16th Century Prints as C&I Sources

The sixteenth century – and its vast array of prints, in particular – is a fertile field of inspiration for artists, illuminators, and calligraphers looking for interesting and lesser-used sources for C&I work in the SCA.

Organizing Your Research

Diving into research, uncovering sources, and making sense of data can be tough. Keeping track of all your notes can be even worse. This class is an overview of my ongoing quest to develop a methodology that makes sense of the madness

Survey of Late Sixteenth Century Men’s Clothing, 1570-1600

Clown costumes. Frilly ruffs and cuffs. Heads on plates. Excess in every way. For the acclimated, late sixteenth century men’s fashions were strange, bewildering, and off-putting. This lecture aims to familiarize attendees with the basics of men’s clothing of the time period – and point newcomers in a direction they may find more comfortable.

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Dutch Revolt and 16th Century Netherlands Bibliography

While less known to American audiences compared to the Tudor-Elizabethan period in England or French Wars of Religion, the Dutch Revolt has had a vast body of academic literature surrounding it—since nearly its very inception. When combined with works on the military equipment & tactics of the era and accompanying, burgeoning printing press, there’s a wealth of references to draw from when seeking to understand the people, culture, and events of this tumultuous era.

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1566-1619: Choosing Dates for Researching the Dutch Revolt

The conflict that evolved into the Dutch struggle for independence from Spain lasted eighty years. Its roots are found many decades earlier. While periodizing history may be an arbitrary task, it can be helpful in creating a lens in which to focus research efforts. In my case, I’ve chosen 1566-1619.