Please see the tracks/ areas below for the schedule and class information.

All Classes will be taught via Zoom. The links will be available in the class descriptions. There is no registration for classes.

The passcode for all classes is: antir2020 (yes it is all lowercase)

Instructors: Please have your materials ready for upload at the end of class if you are providing any handouts. These can be emailed to collegium@antir.org

Tracks:

  • Medical and Health
  • Administration
  • Performing Arts
  • Costume Arts & Fiber
  • Military Arts/Martial Arts
  • Advancing the Arts

  • Saturday 14 Nov 2020

Saturday 14 Nov 2020

Saturday Bardic AM

Bardic Room 1

Kingdom Bard

Open Bardic Room for general discussion hosted by Kingdom Bard

This Room will be open at the discretion of the Kingdom Bard between 8 am and 11:45 am.

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Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bardic

Saturday Session 1

CANCELLED: Posament Up Close - My Visit to Historiska Museet

Baroness Disa i Birkilundi, OL

Baroness Disa i Birkilundi, OL

This will be a discussion about both posament and museum research. We will discuss the history of posament as well as go over my visit to Historiska Museet to examine the extant posament pieces.

Baroness Disa has been teaching a variety of subjects for over 15 years. Since the beginning of the pandemic she has been hosting a weekly class series online. Her main focuses of study are posament, antler work and Birka in the 10th century.

Sat 8:00 am - 8:55 am
Costume Arts, Fibre Arts

Fabrics for Rapier Armor - Strength and Durability

Donna Aziza al-Hurra (OSW)

Donna Aziza al-Hurra (OSW)

Cloth rapier armor can be made of any material as long as it passes the punch-test, which ensures it offers protection against a broken blade. But the fabric rapier armor is made of must also be comfortable, breathable, affordable, fashionable, and be able to weather the challenges of an athletic sport. In this class we will compare and contrast over 50 types of fabrics that are commonly used in SCA garb and rapier armor by evaluating how many layers consistently pass the punch test, how breathable they are in wet and dry environments, how well they wear and wash, and the cost of the fabrics. At the end a list of fabrics that scored well and sources where to get them will be provided.

Handout from Class

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Azizia al-’hurra (AKA Arnaz) began her SCA career fencing in Trimaris in 2002 and was made a member of the Order of the White Scarf in 2005. In 2006 she served as queen’s champion and rapier war general where she became the first Trimarian general to win all of the rapier warpoints at Gulf Wars. Her passion for the teamwork of rapier melees caused her to recruit, train, authorize, and equip anyone with an interest in joining us including new Scadians, heavy-weapons veterans, and royalty who often took the rapier field for the first time at Gulf Wars or Pennsic to lead their kingdom. It was through her interest in equipping all types of personas and levels of rapier fighters that she learned how to make a diversity of types of rapier armor and advised many expert garb makers on how to adapt their patterns for rapier combat too. She moved to the West Kingdom in 2010 and was awarded her court barony in 2012 for her work with the fencing community there. She moved to An-Tir last summer (2019) and has been looking for opportunities to share her passion for rapier with her new kingdom through on-line classes. She hopes these classes will not only inspire current rapier fighters, but might also invite others to bring their passion for fashion to the lystfield.
Sat 8:00 am - 8:55 am
Martial Arts

It was never a Fad: A look into Queer history pre-1600’s

Maestra Rosa Marcella, OD, She/her

Maestra Rosa Marcella, OD, She/her

It was never a Fad. A look into Queer history pre-1600’s

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Passcode: antir2020

Sat 8:00 am - 8:55 am
Advancing the Arts

Managing Burnout in the SCA

Dame Brighid Ross

What is burnout? And how does it affect us and our volunteer teams? Unfortunately, the most dedicated volunteers are usually the ones most likely to be prone to burnout.  In the class we will talk about how to spot, how to support and most important how to avoid burnout in our volunteer teams and ourselves!

Dame Brighid Ross

Mistress Brighid has been active in the SCA for over 20 years. She has enjoyed volunteering in many ways, over many years as a gate worker, a water bearer, an event steward, branch Seneschal, a Kingdom Deputy, Landed Baroness, Royal Retinue and Kingdom Seneschal. She has worked with scores of amazing people and watched volunteers grow and blossom, and also watched some burn out and leave. Her passion is helping Scadians “find their bliss” and contribute to the SCA.

