“Re-creation necessarily implies research before the craftwork starts. If you haven’t done the research, you can create, but you cannot possibly RE-create.”
Arval d’Espas Nord
from Silverwing’s Laws courtesy Baron Steffan ap Kennydd
Documentation is what separates Medieval Reenactment from Medieval Themed. It is the lifeblood of the Arts & Sciences. Documentation comes in all shapes and sizes.
Don’t let documentation scare you. It is really just a tool to HELP YOU collect and learn more about your topic, to organise your information and to impart the knowledge and information you have acquired to others.
We hope that this information will help take you to the next level in documentation.
Some good articles on Documentation:
- Documentation: The Four Questions: What Works and What Doesn’t by Mistress Ariel de Courtenay (used with permission)
- The History of a Good Idea: or Documenting Your Work by Mistress Ariel de Courtenay (used with permission)
- Documentation Summary Card printable Version. You may use this simple but well-organized card to document your entries to Tir Righ Arts & Sciences events, to organize your thoughts as you plan your project, or both.
- Diana Hacker’s Guide to Research and Documentation
- MLA Bibliographic Style: A Brief Guide
- Duke University guide to Citing sources
- APA Guides from Kwantlen Polytechnic University
- University of the Fraser Valley Citation Guides
- Official APA Style Guide
- Official Chicago Manual of Style
- Official MLA Style Guide