Pending Approval

Class Title

ALL Medieval & Renaissance POLEARMS or Staff Weapons CATEGORIZED

Class Description

In this extra length feature video I attempt to define and categorize ALL the main types of medieval and renaissance polearms (AKA staff weapons).

Taught by

Matt Easton - Scholagladiatoria

Recorded?
Yes
College

History - 1500-1600

Interdisciplinary College

SCA Studies - Period Living

Video
Reviewed
Off

Pending Approval

Class Title

Dukes & Duchesses, Knights & Barons, and What on Earth is a Marquess?!

Class Description

From the moment of its inception, the Society for Creative Anachronism has strived to authentically recreate the arts, sciences, combat, and courtesy of various times all long gone by. In this pursuit, a vast array of pageantry has emerged across the Known World - with a sea of royals and nobles in pointy hats presiding over it all. But have you ever stopped to think why a knight would stand before one baron and behind another? Or why a master artisan holds a higher station than someone with a coronet on their head? In this class, we will explore the social structures of surrounding the nobility of the European Medieval and Renaissance eras, its counterparts in the Society, and how the two evolved into the modern systems we have today to honor those bygone times.

Taught by

Antonio di Sforza

Recorded?
Yes
College

SCA Studies - SCA Life

Interdisciplinary College

SCA Studies - SCA History and Interkingdom Anthropology

Video
Reviewed
Off

Pending Approval

Class Title

War Games at the Field of the Cloth of Gold

Class Description

2020 marks the 500th anniversary of the Field of the Cloth of Gold, one of the most extraordinary diplomatic events of the late medieval period. Although commonly regarded as a ‘peace festival’, the meeting might more usefully be described as a two-week long war game.

The lecture will set the Field in context, examine the crucial role played by Cardinal Wolsey in organising it, and the spectacular temporary structures built to house the event. It will offer insights into the history of sixteenth-century Anglo-French relations, and of the European Renaissance monarchy more generally.

Taught by

Professor Glenn Richardson, St Mary’s University Twickenham

Recorded?
Yes
College

History - 1500-1600

Interdisciplinary College

NONE

Video
Reviewed
Off

Pending Approval

Class Title

Principles and Techniques of the Drop Step

Class Description

Baron Louis discusses the use of the drop step in SCA fighting. He also discusses several training and drill exercises that can be used to practice the technique.

Taught by

Baron Louis LeCoffrier

Recorded?
Yes
College

Martial Arts - Heavy Weapons

Interdisciplinary College

NONE

Video
Reviewed
Off

SCA HMA A&S: What is it and how can I do it?

Class Title
SCA HMA A&S: What is it and how can I do it?
Class Description

The SCA A&S discipline of Historical Martial Arts is a relatively new and misunderstood pursuit. In this class, Master Julien de la Fontaine breaks down what it is and how it's practiced. Additionally he will clearly lay out how to start your own HMA A&S practice and help you build your HMA A&S portfolio if you've already been doing it!

Taught by
Julien de la Fontaine
Recorded?
Yes
College
Martial Arts - Light Weapons
Interdisciplinary College
SCA Studies - Heraldry
Video
Reviewed
On

Pending Approval

Class Title

The Theatre of Dionysus

Class Description

Medea, Antigone, Oedipus and Lysistrata - these are just some of the characters from ancient Greek drama who still walk our contemporary stages and haunt our imagination. One of the classical Athenians' most important inventions was the medium of theatre.

From the mid-sixth century BCE they gathered to watch tragedies, and later comedies in their sanctuary of the wine-god Dionysus on the south slope of the Acropolis. This lecture outlines the origins of Greek drama in this historic setting, its architectural development and some of the greatest masterpieces.

Taught by

Professor Edith Hall

Recorded?
Yes
College

History - Prehistory-1100

Interdisciplinary College

Arts & Sciences - Bardic Arts

Video
Reviewed
Off

Introduction to the ROIU

Recording of the StagsCon A.S. LV class given by the Dean and Regents of the ROIU.

The Virtual Class Listing is located HERE