Calligraphy, illumination, paper making, bookbinding, printing, and related sciences and arts
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-06-12 17:10
Now through August 8, 2010, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts will host Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam, an exhibit that "focuses on some of the most important Sufi ideas and practices that found expression through the arts of the Islamic world."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-06-11 07:13
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Spring 2010 Coronation in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2010-06-08 20:12
Researchers from the University of Kentucky Computer Science department are taking a road trip to England and Spain to photograph medieval manuscripts. They hope to use digital technology to reveal detail in the faded manuscripts that has been previously hidden.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-06-07 13:22
The Ransom Center at the University of Texas has created an online collection of digitized manuscripts dating from the 11th through 17th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-06-05 12:39
Their Majesties Bran and Lilya of the Kingdom of Lochac have placed Mistress Katherine Kerr on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2010-06-02 10:38
Computer scientists at the University of Kentucky will turn their attention to a pair of medieval manuscripts this summer.
Submitted by Genevieve la fl... on Mon, 2010-05-31 10:57
Vivat for Mistress Melisende Fitzwalter, newest member of the Order of the Laurel in Drachenwald.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-05-22 08:30
Ii Toonishi-no-kami Katsumori reports that photos from the Far West A&S Coronet Tournament, which took place in Vale de Draco, Camp Zama, Japan, are now available online.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2010-05-21 19:01
Reserachers from the University of Barcelona have discovered evidence of Egyptian Blue pigment on the altarpiece of the 12th century church of Sant Pere de Terrassa.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-05-17 13:56
Vrank reports that he has created an album of photos from the Garden of Earthly Delights events which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-05-08 08:58
Medieval bookmaker Randy Asplund, RanthulfR in the Society for Creative Anachronism, reports that several of his books will be used as props on an upcoming program about the Malleus Maleficarum, entitled The Witch Hunter's Bible.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2010-05-08 06:45
The entire Parker library, a collection of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts at Corpus Christi College of Cambridge University, has been made accessible online. Librarian Suzanne Paul narrates a video tour of the collection's highlights.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-05-07 07:03
For a mere US$185,000, you too can own your own 13th century manuscript, in this case 652 page vellum manuscript, illuminated throughout. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-05-04 10:49
On her blog RageHaus, Kim documents the process of creating a wax seal using a wooden dowel. The how-to guide includes complete descriptions and large photos.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-05-01 10:31
On November 9, 1429, Joan of Arc dictated a letter addressed to the citizens of Riom, hoping to recruit reinforcements for the Siege of La Charité. A scanned image of her letter, complete with translation, is available on the Letters of Note website.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-05-01 08:24
The Life and Suffering of Saint Wenceslas, a 16th century manuscript, is the centerpiece of a small exhibit of celebrating the life of the Czech Republic's patron saint, Prince Wenceslas, at the National Museum until May 2, 2010.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2010-04-30 14:07
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to digitize more than 100 medieval manuscripts from a wide range of European and Near East cultures.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-04-28 19:10
A team of scholars at Germany’s Berlin-Brandenberg Academy of Sciences is about to complete the first phase of the Corpus Coranicum, a 20 year project to create "a central repository of imagery, information, and analysis about the Muslim holy book."
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2010-04-16 10:16
At Tell Zeidan in Syria, a few hours' drive from Aleppo, archaeologists believe they will find rich discoveries about the culture that flourished there before the first cities appeared further south.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-04-08 18:04
For many years, visitors to the Cloisters in New York were treated to a glimpse of one of the museum's most precious artifacts, the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry, a 14th century manuscript, opened to only one page. Now, with the book unbound, they can gaze at all all 172 illuminations. (photos)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2010-04-08 10:23
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD plans to digitize 105 medieval manuscripts from its 38,000 page collection. The project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will take approximate 2 1/2 years to complete.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-04-06 15:39
Two fragments of a 7th century biblical manuscript of the Song of the Sea, a triumphant hymn to the destruction of the Egyptian Army and the freeing of the Israelites, have been reunited for an exhibit at Israel's national museum.
Submitted by Genevieve la fl... on Mon, 2010-03-22 06:45
HL Aryanhwy ferch Catmael, deputy to Drachenwald's signet, has recently scanned all the outstanding completed backlog scrolls held by the Signet. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-03-02 15:39
Scraps of packing material in the cover of a medieval book have been identified as pieces of the 4th century Gregorian Code, a Roman law book, long believed to have been lost.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-02-27 08:19
The Secret of Kells, an animated film directed by Tomm Moore, has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-02-21 20:05
In a letter to the Duke of Milan, Lenoardo da Vinci outlines his qualifications as an engineer and an artist. A scanned version of the resume with translation is available online.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-02-17 15:50
Come join us for a day dedicated to the scribal arts. Learn, teach, share, or just hang out.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-02-15 08:31
The Got Medieval blog offers a tutorial on laying out a scroll text by a graduate student of medieval studies. The tutorial is done in a very lighthearted way.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-02-08 16:53
Experts working on restoration of the Henry Hyde monument in Salisbury Cathedral have discovered remnants of Gothic text beneath whitewash on the cathedral wall.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-02-07 17:08
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.