Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Forward Into The Past, 2013

FITP is a one-day symposium that arranges for speakers on a broad range of historical topics including the arts and crafts practiced by various cultures, history of particular regions, cultures, or times, and where feasible allows this learning to be conducted in a hands-on environment.

An open-format day, Forward Into The Past is designed to allow academics, experimental archaeologists, members of the public, and members of various historical re-enactment and recreation groups to gather and explore history.

The event takes place this Saturday, April 6, 2013 in the Bricker Academic Building at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON. FITP is sponsored by the Medieval Students Society and the Archaeology Society and is celebrating its 23rd year in 2013.

My partner will be teaching the chain mail beginner and advanced classes, as he has every year for the past fifteen. We will also have a couple of vending tables set up, and I’ve scheduled myself in for a couple of classes, as time permits. One of my big projects this year is making new medieval garb for both of us, so I will be attending lectures on colour and style this weekend.

For more information on this event, check out the website. If you are in the area, we'd love to see you there.


  1. Have fun at this event. I sounds like it should be good!

    1. Thanks. I always come away from this event with a bit of new knowledge, and typically, new things I want to try, do or make. *smile*