Sunday, February 27, 2011

 leaf from the Gospel Book of St. Gall  an 8th century Irish manuscript,  aka Codex Sangallensis 51, located in the Abbey Library of St. Gall,Switzerland
                                                                              Codex 51

Friday, February 25, 2011

leaf from the Zeytun Gospels, by Toros Roslin, Armenian illuminator,  Beginning of the Gospel of St. Mark  1256 ce

The Future of the Past: Toward the Preservation of Armenian Manuscripts Asbarez Armenian News
The 13th century Welsh manuscript, The Laws of Hywel Dda, can be viewed online for the first time at the National Library of Wales.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Loyset Liédet (Getty Museum)
Loyset Liedet (Flemish illuminator 15th c )
Maugis Fighting the Serpent and Gaining the Enchanted Horse

                                                                                                 (Lettre Batarde script)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

                                         illustration from the "Caedmon" manuscript, circa 10th to 11th century , Angel Guarding the Gates of Paradise

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, is still accepting applications for the Mellon Summer Institute in Spanish Paleography
(deadline for receipt of all application materials is March 1, 2011)
page from the Complutensian Polyglot

A rare Hebrew font from the Plantin Polyglot Bible is revived:
 Letters Lost and Found - by Tablet Magazine > Tablet Magazine - A New Read on Jewish Life
MEHAT Conference MEHAT – Middle East History and Theory

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Oldest known historiated initial (from an  8th century Anglo-Saxon manuscript  known as the St Petersburg Bede, now housed in the National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg) 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

University of Florida

A certificate program in Medieval Archaeology is now being offered at the University of Florida.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Treasures of Heaven  a website on the exhibit now at the Walter's Art Museum in Baltimore (from Columbia University's Visual Media Center)

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day

"Alien" Voynich manuscript dated, though contents remain a mystery

Friday, February 11, 2011

Codex Si(NO!)ticus

"Not available in your area"...message seen when attempting to play the first installment of The Beauty of Books from the BBCiPlayer..oh well, maybe this splendid sounding new TV series will come out eventually on dvd here in the US..Right now I must be content with watching two-minute trailers of it on you tube!
Tate Britain Future Exhibitions Watercolour
More on Treasures of Heaven Exhibit at the Walters, from the Baltimore Sun:
Walters Art Museum explores ancient and modern relics. -

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Splendors of Romanesque Art Masterpieces from the Catalunya National Museum of Art
FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE. Instituto de Cultura
Paseo de Recoletos nº 23Madrid
February 10th through May 15, 2011
exhibition site
link to page to download press release EN/FR
BBC - Bangor Cathedral's 700-year-old treasure comes home
Byzantium: Church, Society, and Civilization Seen through Contemporary Eyes: Deno John Geanakoplos

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

on exhibit through March 13: The Strange World of Albrecht Durer
The Clark Art Institute