Calligraphy, illumination, paper making, bookbinding, printing, and related sciences and arts
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-12-17 19:43
From December 18, 2010 through February 27, 2011, the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin will present Hidden Treasures: Illuminated Manuscripts from Midwestern Collections, an exhibition of "rarely seen ornate handmade books from university libraries, museums, and private collections in seven states."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-12-09 15:19
Collections from the Manuscript Department of the Danish Royal Library are now available to view and study online. The collection includes illuminated manuscripts, letters, diaries and other written materials.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-11-30 17:15
The Age of Armour website offers detailed tutorials on how to make a variety of historically-inspired armor pieces, and a couple of Gothic font designs.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-11-19 18:50
Canadians who wish to own their own official heraldry may apply directly through the Canadian government rather than going through the British heraldy offices.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-11-15 18:58
20-year SCA veteran Hrefna karsefni reports that she has created a blog to discuss helpful hints for SCAdians.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-11-15 08:10
The website How to History offers a divers series of videos that teach a variety of medieval crafts of use to re-enactors.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-11-10 10:43
Thanks to several major gifts, the Israel Antiquities Authority plans to digitize the entire Dead Sea Scrolls collection and "make the images freely available and accessible to anyone anywhere in the world on the internet."
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2010-10-27 08:23
Oxford University's Bodleian Library, famous for its medieval holdings, will be moving the bulk of its collections to a new storage facility in South Marston, England.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-10-07 18:03
As the days grow shorter and the air grows cooler the time has come to turn thoughts toward giving back to our communities. This years Toy for Tots drive will be open to the public. Let's put our best efforts into making this a success for the community and our organization.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-10-03 18:35
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. offers the exhibit Shahnama: 1000 Years of the Persian Book of Kings October 23, 2010 - April 17, 2011. The rare paintings of kings, heroes and mythological creatures are from the Shahnama, Iran's national epic.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-10-02 18:14
A new project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, seeks to give digital access to rare Mongolian and Tibetan manuscripts to scholars around the world.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-09-25 20:16
The fragments of a vellum manuscript of a book of psalms dating to the 8th century has excited the archaeological community in Ireland who have called it the “most important day in the history of the museum since 1868 when the Ardagh Chalice came in."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-09-20 18:35
The copy of the Magna Carta in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. will have a new, protective case filled with argon. The document is currently housed in a case filled with helium.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-09-17 08:45
On October 17, 2010, Artist and Illuminator Kandy Phillips will present will present a lecture entitled Gilding the Lily: The Medieval Garden Illuminated at the US Botanic Garden in Washington DC. The lecture will consider "the important role flowers played in medieval life, lore, and medicine."
Submitted by M. Sotherden Ar... on Tue, 2010-09-14 18:05
M. Sotherden Art Glass is a source for custom and unique stained glass, art glass gifts, and jewelry, including devices, award scrolls and other stained glass items of interest to SCAdians.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-09-03 07:15
On his blog Got Medieval, Carl Pyrdum discusses medieval copy protection, which often manifested as a book curse "essentially the same as that little FBI warning that pops up whenever you try to watch a movie."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-08-19 18:29
Tournaments Illuminated Editor Mistress Doria Tecla reports that there is a correction to the Marc Drogin TI interview in the current issue of the publication.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-08-16 07:30
Guttenberg on the iPhone? Really? The Bavarian State Library has released an iPhone app that allows users to download and view rare manuscripts. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-08-12 12:20
In celebration of the 625-year anniversary of the University Library of Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, Germany, the Codex Manesse, one of the most important manuscripts of the Middle Ages, will be exhibited at the library 26 October 2010 - 20 February 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-08-02 08:08
Experts were surprised to find a handwritten copy of a medieval law book in the cellar of the Sundsvall Library in northern Sweden. The copy of the Sachsenspiegel is only the second known copy of the 12th century legal code.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-08-01 07:56
During the New World plague of the 16th century, a group of artists and intellectuals barricaded themselves in the Colegio de Santa Cruz de Santiago Tlaltelolco to produced the Florentine Codex, a massive encyclopedia handwritten in three columns and two languages. The work has been restored and digitized.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2010-07-27 09:14
Researchers have dated the Garima Gospels to between 350 and 650 CE, making it the oldest known illuminated Christian Bible.
Submitted by Calvert on Tue, 2010-07-20 16:17
Maestra Lucia Bellini, a scribe in the Barony of Windmaster's Hill in Atlantia (Triangle Region, North Carolina), announced today that she has come to an agreement with an unspecified manufacturer over the use of artwork of hers that they made into a t-shirt for sale at Wal-Mart stores without her knowledge or consent.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-07-09 15:02
Dame Jennifer Trethewy, Signet for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, reports that the Aten Scribes website has been updated with many new scrolls. The photos are available on Photobucket.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-07-02 19:27
Sothebys Auction House in London is auctioning a collection of manuscripts and miniatures July 10, 2010. A catalogue of the collection is available to view online. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-06-30 18:10
Come to the semi-regular, annual Ansteorran Heraldic and Scribal Symposium hosted by the Barony of Wiesenfeuer. Classes will teach all from non-herald/scribe to new herald/scribe to old timer. Invitations are being extended to our Calontir, Outlands, and Gleann Abhann neighbors as well. Come and learn and renew acquaintances.
Submitted by Dubhghall mac Aodha on Tue, 2010-06-29 09:46
An anonymous donor has given to the University of California, Riverside, a book and manuscript collection oriented toward medieval history and valued at almost US$100K.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-06-28 20:31
Paul Halsall of Fordham University has created a website to highlight the medieval treasures of New York City from its architecture to its art and music.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2010-06-27 12:17
A letter written by French philosopher Rene Descartes will be returned by Haverford College, Philadelphia, to the Institut de France.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-06-14 15:26
Mistress Llyrydwyl Merewenna reports that, at Their recent Crown Tournament, Their Majesties Radagaisus and Ceinwen of the Middle Kingdom, placed Baroness Milisent Vibert on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.