Scribal Arts

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

Drachenwald OP now accepts armory GIFs

The Drachenwald online Order of Precedence (OP) can now accept registered armory and badge artwork for display in the OP.

Re-discovery of Classical Writings - Second Renaissance

Oxford scholars are using high-tech satelite technology to read the once hidden words on the hoard of manuscripts known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri. In the last few days, works by Sophocles, Euripides, Hesiod and other classical greats have been deciphered, and it is believed early Christian texts are also amongst the works.

Books to be Removed from Bodleian Library

A renovation and modernization project at Oxford's Bodleian Library would see most of the 6 million books housed in the main building moved to other locations.

Parchment-Making Workshop in May

Jesse Meyer, an expert in parchment-making, will present a 2-day workshop on parchment techniques in May 2005.

Exhibit on Romanesque France at the Louvre Depicts Daily Life

"Romanesque France," an exhibition of 300 works of Romanesque art, will be on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris until June 6, 2005.

St. John's Bible on display in Minneapolis

"Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible" will be on display at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts through July 3.

New Book Documents Italian Renaissance Scam

William Grimes of the New York Times reviews The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery, a new book by Ingrid D. Rowland about Renaissance forgery that rocked the literary world.

St. John's Bible to be Displayed in Minneapolis

The St. John's Bible, a modern work being created by period means, will go on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Art April 10, 2005.

Three new exhibits open at the Smithsonian's Freer & Sackler Galleries

On March 19, three new exhibits on Japanese and Near Eastern artwork opened at the Sackler & Freer Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

Chaworth Roll Will Remain in England

A 14th genealogical roll written in Norman French was sold recently to a private collector, assuring that the manuscript will remain in England.

Treasures in Full: Caxton's Chaucer

The British Library web site now features William Caxton’s digital images of two editions of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, probably printed in 1476 and 1483, in an online exhibit called "Treasures in Full: Caxton's Chaucer".

Codex Sinaiticus to be Digitized

The Codex Sinaiticus, the earliest copy of the New Testament, is scheduled to be digitized and published on CD-ROM.

West Sussex Castle to Display Medieval Documents

A permanent display of documents dating to the Middle Ages is being hosted by England's Arundel Castle.

"How Science Survived--Medieval Manuscripts as Fossils"

The February 25 issue of Science magazine features an article about estimating the quantity of medieval knowledge that has survived in scribal form, versus the amount that has been lost to us due to destruction of the manuscripts over time.

Medieval Cartoons, Graffiti and related items

Dame Aoife takes a walk on the medieval wild side this week, with links about the lighter side of scribal arts proving that people in the Middle Ages did have a sense of humor.

An Tir July Coronation

Join us July 15-17 for the Coronation of the successors to the Sable Throne of An Tir!

Known World Heraldic Symposium 2005

Please allow us to extend the hospitality of the Outlands to heralds and scribes everywhere. Join us this July for the Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium.

Mightier than the Sword: Medieval writing implements and related topics

This week, Dame Aoife provides a plethora of pointers to pages on pens, pencils, and other paraphenalia of period publication.

A Scribal Gathering at Estrella War!

Are you a scribe? Are you attending Estrella War? If your answer is “Yes,

Macclesfield Psalter to Remain in England

A last-minute effort to save importation of the 14th century Macclesfield Psalter has been successful. The manuscript will be retained by the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

Woodcut Masterpieces on Display in New York

A treasury of Renaissance woodcuts will be on display at the Grolier Club in New York City, featuring manuscripts from the collection of Lessing J. Rosenwald.

Private manuscript collection includes items dating to 1270 CE

The Monmouth County (NJ) Historical Association is featuring an exhibition of illuminated manuscripts from the medieval period, from the private collection of County Historian George Moss.

Please Pass the Psalt!

Dame Aoife discusses Medieval Psalters in this week's edition of Aoife's Links.

New Exhibit on the Early History of the Bible at The Walters

"The Early History of the Bible" will be on display at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, through May 1, 2005.

Mistress Cecilia's Laurelling Scroll

When Cecilia Mowebray was to be elevated to the Order of the Laurel in Atenveldt, a team of scribes worked long hours preparing a very special scroll for the occasion. Lady Ianuk Raventhourne shares photos of this beautiful work.

Montefiascone Project Offers Medieval Experience in Summer Courses

The non-profit Montefiascone Project is offering summer 2005 courses related to the scribal arts in a medieval setting north of Rome.

Middle Kingdom Heralds and Scribes Symposium

Join us for a day of Heraldic Hijinks and Scribal Skill Building!

http://www.shatteredcrystal.org/symposium/symposium.html

Grey Gargoyles to Host Manscript Display

The Shire of Grey Gargoyles will play host to experts from the University of Chicago Special Collections for a special display of medieval books and manuscripts.

Raised Gold

Raised Gold is a purveyor of quality illuminated miniatures professionally painted by Countess Nerissa de Saye, OL.

"Save the Psalter" Campaign Still Needs Donations

A fund-raising campaign by England's National Art Collections Fund to attempt to keep the 14th-century Macclesfield Psalter in the country has fallen short by UK£100,000.