The class schedule and descriptions will be available a few weeks after the class proposal deadline at the end of November. 

The form to propose a class as an instructor is below, along with information from both the scribal and heraldic class coordinators.

The class proposals form will close on November 30, 2023.

From the Scribal Coordinator

Hi everyone! My name is Constans, and I'm the scribal coordinator for virtual Knowne World Heraldic and Scribal. I'm writing today to let you know that we are ready to have your class proposals for vKWHSS! The link to sign up for classes is live! 

vKWHSS will be taking place on January 26-28th and will take place online so that you can enjoy your classes from the comfort of your own homes, coffeeshops, and internet cafes! 

What is vKWHSS? Like KWHSS, which happens annually, vKWHSS is a virtual symposium happening over Zoom and Discord from the comfort of your own home. You will get the opportunity to talk with other scribes (and heralds, if that's also your jam), and a venue to teach about book arts.

What we're looking for:

We would love to see scribal tracks (Calligraphy, Illumination, Scribal Research, Divers Related Arts [places where scribal & heraldry overlap)!

Scribal classes!

Extra-European scribal classes!

If this is your first time or first couple of times teaching a class ever, we would love to help you put together your class, or get you in contact with mentors willing to help. We would especially like to have you teach. So, please, start thinking about your classes. I'm here to help brainstorm if you need it!


From the Heraldic Coordinator

Greetings unto my fellow heralds from Ollivier Le Floch, Herald at large in Lochac, heraldic class co-ordinator for the upcoming 2024 virtual Known World Heralds and Scribes Symposium.

The next vKWHSS is happening from January 26th to 28th 2024, and it promises to be an excellent opportunity to meet and learn from heralds and scribes from all over the Known World from the comfort of your own internet connection.

Registration for attendees will open in due time, and you'll definitely hear from us about that down the track, but for now we're looking for people who'd like to teach a class at the symposium. But before you scroll away thinking "oh, that all sounds a little academic for me" or "I'm not experienced enough to contribute", please take a second to hear what we're looking for, as there's a lot!

vKWHSS is just a big bunch of heraldry nerds in a trenchcoat. We're keen on everything heraldic, from SCA submissions, to period heraldic display and everything in between. We're keen on entry-level classes for the newer heralds that will be joining us, your forays into cultures and languages that are underrepresented in the SCA, and specialist topics intended for an audience of just a few. We're interested in lectures, discussion panels, multimedia events and heraldry themed gaming sessions. Our planned tracks are Armory, Onomastics, Voice Heraldry, College of Arms admin, and even 'Divers Related Arts', and we're open to branching out, so there's a room and an audience at vKWHSS for your heraldic musings.

This virtual event is a great opportunity to hear from a greater diversity of voices than the usual Symposium crowd. We're particularly interested in hearing from people who are new to teaching and folks who are newer heralds, rather than just from the much respected pillars of the heraldic community, so please don't shy away from putting your hand up just because someone else might have been doing the class for decades, we'd rather hear from you!

If you you have a class (or classes) you're keen to teach, you can sign up at the link above.

If you have some ideas that you'd like to explore, or you're keen to do something but would like a mentor or some support to make it happen, drop me a message at olliviersca (at) gmail (dot) com so that we can try to make those connections and work something out.

And if you've read this far and don't feel like you fit in either of the groups above, please let us know what kind of classes you'd be interested in attending at the vKWHSS, and we'll try to cater for your interests too.

Looking forward to seeing you at vKWHSS,