Scribal Arts

Calligraphy, illumination, paper making, bookbinding, printing, and related sciences and arts

Book lust!

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!

Australians "get in touch with medieval culture" through SCA and manuscript exhibit

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.

Photos from Mixed Weapons War online

The Honourable Lord Godfrey von Rheinfels has posted his photos from the recent Mixed Weapons War in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

[MID] Middle Kingdom Heraldic & Scribal Symposium

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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.

Website: www.midrealm.org/oakford/event.htm Location:
St. Stephen United Church of Christ, 905 East Perkins Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Medieval exhibits and programs at State Library of Victoria

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."

UK£5m donation will bring Bodleian treasures to the masses

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.

Mary Queen of Scots warrant will remain in England

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.

Will Lindisfarne Gospels return north?

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.

[ANS] Ansteorran Heraldic and Scribal Symposium

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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... Location:
Canton of Westgate (Houston, Texas)

Learn chess with Leonardo

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.

Domesday Book online

For the first time, those wishing to do research on medieval England online will have access to one of the best resources, William the Conqueror's Domesday Book.

Cynaguan Investiture photos online

Lady Aine DeLacey reports that photos from the recent Investiture in the Principality of Cynagua (Kingdom of the West) are now available to view online.

Photos from AEthelmearc's Heralds and Scribes

An album of photos of the recent Heralds & Scribes event taken by Lord Eoghan Rurikson has been posted on the Flickr website. The event took place January 26, 2008 in the Shire of Sterlynge Vayle.

Calontir scroll blank photos online

Carres has posted photos from the Kingdom of Calontir's recent Blank Scroll Competition.

Ren Rats - An online comic strip

Ren Rats is a comic strip updated three days a week online. It centers around the adventures (and misadventures) of eight Medieval re-enactors and the organization to which they belong, the Kutztown University Medieval-Renaissance Club.

Pages from the Past

The state of South Carolina's institutional libraries have banded together to create a website containing the digitized images of over 100 medieval manuscripts, including eight nearly complete codices. The site is searchable by country, century, and also content.

Elis Gruffudd's chronicle of England and Wales online

The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth has created a digitized version of Elis Gruffudd's 16th century chronicle on the history of England and Wales. The document covers 1066 through 1552.

Da Vinci Code meets the Koran

The Internet is alive recently with reports that a secret cache of Islamic texts disputing the origins of the Koran has resurfaced after 60 years of suppression.

“People of the Book" filled with "danger, oppression and high drama"

In a review for the New York Times, Janet Maslin discusses People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks, a novel about book preservation that revolves around the discovery of a medieval Haggadah, an illuminated manuscript which describes the Jewish Passover Seder.

Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex Atlanticus" in jeopardy

The Codex Atlanticus, "the largest collection of drawings and writings by the Renaissance master" Leonardo da Vinci, may have suffered extensive damage due to mold.

Islamic calligraphy at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Texas) will host Traces of the Calligrapher: Islamic Calligraphy in Practice, c. 1600-1900 and Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur´an through February 3, 2008.

"The Medieval Imagination" at the State Library of Victoria

State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia will present The Medieval Imagination: Illuminated Manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia and New Zealand from 28 March - 15 June 2008.

Magna Carta sale brings more than US$21.3 million

An early copy of the Magna Carta, sold recently at auction, has brought over US$21 million. The documents was purchased by David Rubinstein, a founder of the Carlyle Group.

Tabula Peutingeriana, last surviving roadmap of Roman roads

Oriented east to west instead of north to south, the Tabula Peutingeriana, a seven-meter-long parchment scroll, records the network of roads of the late Roman Empire. From Spain to India, the map elongates the continents and reduces the Mediterranean Sea to a squiggle, but is the earliest known map of Roman roads.

An Introduction to Old English Language and Writing

Professor Edwin Duncan of Towson University has produced a nine-minute flash presentation on the reading and pronunciation of Old English.

Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium 2008: Call for Papers

Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Albion Herald of Drachenwald, has announced the call for papers for the 2008 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium which will be hosted by the Shire of Thamesreach 5 - 7 September, 2008

Illuminated manuscripts at Phoenix Art Museum

Lady Sigrid Finnsdottir reports that the Phoenix Art Museum will host three exhibits dealing with illuminated manuscripts from December 11, 2007 until March 9, 2008.

Illuminating the page

The British Library has created and posted a short video entitled Illuminating the page: How to make a sacred text.

Download hi-res research photos from the Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London now allows you to browse and download high-resolution photos of their collections for free.

Quran from 1203 Sells at Christie's

A Quran, believed to be the oldest complete copy, circa 1203 C.E., was offered for sale through the Hispanic Society of America and sold to traders in London.