Scribal Arts

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

Burgundian Treasures on Display in Cleveland

The Cleveland Museum of Art will host en exhibit entitled Dukes & Angels: Art from the Court of Burgundy (1364-1419) October 24, 2004 through January 9, 2005.

Historic Cities

This Israeli web site has high-resolution scans of many historical maps of cities throughout the world. Many are late-period (1500s and beyond), but some are earlier than that.

Fields of Gold

The Shire of Silver Rylle proudly announces that it will be hosting, with the generous permission of the Shire of Owl's Reste, Fields of Gold, a combination Golden Seamstress competition and Golden Quill competition, on February 4 & 5, 2005.

Sforza Hours Complete at Last

A page stolen from the Renaissance manuscript, the Sforza Hours, has at last been returned to the masterpiece.

Check it Out! Medieval Libraries

This week, Dame Aoife looks at medieval and historical libraries.

Medieval Bestiaries

This week, Dame Aoife walks on the wild side with annotated links relating to medieval bestiaries.

Making Their Mark: the History of Ink

Sharon J. Huntington of the Christian Science Monitor looks at the history of ink from prehistory through medieval times and up to the nineteenth century.

An Tir Annouces Formation of Bookbinders Guild

Alienor Sanz-Argent has announced the formation of a Bookbinders' Guild in the Kingdom of An Tir.

Haaretz: 6th Century Manuscript Gives Insight into Scholar's World

David Rapp of Haaretz International takes a look at the Vienna Genesis, a 6th century illuminated biblical codex held by the Austrian National Library in Vienna.

British Art Fund Offers £500,000 to Help Save Medieval Manuscript

The National Art Collections Fund has offered £500,000 to help save the 14th-century Macclesfield Psalter which was recently sold at auction.

Lochac Saga Online

The Lochac Saga, an illuminated book detailing the history of the Kingdom, is now available to view online.

The Medieval Book Revealed

Columnist David Rapp looks at illuminated manuscripts, their history, and their place in medieval life in an article for Haaretz.com.

Exhibition of rare, original documents and books

Exhibition of 30 rare, original documents and books on loan from The Remnant Trust August 24-December 15, 2004, Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio.

7th Century Scottish Book Bag Found

The earliest example of a book bag has been found in Scotland.

Bid to save manuscript for Britain

Arts Minister Estelle Morris has deferred the export of the Macclesfield Psalter, a 14th century manuscript from East Anglia, to its purchaser, Los Angeles' Getty Museum, to give British bidders an opportunity to gather the funds to purchase it.

Scribes to Gather at Pennsic

Despina de la Brasov has announced that there will be a Known World Scribal Gathering at the Middle Kingdom Royal Encampment at this year's Pennsic War.

Chaucer's scrivener unmasked

A researcher at Cambridge University, while researching the history of medieval scribes in London, has found that the copyist who worked for Geoffrey Chaucer was a man named Adam Pinkhurst, who joined the Scriveners' Company of London in 1392.

11th century medical book to be returned to Iraq

Scotland Yard was on the job in London when they recovered a stash of rare antiquities stolen from Iraq in 1995.

New Study of Voynich Manuscript Finds it Gibberish

In an article in Scientific American, Gordon Rugg discusses recent findings about the infamous Voynich Manuscript, a mysterious document filled with arcane symbols.

Exhibit on 15th Century Manuscripts at the Getty

''Fit for a King: Courtly Manuscripts, 1380-1450'' will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through August 29.

Scribes of the Known World to Gather at Pennsic War

The Known World Scribal Gathering will take place at this year's Pennsic War at the Middle Kingdom's Royal Encampment.

Quiz: What Calligraphy Hand Are You?

Quizilla wants to know, based on your responses to a "personality" quiz, "What calligraphy hand are you?"

"Voices for Tolerance in an Age of Persecution" at the Folger

''Voices for Tolerance in an Age of Persecution'' will be on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, through October 30.

Known World Heraldic & Scribal Symposium

Seals and Signets

Dame Aoife share links on the subject of medieval seals and signets.

Dame Aoife's Illuminating Experience

Dame Aoife shares her collection of links dealing with calligraphy and illumination.