Office of the Minister of Arts and Sciences


Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences

Baroness Maimuna al-Bukhariyya, OP (Kate Daniel)

Mistress Maimuna al-Bukhariyya, Mistress of the Pelican and Baroness of the Court, has been involved in the SCA, in the Kingdom of the Outlands, for almost 20 years. She has lived in the Shire of Nahrun Kabirun and Maedscir (incipient Shire) and currently lives in the Shire of Drygestan. She has held many offices, both local (including Seneschal, Exchequer, and A&S Minister) and Kingdom (southern regional A&S Minister, southern regional Seneschal, Emergency Deputy Seneschal). She was recognized as Kingdom A&S Champion in 2008, for her research paper on the historic epidemiology of syphillis. She has assisted past Kingdom A&S Ministers with event logistics, judging, and score-tallying.

Kate Daniel is employed by the State of New Mexico as the epidemiologist for the NM Department of Health's Family Planning Program. She has worked for the State of New Mexico for over 15 years. She has a Master's degree in Health Education and is a nationally-certified health education specialist. She lives in Santa Fe, NM, with her husband (who has retired from the SCA) and three dogs.

Their Royal Majesties, Kolgrimr and Danielle, have permitted me to advertise for my replacement as Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences. If you are interested in leading the Kingdom in pursuits of arts and sciences, please submit a letter of intent to the Crown ( and me ( by July 31, 2016. It is expected to have a selection made shortly after that so that cross-training and the planning and logistics for Kingdom A&S Collegium can begin.

Maimuna, KMoAS

Emergency Deputy KMoAS

THLady Killian MacKenzie

Deputy - Kingdom A&S Competition and Collegium

THLady Isabella di Francesco Ambrosini, OFO

Deputy - Small Displays and Queen's Prize

Baroness Katherina von Lehmann, OSO

Deputy - Battlemoor A&S Liaison

Vacant - if interested in this role, please inquire with Maimuna

Historical Combat Studies Deputy

Baron Ian of Nightsgate, OL

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 competitions, collegia, and Queen's Prize Tourneys when possible.