Archive - 2016 - Story

Date

May 6th

Turning over a New Leaf: Change and Development in the Medieval Book

A European web site, oapen.org, in cooperation with Leiden University Press, is offering a free e-book on the history of book publishing in the Middle Ages.

April 1st

SCA anticipates upcoming "L-ebration"

Striving to be as period as possible, the SCA has renamed its upcoming anniversary event from "50 Year" to "L Year".

March 18th

Black Book of Carmarthen reveals its secrets

The National Library of Wales has ghosts - but not the scary kind. These ghosts are images, seen only by using ultraviolet lighting, in the 750-year-old Black Book of Carmarthen, "the first Welsh text to include medieval figures such as King Arthur and Merlin," and the images are doodles and poetry added throughout the ages. (photos)

March 16th

Kingdom of Outlands hails new Crown Prince and Princess

The Kingdom of Outlands salutes Kolgrimr Olafsson and Danielle, the new Crown Prince and Crown Princess, following the Spring 2016 Crown Tournament.

February 25th

NYPL makes digital public domain materials fully downloadable

The New York Public Library has made all of their digital public domain materials, including the Digital Scriptorum, downloadable in high resolution without jumping through any permissions hoops.

First printed edition of Shakespeare plays & exhibit coming to all 50 states in the US

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, The Folder Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is sending out a traveling exhibit with copies of the first printing ("First Folio") of Shakespeare's plays from 1623.

January 1st

Pennsic 45 registration is open

The Pennsic Registration Office is now accepting registrations for Pennsic 45, to be held July 29 through August 14.

The Dream We Dream Together: Bringing Pennsic Home

On the Vaguely Bohemian web site, Rambler writes about discovering Pennsic as a first camping trip, and the power of a shared dream brought to life.