June 19: Whyt Whey presents the Saturday Night Solar: Seahorse Origami

Welcome Back to the Saturday Night Solar!

Michele the Ubiquitous of the Canton of Hawkes Reache joins us to teach us how to make an Origami seahorse and hippocampus! Origami is a period art of folding paper to make three-dimensional models.

Michele created the hippocampus model for Alexandre and Eularia’s investiture since she couldn’t find a seahorse model that captured the look of a seahorse from a medieval bestiary.

You can find the class handout here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10LA03ySI_cPUiAEtF3bJJfOSqumHrQIo/view

Please join us here: https://meet.google.com/otq-vnjr-qfk

Michele the Ubiquitous lives in the Canton of Hawkes Reache in the Barony of An Dubhaigheainn with her lord Robert d’Whitmont, and Smoky the murder bunny (the Vicereine’s lepus defensorem).  She has served as Canton A&S Minister & Seneschal.  Before moving to Hawkes Reache, Michele lived in Unclaimed Crown Lands (Jersey City) and Whyte Whey.  She is known for her enthusiasm for the textile arts and her ability to convince people to join in her wild and woolly IDEAS!  Notably entering the Fleece to Shawl Competition at the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival with a team composed of other textile artists from East Kingdom in GARB and hosting a Pennsic U Pity workshop, where she convinced a group of friends to help her conduct a study of how cochineal reacts to various mordants and after baths for just a couple of examples.

Michele has leveraged her experience teaching origami in the mundane world into the SCA, by teaching origami at events and gatherings within the SCA.  These include, but are not limited to, A&S nights in Brokenbridge & Hawkes Reache, Hrim Schola, Pennsic, and various demos.

You can read more about Michele’s origami in the SCA here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10QxSEZwO_24hCRC1ne0S81Gh9W_HEr4p/view

The Saturday Night Solar occurs every other Saturday night at 8:00 PM ET. The Canton of Whyt Whey in the Crown Province of Østgarðr hosts teachers and topics from all over the Known World so that even when we are apart, we can learn together.

Virtual Commons, Thurs, April 8

Please join us on Thursday, April 8th, at 7pm for Whyt Whey Commons! Join online via Google Meet. (Please note, you do not have to have an East Kingdom account or any other Google account to participate.) We will discuss upcoming officer vacancies as well as the forecasted ruling on activities.

This is our usual quarterly commons and business meeting. If you have anything you’d like to put on the agenda, please email the Seneschal.

April 24: Whyt Whey presents the Saturday Night Solar: Entering A&S competitions

Please join Whyt Whey with Lada Monguligin, OL, as we explore this fundamental part of our Society!

Arts & Sciences are a core part of what makes our Society so rich and fascinating, but entering competitions can seem scary! Fear not! With this solar, you will learn  how to prepare for A&S competitions, set expectations and maximize your success. Now get out there and wow the Known World!

This class is based on Lada’s experiences as an entrant and judge in local, kingdom and inter-kingdom competitions.

Please join us here: https://meet.google.com/otq-vnjr-qfk

Lada Monguligin, OL, is the Vicereine of the Crown Province of Ostgardr. She is a 13th century Moscovite Rus persona living among the Mongols and working as a scribe.

The Saturday Night Solar occurs every other Saturday night at 8:00 PM ET. The Canton of Whyt Whey in the Crown Province of Østgarðr hosts teachers and topics from all over the Known World so that even when we are apart, we can learn together.

Whyt Whey: Help Wanted

The Canton Needs YOU!

Whyt Whey has a number of officer transitions coming up in the next several months.  Volunteer now and learn the ropes – you’ll be ready to roll when the world opens up again!    Reach out to the Whyt Whey Officer List if you would like to learn more.

All officers, including deputies, must be paid-up members of the SCA.  (If you wish to be a member but have financial challenges, there are resources to assist – just reach out!)  Seneschal and Exchequer, and their deputies, must live in the boundaries of the Canton.

(The astute observer will note that we currently have Deputies for the Seneschal & Exchequer – but they’re what’s known as “drop-dead” deputies, i.e., will take the reins in an emergency.  What we’re looking for is folk who will wish to step up into the full office in the next 6-18 months.)

Seeking:

  • Deputy Seneschal (committing to step up to Seneschal no later than January) (required).  The Seneschal is the official chapter president, and is ultimately responsible to make sure that all business in the Canton is carried on according to SCA Corpora, East Kingdom Law (and of course actual law as well).  Duties include:
    • Conducting Commons meetings
    • Filing quarterly reports to Kingdom, and monthly reports to the Provincial Seneschal.  (It’s easy and quick.)
    • Responsibility for monitoring Whyt Whey social media (since we don’t have a Social Media Officer)
    • Advising fellow officers on law & policy
    • Drop-dead deputy event steward for any events hosted by Whyt Whey
  • Deputy Exchequer (with intent to eventually step up to Exchequer): The Exchequer is the official chapter treasurer; responsible for stewardship of the Canton’s funds and property.  Duties include:
    • Filing quarterly reports to Kingdom
    • Balancing budgets for expenditures and Events (we don’t have a lot of these…)
    • Managing the Canton’s bank account
  • Herald.  The Herald assists members of the Canton with registering names & arms/devices, whether personally, for households, etc.  They could also assist as “voice” heralds at Canton or Provinical courts.  Duties include: 
    • Consultation & research on names and devices
    • Helping populace members with filing registration paperwork
    • Filing quarterly reports to Kingdom

Help keep the medieval machine running – volunteer today!

