Proceedings for 2017 KWHSS

Proceedings for the
Known World Heraldic & Scribal Symposium

June 23 - 25, 2017 - Shire of Nant Y Derwyddon, Meridies
Knoxville, Tenessee

From Adelaide Colette de Monferrer, 2017 Proceedings Coordinator:

Continuing the online publication of the Proceedings this year was essential to me. With online publication, there is no issue about an article's length being too long or too short and there is no concern over how many color images or pages there are, as the cost of printing for distribution is negated. Doing this allows for more quality articles, and does not limit the researcher on their presentation. This year, I used the same categories as used in 2013, but with the addition of a new category: Ambiance. This is to include any information that adds to the mood, character, quality, tone, and atmosphere of an event.

We will be adding more handouts from the classes taught at Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium at a later date, so keep an eye out for them.

I would like to thank all the authors of these articles and the teachers, as without you sharing your gleaned knowledge we will not know more tomorrow than we did yesterday.

Table of Contents


Dictionary of Inn-Sign Names in Medieval and Renaissance England (PDF)

by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith)

Portions of this previously published as “Designators in Inn-Sign Names in Medieval and Renaissance England” in the 2015 KWHSS Proceedings

German Onomastics – Götternnamen & Häusernamen (PDF)

by Gotfrid von Schwaben (Jeff Diaz)

This article covers German name formation translated from the included German language sources.

Inscriptions for their memory: 14-17th century Russian names from the collections of the Trinity-Sergius monastery (PDF)

by Marya Kargashina

Introduction to Irish and Scottish Naming (PDF)

by Alys Mackyntoich

This article covers Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, Anglicized Irish, Scots, and Scoto-Norman names.

Meigaku: Designing and Documenting Japanese Names (OFFSITE LINK)

by Solveig Throndardottir (Barbara Nostrad)

Names from 11th Century Carcassonne (PDF)

by Alys Mackyntoich

This article is a collection of data from Carcassonne in the south of France from the 11th century. Although the charters from which the names were extracted were written in Latin, the local vernacular laguage was Occitan or Langue d'Oc.

Names of geographic origin from the Kalsa quarter of Palermo, 1480 (PDF)

by Maridonna Benvenuti (Andrea Hicks)

These Sicilian names were collected from Armando Di Pasquale's Palermo nel 1480. La popolazione del quartiere della Kalsa, Palermo, 1975.


Kamon: Designing and Documenting Japanese Armory (OFFSITE LINK)

by Solveig Throndardottir (Barbara Nostrad)

Scribal Arts

The Art of Bookbinding (PDF)

by Antonio de Navarra

An overview of the evolution of pre-1600 bindings.

The Shady Side of Scribal Arts: Scribal Shading (PDF)

by Thorkatla Herjolfsdottir

Theorhetical Calligraphy (OFFSITE LINK)

by Robert Whitcome of Brandywine

To Make Many Pigments (PDF)

by Jorhildr Hrafnkelsdottir (April Parks)

This article includes instructions and recipes on making paints to use for illuminations.

Heraldic Processes

Changing SENA - A Test Case (PDF)

by Sneferu sa Djedi mewetif Merit (Daniel L Lind)

Heraldic Customer Service (OFFSITE LINK)

by Ivo Blackhawk

So You Want To Be A Principal Herald: Hosted by the Four Horsemen of the College of Heralds (OFFSITE LINK)

by Ryan Mac Whyte, Cormac Mor, Kameshima Zentarou Umakai, Konstantia Kaloethina

Volunteer Management in the SCA (PDF)

by Konstantia Kaloethina

How to manage volunteers as a volunteer yourself.


General Engineering for Tourney Car Construction (PDF)

by Isabella de Boyce

An examination of construction methods as well as the engineering needed in order to achieve the desired movements of clockwork objects.

Heraldic Batons and Maces (PDF)

by Taran the Wayward

A look at depictions of heraldic maces and batons and how to achieve the look with modern methods.