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Quarantine Body of Work: Herbalist, Midwife, Whore (WIP)

The collection of recipes herein began as a Pennsic chat, evolved into a bit of a running joke, and culminated in a lovely calligraphy nameplate for a potential future A&S display by the lovely Madame Heather Hall.  Lady Esa: Herbalist, Midwife, Whore provided a springboard from which this collection would spring forth. Originally intended for … Continue reading Quarantine Body of Work: Herbalist, Midwife, Whore (WIP)

The Early History of the C-Section

This is a working document, and as such, I am still making additions.  Thanks for your patience, and come back often to see what else I dug up on the topic. Cheers!  Were caesarean sections performed in the middle ages?  It is my opinion that c-sections were not performed in the middle ages as an … Continue reading The Early History of the C-Section

Iron Age Orkney: Lifeways

Life in Iron Age Orkney  Dwellings Iron Age Britain is marked by the domestic architecture of the period. Broadly speaking, in Britain, we see the roundhouse as the quintessential dwelling style.  Styles include the Atlantic Roundhouse, Wheelhouse, Crannog, and Broch.  The latter is exclusive to Scotland.  The most famous examples of surviving Brochs are in … Continue reading Iron Age Orkney: Lifeways

Sexuality and Gender Studies Track: Atlantian University

This past University (University no. 100 to be exact) saw the inaugural Sexuality and Gender Studies Track!  I was so excited to have so many teachers and attendees support this wacky idea I had to curate a track specific to exploration of gender and sexuality in period.  The day went swimmingly! I had record high … Continue reading Sexuality and Gender Studies Track: Atlantian University

TABOO: Mature Themes in A&S Research (Part 1)

Buckle up, Buttercup. The Kingdom Arts and Sciences Festival (March 2, 2019 in the Kingdom of Atlantia) hosted the prototype /inaugural Adult Display for content in A&S research that is generally adult in nature. But it didn't start there. My journey for a dedicated platform to validate, elucidate, and celebrate the amazing research and artistic … Continue reading TABOO: Mature Themes in A&S Research (Part 1)