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Passcode: antir2020

Sat 8:00 am - 8:55 am
Administration

Planning your Spring Kitchen Garden - incorporating medieval tastes while being resource wise and nutrient conscious

Eleanor de Bolton

Mistress Eleanor de Bolton, A&S Champion An Tir

Join Eleanor for a coffee/tea chat about your plans and dreams for your kitchen garden this spring. We will explore reliable crops and their medieval connections; crops and techniques to focus on when money, space, and/or time is limited; and tips on growing high nutritious foods. Questions are very encouraged. All ages and experience levels welcome.

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To join the class: Please click this link at scheduled class time

Passcode: antir2020

Sat 8:00 am - 8:55 am
Medical

Scandinavian Balladry 101

Laer∂imo∂ir Sigri∂is "Gala" Eiriksdottir

Laer∂imo∂ir Sigri∂is "Gala" Eiriksdottir

Please note: this is a two hour class from 8 am to 9:55 am.

It will show as two parts on the schedule but is one class.

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Sat 8:00 am - 8:55 am
Bardic, Dance, Performing Art

Saturday Social Session

An Tir Populace Social Room - Morning Session

An Tir Populace

This room will be open by discretion between 8 am and 11:55am. This will be used for social gathering online, and have the option for persons to continue discussion on classes in break out sessions.

To attend the social room - Please click this link

Passcode: antir2020

Content will be moderated and is considered a family environment.

Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Social

Saturday Session 2

Creating your own duct-tape pattern to create custom fit armor

Donna Aziza al-Hurra (OSW)

Donna Aziza al-Hurra (OSW)

Custom Fitting armor for Fencing is a plus for anyone!

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Passcode: antir2020

Azizia al-’hurra (AKA Arnaz) began her SCA career fencing in Trimaris in 2002 and was made a member of the Order of the White Scarf in 2005. In 2006 she served as queen’s champion and rapier war general where she became the first Trimarian general to win all of the rapier warpoints at Gulf Wars. Her passion for the teamwork of rapier melees caused her to recruit, train, authorize, and equip anyone with an interest in joining us including new Scadians, heavy-weapons veterans, and royalty who often took the rapier field for the first time at Gulf Wars or Pennsic to lead their kingdom. It was through her interest in equipping all types of personas and levels of rapier fighters that she learned how to make a diversity of types of rapier armor and advised many expert garb makers on how to adapt their patterns for rapier combat too. She moved to the West Kingdom in 2010 and was awarded her court barony in 2012 for her work with the fencing community there. She moved to An-Tir last summer (2019) and has been looking for opportunities to share her passion for rapier with her new kingdom through on-line classes. She hopes these classes will not only inspire current rapier fighters, but might also invite others to bring their passion for fashion to the lystfield.
Sat 9:00 am - 9:55 am
Martial Arts

Quick and Dirty Gloves

Baronessa Chiara Francesca Arianna d'Onofrio

Baronessa Chiara Francesca Arianna d'Onofrio

Please note: Attendees -have a homework assignment. I will send you the pattern in your size and you will make your own glove making kit.

Come to class and we will construct them by hand. This normally a 16 hour class, we will do it the quick and Dirty way in the time we have.

You will need to be ready to sew when the class begins. Patterns and will be free. You will provide your own materials and tools. You must do the home work I send you prior to coming to class. *PLEASE MAKE SURE TO HAVE THE MATERIALS AND PATTERN PRIOR TO CLASS* ... For the mock up:

5 sq. ft. of felt, Button twist thread for the felt, Bees wax for the thread, Grid paper for your pattern, Needles, And your sewing kits.

For the Gloves: 1 kidskin (3-7 sq. ft.), Glover's needles size 3 or higher (there is a range of them, from 3 to 18, so whatever they can find within that size range), DRITZ-Glovers/Leather Hand Needles. Package contains (2) size 3, 5, and 7, Color-coordinated thread, and beeswax.

Download Pattern and Info

You will want your favorite relaxing tea to sip when you need to take a break. 🙂

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Passcode: antir2020

Sat 9:00 am - 9:55 am
Costume Arts

Reviewing & Negotiating Site Contracts

Mieisterin Gera Gangolffin

Managing event contract cancellation and rescheduling during the pandemic has highlighted the need for well-crafted contracts that set clear expectations for a vendor relationship. This class covers contract areas that the SCA can negotiate and adapt to manage our risk and financial obligations.

Mieisterin Gera Gangolffin

Meisterin Gera Gangolffin, from the Barony of Madrone, has held multiple kingdom and branch offices in the seneschalate, and is also a frequent event steward and instructor. Her 20+ year background in IT program and general management give her additional perspective on event management and contracts. 

