Calligraphy, illumination, paper making, bookbinding, printing, and related sciences and arts
Submitted by patsmor on Wed, 2008-01-09 09:19
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-05 09:42
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-03 18:56
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-29 18:54
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-06 18:24
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-05 08:48
Professor Edwin Duncan of Towson University has produced a nine-minute flash presentation on the reading and pronunciation of Old English.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-11-17 17:18
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
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-11-10 12:11
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-11-07 18:55
The British Library has created and posted a short video entitled Illuminating the page: How to make a sacred text.
Submitted by Genevieve la fl... on Mon, 2007-11-05 18:00
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London now allows you to browse and download high-resolution photos of their collections for free.
Submitted by lilli on Thu, 2007-11-01 10:04
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-30 19:19
Researchers from the Novgorod Museum Reserve are in the process of translating ancient Russian manuscripts written on birchbark in Old Slavonic and posting the translations online. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-30 10:40
The English National Archives has created a website to teach medieval Latin through a series of fun activities and lessons. The tutorial is aimed at teaching the Latin used to create documents written between 1086 and 1733.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-27 11:18
If you seek answers to your medieval research questions, mayhap you should seek out Google - medieval style
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-10-24 14:30
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered that an anti-spam tool called CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart) can be used to help computers read hand-written manuscripts.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-10-17 19:17
In the blog Cabinet of Wonders, Heather McDougal compares the free discussion of bloggers to the dissemination of information after the creation of the printing press.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-15 17:20
On October 24, 2007, Sotheby's Auction House will hold an auction of Islamic art, carpets, textiles and more, many items dating to the Middle Ages. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-10-14 08:31
Genevieve la flechiere, of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, reports the discovery of a blog (mainly in French) dedicated to medieval illuminated manuscripts and, in particular, music manscripts.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-10-10 16:28
The Aethelmearc Heralds & Scribes Symposium will be held on January 26, 2008, in Sterlyng Vayle (Binghamton, NY)(www.sterlyngevayle.org).
We are looking for teachers in both heraldry & scribal arts for this event.
Please contact me (email@example.com) if you desire to teach at the
Symposium. Even if you have already contacted me, please do so again!
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-08 06:12
The Koninklijke Bibiliotheek, under the guidance of Jos Biemans, Special Professor of Medieval Manuscript Studies, has created a website to house and make accessible over 6000 medieval manuscripts currently in the Netherlands.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-02 19:18
A rare copy of the Magna Carta could bring as much as US$30 million when it is auctioned in New York by Sotheby's in December 2007. The 1297 copy is one of only 20 reissued by King Edward I.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-30 19:00
After 359 years in Stockholm, the Codex Gigas, also known as the Devil's Bible, has been returned to the Czech National Library in Prague for an exhibition. The book was supposedly written 800 years ago with the help of the devil.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-09-15 11:50
The recent discovery of ancient books stored for centuries in leather trunks beneath the dry streets of Timbuktu has many scholars excited. A project to collect many of the books into a world class resource library is now being funded by contributions from around the world.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-05 16:26
WAG Screen is creating a film based on the Luttrell Psalter, an illuminated manuscript from 14th century Lincolnshire. The film will combine images from the manuscript with live actors to produce a work which will be shown at The Collection, Lincoln’s new museum.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-08-28 07:51
Mistress Katherine Ayshford of the Barony of Mordenvale in the Kingdom of Lochac has posted photos of her amazing miniatures on her LiveJournal website. The works of art include period style portraiture of some early royalty and peers of the Kingdom of Lochac.
Submitted by Dalin_Caulder on Sun, 2007-08-12 20:59
I have begun building a site devoted to my persona, and the writings created by my persona.
I am a 15th century sailor aboard the ship known as "The Crimson Star". I serve as firstmate, and write fictional tales about our voyages, and adventures as a "merchant" ship. I also write poetry and will soon have other stories to add to the site. please feel free to visit at http://dalincaulder.ang
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-08-04 13:19
Due to the climate, it's common to find ancient documents in boxes or caves, or even hidden beneath the sand of Timbuktu, but now a push is on to save many of these precious manuscripts.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-06 12:40
The University of Virginia has posted an online library of Middle English texts from the Oxford Text Archive. Some are illustrated, and all of the texts are searchable.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-07-04 17:58
Alianora reports that Their majesties of the Kingdom of Atenveldt surprised one of Their scribes by offering her elevation to the Order of the Laurel.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-06-28 14:14
21st century laser technology will be used over the next two years to analyze Ireland's famous Book of Kells, a 9th century gospel housed at Trinity College in Dublin. Experts hope that analysis of the pigments may shed new light on medieval Irish trade routes.