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    Campus life in the good old days

    This album of thirteen engravings of university life in Germany was designed by Johann Christoph Neyffer and the plates were produced by Ludwig Ditzinger somewhere between 1589 and 1600.

    Notice that there was little book study, instead there were lots and lots of fighting.

    The trouble with the modern education system is that there is far too little attention paid to jousting and quarterstaff combat.

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    Re: Campus life in the good old days

    Is this picture from the article taken at State Gym? My swordplay IMs were at the Rec, but I don't think it was built when this picture was taken.




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    Re: Campus life in the good old days

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    The trouble with the modern education system is that there is far too little attention paid to jousting and quarterstaff combat.
    Ah, but we've replaced that with spectator sports, I think.


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    Re: Campus life in the good old days

    Does it say what university in Germany? I've been to the one in Heidelberg and Dortmund.


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    Re: Campus life in the good old days

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    The trouble with the modern education system is that there is far too little attention paid to jousting and quarterstaff combat.
    Man, have you ever been to a sporting event at Iowa? That's as close to jousting as I care to come.


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    Re: Campus life in the good old days

    Former SCA member here. We definitely tried to wear out State gym with swords, shields, halberd, and yes, even a little quarterstave combat....


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