Hi, I’m Esa. I reside in the Barony of Caer Mear, in the Kingdom of Atlantia. Within these Current Middle Ages, I serve as the Deputy Chancellor and Dean of Academics for the University of Atlantia and Women’s Studies Deputy to the Society Minister of Arts and Sciences.
The University of Atlantia is an open-to-the-public and free-of-charge medieval history educational program that hosts events every February, June, and September. As Dean, my role is to ensure a robust catalog of courses for each session. I am a teacher enabler, track coordinator, and subject matter advocate. Many of our events are virtual, and attract a worldwide audience.
I am also the Women’s Studies Deputy to the Society’s Minister of Arts and Sciences. My role is to check out the amazing work that our members are doing in the area of women’s studies society wide, and then increase their visibility to Royals, Arts and Sciences officers, and Orders of Merit.
My A&S research focuses on women’s health from the ancient world to the middle ages, with special emphasis on menstruation. If you’d like to check out some of my work, click on the “Blog” link in the header, or visit my website, Medieval Gynecology.
My heraldry is inspired by the medieval “love loaves” and other food magic, and the persecution of women that beliefs like these incited. We may make light of absurd tragedy, but let us never forget. “The desperate mistress was condemned for using magic to incite love. Successes were claimed to have been accomplished by her serving a man bread she had kneaded with her buttocks or a fish she had previously inserted into her vagina.” -From the Buchard of Worms, as quoted in McLaren’s History of Contraception (pg.85).
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