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Passcode: antir2020

Sat 9:00 am - 9:55 am
Administration

Scandinavian Balladry 101

Laer∂imo∂ir Sigri∂is "Gala" Eiriksdottir

Laer∂imo∂ir Sigri∂is "Gala" Eiriksdottir

Please note: this is a two hour class from 8 am to 9:55 am.

It will show as two parts on the schedule but is one class.

Please go to the first class for the link to the class meeting.

Sat 9:00 am - 9:55 am
Bardic, Dance, Performing Art

Whither Weather? Climate Change and Medieval Politics

Domna Liutgard of Luxeuil, OL

Domna Liutgard of Luxeuil, OL

Incidences of unusual climate, and how they changed history

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passcode: antir2020

Domna Liutgard of Luxeuil, OL. is a late 8th century noblewoman of Alemannic and Austrasian ancestry, who is a scholar and teacher in the court of Charles the Great. She spends a good deal of time arguing with Alcuin, mostly about St Augustine. She has been in the SCA since 1989, and been teaching a variety of classes from the beginning. She was so inspired by the extended learning in the SCA, she went back to school, focusing on the Medieval Studies program at University of Oregon. Her interests are on the Carolingians and the Court of Charlemagne, and also in Medieval law and theology.
Sat 9:00 am - 9:55 am
Advancing the Arts

Saturday Session 2+

Saturday Split session for 1.5 hours to accomodate 9 am- 10:25 am

Minoan Clothing for Women and Men

Mistress Vestia Antonia Aurelia

Mistress Vestia Antonia Aurelia

Get overheated easily? Learn to make the clothes of the Bronze Age Minoans; both women’s and men’s. Great for Court. Great for war.

Handout for the class

Please note: This class is 1.5 hours in length, from 9 am to 10:25 am.

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passcode: antir2020

Sat 9:00 am - 10:25 am
Costume Arts

Saturday Session 3

CANCELLED: How to teach an online SCA Class

Baroness Disa i Birkilundi, OL

Baroness Disa i Birkilundi, OL

Baroness Disa has been teaching a variety of subjects for over 15 years. Since the beginning of the pandemic she has been hosting a weekly class series online. Her main focuses of study are posament, antler work and Birka in the 10th century.

Sat 10:00 am - 10:55 am
Advancing the Arts

Diversity, Equality, & Inclusion - Identifying and Addressing Cultural Appropriation

Baroness Zahra Tesfaye, Society DEI Officer/Jessica van Hattem

Baroness Zahra Tesfaye, Society DEI Officer/Jessica van Hattem

In this class, we’ll identify some of the different ways that cultures interact, including cultural appreciation, exchange, assimilation, and the problematic appropriation. We’ll talk about why cultural appropriation is so harmful, in both a modern and SCA context, and explore some ways of self-evaluating and addressing our own behavior to avoid it. There will also be a discussion portion, so please bring your questions and we can explore them as a group.

Bio:

Zahra Tesfaye: Baroness Zahra is a 15th-century Ethiopian diplomat’s daughter, preparing for a voyage with her family to the Italian peninsula.  She currently resides in the Middle Kingdom

Society DEI Officer Jessica van Hattem

Jessica is a technical writer specializing in procedural and policy documentation. 

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Passcode: antir2020

Sat 10:00 am - 10:55 am
Administration

How do period sources document movement and dance?

Master Trahaearn ap Ieuan

Master Trahaearn ap Ieuan

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Sat 10:00 am - 10:55 am
Bardic, Dance, Performing Art

It wasn’t all wine and beer

Dame Lissette de la Rose, OP

Dame Lissette de la Rose, OP

A brief overview of medicinal beverages from some period cookbooks

Link to the handout

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Sat 10:00 am - 10:55 am
Medical

Spanish Rapier ("La Verdadera Destreza")

Lord Hob

Lord Hob

Spanish rapier ("La Verdadera Destreza") can be extremely intimidating for newcomers. While there are an increasing number of Destreza texts available in English these days, it can be difficult to know where to start and how the written material relates to what we actually do in practice. This class is intended as an approachable and fun introduction to the key concepts behind this unique school of fencing. There will be no math and a bare minimum of terminology. No equipment is required, we'll use Nerf foam swords for the drills and demonstrations. Participants will walk away with an understanding of core ideas of Destreza, the feel of the system, and how it actually works in SCA context.

