The Society Minister of Arts and Science, Seigneur Etienne Le Mons d’Anjou, and the Society Deputy Minister for the Sciences, Master Galen of Ockham, are soliciting for bids for a Known World Sciences Symposium to be held in calendar year 2020, though a bid for a 2019 date would also be acceptable.
What do you mean by “Sciences”?
The Arts and Sciences in the SCA are most commonly represented by making a period-style object – clothing, armour, scroll, brooch, etc. The Sciences, on the other hand, deal more with observations and interactions with the natural world and the underlying theories – thus the term ‘natural philosophy’ that characterized the early forays into our modern sciences.
Some examples include: astronomical instruments, their theory and use; the Aristotelian system of physics; cosmological theories; astrological medicine; food as a treatment for disease; theories of disease transmission; agricultural production; care of battlefield wounds; beekeeping; a medieval bestiary; alchemical theories; Scholastic philosophy; metallurgy; medieval dyes; the origin and development of university education; medieval music theory; and many, many more.
What are the considerations for the event?