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Sunday, March 21, 2010

DARC at Forward Into the Past

Saturday March 27, Laurier University, Waterloo Ontario
FITP web site

If I have this correct from the schedule, these are the classes being taught by / or of special interest to, those studying the Viking Age.

* indicates those classes being taught by DARC folks who are going to L'Anse Aux Meadows in August 2010


9:00 AM
(Keynote) Out on the town in 10th century Reykajvik, a survey of jewelry dress and textiles in early Iceland

10:30 AM
Intermediate Glass Beads "The fancy stuff"

Pottery: An experimental early-period Pit Fire *

Introduction to Tablet Weaving *

Norse Sagas - the Bloody, Bawdy and Bizarre * (which right now is the single highest registration)

11:30 AM
Viking Navigation Techniques

Introduction to Fibre Prep for Spinning

Bead Production in Scandinavia: converting archaeological evidence to a practical method *

Feet firmly in the past – Shoes from the Viking Age 800 – 1050 *

Meaningful Scratches *

1:00 PM
Viking Combat Demonstration

Treasure Necklaces

Warp Weighted loom - a Hands-On Introduction *

Iron Smelting in Vinland: converting archaeological evidence to a practical method *

2:00 PM
Building the Coppergate Helm

Bone Carving *

Tablet Woven Artefacts *

3:00 PM
Iceland - Geography and Museums *

Introduction to Drop Spinning

Norse Music *

Flint and Steel Fire Striking


Classes on Interpretive method

11:30 AM
Not Just Costume - Reenactors as serious historians

2:00 PM
Habits of mind; How tools affect thinking

3:00 PM
The importance of excellence in material culture

4:00 PM
The Importance of Excellence in Material Culture

Setting the Scene: Interpretive Methods for Living History *

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Friday, March 19, 2010

DARC does FITP, addendum

DARC's sessions at Forward Into the Past - www.fitp.ca - March 27th, 2010

As you can see, some of our members have a wider diversity of interest then the Viking Culture that the group as a whole generally focuses on.

Setting the Scene: Interpretive Methods for Living History

Iron Smelting in Vinland: converting archaeological evidence to a practical method

Introduction to Tablet Weaving

Tablet Woven Artefacts

Iceland - Geography & Museums

Bead Production in Scandinavia: converting archaeological evidence to a practical method

Warp Weighted loom - a Hands-On Introduction

Pottery: An experimental early-period Pit Fire

Norse Music

Norse Sagas - the Bloody, Bawdy and Bizarre

Dances from Tudor England (Gresley Dances)

Feet firmly in the past – Shoes from the Viking Age 800 – 1050

Meaningful Scratches

Bone Carving

Gypsies in Portraiture: Truth or Fiction?

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

DARC does Forward Into the Past again!

Forward Into the Past is a day long conference featuring the best of history!

www.fitp.ca


Hands on workshops, lectures, demonstrations of a wide variety of history - from learning how to warp a warp-weighted loom (and what it is!) to notes from experimental iron smelting, to pirates and so much more!

The Dark Ages Recreation Company will be there in full force again this year - we're contributing 18 different sessions in a wide variety of topics covering the Viking Age.

But this year, we're just one of 9 groups contributing to the conference, and it's moved on campus to Wilfrid Laurier University and is supported by the students of the Medieval Students Society, the Classics Society and the Archaeological Society.

All the details you could need (sessions, cost, how to register) are on the webpage above, but wait - there's more!

FITP also has a fan page on Facebook, which you can find here. Become a fan now!

Karen

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