Calligraphy, illumination, paper making, bookbinding, printing, and related sciences and arts
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-02-19 18:21
Saionji no Hanae reports that Bowdoin College has created a website to display Japanese manuscript art depicting the 13th century Mongol invasion. The scrolls were commissioned by Takezaki Suenaga to recount his actions during the invasion.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-02-15 19:02
Once again it is time to gear up for the tourney season and we invite any and all of you who have an interest in voice heraldry to come out and join us.
The topics included will cover: Pronouncing Names, Calling fights on the field with Field Practicum, Roundtable on Philosophy/History/Little Things, How to Arrange Court, Timing Court, Basic Faking a Ceremony, Court Practicum. There should be lots here for the beginner all the way to the expert herald. There was a great turnout for the January meeting at 12th Night and we hope to see you all the next day in Berkeley and the monthly meeting as well as at this fun-packed Collegium.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-02-08 09:10
An electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary is available online. Hosted by the University of Michigan, the dictionary and quotations are searchable.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-02-05 13:42
March 6 - April 22, 2007 the Las Vegas Art Museum and Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will present The Prato Haggadah: An Illuminated Medieval Manuscript in the Making, with a lecture by David Kraemer on March 15, 5:30 P.M.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2007-01-30 13:11
"French Manuscript Illumination of the Middle Ages" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles through April 15, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-01-29 16:34
Come join us for a wonderful day of heraldry and scribal arts taught by Northshield's finest! Bring your personal and group's heraldic banner, books, illuminations, and any heraldic/scribal crafts (tablet woven belts, blackwork, etc...) to display and share in a “show and tell” session! There will also be a full day of children's activities.
Please contact the Class Coordinator if you are interested in teaching a class (or if you have a class you would like to see taught). Deadline is February 26th for submitting a class.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-01-24 18:53
Among the manuscripts digitized and included in the collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia, are a set depicting the Genealogy of Edward IV.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-21 23:30
A discussion of the cover art of the Fall 2006 issue of Tournaments Illuminated, the quarterly publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism, led to an explanation by the artist, Sean P. Clancy.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-01-11 11:55
The Free Library of Philadelphia has announced a new digital collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts available to be viewed on its website. The collection includes both complete manuscripts and single leaves with information about the work.
Submitted by medievalbooks on Sun, 2007-01-07 22:27
The Haunted Bookshop has been selling used and rare books since 1985 and are members of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers Association. They specialize in books on Medieval and Renaissance History, British Isles, Costuming and Textiles, Illumination, Art, and Architecture.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-01-06 10:04
A website has been created to showcase the Plan of St. Gall (Codex Sangallensis 1092), "the earliest preserved and most extraordinary visualization of a building complex produced in the Middle Ages."
Submitted by Racaire on Fri, 2006-12-29 07:31
Since the first of December a new interesting exhibition is on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna: Christ ist geboren - Prachthandschriften zum Weihnachtsfest. The exhibit runs until 14 January, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-12-21 16:30
The Barony of Dragon's Laire welcomes all to witness the Coronation of Crown Prince and Crown Princess, Sven Fallgr Gunnarsson and Signy Oksendahl, the Heirs to the Their Royal Majesties Amalric Blackhart and Caia Snowden as They take Their rightful places upon the Sable Throne of An Tir at the Twelfth Night Coronation, January 12-14, 2007.
In addition to welcoming the successors to the crown of An Tir, festivities will include:
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-17 19:30
A photography of an indulgence printed by William Caxton in 1476 is available to view on the website of the UK National Archives. The page was the first printed in England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-09 18:56
On December 15-17, 2006, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution will present demonstrations by London-based calligrapher Satwinder Sehmi who will discuss "the world of the scribes who created the Bibles on view in the exhibition In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-11-21 17:42
The Shire of Misty Highlands invites one and all to the Quiet Dell Community Center for a day of merriment and social gathering. Weather permitting heavy weapons, fencing, and thrown weapons will be taking place outside. If warmer indoor activities are more inviting to your palette, we'll be having a regional scriptorium, games, and a pot luck feast starting at 5pm. This is a time to get to know your neighbors, meet many new faces, and catch up with your old friends. Location:
Shire of Misty Highlands (Fairmont, West Virginia)
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2006-11-17 00:45
Benedictions: A Caidan Calendar of Chivalry and Sainthood debuted at Caid's Fall Coronation on Saturday, November 11, to much public acclaim.
Submitted by Racaire on Thu, 2006-11-16 16:48
Lady Bridget Greywolf announced on the Drachenwald mailing list that she has started a blog for the scribes of Drachenwald.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2006-11-08 08:45
"'For This Is My Body': The Medieval Missal" will be on display at the Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, through January 28.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2006-11-02 16:30
A letter from Catherine of Aragon pleading for help to preserve her marriage to England's King Henry VIII will be offered at auction in New York in December.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-23 12:17
A team of experts at the Czech National Library, housed in a converted Baroque monastery, is working to produce digitized copies of rare documents including medieval manuscripts. The digitalization technique developed for the project was so good that it has become the accepted standard for UNESCO.
Submitted by miolfhiodha on Wed, 2006-10-18 22:36
St. Luke’s Metropolitan Community Church, 1140 South MacDuff Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida (USA) 32205
Come one, come all ! Jean Duke of Berry has announced the commission of another Book of Hours for use at his ducal court. The famous Limbourg Brothers are looking for illuminators, calligraphers and bookbinders to add to their workshop. This is your chance ! Compete for a place in the workshop of the Limbourg Brothers and enjoy the splendor of a Burgundian Court learning more about the fine arts of calligraphy, illumination, bookbinding, heraldry and much more in many fun filled classes as well as plenty of youth activities.
Scriptorium 2006 also sees the premiere of the “Golden Quill” Competition – a chance for all illuminators and calligraphers of the realm and beyond to compete in the creation of a scroll with magnificent prizes for the first three !Location:
Shire of Castlemere (Jacksonville, Florida)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-15 15:16
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., in association with the Bodleian Library, will present In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-10-12 15:30
The National Library of Scotland has posted an online version of the Murthly Hours, a richly decorated manuscript written in Paris in the 13th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-08 09:19
Researchers working in a Benedictine monastery in Rajhrad, Czech Republic, have made an accidental - and priceless - discovery: a fragment of an 8th century CE document, one of the oldest in Moravia.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-09-27 09:30
An exciting scribal and textile arts schola is being held at the newly constructed Branstetter-McCandless Castle at 755 Stonegate Road, Wexford, PA 15090 on November 4 from 10 am to 10 pm. Several of the classrooms will be in the castle towers or the Great Hall. A feast by Margaret MacFee will be served in the Great Hall and galleries. Great Hall seating will be available for on-board only.
Fees are on board
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-09-26 19:02
Think heraldry is an activity for creaky, old SCAdians in dusty libraries? Think again. The United States Army has The Quartermaster Heraldic Section and the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry.
A website with examples of military heraldry and a history of heraldry in the American Army is available to view online.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-09-25 07:40
S. Blair Hedges of the Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, has published a paper on the use of image analysis for dating early books and print.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-09-14 08:07
The University of California at Los Angeles has published an Index of Medieval Medical Images which includes period depictions of medical procedures up until the year 1500.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-09 19:00
A collection of Papal letters, written as far back as the 13th century and discovered among the belongings of a Wisconsin WWII vet, have been returned to their proper owner: the Polish State Archives.