Ink Making Questions

Originally posted on scribescribbling:
FAQs about ink making. I hope that it is informative, useful and helpful to you. In the past month I asked people, “If you were going to take a class on ink making what questions would you want to ask?”  I received a lot of responses but I did not answer…

Ink Making Questions

FAQs about ink making. I hope that it is informative, useful and helpful to you.In the past month I asked people, “If you were going to take a class on ink making what questions would you want to ask?”  I received a lot of responses but I did not answer them at the time.   … Continue reading

Life on the Edge: Marginalia

Originally posted on John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog:
A couple of public close-up sessions recently have prompted these random musings on marginalia – the text and images that occur in the margins of manuscripts and printed books. Today we don’t encourage students to mark our books in any way, but a whole academic industry…

Early Musical Notation: A Look at the ‘Cantatorium’ of St Gall

Originally posted on medievalfragments:
By Jenneka Janzen This week, while playing with the iPhone app for e-codices, the Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland, I paid an online visit to one of my favourite manuscripts, the Cantatorium of St Gall (Sankt Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek Cod. Sang. 359): Pages 24 and 25 of Cod. Sang. 359. (N.B. St…

News: BedeNet.com: a new resource for scholars of Bede

Originally posted on FMRSI:
BedeNet.com was set up to publicise activities relating to the academic study of the Anglo-Saxon monk and scholar, the Venerable Bede (c. 673–735). At BedeNet.com you will find a record of Bede sessions that have taken place at the  International Medieval Congress (University of Leeds) and International Congress on Medieval Studies (University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI)…