Scribal Arts

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

Anglo-Norman Dictionary Online

The University of Wales Aberystwyth and the University of Wales Swansea have teamed up to produce an electronic edition of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary. Anglo-Norman is the language spoken throughout Britain between 1066 and the middle of the 15th century.

Border War XXIII

Join us for our annual skirmish with our neighbors to the east, the Barony of Northwoods.

Site opens at noon on June 16 and closes at noon June 18

All campers must be off site by noon on Sunday. We appreciate your cooperation.

Three cabins on camp sites 7, 9, and 10 to benefit the Royal Travel Fund were auctioned off at a silent auction concluded at Coronation.

Please help contain the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer and do not bring your own firewood to Bertha Brock Park from Eastern Michigan (or other quarantined areas) to the park. Firewood is available for sale near the ball field. Split fire wood will be available near the maintenance building for a reasonable price. Location:
Canton of Rimsholt (Ionia, Michigan)

Today in the Middle Ages: May 11, 868

The earliest known printed book was created on May 11, 868 in China. The text was the Buddhist Diamond Sutra, a classic work of meditative Buddhism which stresses the importance of avoiding extremes of attachment.

Germanic National Museum to Display Medieval Collection

Teri Centner reports that the Germanic National Museum in Nurnburg, Germany will be opening the doors of its famed medieval collection for the first time in many years.

Atlantia Kingdom Heralds & Scribes Symposium

Please join us for an all day extravaganza of classes and workshops to satisfy heralds and scribes of every level of experience! Bring your pens and paper, books and tabards and share in the wealth of knowledge that the Kingdom of Atlantia has to offer!

Arts & Sciences Activities:
Heraldic and Scribal classes will be held all day. A schedule of the classes is available on the website. Location:
Canton of Buckston on Eno (Durham, North Carolina)

Valuable Jewish and Arabic Documents to be Preserved

Cambridge University has received a grant of nearly half a million pounds to conserve and digitize its Genizah Collection of medieval Arabic and Jewish documents.

Shakespeare First Folio to be Auctioned

A rare, 17th century, calf-bound volume of the plays of William Shakespeare is scheduled to be auctioned in the summer of 2006 at Sotheby's sale of English Literature and History.

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

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."