Job Opportunity: Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Medieval Manuscripts and Documents, Department of History, UCL, Deadline 24 June 2022

Part Time: 7.3 hours per week (20% FTE) Fixed Term: The post is available from 1 September 2022 and funded for 12 months in the first instance. UCL History is recruiting for the post of Associate Lecturer (Teaching) to teach the following MA level module: Medieval Manuscripts and Documents Medieval Manuscripts and Documents introduces UCL MA studentsContinue reading “Job Opportunity: Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Medieval Manuscripts and Documents, Department of History, UCL, Deadline 24 June 2022”

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New Publication: ‘Illuminating Metalwork: Metal, Object, and Image in Medieval Manuscripts,’ edited by Joseph Salvatore Ackley and Shannon L. Wearing

The presence of gold, silver, and other metals is a hallmark of decorated manuscripts, the very characteristic that makes them “illuminated.” Medieval artists often used metal pigment and leaf to depict metal objects both real and imagined, such as chalices, crosses, tableware, and even idols; the luminosity of these representations contrasted pointedly with the surroundingContinue reading “New Publication: ‘Illuminating Metalwork: Metal, Object, and Image in Medieval Manuscripts,’ edited by Joseph Salvatore Ackley and Shannon L. Wearing”

Online Conference: Opening the Sacred Text-Meaning, Materiality and Historiography, Zoom, 21st-23rd February

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for “Opening the Sacred Text: Meaning, Materiality, Historiography”. Bringing together scholars from around the world, we will explore the decorative frontispieces and so-called carpet pages that are a remarkable feature of manuscripts from diverse cultures, including Islam, Judaism and Christianity. The conference will be online,Continue reading “Online Conference: Opening the Sacred Text-Meaning, Materiality and Historiography, Zoom, 21st-23rd February”

CFP: ‘Power, Patronage & Production: Book Arts from Central Europe (ca. 800–1500) in American Collections’, (Princeton/New York, 13-15 Jan 2022), Deadline 1 February 2021

On January 13–15, 2022, the Index of Medieval Art (Princeton University), the Pierpont Morgan Library & Museum (New York), and the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University will host a conference to accompany the exhibition, “Imperial Splendor: The Art of the Book in the Holy Roman Empire, 800–1500,” presented at the Morgan Library from October 15, 2021 to January 23, 2022. The conference will include two days of papers as well as a study day at the Morgan Library.

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.

Free Online Course: The Book of Kells, Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin is offering a new online course started 8 October. This course is intended for any and all interested in the history, crafting, and enduring legacy of one of the world’s most famous medieval manuscripts. The Book of Kells manuscript, housed at Trinity College Dublin is world famous – it attracts almost one millionContinue reading “Free Online Course: The Book of Kells, Trinity College Dublin”

Lecture: ‘Guthlac on a Roll’: British Library, MS Harley Y.6 (20th October 2016)

You are warmly invited to attend the inaugural lecture for the Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Roll workshops in collaboration between UCL and Yale. More information about the series can be found here: https://digitalrollsandfragments.com/  The lecture will be by Jane Roberts of the School of Advanced Studies and Institute of English Studies, entitled “‘Guthlac onContinue reading “Lecture: ‘Guthlac on a Roll’: British Library, MS Harley Y.6 (20th October 2016)”