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The members of the cultural association Speculum Historiae are connected by love for history, desire of experience in first person how our ancestor’s lives were like, and the hope to pass over this passion to other people.

The association aims to re-enact in detail every aspect of the daily middle-age life, from the household to the militia side, from religion to craft making. Every reconstruction is based on historical documents, iconography and archaeological findings in order to create a detailed and correct reconstruction.

The association takes up different projects: living history, cultural activities, historical combat and archery, dressmaking and handcraft, investigation on local history. Our distinctive traits are the close attention to details and the constant improvement that we aim.


L’amore per la Storia, il desiderio di poter rivivere in prima persona le esperienze dei nostri antenati e l’ideale di riuscire a trasmettere questa passione ad altri: questo è quanto accomuna i membri dell’Associazione Culturale Speculum Historiae.

L’Associazione si propone di ricostruire nel dettaglio ogni aspetto della vita dei nostri avi, dagli eventi domestici a quelli militari, dalla religione all’artigianato, basandosi su documenti, iconografia e reperti al fine di garantire una riproduzione corretta e precisa.

L'Associazione Culturale Speculum Historiae si dedica a diversi progetti: la ricostruzione storica "in costume", attività culturali in collaborazione con altre associazioni, la sperimentazione del combattimento e dell'arcieria storica, sartoria ed artigianato, l'approfondimento della storia locale e molto altro. La cura e la precisione dei dettagli e il continuo tentativo di migliorarci, insieme ad un sincero entusiasmo in ciò che facciamo, è quanto ci distingue.
Hello everybody! We will soon be presenting "Arduino: the documentary" our feature project at Turin's International Book Salon held from 14 to 18th of May (website here:, meanwhile I would like to ask you a quick question. 

Would anybody be interested in following our facebook page? Should we be turning it bilingual, since now it's only written in Italian? :ahoy:

Meanwhile we invite everybody to take a look at it! :D…
  • Mood: Triumph
  • Listening to: Bruno Mars
  • Reading: Papers
  • Watching: Outlander
  • Playing: Studying
  • Eating: Pasta
  • Drinking: Tea

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Pocchama11 Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist

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BOYDEX Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Does your association also applies to the Middle Ages in other country in Europe?
SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015   Artisan Crafter
What do you mean? If we take part to events outside of Italy or if we take historical resources from all Europe?
BOYDEX Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
Are you take historical resources from all Europe and are you make events outside of Italy?
SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015   Artisan Crafter
First question no, we tend and we try to stick to our area of interest (piedmont area ) and second no, as for now we only go to events in north Italy! :)
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BOYDEX Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Thank you for Llama, and a lot compliments for zour photos about medieval way of life. Usually thinking about Middle Ages have some darknes characteristic ( the opposite of antiquity and the Renaissance`s times...), but your picture show glory and thay are so full of lifes.
SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! That is the purpose of the association! :)
peet Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful and inspiring page!
SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! If you're interested in reenacting we also have a facebook page where you can find more updates!
peet Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I already have ;) I have a question - do you allow your photos to be utilised as references for artists, if the original is acknowledged and a link to your image provided? I like to place my 'Fantasy' illustrations in more realistic settings, and your photos are wonderful for this. Just wondering!
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