Calligraphy, illumination, paper making, bookbinding, printing, and related sciences and arts
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-24 08:54
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-11-18 16:29
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-11-12 15:59
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-10 17:33
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-06 09:51
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-03 15:15
Archaeologists working in Scotland believe they have found the site of a second monastery founded in the 6th century by St. Columba, founder of Iona.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2005-10-26 15:37
"Dressed in Gold: Books of the Italian Renaissance" is on display at the Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, through January 8.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2005-10-25 11:55
The Getty Museum in Los Angeles has two new exhibits on medieval books of hours on display. "Painted Prayers: Books of Hours from the Morgan Library" and "A Masterpiece Reconstructed: The Hours of Louis XII" will both run through January 8.
Submitted by Aoife on Fri, 2005-10-21 12:11
The SCA is home to some of the finest calligraphers and illuminators around, but there are still plenty of us who know little of this very important and useful medieval art. Dame Aoife wants to help, and offers this edition of Aoife's Links devoted to scribal arts for beginners.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-10-17 11:36
"Pearls of the Parrot of India: The Emperor Akbar's Illustrated Khamsa, 1597–98" will be on display at the Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for the Arts of South and Southeast Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 12.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-09 11:06
A collection of 16 manuscripts from medieval Timbuktu will go on display in Johannesburg, South Africa this month for the first time. The works are part of a 30,000 manuscript discovery from the city which was founded in the year 1100.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-10-04 17:05
Come one, come all and enjoy a day at the abbey 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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-10-04 09:14
On October 14-15, 2005, Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, will host a two-day medieval manuscript conference featuring speakers from all over the world.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-10-02 13:35
"Masterpieces in Miniature: Italian Manuscript Illumination from the J. Paul Getty Museum" will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through January 2.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-09-26 12:05
Anyone with a few extra thousand dollars may want to bid on a 15th century book of hours up for auction on eBay.
Submitted by Gro-Torstensdotter on Sat, 2005-09-10 13:56
This is the personal artwork of Malin Nilsson Norén (aka Gro Torstensdotter). She spent "too many years" recreating the middle ages and collected some of the special moments in these illuminations and pictures. Some of it in modern drawing style, some of it in Maciejowskij Bible style.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-09 12:08
The National Archives has an online tutorial on Palaeography, the science of reading old handwriting.
Submitted by Zabava on Tue, 2005-09-06 14:04
A belorussian Bible dating back to the time of the Reformation has been found in Germany.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-09-05 14:15
Archaeologists were recently surprised to find several pieces of birch bark near Veliky Novgorod in northwestern Russia inscribed with profanity.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-23 16:47
The British Library has made over 250 books documenting European festivals and cermonies from 1475 to 1700 available online.
Exhibit on medieval illuminated manuscripts opens at the Fitzwilliam Museum and Cambridge University Library
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2005-08-04 14:14
"The Cambridge Illuminations: Ten Centuries of Book Production in the Medieval West," featuring over 200 illuminated manuscripts dating from the sixth to the sixteenth centuries, will be on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum and Cambridge University Library through December 11.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2005-08-01 20:12
The Rose & Crowne features fine Renaissance clothing such as bodices, chemises, tunics, capes, cloaks, mantles, and more. Handmade, leather blank journals and hard bound books are perfect for the minstrel and the cook in which to keep all your creations. They also offer their own line of cooking spices and herbs, many of them organically grown.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-24 10:38
Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton, Society Chronicler, has announced that there will be a Known World Chroniclers' Meeting at this year's Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-07-18 11:34
Mistress Daedra McBeth a Gryphon, Coordinator of the AEthelmearc Scribal College at Pennsic, has announced that the College is open to all interested in the scribal arts. Registration is required.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2005-07-02 11:22
"Shrine and Shroud: Textiles in Illuminated Manuscripts" is on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles through October 2.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-07-01 17:20
The Fitzwilliam Museum and Cambridge University have teamed to present a major exhibit of illuminated manuscripts beginning July 26, 2005 and running through the month of December.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2005-06-23 08:22
The world's oldest monastery, Saint Catherine's in the Sinai Desert, plans to use hi-tech cameras to shed new light on ancient Christian texts preserved for centuries within its fortress walls.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-06-20 11:49
"Pearls of the Parrot of India" is on display at The Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, through September 11.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-06-15 11:28
The Pierpont Morgan Library has released a massive collection of medieval manuscripts in digital form on its CORSAIR website.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-11 13:19
Lady Despina ot Brasov has announced that there will be a Known World Scribes Gathering at the Pennsic War.