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Hob Conyers (John Hopson) has been fencing and teaching in the SCA for over 20 years, specializing in English and Spanish rapier styles. Hob is the current rapier champion for the Barony of Wyewood.
Sat 10:00 am - 10:55 am
Martial Arts

Saturday Session 3.5

Accomodate split session from 10:30am to 12 pm

Historical Cosplay: All The World's A Stage

Baron Aeron Corrino

Baron Aeron Corrino

All The World’s A Stage: Cosplay is not new, we’ve just rebranded it and trivialized it in modern life. It played a much more central role to the social, spiritual, mystical life of people within the timeline of the SCA. While I will focus on how early theater relied heavily on many of the same storytelling techniques when presenting costumes that we now use when executing cosplay creations. We will touch on how to keep cost down while still maximizing visual. Impact in as period-accurate a way as possible.

Link to the Road to Athenaeum: http://athenaeum.baronyofmadrone.net/exhibit/aeroncorrino2020/

Please note: This class is 1.5 hrs in length from 10:30 am to 11:55am.

Class presentation/handout

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Sat 10:30 am - 11:55 am
Costume Arts, Fibre Arts

Saturday Session 4

Actual Period Arrows

HL Athelina

HL Athelina

What do we know about actual period arrows, and how to find out more - this is a springboard class for anyone who wants to learn more about period arrows. It is a light survey of actual Medieval and renaissance arrows in western Europe.

Note: this is not a class on making the self nock arrow we use for target shooting.

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Sat 11:00 am - 11:55 am
Martial Arts

Basic Small Body Mechanics - Cross Loading and Frame Weight Transfer

Duchess Helga Skjaldmaer

Duchess Helga Skjaldmaer

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Sat 11:00 am - 11:55 am
Martial Arts

Singable Period Songs

Dame Elizabeth Piper

Dame Elizabeth Piper

We will sing family friendly songs from Medieval and Renaissance Europe. All ages welcome.

Download the song sheet handout

Elisabeth Piper, OL, has over 25 years experience teaching beginning and intermediate singing in and out of the SCA. She has an MA in Music History and has twice been Bardic Champion of Glymm Mere.

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Passcode: antir2020

Sat 11:00 am - 11:55 am
Bardic, Performing Art

The Black Death: disease and devolution in Medieval Europe

Domna Liutgard of Luxeuil, OL

Domna Liutgard of Luxeuil, OL

An overview of the bubonic plague and upheaval it caused in medieval society.

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Passcode: antir2020

Domna Liutgard of Luxeuil, OL. is a late 8th century noblewoman of Alemannic and Austrasian ancestry, who is a scholar and teacher in the court of Charles the Great. She spends a good deal of time arguing with Alcuin, mostly about St Augustine. She has been in the SCA since 1989, and been teaching a variety of classes from the beginning. She was so inspired by the extended learning in the SCA, she went back to school, focusing on the Medieval Studies program at University of Oregon. Her interests are on the Carolingians and the Court of Charlemagne, and also in Medieval law and theology.
Sat 11:00 am - 11:55 am
Medical

Writing Your SCA Resume

HL Landinn de Marest

You may be asked to provide an "SCA Resume" if you are pursuing a position as an officer, or perhaps entering into a fealty relationship with a Peer. Your SCA resume shares some characteristics with a mundane version, but this workshop will help you understand our unique culture and how to portray it.

HL Landinn de Marest

Instructor Bio:
HL Landinn de Marest is a late 14th Century Frenchwoman with Scottish lineage from the area of Cambray (Normandy). She began her SCA career in the Midrealm, starting in college, and continuing in the Barony of Fenix as a member of the Baronial household before moving to An Tir. She spent her first year in Three Mountains and then moved to the Barony of Madrone, where she became the Baronial Chatelaine for four years; at the end of her tenure as a branch officer, she became the Kingdom Deputy Chatelaine, then stepped into the role of Kingdom Chatelaine for 5 years (then returning to the role of the Deputy). She is the Protégé to Duchess Angharad Banadaspus Drakenhefd, and currently resides in the Barony of Aquaterra.

In her mundane life, she is a veteran Technical Recruiter with close to 20 years. She is also a resume and career coach, and a freelance writer with credits such as the University of Washington, the Seattle Times, and SourceCon. She melds her professional and SCA experience with classes and handouts to help with translating SCA experience onto mundane resumes, writing an SCA-specific resume, and areas of newcomer attraction and integration.

