Videos: ‘Persian Arts of the Book’ at the Bodleian Libraries

A series of five films celebrating the Bodleian Libraries’ Persian arts of the book conference (13-14 July). ‘Persian Arts of the Book’ gathers scholars from around the world with expert curators from Oxford and beyond to reflect on the Persian manuscript tradition.

Online Conference: ‘Le Psautier de Paris (BnF, Grec 139)’, École nationale des chartres, 2–3 July 2021

The Paris Psalter is one of the most famous creations of the Macedonian “Renaissance”. This colloquium is the first research enterprise devoted exclusively to this exceptional manuscript. Its aim is to bring together in an interdisciplinary group of scholars specializing in codicology and philology, biblical exegesis and theology, and the history of art and aesthetics with the goal of putting the manuscript in context, studying its genesis and sources and its internal organization as well as its influence on Byzantine art.

Online Workshop: The Textiles in Manuscripts Workshop organised by The Book and the Silk Road Project, May 4th-5th, 2021 (10-15:00 EDT)

The aim of this virtual workshop is to examine the vast use of textiles in manuscripts, both practical and ornamental: their uses within bindings, as wrappers, enclosures, and covering, as cloth used to protect images, and as symbolic or talismanic artefacts. Workshop sessions focus on the use of textiles in Armenian, Chinese, Ethiopian, Islamic, Kashmiri,Continue reading “Online Workshop: The Textiles in Manuscripts Workshop organised by The Book and the Silk Road Project, May 4th-5th, 2021 (10-15:00 EDT)”

Workshop: 16th Annual Marco Manuscript Workshop, 5-6 February, 2021

The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites you to join their annual manuscript workshop. The 2021 workshop will take place online via Zoom. This year’s workshop will consider some of the recent challenges that researchers have faced with the suspension of travel, the closing of libraries andContinue reading “Workshop: 16th Annual Marco Manuscript Workshop, 5-6 February, 2021”

Online Workshop: ‘Meet the Manuscripts: The Psalms in the Middle Ages’ with the Bodleian Library, 3 December 2020, 5.30–6.15pm (GMT)

Join Matthew Holford, Tolkien Curator of Medieval Manuscripts at the Bodleian Library, and Lesley Smith, Professor of Intellectual History at the University of Oxford, to learn how manuscripts can help us understand the central place of the Psalms in medieval culture.

Online Lecture: ‘Mining the Collection’ with Joshua O’Driscoll (The Morgan Library and Museum), 19 November 2020, 11:00 am (ET)

The ICMA are delighted to invite you to their third instalment of Mining the Collection.

Blogging the Medieval: How to write for the web and social media

Dr Alison Ray, Assistant Archivist at Canterbury Cathedral Archives and former Digitisation and Web Curatorial Officer at the British Library, brings together helpful advice on writing blogs, using more accessible language, describing medieval objects, finding images to include in posts, and tips for using Twitter and Instagram.

Job: Postdoctoral Researcher in Medieval Manuscript Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen, deadline 20 August 2020

Radboud University Nijmegen is advertising a position for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Medieval Manuscript Studies (0.8FTE) to be part of the research team of the ERC-funded project Patristic Sermons in the Middle Ages. The dissemination, manipulation and interpretation of Late-Antique sermons in the Medieval Latin West (PASSIM).