[SCA-AE] ANNOUNCE: A Challenge from Odriana vander Brugghe
jenn.strobel at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 19:00:23 EDT 2008
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To all subjects of the Sylvan Kingdom of AEthelmearc does Odriana
vander Brugghe bid greetings.
Inspired by a challenge recently offered to the East Kingdom by
Maîtresse Marcele de Montsegur, I submit the following for your
At the heart of every artisan's work is a base of knowledge from which
s/he draws. We gain this knowledge by many means, but research is
integral to the process. Many of us are familiar with A&S
documentation, but less of us have adequate experience writing
research papers. The two are not the same thing.
I, Odriana vander Brugghe, do challenge aspirants to produce a
research paper on the historical topic of your choice (one that falls
within the period of study of the SCA) and submit it to me by 20
December 2008, three weeks prior to Kingdom Twelfth night.
In exchange, I will carefully read your paper, take copious notes, and
provide detailed, constructive, written and verbal feedback and
encouragement when we gather on Saturday the 10th of January. This is
a great opportunity to test and expand your own knowledge in a beloved
field of artistic or historical study.
Papers should be:
Between 10 to 50 pages
Cited and formatted as per a specific style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)
Submitted to me as either a MS Word document, Rich Text Document,
Google Document, or as a text file.
Please make sure you have all your contact information (including your
SCA name) on the paper's title page.
For a fast primer on research writing specifically within SCA, please
Maîtresse Marcele's article, "On Writing a Research Paper or Report
for SCA Competition":
For information about citation styles, I direct you to the fine
overview offered by Wikipedia:
For information about academic writing, here are a few links to online
The Center for Academic Writing at Central European University
"Advice on Academic Writing" from the University of Toronto
Writing resources at Princeton University
I welcome further questions and would like to know if you intend to
take up my challenge so I may plan enough time for every submitted
paper. Please contact me by email: jenn.strobel at gmail.com.
This challenge takes its spirit and nearly all of its wording directly
from the challenge issued to the East Kingdom by Maîtresse Marcele.
The original idea belongs to her and I can not thank her enough for
allowing me to use her idea.
Heer, houd Uw arm om mijn schouder, en Uw hand over mijn mond.
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