Link to the handout

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Sat 11:00 am - 11:55 am
Administration

Saturday Session B

Kingdom Bard Presents:

Kingdom Bard

The Kingdom Bard will be performing during the hour of 12pm- 1pm . Please enjoy!

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passcode: antir2020

Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bardic

Saturday Bardic PM

Bardic Room 2

Kingdom Bard

This room will be open by the Kingdom Bard for Bardic discussion. Open at discretion between 1pm and 4:55pm.

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Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bardic

Saturday Session 5

Advanced Marshaling Part 1

Maestra Althaia filia Lazari, OP

Maestra Althaia filia Lazari, OP

Intended for marshals in any discipline who have some experience, and now want to learn more. How to authorize new fighters, and strategies to obtain cooperation from the more experienced ones. How to be an effective Marshal in Charge (MIC), and the responsibilities of a Branch Marshal. What reports are required and how to properly complete them.

Handout for the class

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Passcode: antir2020

Maestra Althaia filia Lazari joined the SCA in 1991 and began marshalling in 2000. As of May 2020, she is the Earl Marshal of An Tir. Previously Althaia was the inaugural Martial Authorization Officer in An Tir from 2012 to 2016, creating that position from the ground up. She also created the role of Martial Projects Deputy in 2013 and held the job until 2020. addressing a wide assortment of administrative and educational tasks which benefit An Tir's martial community, including having a role in editing nearly all of the manuals. Althaia regularly marshals events in the central area of the Kingdom, primarily on the armored and rapier fields, but also sometimes on the archery range or as equestrian ground crew. She has been Marshal Activities Coordinator overseeing multiple sports at September Crown 2012 and June Faire 2013 to 2014. She has been armored or rapier MIC for multiple events including September Crown 2012 and 2019, June Faire 2012 to 2014, Sport of Kings 2009 to 2019, Emprise of the Black Lion 2010 and 2013, Art of War 2015 to 2016, and Autumn War 2018; as well as Deputy MIC at several other large events. Althaia has coached other MIC's at multiple events from the local to Crown level; and regularly teaches about marshalling to whomever wants to listen, both on the field and through formal classes at events. She has served as Kingdom Curia Cler from 2011 to 2020 and Western Region Pelican Secretary from 2017 to 2019. Althaia was named as Honored Marshal of An Tir in 2007 and 2010, and admitted to the Order of the Pelican in 2011.
Sat 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Martial Arts

Beowulf in the SCA: Considerations on Context and Performance

Wulfstan Hrafnsson, OL

Wulfstan Hrafnsson, OL
Materials: Note-taking supplies

Beowulf is very popular among gentles in the SCA, particularly those who focus on the earlier parts of our period. While there are bards who perform excerpts of it, in different ways, there are bound to be others who find its length, its difficult original language, and its very popularity daunting. This class will explore some of the context of the poem, historically and linguistically, and how we as SCA bards can use a contextualised understanding of the poem to select the right passage and venue and approach to perform in a number of SCA contexts and for a number of different SCA audiences. Though focused on performance the class is intended to be of interest and use to any student of Beowulf and Old English poetry.

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Sat 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Advancing the Arts

The Courtier’s Style and Fifteenth Century Italian Dance

Dame Juliana de Luna

Dame Juliana de Luna

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Sat 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Bardic, Dance, Performing Art

Tooth Worms and Foul Humors

HL Mecia Raposa

HL Mecia Raposa

An overview of dental care and cures of Europe and the Near East

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Sat 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Medical

Volunteers - The SCA's Most Precious Resource, A Discussion on Best Practices in Recruiting, Training, Maintaining, and Recognizing Volunteers in the SCA.

Master Arontius Bygelswade

Master Arontius Bygelswade

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the SCA, and we seem to have an inexhaustible need for them! Let’s discuss how recruit, train, and support these incredible resources in ways that motivate and recognize them. We’ll also emphasize the importance of creating and leading a culture that values and encourages service.

Master Arontius of Bygelswade (MKA M. Aaron Rogers) resides in the Barony of Dragon’s Laire in Kitsap County, WA and has been an active member of the SCA since 1987 (thirty--three years). He has autocratted (event stewarded) kingdom events, including Twelfth Night, July Coronation, September Crown (twice), Kingdom Arts and Sciences Championship (twice), as well as a number of local events, including four June Faire demo events between 1999 and 2014. He has been a member of the June Faire Board since its inception. He’s held offices of Kingdom Chronicler and Exchequer, and Branch Seneschal, Exchequer, Chronicler, Herald (Book), Steward (Teamster), and Constable. He also represented Their Majesties as sitting Baron of Dragon’s Laire for four years.

