Calligraphy, illumination, paper making, bookbinding, printing, and related sciences and arts
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-05-11 11:14
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-09 18:08
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-05-08 14:45
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:
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-04-26 20:42
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-04-20 21:06
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-04-12 17:54
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.
Submitted by Clare de Norwude on Sat, 2006-04-08 01:47
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:
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-04-04 20:07
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-04-03 13:48
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-21 13:27
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-03-11 14:51
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-03-11 10:43
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-03-10 18:16
Master Ranthulfur of the Midrealm, also known as professional illustrator Randy Asplund, has completed an Ecclesiastes book using all medieval materials and techniques.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2006-03-09 15:04
Following on the recent discovery of the Anglo-Saxon Lichfield Angel, the grave and church of the St Chad have been discovered at Lichfield.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-07 16:56
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-02-27 17:03
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-02-24 15:20
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-02-07 15:50
Lennie Bennett, art critic for the New York Times, looks at illuminated manuscripts and their place in medieval life.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2006-02-04 19:17
"The Medieval Bookshelf: From Romance to Astronomy" will be on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, through April 9.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-21 22:51
Maltacom's National Cultural Foundation has sponsored a Lm6,000 project to digitize maps from a collection owned by Albert Ganado.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2006-01-19 14:39
"Ink & Blood: Sacred Treasures of the Bible" will be on display at the Florida International Museum through May 14, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-19 05:30
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.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2006-01-15 15:12
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-07 11:03
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-02 15:42
View the history of dining in the Middle Ages through beautifully-illustrated miniatures.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-24 11:51
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.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-18 11:09
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-12-15 09:11
Telecommunications engineer and genealogist Henry Christmas hopes that DNA will help him discover the single ancestor with the surname "Christmas."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-10 16:56
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.
Submitted by Aoife on Fri, 2005-12-02 11:02
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.