Voyages of Discovery

Voyages of Discovery: An Arts and Sciences Colloquium and Poster Session

Information for Presenters, Posters, and Reference Consultants

Event At-A-Glance

On October 25th, 2014, the Barony of Carolingia will host an Arts and Sciences Colloquium and Poster Session at the First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Church, located at 75 The Great Road in Bedford, MA.

Directions to the Site
Schedule of Presentations

On the Day

[section added Monday, October 20, 2014]

  • In preparation, please remember that this is an SCA Demo and, as such, does not require attendees to make the attempt to dress in pre-1600 clothing. Wear your street clothes. (If you wish, please do feel free to wear garb.)
  • Gate is located just inside the Elm Street entrance to the church.
  • There is elevator access to all floors of the site.
  • Limited street parking is available on South Street and Elm Street. (Please note that the parking spaces on the Great Road in front of the church are all 1-hour parking only.)
  • Parking is available at the nearby Town Hall complex, which can be accessed by turning right off of Elm Street and following the road into the town parking areas. You can also drive past the church and take the second left onto Mudge Way; the Town Hall complex parking will be on your left. The parking complex is about 300 yards from the event site.

Event Description

The day is intended to provide a forum for arts and sciences researchers to gather together and share what they are learning, using all the useful tools for knowledge transfer that are available in a modern, conference-style setting. Breakout rooms and lounge space will be available for kibitzing and further exploration of topics that caught your interest during one presentation or another.

Coffee and other beverages will be available throughout the day; a lunch is available for a separate fee and must be reserved by October 17. You are entirely welcome to bring your own lunch; there will be ample space for lunch and there are also a number of nearby eateries (see the Local Amenities link below), both takeout and not. This is a modern-dress gathering; there will be no dayboard, feast, or other event activities.

Come hear about…

Volcanism and Medieval Weather
The Guards of Fabris and Capo Ferro
Jewish Knights
Fabric Painting and Banner Preparation in the Middle Ages
The Dome Built on Air
Recreating an Anglo-Saxon Glass Bead Necklace
Persian Influences on the City of Peace
Artist from Another Life

And much more!

EK Event Announcement (verbatim — posted here in case the EK site is inaccessible)
Schedule of Presentations
Local Amenities


Site open: 10:00AM
Prep: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Presentations: 11:00AM – 12:30PM
Lunch: 12:30PM – 1:30PM
Presentations: 1:30PM – 5:30PM
Cleanup: 5:30PM-6:00PM

Event Location

First Parish Bedford
75 Great Road
Bedford, MA 01730

Directions to the Site

Fees and Reservations

Event Fees
Site : Site fee is $15; SCA Members $10. Participants under 18 $5.

Reservations must be postmarked by October 17.
Feast: A burrito lunch from Chipotle (updated from Boloco because Chipotle is closer and better) is available for a separate fee of $10. Lunch reservations must be received by October 17 to ensure an accurate order. If you have dietary restrictions, please mention them when you place your lunch order, and include your contact information so that we may accomodate them properly.

All attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch; please consult the event website for a list of convenient local restaurants as an additional option.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc. MA – Barony of Carolingia

Contact Information

Event Steward:
Lady Aildreda de Tamworthe
Molly Eskridge

Send Reservations to:
Lady Eadgyth aet Staeningum
c/o Davey Snyder
2 Newcastle Rd.
Brighton MA 02135

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