April 10: Whyt Whey presents the Saturday Night Solar: Viking Gender Roles

Please join Whyt Whey with Þorfinnr as we take a look inside Norse society!

The idea of the Viking warrior is a strong cultural idiom.  But how did Norse society look from the inside? What about women? What do we know about the expected gender roles and how they were enforced?

Please join us here: https://meet.google.com/otq-vnjr-qfk

Alec Story is a queer New Yorker with an interest in social history, as well as far too many other things.  Þorfinnr is an 11th century Icelander with a taste for travel and fine silk.

The Saturday Night Solar occurs every other Saturday night at 8:00 PM ET. The Canton of Whyt Whey in the Crown Province of Østgarðr hosts teachers and topics from all over the Known World so that even when we are apart, we can learn together.

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March 27: Whyt Whey Presents the Saturday Night Solar: Introduction to Religion in Ancient Rome

Please join Whyt Whey with the Lady Domina Aelia Fortunata of Carolingia as we explore religious practice in Ancient Rome! A real treat for early-period personae!

This class will explore a broad range of topics related to religion and religious thought in classical Rome. We’ll dip our toes into a little of everything, including how religion affected people’s daily lives, the relationship between the Roman and Greek religions, and a basic overview of how the religion was even structured, as well as how Romans interacted with non-Roman religions. 

No prior knowledge of Roman history or culture is necessary, and participants are strongly encouraged to ask questions. 

Please join us here: https://meet.google.com/otq-vnjr-qfk

Domina Aelia Fortunata is a Roman woman from somewhere within the first centuries BCE and CE. She lives in the Barony of Carolingia, where she serves as dancemistress. 

Mundanely, she holds a BA in Classical Civilization from Beloit College.

The Saturday Night Solar occurs every other Saturday night at 8:00 PM ET. The Canton of Whyt Whey in the Crown Province of Østgarðr hosts teachers and topics from all over the Known World so that even when we are apart, we can learn together.

March 13: Whyt Whey Presents the Saturday Night Solar: Why did they eat that?

Please join Whyt Whey with the Honorable Lady Ysabel de la Oya to take a look at the science behind feasts and merry-making in the Middle Ages!

This class will look at the cultural, economic, legal, and scientific reasons why people in the Middle Ages ate the way they did. This class also discusses the four humors.

This 1 hour lecture is appropriate for all skill levels. No skillets necessary!

Please join us here: https://meet.google.com/otq-vnjr-qfk

The Honorable Lady Ysabel de la Oya of Calontir’s persona is based in 14th Century Navarre.  She is apprenticed to Mistress Countess Gwen A’Brooke. She is also the current Head of the Calontir Cooks Guild, and the Arts and Science Officer of the Barony of Forgotten Sea.

You can follow her work at her website, http://www.ysabeldelaoya.com.

The Saturday Night Solar occurs every other Saturday night at 8:00 PM ET. The Canton of Whyt Whey in the Crown Province of Østgarðr hosts teachers and topics from all over the Known World so that even when we are apart, we can learn together.

Feb 27: Whyt Whey Presents the Saturday Night Solar: the National Museum of Korea

Please join Whyt Whey with Epy Pengelly, Armiger of Atlantia, for a virtual visit of the National Museum of Korea. Located in Seoul, South Korea, the NMK opened its current building in October 2005, where it aims to “reinterpret the traditional architectural spirit of Korea in a contemporary way”. Since it is one of the largest museums in Asia and has over 3 million visitors annually, it is impossible to look at everything in depth, but Epy will give a highlights tour of the permanent collection and go over a special exhibition.

Please join us here: https://meet.google.com/otq-vnjr-qfk

Epy is a museum professional that specializes in museum lighting and exhibition design, so expect some behind-the-scenes practical considerations for the displays, as well as some in-depth information on highlighted objects!

The Saturday Night Solar occurs every other Saturday night at 8:00 PM ET. The Canton of Whyt Whey in the Crown Province of Østgarðr hosts teachers and topics from all over the Known World so that even when we are apart, we can learn together.

Feb. 13: Whyt Whey Presents the Saturday Night Solar: Braies for You and Your Buddies

Please join Whyt Whey with Armiger Caitlin Straquhin as we discuss….underwear!

Proper undergarments can be the make or break item of an excellent outfit! Braies (or breeches or drawers) were a common item found throughout history, and having one (or several) well fitting pairs meant less time laundering and more time enjoying the weather. Learn how to make this deceptively simple garment with a little math, some gusto, and creativity.

Please join us here: https://meet.google.com/otq-vnjr-qfk

Catelin Straquhin is a resident of the Crown province of Ostgardr within the East Kingdom and currently volunteers as an officer of Brokenbridge. When they are not commited to shenanigans you’ll find them teaching or performing (sometimes both) at an SCA event.”

The Saturday Night Solar occurs every other Saturday night at 8:00 PM ET. The Canton of Whyt Whey in the Crown Province of Østgarðr hosts teachers and topics from all over the Known World so that even when we are apart, we can learn together.