Calligraphy, illumination, paper making, bookbinding, printing, and related sciences and arts
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-02-07 18:08
A collection of 105 documents, some dating back over 1,000 years, has been published in book form by the Vatican. The Vatican Secret Archives features a such diverse documents as a letter from the grandson of Genghis Khan to a 1550 note from Michelangelo demanding payment.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-02-07 15:17
Come out and join in the fun in beautiful downtown Butte on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the Bodenberg Butte Baptist Church! This is a day to just hang out and schmooze with an informal Collegium with classes in Viking turned shoes, the scribal arts, heraldic display, stitchery, etc. Feel free to bring along any project you are currently working on.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-02-05 17:42
On Saturday, February 27, 2010 Southern Shores will be hosting a Heraldic Gathering at His Grace, Duke Cariadoc's home to assist as many as we possibly can to create submissions to the College of Heralds for their Devices and SCA names.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-01-21 10:17
A recent paper by Cornell paleontologist John Cisne on the repeating patterns in the Book of Kells so intrigued Duchess Nerissa de Saye, who commented on Drachenwald's Dragon Scribes blog, that she asked her father to help "translate" the article into layman's terms.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-01-09 09:21
Beginning March 2, 2010, the Belles Heures (1405–1408/9) of Jean de Berry, a lavishly-illustrated manuscript, will be on display at the Cloisters Museum in New York. The unbound leaves will remain on display until June 13, 2010. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-01-02 16:20
The Celtic Psalter, Scotland's oldest book, dating to the 11th century, has been placed on display at the University of Edinburgh for the first time in history. The book contains "hand-written psalms in Latin, with Celtic and Pictish illustrations."
Submitted by Rosalind Mihrimah on Fri, 2010-01-01 15:08
Several event staff departments are seeking volunteers for Gulf Wars, March 15-20, 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-12-27 09:26
A recent scientific study of the Archaic Mark, a 44-page codex, believed to be "an important witness to the early text of the gospel," has been proven to be a 19th century forgery according to a team of experts from the university of Chicago.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-12-12 17:53
From December 8, 2009 to May 3, 2010, the Bodleian Library at Oxford University will host Crossing Borders: Hebrew Manuscripts as a Meeting-place of Cultures, "which tells the story of how Jews, Christians and Muslims have together contributed to the development of the book as an object of great cultural importance."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-12-08 18:26
Archaeologists believe they have found Shangra-La in the form of Himalayan caves holding wall paintings, illuminations and 15th century religious texts. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-11-30 19:41
Gleann Abhann Historian, Baroness Barbara Sterling, has posted an album of photos from the recent Swamp Romp event which took place October 17, 2009 in Troll Fen.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-11-19 18:59
New to the SCA? Want to know information about the Society and what activities are available? Check out the SCA Online Demo, a collection of articles and photos relating to activities in the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-11-14 13:23
On its website, BBC America has posted a series of videos on the Freer and Sackler Galleries exhibit Falnama: Behind the Book of Omens, the exhibit, which runs through January 24, 2010. The exhibit focuses on "a group of rare and unusual manuscripts that were once used to explore the unknown through divination in 16th- and 17th-century Iran and Turkey."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-11-12 18:37
All are welcome to a day of classes for both heralds and scribes, including some crossover material, like how to read the tricky hand that you're sure was done by a drunken weasel that the award scroll is in, and what exactly does "a fish counter-urinant, rayonny-fitchy pean" mean. There will be other classes as well, and an open scribal all day. Please see the heralds' website: www.heralds.westkingdom.org
for further information.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-11-12 16:36
Jehan, Giles, and Yseult of the he Royal College and Confraternity of Scribes and Illuminators of the Kingdom of Lochac have created a marvelous website to inspired scribes to use symbolic flowers and plants in their artwork. An Introduction to Floral Symbolism in Manuscript Illumination features illuminated flowers and short descriptions of their symbolic meanings.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-01 20:21
The year-long project to restore the Royal Charter of the city of Perth, Scotland has been completed. The status of Royal Burgh was given to Perth in 1210 by King William the Lion of Scotland. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-25 12:25
HAVOC featuring this year's Gleann Abhann Heraldic & Scribal Symposium October 30 - November 1, 2009
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2009-10-22 14:48
SCA members from the Kingdom of Calontir spent the afternoon of October 17 at Peace Park, on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri. Dan Brenner of the Columbia Missourian was on hand to chronicle their armoured fighting and the more peaceful scribal crafts.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-10-14 15:10
The St. Albans Psalter, one of the world's best examples of manuscripts from the Romanesque period, is a cherished possession of the the Dombibliothek Hildesheim in Hildesheim, Germany. The removal of its binding has enabled the Dom-Museum Hildesheim to display individual leaves from the book in a special exhibit which will run December 9, 2009 until January 24, 2010. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-10-12 19:15
In 1864, the Imperal Library of Russia acquired the "collection of ancient Kufic Qur'ans on parchment bought from Mme Desnoyer, heiress of Arabist Marcel who was among the members of the learned French expedition to Egypt equipped by Bonapart," a magnificent set of about 2000 parchment leaves in Arabic, illuminated in full color and gold.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-06 17:44
The intricate and precise artwork of the manuscripts of 7th and 8th century England and Ireland, including the Book of Kells, has amazed artists and scholars for centuries. Now paleontologist John Cisne believes he knows how it was done. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-01 17:31
In celebration of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new Year, officials at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem are displaying the Nuremberg Mahzor, a 14th century collection of "handwritten Ashkenazi, or northern European, prayers and liturgical poems." The manuscript is considered the largest surviving text of its kind with only 7 of its 528 pages missing.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-09-14 16:33
The website Wikimedia Commons has digital images of several Old Norse manuscripts available to view online. The site also has brief information about the documents.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-09-03 10:50
Bulgarian archaeologists working at a medieval monastery near the Bulgarian city of Varna have discovered a 10th century Byzantine seal believed to have belonged to an imperial protospatario in Constantinople.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-08-05 07:56
After years of restoration and digitalization, the Codex Sinaiticus, the earliest surviving Christian Bible, is now available online.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-07-19 13:22
Anyone teaching classes on how to make medieval manuscripts will want to take a look at the Free Library of Philadelphia's website on How Illuminated Manuscripts were Made, which takes visitors through the process of creating a manuscript from parchmenter to bookseller.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-07-06 17:30
Richard II's recipe for cooking a porpoise is now available online. The recipe is included in a new digitized version of The Forme of Cury, the 15th century text long used by historians to re-create medieval recipes. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-07-05 09:11
Experts are studying the silver and gold casing of a medieval book dating to the end of the 14th century discovered recently in the yard of St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-03 17:46
Selections of sacred music, dating from the 13th to 16th centuries, can be found on a new CD by the Ensemble Devotio Moderna entitled God Shall Be Praised, Music from Lune Convent. The music is from newly-discovered manuscripts found at the Lune Convent in Northern Germany. Music commentator Tom Manoff of All Things Considered has the story. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-03 12:53
Staff at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario are scratching their heads over the discovery of a mid 13th century legal document found at the bottom of a university filing cabinet.