Calligraphy, illumination, paper making, bookbinding, printing, and related sciences and arts
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-17 18:30
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 17:56
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 16:42
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 Thu, 2006-11-16 23:45
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 15:48
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 07:45
"'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 15:30
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 11:17
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 21:36
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 14:16
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 14:30
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 08:19
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 08:30
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 18:02
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 06:40
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 07:07
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 18:00
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-08-30 13:52
Sir Aengus MacBain of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc has created a discussion list for parchment and vellum makers
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2006-08-19 09:01
Landscape in the Renaissance will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through October 15.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-08-14 14:32
Brush up on your Russian! A website has posted a collection of modern movie posters done in the manner of medieval woodcuts.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-08-14 06:46
It's out of the SCA time period, but Project Gutenberg, which is a free, digitized collection of books, has posted a copy of The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition published in the mid 19th century.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-08-09 10:55
The British National Archives has an entire section of their website devoted to the Doomsday Book including downloadable images.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-08-02 09:52
A team of scientists is using X-ray techniques to try to decipher the text hidden beneath a 13th century Christian prayerbook. They believe that underneath the prayers is a lost original work by the Greek mathematician Archimedes
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2006-07-31 10:30
"Schatzkammer: Henry Walters' German Manuscripts" will be on display at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, through October 29.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Wed, 2006-07-26 14:17
As reported in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 26 July 2006: Irish archaeologists on Tuesday heralded the discovery of an ancient book of psalms, found by a construction worker who spotted something while driving the shovel of his backhoe into a bog.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-07-09 12:51
The Library of Congress has published a collection of 355 sheets of Arabic calligraphy from the 9th-19th centuries on its website. The site features digital reproductions of the manuscripts along with background material.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-06-27 21:10
Blair Hedges, a biology professor at Penn State, has discovered a new method to date printed materials. The "print clock" technique uses statistical formulas to analyze fades and page breaks.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-06-25 14:20
Barun Rory, Exchequer for the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, has announced that CDs of the Proceedings of the 2006 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium are available for sale.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-06-13 19:48
A web version of The World of Chaucer: Medieval Books and Manuscripts is now available on the website of the University of Glasgow. The site includes reproductions of manuscripts from the exhibition catalog.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-23 16:10
A website gives examples, both text and graphical, of English patents and grants of arms awarded in the 14th and 15th centuries.