arts and sciences

Current Kingdom Arts and Sciences Minister

THL Marion Forester
Contact the Arts and Sciences Minister


Online opportunities
September 25 at 4 pm: Introduction to Chromatic Spanish Music and Harp by THL Brigantia ni Realda hosted by the Stag Choir
October 23 at 5 pm: The Fascinating Life of Hildegard von Bingen by Dame Honor von Atzinger hosted by the Stag Choir
November 13 at

The Office of the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences is responsible for fostering the study of period culture and technology and methods for producing historically accurate artifacts and performances. The duties of this officer include coordinating the efforts of local Arts and Sciences (A&S) officers and promoting the dissemination of accurate information about the fields of study. It is also the responsibility of the Minister of Arts and Sciences to help organize demonstrations, exhibitions, competitions, classes, and/or workshops. Special interest groups, such as guilds, can also help organize such activities, with the consent of the Minister of Arts and Sciences.

Every local A&S officer must submit monthly reports, summarizing the activities of the local group and members. Being accessible to your group and keeping them educated about local and Kingdom-level A&S activities is a vital part of your job. Another important part of an A&S officer's duty is communication with artisans so that they get the help and recognition needed.

The local A&S officer is responsible for promoting all aspects of arts and sciences, including period-inspired creativity, scholarly research, or authentic research. Anyone who shows an interest in the arts and sciences should be encouraged to participate in competitions, displays, teaching, or performance. Local A&S officers should also help at Kingdom A&S tournaments, collegia, and Queen's Prize tournaments when possible.