Slavic University is coming to the Aethelmearc!! A gathering for all those intersted in the Slavic culture is coming to the Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais in picturesque Central PA. Join us to experience the unique aspects of these peoples. Learn from those gentles who have studied many years. Practice your art.
Our site for this day's event is the Trinity Lutheran Church, 120 South Main Street, Hughesville PA 17737. The site will open at 9am. The site closes at 6pm. This is a DRY site.
The cost for this day of learning is $10.00; this includes the all-day Slavic lunch. Children between the ages of 5 and 17 pay $5.00; babies age 4 and under are free. The family cap for the event is $25.00. A $5 surcharge applies to any adult without proof of membership the day of the event.
A lunch/dayboard will be provided by the Guild of Saint Lawrence (ACG's Cook's Guild). The menu contains Balsalmic Eggs, Kolduny, Syrniki, and many other delights.
There will be a token for the gentle who travels farthest in the Known World to join us.
We are organizing a Slavic fashion show: Dress in your period best and a moderator will explain your attire, we have forms at Troll as you check in for the day.
Entertainment is planned for the day, with a return of Cave Canem performing a Polish Play.
|10am||Polish Sausages||Kievan Daily Life|
|11am||Dayboard||Period Russian||Slavic Embroidery|
|2pm||Grave Finds||Russian Iconography||Who lived where when?|
|3pm||Russian Naming Practices||Vikings, Slavs, Khazars and the Slave Trade||Polish Legends|
The History and Development of Russian Iconography by Pani Magdalena Gdanska
Kievan Daily Life by Marija Kotok
Old Polish Legends by Conrad Kienast
Stories which shaped a people, including a bibliography.
Period Russian by Paul Wickenden of Thanet
Learn how to write your name in medieval Russian. This class focuses on 13th century Novgorodian dialect, but with some information on Kievan era and Moscovite era language.
Russian Naming Practices by Paul Wickenden of Thanet
The construction of Russian personal names and bynames (including patronymics, family names, adjectival and locative bynames)
Who lived where when? by
This class address the migratory nature of the Slavic community. I provide large maps of the area for different time periods and we discuss some of the various tribes. Time is allowed to pay particular attention to persona development for specific individuals.
Grave finds at Kernave by Elzbieta Traidenyte
The archaeological finds at Kernave.
Vikings, Slavs, Khazars and the Slave Trade by Maitre Gilles de Beauchamp
A discussion of the Viking role in the slave trade and their interactions with the Khazars, as well as Slavic peoples. How the Vikings acquired power in Novgorod and Kiev, as well as topple at least one kingdom. Did the movie "The Thirteenth Warrior" get anything right? We shall discuss various interpretations of how Vikings in the East were perceived and what we know of their social structures and dealings with others.
Slavic Embroidery Overview by Lady Rowan L'Crotha
A general overview of Slavic embroidery in general with some additional information pertinent to major countries in Eastern Europe. Some general considerations when trying to identify countries of origin, motifs, colors, etc. Also various historical and cultural influences that played heavily in the development of embroidery and differences that occur due to invasions by outside forces and trade between nations.
Slavic Dancing by Henry of Malden
Polish Sausages by Leithoofr Grimr
Sausage 101 and introduction to sausage making and sausages of the Slavic regions.
From the north: Find your best route to Route 15 S. At Williamsport, follow I-180 E/220 N about 15 miles to the exit for 405 N; follow 405 N into Hughesville. Go one block past the first red light and turn left at Academy Street. (The church will be on the left as you make the turn.) Park in the large parking lot at the rear of the church.
From the west: Find your best route to Route I-80 E. Take Exit 212B to merge onto I-180 W toward Williamsport. (At this point, you are about 15 miles from the site.) Take the exit for 405 N and follow into Hughesville. Go one block past the first red light and turn left at Academy Street. (The church will be on the left as you make the turn.) Park in the large parking lot at the rear of the church.
From the east (shorter driving time but longer route): Find your best route to Route I-80 W. Take Exit 212B to merge onto I-180 W toward Williamsport. (At this point, you are about 15 miles from the site.) Take the exit for 405 N and follow into Hughesville. Go one block past the first red light and turn left at Academy Street. (The church will be on the left as you make the turn.) Park in the large parking lot at the rear of the church.
From the east (longer driving time but shorter route): Find your best route to Route 118 W. In Hughesville, turn left onto 405 S and go one block. Turn right onto Academy Street. Park in the large parking lot ahead on the left.