Greetings to the Gentles of Known World,
Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for August detailing what is
new in the Florilegium this month.
I am always looking for good articles for the Florilegium. If you have
researched a little known subject 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
I have just heard that the GeoCities free websites are going away. If
you have such a site with SCA-type files and don't wish to move to the
pay version, the files that you have worked so hard to produce, may
make a good addition to the Florilegium. I am in the process of moving
several articles on tablet weaving by Eve the Just from GeoCities to
the Florilegium and would be happy to consider more.
My standard policy is that the copyright remains with the author and I
will accept updates or removal requests at any time. So you don't have
to wait until you have that "perfect" article. You can update it as
you learn more. In the meantime, folks can be learning from your paper
and you might get some good, useful feedback. Even if your article has
been previously published elsewhere, I'm happy to consider it. Not
everyone around the Known World has seen your kingdom's A&S issue or
your local group's newsletter. I'm happy to give credit to the
publication where an article was first published by adding a notation
to an article.
Several months ago I added an RSS feed to the Florilegium so readers
could get ongoing, immediate updates for the Florilegium. This does
take a fair amount of work each time a file is updated. If you are
using this feature, please let me know so I know whether to spend the
time to continue creating it.
A Blending of the Past and Present
Over the past nineteen 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 I call Stefan's Florilegium.
The Florilegium is on the web at: http://www.florilegium.org
I have added an RSS feed for the Florilegium website. If you are
already reading RSS feeds, please add the Florilegium RSS feed to find
out when new and updated files as well as new features get added to
the website. If you are unfamiliar with RSS, or Real Simple
Syndication, it is a method built into many web browsers, and also
available as a separate tool, which alerts you when the contents of
your favorite websites have been changed.
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 out well. I am especially interested in
THLord Stefan li Rous Ansteorra stefan at florilegium.org
Here are the new files for this month:
In the CHILDREN section:
SG-SCA-Youth-art "Survival Guide for an SCA Youth" by Lady
Gormlaith Bebbin Kathleen HRothgarsdottir.
In the CLOTHING section:
dagging-art "Dag on It!" by THL Giles fitz Alan.
In the DANCE section:
The-Pavan-art "A Brief Study of the Pavan" by THL Michaela
de La Chesnaye des Bois.
In the (new) EQUESTRIAN section:
Horse-Barding-art "Introduction to Horse Barding"
by Lady Lyonet Lamoureux.
Int-Equestran-art "Introduction to Equestrian Activities in
the SCA" by Lady Lyonet Lamoureux.
In the FOOD section:
DYKIP-Frid-Fd-art "Did You Know its Period? Part 4: Fried
Foods" by HL Rowan Houndskeeper.
DYKIP-Sweets-art "Did You Know its Period? Part 3: Satisfying
Your Sweet Tooth" by HL Rowan Houndskeeper.
In the FOOD-SWEETS section:
fruitcakes-msg Period fruitcakes. Recipes.
In the FOOD-UTENSILS section:
amphoras-msg Conical clay storage containers used in
Classical times and into the Middle Ages.
In the PEOPLE AND PLACES section:
Machiavelli-art "On Niccolò Machiavelli and His Tradition"
by James Northfolke.
Here are the updated files for this month:
apples-msg Period apples and apple recipes.
armorers-lst List of and reviews of SCA armorers.
basketweaving-msg Medieval basketweaving.
beverages-NA-msg Non-alcoholic beverages.
brd-manchets-msg Small bread loaves of the finest white flour.
camp-showers-msg Camp shower ideas for outside SCA events.
canning-msg Use of canning in the SCA. Directions.
dance-msg SCA and period dancing.
dayboards-msg SCA dayboards, middle-of-the-day meals.
Middle-hist-msg Histories of the Middle Kingdom.
pregnancy-msg Pregnancy in period. Handling it in the SCA.
puddings-msg Medieval puddings. Recipes. Custards.
rec-tim-pray-msg Period recipes using prayers for timing.
sauerkraut-msg Period sauerkraut and pickled cabbage.
Copyright 2009, 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 [log in to unmask]
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****