Late Middle Ages

European Textile Forum

Date
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Event
For Professionals
Organised by
Katrin Kania & Sabine Ringenberg
Country
Germany

The European Textile Forum 2018 will take place from November 5 to November 11, at the Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology in Mayen, Germany. The Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology is the experimental archaeology research center of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum (RGZM).

Medieval Pen and Ink Course with Patrick Neary

Date
Event
For Public
Country
Ireland

The processes involved in making iron/oak gall ink and quill pens will be demonstrated and practised during this course. Participants will be shown how to make ink monoprints. They will also examine the historical evidence for the use of quill and gall ink with references to further learning.

All participants will bring home a quill pen and a small bottle of gall ink.

Basket Weaving Course

Date
Event
For Public
Country
Ireland

This one day workshop is aimed at both complete newcomers to the craft of basket weaving and also those who have a bit of experience and would like to improve their skills.
During the Workshop you can expect to make a small basket as well as covering the growing, harvesting, storing and preparation of the willows for working.

Two-day Bow-Making Course with Mike Henderson

Date
-
Event
For Public
Country
Ireland

Course will cover the art of the bow-making and the use of bows in hunting and warfare. This is a practical hands-on course. Participants will learn to shape and form traditional bows, to make string from natural raw materials. At the end of the course, participants will leave with their very own bow.

(hand tools & materials included)

International Iron Smelting Days

Date
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Event
For Professionals
Organised by
Furnace Fortune Styria+ MHVOE (MontanHistorical Club Austria)
Country
Austria

The annual Iron Smelting Days are the largest gathering of its kind in Europe, with blacksmiths, artists and archaeologists gathering around a dozen or so iron smelting furnaces. It is a unique chance to learn a lot in very short time about the process of producing iron in the old days.

Some Uses of Experiment for Understanding Early Knitting and Erasmus' Bonnet

Geeske M. Kruseman (NL)
10th EAC Leiden 2017
***Of Erasmus, prince of humanists (1466?-1536), no less than eight portraits from life survive – all eight in the exact same bonnet. A recently published investigation of this iconic garment (Kruseman, Sturtewagen and Malcolm-Davies, 2016) involved establishing a 250-year typology of the bonnet from iconographical sources, compiling technological and...

Traction Trebuchet

Siri Hjesvold (NO) and
Simon McCallum (NZ)
The trebuchet, in all its forms, was very much in vogue in the reenactment and research community in the 1980s and 1990s. Several museums around the world have also built their own, with Middelaldercenteret in Nykøbing Falster in Denmark as one of the first modern examples of counterweight trebuchet (Hansen, 1989). Despite the multitude of builds, very little has been published about...