April 2, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Zofeia Örebek (Anastasia DeFlumeri)

The Shire of Panther Vale invites one and all to a day of virtual crafting and learning. The Studium Generale is an Arts and Sciences event catering to the examination and hands-on learning of some of the many crafts practiced in the Society for Creative Anachronism. Our instructors look forward to sharing their passion and skill for the arts and sciences, whether you are exploring an art form for the first time or simply eager to expand your artistic horizons!

This year, the event will be virtual. Connect via Zoom.

There is a 15 minute break between classes to allow for instructors to get ready, and to allow a break for attendees.

The class “”They wore no hats”—Debunking the myth of the Unarmored English Archer in the Late Hundred Years War” has been canceled due to a family matter.
9:00 to 10:00
Culture of Iberian Crypto-Jews – Food
Instructor: Alienor Hathaway
Large numbers of Jewish people were forced to convert to Christianity starting in Seville in 1391. Jews were officially expelled from Spain in 1492. Any who lived in Portugal were forced to convert in 1497. All Jews who didn’t leave converted to Christianity. Some were genuine converts but many took their religion underground. This class will include a brief introduction to Crypto-Judaism but will focus on cuisine and customs associated with food.
10:15 – 11:30
The Journey of the Northern Laurel
Instructor: Tiberius Iulius Rufus Primus
Having goals in the north is easy, but meeting them can be difficult. Geographic isolation, distance between peers and populace, and the complications of travel can make one’s journey to expertise lengthy. This class will examine the journey of a Laurel in the north, some helps and tips on refining one’s art and becoming known, while living where there’s ‘no easy way to get anywhere’. This will be largely discussion based, with hints, tips, and resources presented as we talk.
Defining Your Personal SCA Journey
Instructor: Master Raven Mayne
There is so much that goes into a person’s individual SCA path that there seems to be no no one way, or combination of things, that is the manual to lead directly to the goals planned. You seem to be putting all this time and effort into working toward your goals that sometimes you reach a point of “What else can I do?” Well in this class/handout are multiple things to consider and think about along the way.
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
Introduction To Latin
Instructor: Aelia Fortunata
Have you ever wanted to sort out your ‘veni, vidi, vicis’ from your ‘alea iacta ests?’ Join Domina Fortunata as she takes you on a crash-course introduction to the Latin language, covering pronunciation, syntax and basic grammar. There is a handout, and questions are encouraged. No previous experience with Latin is required. 
Egyptian Faience – a year of experiments
Instructor: Tiberius Iulius Rufus Primus
During the COVID shutdown, I began experimenting with Egyptian faience. After many failures, learning, and reflection along the way, I was able to create faience out of dust. This class will cover the experiments, the journey, and some helpful tips for the process.
4:00 – 5:00
An Introduction to the East Kingdom Foresters Guild / Forester Social
Instructor: Forester and Chief Ranger Corotica merkka Senebelenae
A brief introduction to hunting laws throughout European History and a presentation on the East Kingdom Foresters Guild – what we do, how we’re structured, how we can help newcomers get started, etc. Afterwards I welcome interested parties and existing foresters for a hangout and talk about their goals and projects for the year.

What say you?