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Sat 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Administration

Zibellino (Bling weasels)

HL Gabriella Margaurite Simonetti di Ruccellai; Master Rhodri Longshanks

HL Gabriella Margaurite Simonetti di Ruccellai and Master Rhodri Longshanks

In this class we will discuss what a zibellini is; show examples of paintings featuring them; give information on how they can be recreated; and offer some sources of materials etc. so everyone can create their own “bling weasel!”

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Sat 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Costume Arts, Fibre Arts

Saturday Social Session PM

An Tir Social Room -Afternoon Session

Populace

This room will be open by discretion between1 pm and 4:55pm This will be used for social gathering online, and have the option for persons to continue discussion on classes in break out sessions.

To join the social room please click this link

Passcode: antir2020

Content will be moderated and is considered a family environment.

Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Social

Saturday Session 6

16th Century Working Class Italian Gowns

Honorable Lady Aenor de Pessac and Baroness Lorenza di Simonetti

A survey of working class Italian gowns based on 16th century paintings. We will guide you through the silhouettes, colors, fabrics, and layers of the ensemble. We will also provide pattern suggestions and instructions for garment assembly as well as how to create a simple look for a camping event or a more elaborate ensemble for the tourney field or court.

Honorable Lady Aenor de Pessac and Baroness Lorenza di Simonetti

Handout for the class

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Sat 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Costume Arts

Advanced Marshal Part 2

Maestra Althaia filia Lazari, OP

Maestra Althaia filia Lazari, OP

Intended for marshals in any discipline who have some experience, and now want to learn more. How to authorize new fighters, and strategies to obtain cooperation from the more experienced ones. How to be an effective Marshal in Charge (MIC), and the responsibilities of a Branch Marshal. What reports are required and how to properly complete them.

Please click this link to attend the class

passcode: antir2020

Maestra Althaia filia Lazari joined the SCA in 1991 and began marshalling in 2000. As of May 2020, she is the Earl Marshal of An Tir. Previously Althaia was the inaugural Martial Authorization Officer in An Tir from 2012 to 2016, creating that position from the ground up. She also created the role of Martial Projects Deputy in 2013 and held the job until 2020. addressing a wide assortment of administrative and educational tasks which benefit An Tir's martial community, including having a role in editing nearly all of the manuals. Althaia regularly marshals events in the central area of the Kingdom, primarily on the armored and rapier fields, but also sometimes on the archery range or as equestrian ground crew. She has been Marshal Activities Coordinator overseeing multiple sports at September Crown 2012 and June Faire 2013 to 2014. She has been armored or rapier MIC for multiple events including September Crown 2012 and 2019, June Faire 2012 to 2014, Sport of Kings 2009 to 2019, Emprise of the Black Lion 2010 and 2013, Art of War 2015 to 2016, and Autumn War 2018; as well as Deputy MIC at several other large events. Althaia has coached other MIC's at multiple events from the local to Crown level; and regularly teaches about marshalling to whomever wants to listen, both on the field and through formal classes at events. She has served as Kingdom Curia Clerk from 2011 to 2020 and Western Region Pelican Secretary from 2017 to 2019. Althaia was named as Honored Marshal of An Tir in 2007 and 2010, and admitted to the Order of the Pelican in 2011.
Sat 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Martial Arts

CANCELLED: Storytelling through Allegory: a brief look at the Pearl Poem

Baroness Luaithrend inghean Ulliam

Baroness Luaithrend inghean Ulliam

Sat 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Bardic, Performing Art

Fruit of the Womb: Prenatal Dietary Recommendations in the Italian Renaissance

Mistress Rafaella Di Contino, OP

Mistress Rafaella Di Contino, OP

Prenatal Care and Diet in Italian Renaissance

Download Paper information here

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Passcode: antir2020

Sat 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Medical

Managing the Social Media Storm in these Current Middle Age

Baroness Ekaterina Kazimirova

Baroness Ekaterina Kazimirova

Now, more than ever, it is important to understand the benefits (and potential issues) of virtual meetings. In this class we will explore how to make the most of your time getting business done for your branch and have a little fun with online social gatherings. We will also cover bullying and harassment and the role it plays in these settings.

