Royal University of the Midrealm

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About

Regalis Universitas Mediterraneae, hereafter called RUM, was established within the Middle Kingdom for the dissemination of knowledge and information regarding the historical Middle Ages and Renaissance together with the history, traditions, and customs of the Middle Kingdom.

RUM is overseen by a Chancellor, who is empowered to appoint such assistants in office as are needful to the effective performance of the duties of that office.

Autocrats of events around the kingdom can offer to hold a RUM in conjunction with their event. For more information, see the Guidelines for Hosting a RUM Event at http://rum.midrealm.org/2-pages/29-guidelines-for-hosting-a-rum


Colleges

There are currently seven colleges in the Royal University of the Midrealm.

  • College of Introductions and Experiments — The College of Introductions and Experiments includes any class designed as a basic introduction, or which is itself a class still in development. These are the classes where teachers don’t expect students to have any experience with the topic, and are usually referred to as “the 101 class.” The college is also designed to assist brand new teachers who are learning how to present their class, or experienced teachers who want to try and teach their material in a new way.


  • College of Martial Arts — The College of Martial Arts includes all classes having to do with armored combat, fencing, archery, and equestrian arts. It includes hands on training as well as classes on techniques, strategy, and anything having to do with SCA martial arts for adults. They are also in charge of organizing the Spring Martial RUM.


  • College of Literary and Performing Arts — The College of Literary and Performing Arts includes classes having to deal with anything covered in Division I of the Middle Kingdom A&S Criteria. This includes (but not limited to): Bardic Recitation, Dance (European & Non-European), Dramatic Performance, Juggling & Tumbling, Music Composition, Music Performance, Poetry, and Playwriting. The College of Literary and Performing Arts also organizes all performance activities at RUM events.


  • College of SCA Adminsitration & History — Anything having to do with the history of the SCA, its procedures, its culture, its officers, and day to day running of activities, events, and groups falls under the College of SCA Administration. This can be anything from how to be an officer to how to run events. Anything having to do with history, culture, personas, or research falls into the College of History. If something is a “How to” do something, it will fall into one of the A&S colleges. However if it is “Why” it was historically done or the cultural impact of something it falls under the History College.


  • College of Technological and Studio Arts & Sciences — tems that would fall under Division III or IV of the Middle Kingdom A&S Criteria or that could be classified as a Technological or Studio Art/ Science would be included in the College of Technological and Studio A&S.

    Technological Studies include Armor ( mail, non-metal, plate), Casting, Clockwork & Clockwork Mechanisms, Ironwork & Tool making, Music Instrument Making, Scientific Instruments, Scale Siege Engines, Using Skeletal Materials, Weapon-Making, Wood ( Construction, Joinery, Embellishment, Turning). Though research is normally included in the Technological Division, for RUM it falls under the College of History.

    Studio Arts and Sciences include Bookbinding, Calligraphy, Ceramics & Pottery, Decorative Metalwork, Drawing, Glasswork, Illumination, Lapidary, Leatherwork, Painting, Papermaking, Sculpture & Stone Carving.


  • College of Textiles and Domestic Arts & Sciences — Any items that would fall under Division II or Division V of the Middle Kingdom A&S Criteria or that could be classified as a Textile, Needle Art, or Domestic Arts & Sciences would fall into this college.

    Textile & Needle Arts include Applied Beadwork, Costume (Accessories, European, and Non-European), Dyeing, Knitting/Nålbinding, Knotted Work, Lacemaking, Needlework, Spinning, and Weaving. Clothing for Children falls under the College of Youth and Education.

    Domestic Arts & Sciences include Animal Accouterments & Husbandry, Basket Weaving, Brewing & Vinting, Cooking, and Herbcraft.


  • College of Youth and Education — Any classes for youth to take part in, about youth in the SCA, or for youth fall under the College of Youth and Education. This includes all youth martial activities, sewing for youth, how to teach youth, how to encourage youth at events, and activities for youth to do at RUM. For RUM purposes, youth is anyone under 18.

    Older youths are allowed and encouraged to take part in all regular RUM classes along as they have an adult or guardian with them. Unfortunately youth are not allowed to take part in Martial classes that involving armor or hands on instructions. Instead we encourage them to take part in the youth martial classes.

Past Chancellors

Past RUMS

  • October 2017-Cuil Cholium ( Constellation)
  • June 2017- Flame ( S. Oaken) Martial RUM
  • September 2016- Shattered Crystal ( Midlands)
  • April 2016- Flame ( s. Oaken) Martial RUM
  • November 2015- Narrental (Constellation)
  • April 2015- Flame (s. Oaken). Martial RUM
  • November 2014 Wurm Wald (Midlands)
  • April 2014- Flame ( S. Oaken). FIRST MARTIAL RUM.
  • November 2013- Cleftlands ( N. Oaken)
  • November 2012 Vanished Woods ( N. Midlands)
  • November 2011- Sternfeld (Constellation)
  • April 2011- Greyhope ( Constellation)
  • November 2011- Rokkehealden ( Midlands)
  • February 2010-Alderford ( N. Oaken)
  • March 2008- Greyhope (Constellation
  • June 2007-Gwyntarian ( North Oaken)
  • December 2006-Swordcliff ( Midlands)
  • November 2005- White Waters ( Constellation)
  • November 2004- Rimsholt ( Pentamere)
  • May 2004- Red Spears ( N. Oaken)
  • Nov 2003- Swordcliff ( Midlands)

More Information

See also: http://rum.midrealm.org/

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