When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
07-31
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Women’s Roles in Protecting Hearth and Home Baroness Kathryn Ramsey We will visit the role of women to protect the home in 16th-century England. What was used and how they used weapons.
07-31
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 I'm a Viking! Now Where Do I Put My Stuff?! Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarson Belt pouches? Haversacks? Baskets? Quivers? There are a lot of available options, and most of them are wrong. Come learn what's correct! We'll discuss, show examples of, and provide (some) documentation for Hedeby bags, tarsolys, Hedeby quivers, lyre-shaped pouches, Birka wallets, and a few other things. (They used sheep scrotums in medieval Greenland to make pouches!)
07-31
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Largesse Mistress GraziaGeralda Largesse that is greeted with smiles and largesse that gets quizzical looks. I recommend taking this class before giving gifts to royalty.
07-31
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Gift-Giving to Royalty Mistress GraziaGeralda What is good and not so good to give to seated royalty, plus preparing gifts for royalty to give out. Largesse class should be taken first.
08-01
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Beginning Fletching Demonstration Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarson Are you an archer? Do you use - and lose - a lot of ammunition? I'll show you how to make your own high-quality modern target arrows, where to buy the materials and tools, and discuss how it would have been done differently in period. Making arrows is actually fairly easy: you just need some specialized tools and a steady hand. Shaft selection, finishing, cresting, tip and nock installation, and fletching, all demonstrated. At the end of the class, I'll draw a name at random from the class and give that person the dozen arrows we made. Handout will include a breakdown of tools, materials, costs and vendors.
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Hand-Sewing 101 Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion and hands-on of hand-sewing of garb, etc. This is not embroidery, but useful stitches. Please bring needle, thread and light cloth.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Feasts Are More Than Cooking Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of the many things needed for a successful feast that have nothing to do with the cooking.
08-02
02:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Ottoman Singing Class Master Osman Usta We will be rehearsing past songs for performance this year, and teaching the Ottoman martial composition "Ceddin Deden," that was/is commonly performed in the Mehteran Janissary Band. This piece of music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn this song in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: an Ottoman song "Ceddin Deden" and its history; the musical modality Makam Huseyni; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish along with a brief history and etymology. The 3 classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
08-02
10:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman Usta The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman song, Ceddin Deden, played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Myths and Legends of The SCA Baron Corcran mac Diarmata We've all heard stories about the SCA of long, long ago. Come and hear some new ones, or share your own. Stories may include "The SCA vs. The Motorcycle Gang", "Why You Should Never Try to Mug a Knight", "The Russian Spies Learn about The SCA", and others. After last year's sessions I've added several new myths to the class.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 The Medievalist Abroad: What to See in Italy Thl Vincenzo da Brescia Medieval Italy is sadly neglected by tourism bureaus that emphasize classical and Renaissance attractions. This class will highlight some of Italy's many medieval glories, financed by a golden age of profiteering from the crusades and crusaders. The class will take the Big Three of Venice, Florence, and Rome, and go on to more obscure gems.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Blood from the Clouds: Marvelous Rains Lady Ursula Mortimer The Ancients observed rains of blood, of frogs, of fish, which continue even unto the present day under Elizabeth, Regina. Once a cause for superstitious terror, these rains are now understood as part of the Prime Mover’s ineffable plan, a necessary part of the World Machine. We will calm your fears and explain these phenomena with the tools of natural philosophy.
08-03
02:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Ottoman Singing Class Master Osman Usta We will be rehearsing past songs for performance this year, and teaching the Ottoman martial composition "Ceddin Deden," that was/is commonly performed in the Mehteran Janissary Band. This piece of music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn this song in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: an Ottoman song "Ceddin Deden" and its history; the musical modality Makam Huseyni; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish along with a brief history and etymology. The 3 classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 Cooking Fires Are Not Bonfires Baroness Gwynnyd “Sure, I can help you with your cooking fire! I make excellent bonfires! Fire is fire, right?” Wrong. It’s not as easy as just being able to make a good fire. Learn how to manage a fire for different types of food and cooking techniques from two experienced "over the fire" cooks. No real fire involved in this class.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Structure of Elizabethan Tragedy Lady Ursula Mortimer We will analyze the five-act structure of 16th-century English drama and consider how it relates to the movement of the plots of several plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
08-03
10:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman Usta The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman song, Ceddin Deden, played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Visit Shakespeare's London Lady Ursula Mortimer A first-person tour of everyday London life in the 1590s. How folk of all classes work, play, dress, live, and die. The experience of the material and social culture of London life in the late Elizabethan period.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Guild of Saint Barbara Annual Meeting Baroness Kathryn Ramsey The Guild of Saint Barbara will having its annual meeting on Middle Saturday at 10 am. The meeting will cover safety, new items, and also go over the firing schedule for Pennsic 47. Please join us for this informative session and feel free to bring questions. Please DO NOT bring powder to Pennsic!
