Monday, October 28, 2013

Schola Rubeorum a Success!

We're happy to report that our recent appearance at the Days of Knights 2013 event near Fort Campbell Kentucky was a rousing success!  This was the premier of our new "Schola Rubeorum" impression where we focus on the scientific advances of 13th and 14th century Western Europe.

We want to thank all the fantastic people involved in Days of Knights 2013 and all the visitors who attended. For more information on next year's Days of Knights event in Frankfort Kentucky, CLICK HERE.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Schola Rubeorum Project

Your place in this (simplified) representation of the Ptolemaic universe 
When you hear the word"medieval", what other words come to mind? Probably not "science" or "intellect", yet the the period known as the High Middle Ages in Europe was a time of remarkable developments in the sciences and the rise of many of today's most prominent universities. That's why the Bramble Schoole has tackled a new historical impression, what we call our "Schola Rubeorum" project. The purpose of this impression will be to present the public with a fresh view on the advancing sciences and vibrant intellectual culture of Western Europe during the 1200s and 1300s. Richard Swinney, Steven Roe, and Scott Crawford will be donning the gowns and tonsures of medieval clerics to present some of the "State of the Art" scientific advancements of the age relating to fields such as surgery, astronomy, chemistry and optics. Catch us at the "Days of Knights" event October 11-13 in Oak Grove Kentucky!