Online Lecture: Ethiopic Manuscripts & Global Books with Kristen Herdman, Beinecke Library, June 21 2021, 16:00PM (Eastern Time)

Kristen Herdman is a PhD Candidate in the Medieval Studies program. Her research interests are rooted in art historical approaches to manuscript studies, with special attention to fifteenth-century medieval devotional books and the complex relationship between text and image.

Herdman will discuss Ethiopic Manuscripts in the Beinecke Library collections and the overall Global Books initiative:

Although best known for Western books and manuscripts, the Beinecke has a rich collection of non-Western materials that has been part of its teaching and research collection since the nineteenth century. As part of its Global Books initiative, new pages will be posted approximately every other week that explain the history of these books with extensive images and links to other materials, both in Yale’s collections and beyond. These pages were authored by Herdman under the direction of Ray Clemens, curator of Early Books and Manuscripts.

Register for the lecture here.


Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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