Lecture series: Oxford Medieval Visual Culture Seminar (Trinity Term 2023), St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, Thursdays 5.15 p.m (BST)

The Smiling Pages: Illuminated Manuscripts

Week 2, 4 May

Richard Gameson Durham University: ‘British Medieval Illuminators’ Blues

Week 4, 18 May

Hanna Vorholt University of York: ‘Ruled Lines and the Making of Manuscript Images

Week 6, 1 June

Michelle Brown University of London: ‘Visual Exegesis and its Deployment in Insular Illumination

Week 8, 15 June

Sara Lipton Stony Brook University: ‘Blood Piety and Anti-Judaism in an Early Fourteenth-century Illuminated Prayer Book from Liège

Convenors: Elena Lichmanova (elena.lichmanova@merton.ox.ac.uk) and Gervase Rosser

Talks are open to everyone and will be followed by a drinks reception. 

Location: St Catherine’s College, Arumugam Building


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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