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Solution Saturday: Kermunt

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2020-7-11
Every Saturday, we will revisit one of our Mystery Monday names that we have solved. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed their knowledge and expertise, whether commenting here or on twitter or via email. You’ve all helped solve a read/watch more

My Gateway Ancestors into the SCA Period

Gesta Nicholai on 2020-7-10
It's a common concept in genealogy to talk about f=gatewat ancestors, often the ones that provide the link from one territory to another, such as those that were the initial immigrants to a new country. The same concept can be applied in time, So read/watch more


Secret names: Remembering rather than hiding (Part 3)

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2020-7-8
Editor’s Introduction: The DMNES staff are super delighted to host a three-part guest blog by Dr. Anna Dorofeeva. Dr. Dorofeeva is a historian specialising in Western Latin book history and culture, and her current work focuses on ciphers and read/watch more

Law proposal

Drachenwald Blog on 2020-7-7
What is the Drachenwald Law Council? As there’s much work involved in reviewing and updating the kingdom law, our Seneschal invited together a group of people interested in assisting in this task. The Law Council researches and prepares law read/watch more

Mystery Monday: Jarand

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2020-7-6
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples read/watch more

Secret names: What’s in a name? (Part 2)

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2020-7-5
Editor’s Introduction: The DMNES staff are super delighted to host a three-part guest blog by Dr. Anna Dorofeeva. Dr. Dorofeeva is a historian specialising in Western Latin book history and culture, and her current work focuses on ciphers and read/watch more

Introducing: Solution Saturday!

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2020-7-4
For a few years now, on Mondays we’ve been posting “mystery” entries, where we’ve harnessed the collective onomastic power of the internet to crowdsource the origin/etymology of the name. One of the big plans for our research interns this summer read/watch more


My new green wool 12th century gown has its own page now

Eva's historical costuming blog on 2020-7-3
The 12th century used to be one of my go to periods twenty years ago or so, but since than I haven't worn it much. However, having a baron and baroness wearing 12th century styles for hteir investiture inspired my to wear some of my old stuff, and read/watch more

Secret names: Cracking the medieval code (Part 1)

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2020-7-3
Editor’s Introduction: The DMNES staff are super delighted to host a three-part guest blog by Dr. Anna Dorofeeva. Dr. Dorofeeva is a historian specialising in Western Latin book history and culture, and her current work focuses on ciphers and read/watch more

Alnö Medieval Church

Handcrafted History on 2020-7-2
Alnö is an island just outside the town were I live, and there is a really amazing church with medieval paintings inside. But for some reason, I have never visited the church before. Last year there was a small medieval … Continue reading → read/watch more


Mystery Monday: Idosia/Ydozia

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2020-6-29
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples read/watch more



A wulsthaube

Marlein - a 16th century wardrobe on 2020-6-26
I got asked if I could make a wulsthaube, and that I could! I dont know the person that Im making the wulsthaube for and we do not live close to each other. Therefore I made the wulsthaube a bit different to what I normaly do, when I can try it out, read/watch more

Same sex sexuality in the middle ages

Drachenwald Blog on 2020-6-26
In non-Pandemic times this weekend would have been seen pride parades in many places in the world. The history of pride, being largely a 20th and 21th century thing is outside the SCA period of interest. LGBTQ wasn’t unheard of in the middle ages , read/watch more


Diversity and Inclusiveness

Drachenwald Blog on 2020-6-25
Greetings beloved Drachenwald! When We became your King and Queen We proclaimed that Drachenwald is to be a safe place for all, that the Kingdom should be a place for all to call home and feel safe. We proclaimed that We want us all to embrace our read/watch more

 

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