Handout

Presentation

Video for Show

Baroness Ekaterina Kazimirova, from the Barony of Vulcanfeldt, has been involved in the SCA for 30+ years. In that time, she has stewarded events, held multiple branch offices including Seneschal, Social Media Deputy, Scribe and Web Minister. She has also held a couple of lesser Kingdom offices and is the current Kingdom Curia Clerk and sitting Baroness of Vulcanfeldt. Her Excellency has a background in Education and Business.

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Sat 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Administration

Persona Development

HL Samira al Wadi

HL Samira al Wadi

Please join Honorable Lady Samira as she hosts an open panel on expanding your persona development beyond just basics.

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Sat 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Advancing the Arts

Saturday Session 7

15th Century Italian Dance

Lady Rudaba

Lady Rudaba

Come learn a graceful 15th Century Italian dance. Floor space recommended.

Link to Video

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Lady Rudaba recently taught An Tir the Italian dance Alta Regina and the English dance Goddesses at Grand Ithra. She first joined the SCA by dancing in Lochac and currently resides in the West, continuing to learn and practice a variety of SCA European Dance.
Sat 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm
Dance, Performing Art

Cancelled- Original Pronunciation Performance for People Who Don’t Want to do "Shakespeare”

Wulfstan Hrafnsson, OL

Please note: This class has been cancelled by the teacher. Thank you.

Wulfstan Hrafnsson, OL

Format: Lecture with audience participation
Materials: Note-taking supplies

Original Pronunciation, or OP, has changed the way we look at Shakespeare, both as scholars and as actors. Yet Shakespeare is not the only context for using it, and Elizabethan English is not the only kind of OP. In this class shall will discuss some reasons, resources, and methods for performing in OP, look at the application of OP to non-Shakespearean poetry and prose as well as musical performance, and consider the scope that OP, as a concept, gives us to perform in period dialects and styles. Shakespeare fans - I’m one, too! - are still quite welcome.

Sat 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm
Advancing the Arts

Dreamweaving: Story telling in the SCA

HL Maire nic Shiobhan

HL Maire nic Shiobhan

Story telling is part of the broader tradition of oral performance, used to pass on history, important lessons, and cultural mores. It can be an art form, or just a fun way to pass the evening around the fire. This class will cover the basics of building a story, how to engage your audience, physical and vocal presence, how to create a mood, and most important how to entertain and bring joy!

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Sat 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm

Helmet Padding - Protect the Bucket

Baron Geirleikr Vedrsson, OC

Baron Geirleikr Vedrsson, OC

Helmet Padding: In this class, I will be covering some basics of constructing helmet padding that meets the requirements of Kingdom and Society. Will discuss a couple different construction methods and answer questions afterward.

Download the pattern here

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I am Baron Geirleikr Vedrsson, Baron of Aquaterra and Knight of the Society. Former Kingdom Armored Marshal of An Tir. I have been a member of our kingdom Marshallette for the last 20 years or so, and a moderately successful fighter for most of that time.
Sat 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm
Martial Arts

How to Welcome Newcomers and Keep Them Engaged in the Time of COVID

Lady Isabella da Firenze

Lady Isabella da Firenze

With a new world to navigate, and new ways of interacting with the SCA, it becomes more difficult to draw in newcomers - the lifeblood of our society. Join the current Kingdom Chatelaine, Isabella da Firenze, to learn and talk about different ideas and techniques for how to find, recruit, engage, and retain newcomers in all areas of the SCA. Feel free to bring your own ideas and suggestions as there will be time for open discussion.

Lady Isabella da Firenze is the current Kingdom Chatelaine and hails from the Barony of Seagirt in An Tir. While still relatively new herself, she has done what many have done before and jumped in with both feet, giving her the ability to view both sides when it comes to recruiting and retaining newcomers.

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Sat 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm
Administration

Introduction to tablet weaving

Elewys of Finchingefeld, JdL, GdS.

HL Elewys of Finchingefeld, JdL, GdS.

Demystifying the ancient art of tablet weaving with terms, tools, and how to read patterns. We will also discuss sourcing materials and starting your first piece.

Link to the presentation

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Sat 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm
Costume Arts, Fibre Arts

Saturday Session 8

Ageing in the SCA

Moderator: Visc. Ynesen Ongge Xong Kerij-e

Ageing in the SCA:
Time marches on, and retention and participation of our most experienced members is often overlooked. What are the experiences and thoughts of people who have been in the SCA for umpty-many years? How has their experience changed as they mature? What benefits and rewards have they experienced? What challenges to their participation have they overcome and what do they foresee as their future in the SCA? How can the infrastructure of the SCA adapt to their evolving needs."

