Scribal Arts

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

Worshipful Company of Stationers of the East Kingdom Given Charter

Lyle FitzWilliam, Master of the Company, has announced that the Worshipful Company of Stationers of the East Kingdom has received a Charter from Their Majesties.

Seeking the Colorful Past

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Cheryl Porter will present a slide lecture presented by the University of Iowa's Center for the Book. The lecture will address the history, geography, iconographic importance, and techniques of color manufacture, with specific refrence to medieval manuscript paintings.

The lecture will take place at 8 p.m. in Gerber Lounge of the English Philosophy Building.

For more information, visit the website: Location:
University of Iowa, Iowa City, English Philosophy Building, Gerber Lounge

New Henry I Charter Discovered

Historians working at Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire have discovered a charter, from the reign of Henry I, granting a manor to St Peter's Abbey.

University of New Mexico to Host Medieval Lecture Series

The University of New Mexico's Institute for Medieval Studies will host Medieval Innovations: How the Middle Ages Changed Western Culture, a series of six lectures and a concert, Monday, April 3-6, 2006 on the university's main campus in Albuquerque.

SCAdian Scholars to Appear at Royal Ontario Museum

Finnvarr de Taahe and Sylard of Eagleshaven, scholars from the Kingdom of Ealdormere, will be presenting in persona as part of the 1st Annual Friends of the Mediaeval Studies Society Symposium at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on March 25, 2006.

Useful Peeps

Mistress Therasia von Tux has a novel use for peeps: sealing wax. Enjoy a detailed description of the procedure - with photos of how to turn cute little Easter peeps into something useful.

Early Coptic Manuscript Found in Egypt

A cache of 6th century Coptic manuscripts has been discovered at the Monastery of Deir al-Surian in western Egypt. The find includes a single completed manuscript and hundreds of fragments from the 6th through 10th centuries CE.

Midrealm Scribe Produces Period Work

Master Ranthulfur of the Midrealm, also known as professional illustrator Randy Asplund, has completed an Ecclesiastes book using all medieval materials and techniques.

St Chads Burial Place and Tomb Discovered at Lichfield

Following on the recent discovery of the Anglo-Saxon Lichfield Angel, the grave and church of the St Chad have been discovered at Lichfield.

Calontir Heraldic Scribal & Dance Symposium

The College of Bellewode is proud to announce the upcoming Calontir Heraldic Scribal and Dance Symposium. Once again held on the campus of Truman State University, in Kirksville, MO. The Symposium will be held in Barnett Hall this year.

Teachers Needed for the Known World Heraldic & Scribal Symposium 2006

Katryne MacIntosh the Strange, Autocrat for the Known World Heraldic & Scribal Symposium 2006, is seeking teachers for the event which takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana (Kingdom of Gleann Abhann) June 16-18, 2006.

Medieval Latin Tutorial

The National Archives of the United Kingdom has published Latin 1086 – 1733: a practical online tutorial for beginners, a website devoted to helping beginners handle the medieval Latin used in manuscripts.

The Illuminated Manuscript in Medieval Life

Lennie Bennett, art critic for the New York Times, looks at illuminated manuscripts and their place in medieval life.

New exhibit on medieval secular books at the Getty

"The Medieval Bookshelf: From Romance to Astronomy" will be on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, through April 9.

Historic Maltese Maps to be Digitized

Maltacom's National Cultural Foundation has sponsored a Lm6,000 project to digitize maps from a collection owned by Albert Ganado.

New exhibit on the history of the Bible

"Ink & Blood: Sacred Treasures of the Bible" will be on display at the Florida International Museum through May 14, 2006.

Drachenwald Scrolls Seeking Home

Bridget Greywolf, Clerk Signet of Drachenwald, is asking for help to locate past recipients of awards in the Kingdom so that they may claim their scrolls.

New gallery at The Walters focuses on legal documents

The Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, will exhibit 17 books and manuscripts from the 12th-15th centuries from the museum's collection at "The Art of Law," a manuscript gallery focus show, through April 9.

6th Century Seal Bears Image of Christ

A seal bearing what is thought to be an image of Christ and a cross has been unearthed in Tiberias, Israel. The seal has been dated to the 6th century.

Medieval Gastronomy

View the history of dining in the Middle Ages through beautifully-illustrated miniatures.

"Islamic Manuscripts from Mali" Online

Judith of Troll Fen reports that the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress has released Islamic Manuscripts from Mali as part of its Global Gateway collection. The collection is available online.

First Medieval Manuscript Digitized at Manasija Monastery

The Blago Fund team made a tour of the Manasija monastery where they paid a visit to the monastery library and were acquainted with the precious cultural heritage lying there.

DNA to Help Find Origin of "Christmas"

Telecommunications engineer and genealogist Henry Christmas hopes that DNA will help him discover the single ancestor with the surname "Christmas."

Scribes' Tea at Estrella

Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Autocrat for Estrella War XXII, has announced that this year's War will feature a Scribes' Tea.

Are you feeling funny? Medieval humor

Aoife's Links this week brings us a fine cure for the Wintertime Blues, with links full of the humor (not the humours) of the Middle Ages.

Silent Letters "Ghosts of Linguistic History"

Silent letters embedded in English words have long been the hobgoblin of non-native English speakers. In an article for the Hartford Courant, writer Rob Kyff explores the history and meaning of the lurking consonants.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Ancient and Modern

The sparkling, new library in Alexandria, Egypt has an enormous reputation to live up to. The original, built by Alexander's general Ptolemy I Soter, became known as the greatest library in the world.

Northshield Photo Albums Cover Recent Events

A number of new photo albums have been posted on Yehudah Nagid ben Yitzhakthe's Unofficial Northshield Photo Gallery, including pictures taken at the Medieval Religions Symposium and Northshield Crown.

Northshield Gift to Gleann Abhann

In a show of friendship from the second newest Kingdom in the SCA to the newest, the Kingdom of Northshield presented 300 scroll blanks, created by Northshield scribes, to Their Majesties of Gleann Abhann.

"Splendor of the Word" Captures a Fading World

The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts at the New York Public Library, a new exhibit, is the first in the library's history to showcase the organization's massive holdings of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts.