Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts

For anyone interested in ancient and medieval manuscripts, the history of books and related subjects. Topics of interest include the Dead Sea scrolls, Egyptian papyri, Biblical manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts, Buddhist manuscripts from Dunhuang and Turfan, palaeography, languages, the archaeology of the book, the arts of the book (calligraphy, illustration, illumination, and bookbinding), manuscript discoveries, cuneiform tablets, early printing, exhibits, latest publications and book recommendations.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Mellon Sawyer Seminar - Eurasian Manuscripts1 unread / 1papyri, April 12
Collecting medieval manuscripts15 unread / 15Nicole_VanK, April 4
Adventures in Libraries: Thoughts on Epistemology - March 18, 20211 unread / 1lilithcat, March 11
Unrolling the Herculaneum Scrolls3 unread / 3Crypto-Willobie, January 24
Female Manuscript Illuminators4 unread / 4papyri, December 2020
Manuscripts from the Muslim World at Columbia University2 unread / 2papyri, December 2020
bavarikon2 unread / 2cemanuel, October 2020
Fahrenheit 451 - burning libraries and the destruction of cultural heritage9 unread / 9proximity1, July 2020
Persian Manuscripts1 unread / 1papyri, April 2019
Trade Routes in the Ancient World1 unread / 1papyri, March 2019
Manuscript Discoveries5 unread / 5Cynfelyn, March 2019
Ancient Copy of the Iliad Digitized1 unread / 1papyri, August 2018
Cartonnage and papyri3 unread / 3papyri, January 2018
Beautiful Books and othet Interesting Things3 unread / 3lilithcat, November 2017
Tibetan Buddhist Texts on-line2 unread / 2papyri, July 2017
ToposText1 unread / 1elenchus, May 2017
Paper Marbling2 unread / 2papyri, March 2017
Aarhus University Press - Puplications2 unread / 2papyri, February 2017
The Art of the Qur'an - Exhibit8 unread / 8Diane-bpcb, February 2017
MET makes Images of artworks in its collection available to All2 unread / 2timspalding, February 2017
Animal Mummies1 unread / 1papyri, October 2016
Afghan Digitized Cultural Treasures1 unread / 1papyri, September 2016
Pre-Columbian Palimpsest2 unread / 2timspalding, August 2016
Manuscript Road Trip3 unread / 3papyri, November 2015
Cultural Chernobyl1 unread / 1binders, January 2015
A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo1 unread / 1papyri, December 2014
Parchment repairs1 unread / 1MarthaJeanne, November 2014
Birchbark Manuscripts2 unread / 2razzamajazz, October 2014
Blogs relting to Papyri and Egyptian Antiquities, etc.3 unread / 3papyri, May 2014
Blogs relting to Papyri and Egyptian Antiquities, etc.1 unread / 1papyri, May 2014
Getty Center , Los Angeles1 unread / 1Africansky1, March 2014
Getty Center , Los Angeles1 unread / 1Africansky1, March 2014
University of Michigan - On-line Exhibits1 unread / 1papyri, February 2014
Book of Kells - online16 unread / 16leialoha, February 2014
Story re Naples library looting2 unread / 2Nicole_VanK, December 2013
St. Chad Gospels - on-line1 unread / 1papyri, August 2013
Torah's manuscript discovered1 unread / 1ousia, May 2013
Abe books illuminated mss article and offerings1 unread / 1Africansky1, May 2013
Deir al-Surian Library and Conservation Centre3 unread / 3elenchus, May 2013
Silk Road Manuscripts8 unread / 8papyri, April 2013
Magnificent Manuscripts - Treasures of Book Illumination from 780 through 11801 unread / 1papyri, April 2013
St. John's Bible - Exhibit5 unread / 5bookblotter, March 2013
Dead Sea Scrolls online5 unread / 5HarryMacDonald, February 2013
Vatican Library's Digitized manuscripts3 unread / 3Diane-bpcb, February 2013
BL puts the Codex Alexandrinus online3 unread / 3papyri, December 2012
Cambridge University Library releases new round of digitized manuscripts1 unread / 1nathanielcampbell, December 2012
