Welcome to the Middle Ages at UNC!

Sword Fighting demoThe Middle Ages Society at UNC was organized in Fall of 2008 for the purpose of exploring the times of the Middle Ages (approximately between 500 A.D. to 1600 A.D.) including Europe and all areas of the world that had contact with Europe during that time frame.  The Middles Ages Society is an academic student organization focusing on historical study and practice of

Highlights

Studium Generale III

"A Day in the Life of the Middle Ages" Event at UNC, will be held on April 2, 2011 at the University Center 9 AM - 6 PM

 

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historically accurate arts, crafts, philosophies, politics, economies, and daily life. It provides an opportunity for students who enjoy the study of history and wish to participate in hands-on activities to work with students and others in the wider region who have similar interests.

 

Activities

Armored Fighter PhotoClub activities include hands-on workshops, movie nights, martial arts practice (armoured sword fighting and fencing), and discussions on historical topics.  Examples of workshops and topic presentations include: calligraphy and illumination, leather working, metal working, jewelry making, herbal crafts, and fletching (arrow making for archery).  Activities for the hands-on practice of martial arts are coordinated with the local Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) group.  Speakers are periodically brought in to meetings and gatherings to discuss and present various topics of historical relevance, such as the clothing of a specific period in the Middle Ages, literature, guilds, etc. 

Calendar of Upcoming Activities

For a list of current activities - see Calendar of Activities.

Events

The UNC Middle Ages Society members are also invited to attend local SCA events, such as those hosted by the Barony of Unser Hafen.

 

Contacts

Club President

Sara Schamel

scha1928@bears.unco.edu

 

Club Advisor

Loree Crow, 351-2073

loree.crow@unco.edu or nest_verch_gryffry@msn.com