Magister Galefridus Peregrinus
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Magister Galefridus Peregrinus lives in the Barony of Settmour Swamp and has been in SCA since 2003. Previously protégé to Baronne Jehannine de Flandres, he was elevated to the Pelican at River Wars in September A.S. XLVIII (2013) and to the Laurel at Mudthaw in March A.S. LII (2018).
Magister Galefridus is one of the masters at the relatively newly formed University at Cantebrigge, where he teaches the newer practices of medicine as brought to England by soldiers returning from Crusade in the Mussulman lands. Magister Galefridus occasionally visits a Far Eastern island nation, where he is known as Taguchi Moronaga.
Offices & Positions
- East Kingdom Chirurgeon, Jan 2013 - August 2015
- Southern Region Chancellor, East Kingdom University, Feb 2011 - present
- East Kingdom Emergency Deputy Chirurgeon, June 2010 - Sept 2011; April 2012 - January 2013
- Acting East Kingdom Chirurgeon, Oct 2011 - April 2012
- Southern Region Chirurgeon, East Kingdom, Feb 2009 - June 2010
- Baronial Chirurgeon, Settmour Swamp, May 2008 - Feb 2009
- Baronial A&S Champion, Settmour Swamp, May 2012 - October 2013
Present & Former Event Staff
- Event Steward, Spring Crown Tournament (May 2017)
- Feast Steward, Quest XXXI (May 2015)
- Event Steward, Mudthaw (March 2015)
- Event Steward, Southern Region Scriptorium and Heraldic Symposium (January 2014)
- Chirurgeon-in-Charge, Pennsic War XLI (July and August 2012)
- Emergency Deputy Chirurgeon-in-Charge, Pennsic War XL
- Deputy Chirurgeon-in-Charge for Planning, Pennsic Wars XXXVIII - XXXIX
- Event Steward, Quest XXVIII (May 2011)
- Event Steward, Chirurgy and Cooking: A Winter Schola (January 2010)
- Chirurgeon and Chirurgeon-in-Charge, numerous events in and out of Settmour Swamp
Chirurgeonate; medieval Islamic and Mediterranean food and cooking; food pickling and preservation; the medieval Islamic kitchen; history and development of humoral medicine.
Projects and Accomplishments
- St. Eligius Pentathlon winner, November 2012
- Cleaning cooking vessels
- Olive cures from around the Mediterranean
- Food and drink as medicine
- Medieval Islamic sweets and confections
- Origins and applications of humoral theory
- Research and use of medieval Middle Eastern and North African cookware
- History of cereal grains, focusing especially on non-bread foods (couscous, bulgur, etc.)
Evolution and Application of Humoral Theory in the Medieval Kitchen. Paper presented at the 16th Leeds International Medieval Congress, July 2016. Authored under my mundane name.
The Tacuinum Sanitatis: a Medieval Health Manual. Petits Propos Culinaires 99 (Nov. 2013), 69-89. Authored under my mundane name.
Curing olives: six methods. Stefan's Florilegium (18 May 2013); Stefan's Florilegium (25 Feb 2012); http://www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-VEGETABLES/Olive-Curing-art.html. An earlier version of this article was published in Ars Scientia Orientalis 4 (Winter 2013), 8-16; http://aso.eastkingdom.org/issues/aso4.pdf. The earlier version is easier to read, but contains less information on the success/failure of the cures.
Carrot and date khabīs. Stefan's Florilegium (5 May 2013); http://www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-SWEETS/Islamic-Pudng-art.rtf. This article has been reprinted in the August 2013 issue of The Page, the newsletter of the West Kingdom.
Smoked olives. Stefan's Florilegium (25 Feb 2012); http://www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-VEGETABLES/Smoked-Olives-art.html. This article has been reprinted in the December 2013 issue of The Page, the newsletter of the West Kingdom.
Cleaning earthenware and stone pots. Stefan's Florilegium (17 Mar 2013); http://www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-UTENSILS/Clng-Cly-Pots-art.html
A poultry and broth dish for the sick. Stefan's Florilegium (17 Mar 2013); http://www.florilegium.org/files/PERSONAL/PBroth-f-Sick-art.html
Preferred titles and pronouns
I’m OK with “Master Galefridus,” but I prefer “Magister Galefridus.”
Please use standard English masculine pronouns (he/him/his).