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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Iron Smelting 2008

Just a general notice:

I realized yesterday that I was way behind on indexing the raw notes from the 2008 smelting series. At this point there have actually been a total of 7 smelts undertaken. In truth a lot of the materials had been published over on the Wareham Iron Smelting site earlier - but I had not linked any of it to the 'outside'.

Oh - you may also find my last post to Hammered Out Bits interesting - it grew out of a conversation between Neil and myself and another correspondent about museums and presentations...



Monday, May 12, 2008

New in the Library

These are the titles I picked up in Denmark at the various Museum gift shops:

Swords of the Viking Age - Ian Peirce

Viking Aros - Moesgard Museum

Building Customs in Viking Age Denmark - Holger Schmidt
(I think Neil already has a copy of this one)

Early Iron Production - Lars Norbach
(I had a worn photocopy of this)

The Vikings of Ribe - Stig Jensen

Ribe Sudier 1 & 2 - Claus Feveile
(in Danish with English summaries - the primary report)

Roar Edge - Anderson, Crumlin-Peterson, Vadstrup & Vinner
(in Danish)

The Skuldelev Ships 1 - Crumlin-Pedersen & Olsen
(the primary report)

All the books will be on view at the upcoming weekends at the Wareham Forge. (Smelt prep on May 31 and Smelt day on June 14)

You may also be forced to endure a long travelogue with hundreds of images. Expect Neil and Karen will be equipped with the same from their current trip...



Monday, January 21, 2008

How do I....?

We have recently received a few emails from various folks asking about meeting us or hiring us. I thought I would offer a couple of quick suggestions.

If you are with a museum and would like to mount an exhibit on the Vikings please contact Darrell Markewitz at Darrell will be happy to discuss with you the ways in which DARC or various members of DARC can aid you, some options for travelling exhibits, or some of the issues involved with creating a custom exhibit.

If you are with a school and would like to arrange a visit to your class please contact Neil Peterson at Neil will be happy to discuss options for classroom visits and costs. Please note that we have members across much of Ontario and thus we may be able to provide a visit depending on member availability. Outside of Ontario the travel costs can wind up being very significant.

Finally for those of you who are interested in Norse re-creation. DARC has no groups outside Ontario Canada, nor are we looking to start branch groups. We suggest you join the Norsefolk_2 mailing list on yahoogroups, and ask there. There are many recreation groups around the world, perhaps there is one close to where you live. If you are in (or will be visiting) Ontario and would like to meet up with us the easiest way to do so is to drop by and chat while we are at an SCA event. In this environment we are more relaxed, with time to talk. Each year members of DARC teach at Forward into the Past (Kitchener in April) and appear at other events. Check out our calendar on the side of the blog for our most up to date schedule - then drop by and say hi.


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