arnora Dunestan, Neil Peterson

Medieval Fashion 1350-1450
A look at the fashions and follies of the Middle Ages. Clothing, cut and fabric will be discussed.
Speaker: Arnora Dunestan

Medieval Fashion 600-1350
A look at the fashions of the first half of the Middle Ages. Patterns, fit and fabric will all be discussed.
Speaker: Susan Carroll-Clark, Ph.D.

Merchant of Venice (In Personna)
See life in medieval Venice through the eyes of a wealthy merchant as she welcomes her new staff to their jobs. Everything you need to know to live in Venice will be made clear to you.
Speaker: Leonora da Liliacea

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Speaker: Rob Schweitzer

Olde Dances
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Speaker: Eric the Peacock

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Speaker: Adrienne Dandy

Horses were for riding, Cattle were for food. Falcons were for sport, sheep were for...?? Big dogs were for hunting and small dogs were for protection?? Come and meet Lady Sara and Lady ZeeZee and find out all they can teach you about the usual and unusual pets of the past.
Speaker: Ealasaid Loginach na Kildare

Politically Incorrect Woodcuts
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Speaker: Gary Van Lingen

Pre-Christian Religion
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Speaker: Caitrin of Chalswell

Real Braveheart
Learn about the 14th century Scottish wars of independence that inspired Mel Gibson's film.
Speaker: Heather Dale

Religion in Medieval Life
How did the average medieval catholic express his or her religion? This class will focus not on Popes and doctrine, but on everyday religious practices, including the cult of the saints and relics, pilgrimmages, and the yearly cycle of feasts and fasts and their customs, many of which contain many pre-christian echoes. You may be surprised...
Speaker: Susan Carroll-Clark, Ph.D.

Romeo and Juliet's Dance
Rostiboli Gioioso is a beautiful, romantic dance that was popular in Italy from about 1450 to 1520. It was considered one of the finest examples of the choreographer's art. If there is time a second dance of the same period will be taught.
Speaker: Rosina del Bosco Chiaro

So you want to be a viking
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Speaker: Darrell Markewitz

Spanish Fashions in the Late Middle Ages
Spanish women's costume from the later part of the 15th century and the 16th century.
Speaker: Gwendolyn Rosamond

Stained Glass
An evaluation of stained glass techniques used by early medieval and renaissance stained glass artisans. Topics covered will include: glass manufacture, colours available, methods of assembly, and techniques of painting and firing. An ongoing demonstration of assembly techniques preceeds and follows the class.
Speaker: J Caz Bentley

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