An accessible, not-intimidating research paper designed to get people excited about history – now in its second year!
I’m a history geek who enjoys geeking out over history with other geeks.
In 2019, I hosted the Another Time & Place: Short-Form History Papers Competition at Lilies War to encourage people to get into the historical and anthropological side of the SCA “arts and sciences” experience.
I was asked to run a similar competition again this year. But in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re running it online this summer.
The SCA has come to cover a vast stretch of human history: all the years before the seventeenth century, all across the world. A wonderful myriad of cultures have thrived in that long time span, and the SCA gives us all opportunities to sample – or drink deeply – from the experiences and examples of these long-ago peoples.
Write a short research paper about people from the past. This could be an individual (e.g. Harald Hardrada), an archetypal individual (e.g. Scandanvian-Norse women during the Late Viking Era), or a group or culture (Norse Culture of the 7th Century).
Tell us something awesome about people from the past!
(Links are to PDFs.)
- Diachbha the Weaver, “Semper Ubi Sub Ubi: Braies and Meaning”
- Elaisse de Garrigues, “All Men Were Not Created Equal: The Status of Romans in the Sixth-Century Law Code of the Salian Franks”
- Fionna nic Alisdair, “The Life of Saint Helena of Constantinople, Empress of the Roman Empire”
- Isibol of Three Rivers, “Justinian and Theodora as seen through the eyes of Procopius”
- Markolf Volkhart von Thuringen, “Hatred, Hysteria, or Holocaust: Understanding the Jewish Pogroms of 1348-1350”
- Natlya Alekseya Vasilova, “Albert Gutekunst, Journeyman Carver on the Waltz, 1563”
- Otomo no Yukime, “Paragons of Poetry: The Court Ladies of Heian Period Japan”
- Saito Takauji, “St. Thomas More – A Lawyer’s Life”
Feedback & Discussion
Sunday July 12, 2020, 2:00pm CST via Zoom
- Meeting ID: 970 0496 4405
- Password: Calontir