Redacted sections of Marie-Antoinette’s correspondence with Swedish Count Axel von Fersen are revealed due to Macro-X-ray fluorescence technology

Redacted sections of Marie-Antoinette’s correspondence with Swedish Count Axel von Fersen are revealed due to Macro-X-ray fluorescence technology

An article by a French research team led by Anne Michelin reports about very interesting experience of revealing redacted sections of correspondence between French Queen Marie-Antoinette to Swedish Count Axel von Fersen. The letters were written between 1791 and 1792, in the midst of the French Revolution. During this time, Queen Marle-Antoinette and her husband, King Louis XVI, were living under strict security in the Tuileries Palace in... Read more
Birch Bark Day

Birch Bark Day

There is a very special holiday on 26th of June in Novgorod, one of the oldest historical cities of Russia. Seventy years ago in 1951, the archaeologists found here the first birch bark related to the 14th century. Birch bark manuscripts are documents written on pieces of the inner layer of birch bark. Since then many new birch bark texts were discovered and now the collection includes over... Read more
Ambition. A Graphological Approach

Ambition. A Graphological Approach

In the new issue of our journal „Aspects of Handwriting. Historical, current and scientific publications on handwriting“ the Graphologist Kiyo Fujiki is presenting a study about the subject „ambition“. Together with two Belgium Professors of Psychology and Neurology, Prof. Em. Dr. Stefaan Lievens and Prof. Dr. Luc Crevits, the personality trait ambition (i.e. achievement and dominance) of the Edwards Personal Preference Shedule combined with an external evaluation of ambition served... Read more
Studie über Schreibprobleme – Schreibmotorik sollte mehr geübt werden

Studie über Schreibprobleme – Schreibmotorik sollte mehr geübt werden

Eine Studie des Schreibmotorik Instituts, die mit über 2000 deutschen Lehrern durchgeführt wurde, lässt auf eine Verschlechterung der Handschrift schließen. Nur vier Prozent der Lehrerinnen und Lehrer sind mit der Handschrift der Schülerinnen und Schüler zufrieden. Jeder zweite Junge und jedes dritte Mädchen haben Probleme mit dem Handschreiben. Schauen Sie sich die detaillierten Ergebnisse unter diesem Link an.