Scribal Arts

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

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.

An Tir Book Arts College to Form Guild

Lady Aelana of the Kingdom of An Tir has announced plans for the Antir Book Arts College to be recognized as a guild at the upcoming Twelfth Night event.

New Zealand Calligrapher Creative Force Behind Film Artifacts

Artist Daniel Reeve has found himself up to his ink-stained elbows in work. As the calligrapher and cartographer for the Lord of the Rings films, he is now very busy with many new projects.

London Times: Marginalia, Writing Between the Lines

Henry VIII used the margins of his books as a useful place to make notes and comments. Ben Macintyre of the London Times discusses marginalia, the propensity of scholars to notate in the margins of books.

New exhibit on violent imagery in medieval artwork

"Images of Violence in the Medieval World" will be on display at the Getty in Los Angeles, CA, through March 13, 2005.

Exhibit of manuscripts truly is character-driven

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reviews an exhibit of illuminated manuscripts at the Cleveland Museum of Art that demonstrates "the development of Christian imagery during the Middle Ages and early Renaissance."

William Caxton Document on Display in London

Visitors to London will be able to see Britain's oldest printed document on display at the National Archives.

Google Announces Major Digitization Project

Buzz abounds about Google’s announcement of special agreements made with five leading research libraries to digitize their collections. An SCAtoday.net Reporter, Mistress Siobhan O'Neill, offers this in-depth look at Google's library initiative.

Exhibit on letter-writing in the Renaissance opens at the Folger

"Letterwriting in Renaissance England," on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, through April 2, 2005 traces the evolution of Renaissance letter-writing.

Medieval Cartography Conference to be Held in Vancouver

The Committee for Medieval Studies of the University of British Columbia invites paper proposals for their upcoming conference Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Fresh Perspectives, New Methods.

William Blackfox Award Winners Announced

Mistress Nicolaa de Bracton, Society Chronicler, has announced the A.S. 38 William Blackfox Award winners. The Blackfox Awards are given for excellence in chronicling.