Panel Moderator:  Visc. Ynesen Ongge Xong Kerij-e, OP, OL, Lion of Atenveldt

Viscountess Kerij-e (OP, OL), from the Barony of Madrone, has been involved in the SCA since she was 17 without a significant break. She has traversed many of life's milestones while in the SCA, and looks forward to many more years of participation.

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Sat 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm
Administration

How to Build Lamalar for the Female Form

Duchess Helga Skjaldmaer

Duchess Helga Skjaldmaer

(Titties matter in Design) - discussion around lamalar armor when working with the female form of all sizes

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Sat 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm
Martial Arts

Organize Your Research with Electronic Tools (Panel)

HL Gwir verch Merewith

HL Gwir verch Merewith

Are you intimidated by a research project because you don't want to deal with citations, or you're not sure how to gather your research to effectively retrieve the information later, or maybe you're uncomfortable with outlines? Join this panel of researchers who use electronic tools to increase their effectiveness. Starting with a broad overview of some tools available and how you might use them, the panel will then focus on 2-3 tools they use like Zotero and Airtable. There will be room for full class Q&A and discussion at the end. This is not a class on how to use these tools, but an overview for 

Presenters: This class will be instructed by a panel including Aelianora de Wyntringham, OL, Aline Swynebroke, OL, HL Alicia du Bois, and HL Gwir verch Merewith. All are passionate about research and have systems for making it more effective.

HL Gwir verch Merewith is from the Barony of Wyewood where she serves as Exchequer. Research is her passion and she enjoys finding ways to do it even more effectively. Coordinating this panel is important to her not only to share information but to learn more for her own work. Her research includes a paper on Medieval Attitudes Towards Spiders, with much help from Zotero, and several small explorations. She just began analyzing images of Opus Anglicanum pieces to discover patterns in the symbolism and color, using Airtable as a database (and having too much fun with it.) Gwir also likes to throw sharp objects at targets and embroider.

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Sat 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm
Advancing the Arts

Period Stylings for Modern Guitarists

Master Leith Ambranid

This will be an exploration of how to play period music on a guitar without sounding like 70's folk revival. We'll get familiar with the basics of medieval harmony, and what we know of the period instruments and how they were used, with an eye to how you can use that knowledge to accompany a singer or create your own solo guitar arrangement. There will be plenty of live demonstrations, including a breakdown of some elements I use and how I combine them into a finished piece. We'll also look at some ways to adapt your style between different time periods an cultures. The last portion of the class will be for open discussion, and brainstorming through pieces that people want to work on. Instruments optional.

Handout for class

Master Leith Ambranid

Master Leith worked his first of many gigs as a Royal court musician in AS XXV, became the first Kingdom Bardic Champion in AS XXXVIII, was elevated to Laurel in AS XXXIX, and has always been drawn to the improvisational aspects of historical music. Leith McCombs started learning guitar at age 12 so he could be cool. It didn't work, but he stuck with it anyway and earned a BA in Music from WWU in 1994. Since then he has continued to squander his musical efforts on projects that will never make him famous.

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Sat 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm
Bardic, Dance, Performing Art

The shield from The Northern Barbaricum. A study of shields from Late Roman finds from Nydam Mose and Illerup Adel

Hengist Helgison

Hengist Helgison

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Sat 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm
Martial Arts, Military Arts

Saturday Session 8 - 90 minutes

4 pm to 530 pm session

Houppelandes: History & Construction

Mistress Isolde de la Vielle-a-Roue, OL OP

The houppelande was a voluminous and showy high status garment worn during parts of the 14th and 15th centuries in some form throughout most of Europe and England. I will discuss the history and development of the garment, and also explain my theory on how it was constructed and how you can make a houppelande of your own.

Mistress Isolde de la Vielle-a-Roue, OL OP

Please note: this class is 1.5 hours in length.

Presentation

Mistress Isolde been in the SCA for over 30 years, always with a focus on clothing and costuming. She ran the Kingdom Costumers’ Guild contests for over 15 years. She has done extensive research on houppelandes, and most recently made the houppelandes that TRMs Morgan and Livia wore at their step down last Twelfth Night.

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Sat 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Costume Arts

Saturday Session 9

Collegium Social Happy Hour and Networking

Populace

Please join together to celebrate the day of Collegium for 2020 online, network with the teachers and students, and enjoy the social presence of good gentles from across An Tir.

This will be held in the Social Room:

Link to the Social Room

This will be considered a family environment and will be moderated.

Sat 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
Social