08-04
10:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman Usta The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman song, Ceddin Deden, played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
08-04
12:00
2.0 Guild of St. Barbara Gunners Fly atop Mt Eislin (Top of Mt Eislin under the Gunners Red Fly. Bring chairs and water) Guild of Saint Barbara Black Powder Training Baroness Kathryn Ramsey The Guild of Saint Barbara will holding its hands-on training and safety inspection Middle Saturday at 12 noon. The hands-on black powder training session is for new gentles that wish to learn and join us on the line, or a refresher for those who would desire. Hands-on training will be from 12 pm to 3 pm. Please join us for this informative session and feel free to bring questions. And, if you have pre-1600 firearms, bring them with you to be inspected. Please DO NOT bring powder to Pennsic! Powder will be provided.
08-05
02:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Ottoman Singing Class Master Osman Usta We will be rehearsing past songs for performance this year, and teaching the Ottoman martial composition "Ceddin Deden," that was/is commonly performed in the Mehteran Janissary Band. This piece of music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn this song in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: an Ottoman song "Ceddin Deden" and its history; the musical modality Makam Huseyni; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish along with a brief history and etymology. The 3 classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Magic as a Performing Art Dr Henry Best Theory and practice of magic as a performance art, taught by a professional magician. We will cover three period tricks from Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft, 1584, for close-up, parlor, and stage. The class will be sworn to secrecy and real working methods will be taught.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 thing.pennsicuniversity.org: Hiss & Purr Thl Griffin de Willingeham Everyone, instructor or not, come say what you liked, disliked, and would like to see in this system for next year.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination: Palmistry Dr Henry Best History, theory, and practice of one of the most ancient of divinatory arts, palm reading. Learn to read the secrets of a soul, writ upon the hand for only the wise to see. This is a hands-on class where you will actually read each others' palms.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 4 Veg*nism in the Middle Ages Lord Edmund Forster Discussion about accounts of vegetarian and veganism in the Middle Ages across the Known World. Ideas to accommodate veg*ns at feasts discussed too. There will possibly be samples to try, and recipes to take home.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 5 Myths and Legends of The SCA Baron Corcran mac Diarmata We've all heard stories about the SCA of long, long ago. Come and hear some new ones, or share your own. Stories may include "The SCA vs. The Motorcycle Gang", "Why You Should Never Try to Mug a Knight", "The Russian Spies Learn about The SCA", and others. After last year's sessions I've added several new myths to the class.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Largesse Mistress GraziaGeralda Largesse that is greeted with smiles and largesse that gets quizzical looks. I recommend taking this class before giving gifts to royalty.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination by Sortilege One: Casting of Lots Dr Henry Best Intro to sorcery, aka sortilege, or interpretation of randomized symbols, such as coins, dice, runes, cards, pages of books. We will cover everything from flipping a coin to the Church practice of using dice to obtain answers directly from God. Stay for Part Two, with cards, including tarot.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Gift-Giving to Royalty Mistress GraziaGeralda What is good and not so good to give to seated royalty, plus preparing gifts for royalty to give out. Largesse class should be taken first.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Eleanor of Aquitaine and William Marshal Lady Unnr Olafsdottir Eleanor of Aquitaine was Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right from age 13, at which time she married Louis VII of France, bringing him the largest province in Europe. After their marriage concluded, in part because Eleanor was the better soldier on the Second Crusade, she married Henry II of England and bore him many children. Meanwhile, William (not yet called Marshal) was a younger son of a minor functionary of the knightly class in England who rose to advise Kings and become the archetype of the Knight in Shining Armor. Learn how their lives intersected.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 10 Women in the Viking Age Lady Unnr Olafsdottir In her second year teaching this popular class in several Baronies, Lady Unnr Olafsdottir focuses on lessons learned through, among other sources, the Icelandic family sagas. Social and legal status of women in the Old Norse cultures will be a particular focus. Detailed and lengthy handout with bibliography for further reading for first 20 students.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination by Sortilege Two: Cards Including Tarot Dr Henry Best Imagine a storybook with 52 pages, but with the spine removed, and the pages reordered by Dame Fortuna to tell each person's life story. That book is a deck of cards, and this class will teach you how to read it. Fortune-telling theory and practice with regular and tarot decks.
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Hand-Sewing 101 Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion and hands-on of hand-sewing of garb, etc. This is not embroidery, but useful stitches. Please bring needle, thread and light cloth.
08-08
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Magic as a Performing Art Dr Henry Best Theory and practice of magic as a performance art, taught by a professional magician. We will cover three period tricks from Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft, 1584, for close-up, parlor, and stage. The class will be sworn to secrecy and real working methods will be taught.
08-08
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Feasts Are More Than Cooking Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of the many things needed for a successful feast that have nothing to do with the cooking.
08-08
12:00
2.0 A&S 12 Busking: Taking it to the Street Dr Henry Best Performers: There’s no venue so challenging, or rewarding, as the street. From the musician’s open instrument case, to the magician’s hat pass; from an intimate one-on-one moment, to a 200-person circle show, we’ll reveal all the Precious Candy-Making Secrets of the street entertainer.

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