Calligraphy, illumination, paper making, bookbinding, printing, and related sciences and arts
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-09-03 06:50
Over 100 illustrated books, previously owned by British monarchs, will go on display at the British Library in 2011. The manuscript exhibition will include "medieval and Renaissance books and other literary artefacts."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-09-01 07:18
Several months ago, the Morgan Library and Museum received a new treasure: the prayer book of Queen Claude of France, a contemporary of Anne Boleyn. Bound in red velvet, the book is smaller than a credit card and contains "fifty-two folios, painted front and back with a hundred and thirty-two miniature illuminations."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-08-28 20:03
The Codex Sinaiticus, a 1,600-year-old version of Bible, has been digitized and is being made available online. The manuscript is one of the oldest versions of the Bible.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-08-19 11:22
Katrine Witan Runa has created a website for SCA Heralds to share graphics. The site is hosted by Yahoo Groups.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-16 13:07
The Lincoln Magna Carta, a once forgotten original 1215 version of the document, will be placed on exhibit at the Fraunces Tavern Museum on Pearl Street in New York City for three months as part of a fund-raising effort by England's Lincoln Cathedral.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-07-26 13:23
300 rare Jewish books, confiscated from Iraq's Jewish community during the regime of Saddam Hussein, have been returned to Israel. The works included a 15th century commentary on the biblical Book of Job.
Submitted by wodeford on Thu, 2008-07-24 15:43
The discovery of a rare full set of chapters of the 11th century The Tale of Genji, believed to be the world's oldest novel, has been found in a private collection in Tokyo.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-07-18 07:22
All hail citizens of the Outlands. The Shire of Blackwater Keep announces our annual A Fun Day of A & S event. We are returning to First United Methodist Church at Sycamore Avenue and 14th street in Clovis, NM.
Site opens at 8:00 am, classes begin at 9:30 am, and Site closes at 10:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 1501 Sycomore Avenue, Clovis, NM 88101
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Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-07-13 17:53
New research on the bones of monks interred in six Danish cemeteries shows that the brothers may have been exposed to toxic mercury while copying Biblical texts. Mercury was used in the preparation of red ink.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-07-02 15:00
Oh My. What a combo. Scribes come and work on your current projects or learn from some of the Kingdom's finest scribes. In attendance will be Mistress Antoinette de la Croix, Mistress Kris Gilibari, THL Gianna di Auriolo to name a few. For the Fighters and Fencers we have some fun things planned. New fighters and fencers this is the last scheduled event where you can authorize for Pennsic. We will have the marshals available and the appropriate paperwork. Location:
Shire of Gryffyn's Keep (Murrysville, Pennsylvania)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-06-24 15:55
Researchers from several Danish universities have released a study of mercury levels found in the bones of monks interred in two medieval Danish cemeteries. The high levels of mercury have been attributed to the use of the metal as a medicine to treat such diseases as syphilis and leprosy or, in the case of the monks, from red ink used in the monasteries.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-06-05 18:26
The next scribal workshop will be held on Saturday June 14th from 11 am until 4 pm at my home in Hodges, SC. As usual, we will hold a workshop for the scribal arts.
Lucien will have fencing practice outside. This time we will also be hosting a SCA "Swap Meet". (Thanks to Bri and Marla who suggested this!) Bring out your unwanted or unneeded SCA gear, jewelry, pretty much anything and swap or sell it to a new home where it can get a new life! Finally, this is an Ordes weekend, so come prepared to enjoy the fare at our very own local English Pub. We attend in Garb, so pack accordingly!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-06-05 17:01
Runestone Collegium is going to be held on the beautiful campus of Winston-Salem State University near downtown Winston-Salem, NC. The day is dedicated to Arts and Sciences classes of all types. Full tracks of Heraldic and Scribal arts are planned. There will also be classes for fiber arts and garb. In case you aren’t interested in arts type classes, we will be hosting several classes about the Middle East with a few Viking offerings. There will be classes for fighters but not combat. Leave your armor at home. Your weapons are not necessary either. Location:
Canton of Crois Brigte (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-06-03 10:29
THLord Godfrey von Rheinfels has posted photos from the recent Cornation of Phelan and Amirah in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.
Submitted by margaretc on Sun, 2008-05-18 16:27
An online archive of the proceedings of the original Scottish Parliament from its first surviving act of 1235 to its dissolution in 1707 has been launched.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2008-05-13 09:42
A 13th century page from the workshop of William de Brailes was digitized and added to the Iowa Digital Library as its 100,000th item.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-05-02 16:25
Looking for an interesting A&S project, fan of Nordic studies - or just seeking an interesting way to track time - then visit the Gangleri website for an article on Rune Calendars.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-04-29 10:47
Karen Rosenberg of the New York Times reviews an exhibit of medieval manuscripts depicting the art of the hunt at the Morgan Library & Museum. The centerpiece of the exhibit is the museum's copy of Le Livre de la Chasse, a lavishly-illuminated volume depicting hunt scenes.(photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-04-29 07:23
Caelin on Andrede reports that an album of photos from the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Ansteorra taken by himself and his Lady Pyro are now available to view online.
Submitted by margaretc on Sun, 2008-04-27 07:14
A man posing as a student was caught stealing pages from archives in London. He admitted that he stole them from the Catholic Church in Edinburgh as well.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-04-26 12:21
Readers, librarians, lovers of the book, cast your eyes upon this website which features wonderfully alluring photos of books and libraries. A feast for any bookworm!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-24 07:08
Residents of Melbourne, Australia rarely have a chance "to get in touch with medieval culture" according to the age.com.au reporter Patricia Maunder who spent some time with Karen Hovenga, the Baroness of Stormhold in the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-04-12 13:03
The Honourable Lord Godfrey von Rheinfels has posted his photos from the recent Mixed Weapons War in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.
Submitted by Mathilda on Thu, 2008-04-03 16:01
A day of classes and sharing for heralds and scribes. There will be Herald's and Scribe's reference libraries, an active Herald's Point, and Roundtable discussions for both Heralds and Scribes. Also: general-interest classes, childcare, Lunch Tavern and Feast.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-03-30 16:11
From 28 March until 15 June 2008 the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, will present The Medieval Imagination, a "spectacular free exhibition of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts celebrating the art of the hand-written book or manuscript."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-03-20 16:47
The donation of UK£5 million from Oxford publisher Julian Blackwell will make possible the display of many of the Bodleian Library's treasures which are now available only to scholars. The gift will be used to create a new exhibition hall at one of the library's sites in Oxford.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-03-16 16:46
A copy of the warrant calling for the execution of Mary Queen of Scots will remain in England thanks to donations and a law hoping to keep important documents in the country. The warrant had been scheduled to be sold to a private buyer and taken overseas.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-03-15 17:01
The flack over the return of cultural treasures to their native lands has started again, this time over the Lindisfarne Gospels, the priceless 8th century manuscripts currently residing in the British library in London.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-03-07 14:16
Ansteorran Heraldic and Scribal Symposium will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church (near Rice U.) in Houston TX, June 28th, hosted by the Canton of Westgate.
With 10 classrooms and an outside patio and grassy area, please begin considering teaching a class in the Heraldic or Scribal Arts, and MORE... Classes wanted include:
**Heraldic classes**: Armory (devices), Onomastics (names), Heraldic office procedures, Voice, Court and Field Heraldry and more...
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-03-07 07:21
Experts are speculating on whether the illustrations in a newly-discovered manuscript on chess were drawn by Leonardo da Vinci. De ludo scacchorum was discovered last year in a private collection.