Victoria and Albert Museum set of Illuminiated Mss1 unread / 1Africansky1, December 2012
Ancient papyrus mentions Jesus’s wife6 unread / 6John5918, November 2012
Gunnar Rudberg on Plato's Atlantis (1917)3 unread / 3Thorwald_Franke, November 2012
Greek Language - New Publications1 unread / 1papyri, June 2012
Greek Language - New Publications1 unread / 1papyri, June 2012
Origene's manuscripts3 unread / 3richardbsmith, June 2012
Ancient Language Courses4 unread / 4cemanuel, May 2012
British Library acquires the St. Cuthbert Gospel2 unread / 2cbellia, May 2012
News from Vatican library1 unread / 1ousia, May 2012
Homeric manuscript, Venetus A, goes digital3 unread / 3donbuch1, April 2012
Cairo Genizah collection now online through the Bodleian2 unread / 2nisgolsand, March 2012
Vatican Library Exhibit14 unread / 14nisgolsand, March 2012
Join in the hunt for lost gospels and other ancient texts.1 unread / 1papyri, September 2011
Book recomendation: Sisters of Sinai11 unread / 11papyri, August 2011
Manuscripts: Lost and Found?1 unread / 1Historyguy, July 2011
Codex Calixtinus stolen from Spanish Cathedral1 unread / 1papyri, July 2011
Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age3 unread / 3papyri, May 2011
Query re: marginalia8 unread / 8inkie_fingers, February 2011
Infrared Photography2 unread / 2Nicole_VanK, February 2011
Book Care and Repair and Emergency Procedures2 unread / 2papyri, February 2011
Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn - Pop-up Book Exhibit2 unread / 2lilithcat, September 2010
Oslo University Library Papyrus Collection Exhibit1 unread / 1papyri, August 2010
Oriental Institute Exhibit on the Origins of Writing in the Middle East1 unread / 1papyri, August 2010
26th International Congress of Papyrology1 unread / 1papyri, August 2010
Google -OeNB project1 unread / 1MarthaJeanne, June 2010
Belles Heures of the Duke of Berry2 unread / 2papyri, March 2010
Islamic Calligraphy3 unread / 3Essa, January 2010
Manuscript Marginalia2 unread / 2lilithcat, September 2009
Himalayan Art1 unread / 1papyri, August 2009
Ethiopian Manuscripts1 unread / 1papyri, July 2009
Birmingham Manuscript Conferences, Seminars and Workshops5 unread / 5timspalding, June 2009
First Encounters of Muslims and Christians in Egypt - Exhibit/Catalog2 unread / 2MarthaJeanne, May 2009
China's Calligraphic Arts1 unread / 1papyri, May 2009
Papyri collection for Sale1 unread / 1papyri, March 2009
German and Central European Manuscript Illumination1 unread / 1papyri, February 2009
Cuneiform Tablets3 unread / 3timspalding, January 2009
Southeast Asian Manuscripts1 unread / 1papyri, January 2009
Early Buddhist Manuscript Painting1 unread / 1papyri, December 2008
Exhibit of Rare Bookbindings1 unread / 1papyri, November 2008
Egyptian Monasteries Exhibit at the Austrian National Library3 unread / 3MarthaJeanne, October 2008
Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art1 unread / 1papyri, September 2008
Codex Sinaiticus1 unread / 1papyri, July 2008
Icelandic Saga manuscripts3 unread / 3MarthaJeanne, July 2008
Imperial Mughal Painting and Calligraphy Exhibit1 unread / 1papyri, June 2008
Exhibit12 unread / 12liamfoley, June 2008
History Of Medicine - Medical Books and Manuscripts2 unread / 2papyri, June 2008
Cairo Genizah - Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts4 unread / 4papyri, March 2008
Collecting Manuscripts1 unread / 1papyri, February 2008
Writing and Graphic Systems in Africa1 unread / 1papyri, January 2008
Medieval/Renaissance Manuscript conference this Fri. at UPenn2 unread / 2papyri, October 2007
Language Loss and Mystery1 unread / 1Kushana, July 2007
Manuscript Exhibits1 unread / 1papyri, July 2007
Welcome1 unread / 1papyri, July 2007
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