Colloque – Illuminating the Dark Ages Manuscript Art and Knowledge in the Early Medieval World

University of Edinburgh
28th – 29th of June, 2018

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Programme :

Thursday 28th of June

11.00 Reception, talks, and manuscript display at the University Library’s Centre for Research Collections (CRC). Venue: 5th floor of the Main Library building, George Square.

Welcome by Rachel Hosker, Deputy Head of Special Collections (CRC).

Presentation by Aline Brodin, “From the Scriptorium to the Screen. Exploring medieval manuscripts in the digital age”.

Talks by Giulia Sagliardi, Emma Trivett and Manuel de Zubiria Rueda.

NB. A priori this event is only open to speakers and chairs (additional places will be subject to space availability).

14.00 Lunch break

15.00-15.30 General Registration. Venue: Hunter Building at Edinburgh College of Art (Lauriston Place, Ground floor)

Welcome and initial remarks (Venue: Lecture Theatre, Hunter Building)

15.30-17.00. Session I. Manuscripts in the Christian East. Chaired by Niels Gaul.

Elijah Hixson (Edinburgh), “The lost miniatures in Codex Sinopensis(Paris, BnF, supplément grec 1286), a sixth-century copy of the Gospel of Matthew”
Ketevan Mamasakhlisi (Tbilisi), “A few theological issues from the teachings of St. Amun”
Courtney Tomaselli (Harvard), “Teach me Good Judgement and Knowledge. King David as Spiritual Father in a Byzantine Book of Psalms”
Irma Mamasakhlisi (Tbilisi), “Healing miracles of Christ from the Gelati Gospels”

17.00-18.00 Keynote I. Dr Felicity Harley-McGowan (Yale) – “Models of Suffering: The Passion miniatures of the St Augustine Gospels and their iconographic sources”

20.00 Conference dinner

Friday 29th of June
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Hunter Building at ECA (Lauriston Place).

10.00-11.15 Session II. The Insular World I. Chaired by Heather Pulliam.

Jane Geddes (Aberdeen), “The earliest portrait of St Columba: his presence at St Gallen”
Christine Kemmerich (Bonn), “The Evangelist symbols in early medieval book illumination: the Book of Durrow in context”
Tina Bawden (Berlin), “Illuminating the elements”

11.30-13.00 Session III. Carolingian Europe and Ottonian Germany. Chaired by Jesús Rodríguez Viejo.

David Ganz (Berlin), “The initials in Berlin Philips 1741”
Ivana Jakovljevic-Lemcool (Belgrade), “Zodiacal imagery in early medieval manuscripts: appropriation and transmission of the Classical motif”
Jean-Louis Walther (Independent, Switzerland), “Les Tituli de la Bible de Moutier-Grandval”
Katharina Theil (Zurich), “Interplay between Figuration and Abstraction, Inside and Outside: The Abstract Goldsmith Cover of the Reichenau Gospels”
13.00 Lunch break

15.00-16.00 Keynote II. Prof. Michele Bacci (Fribourg). – “Dynamics of Artistic Interaction in the Mediterranean World After Antiquity: A Typological Approach”

16.15-17.10 Session IV. The Insular World II. Chaired by Heather Pulliam.

Colleen Curran (Oxford), “Fair words and fairer forms: the poetic function of the illustrations in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Junius 11”
Stephanie McGucken (Edinburgh), “Illuminating the woman in Late Anglo-Saxon England: Images of Femininity and the Female body”

17.15-18.30 Session V. The Iberian Peninsula. Chaired by Jesús Rodríguez Viejo.

Roger Collins (Edinburgh), “The Beatus Problem”
Soledad de Silva y Verástegui (Basque Country), “Bibles, the Beatus Commentary and canonic collections: Three great illustrated manuscripts from tenth-century Hispania”
Jessica Sponsler (Pennsylvania College of A&D), “In the Pure Womb of the River: The Baptism of Christ in the Girona Beatus and theological dilemmas of tenth-century Iberia”

18.30 Concluding remarks and acknowledgments.

Source : Medieval Art Research

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