Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms Saturday Symposium

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Showcasing the latest research on manuscripts in Anglo-Saxon England

This ticket is for the Early Career Symposium on Saturday 15 December. The conference on 13 – 14 December is now sold out.

To coincide with the British Library’s Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War exhibition, the Library is holding a one-day academic symposium for early career researchers.

This multidisciplinary, international meeting will re-evaluate the roles and uses of writing and manuscripts in Anglo-Saxon England and beyond, during a period when uses of writing and writing technologies changed and expanded considerably. Papers will address topics of libraries, readers and writers, illuminated manuscripts, literary manuscripts, medical manuscripts and documentary writing up to Domesday Book. The papers will place the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in wider geographical, cultural and political contexts.


Colleen Curran, Junior Research Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford
‘960 and All That: An Earlier ‘Style’ of English Caroline Minuscule’

Robert Gallagher, Junior Research Fellow, St Cross College, Oxford University
‘Latin Verse and Book Culture in the Age of Æthelstan’

Louise Garner, doctoral candidate, Durham University
‘Underneath the Arches: Pigments in the York Gospels and the Wider Canterbury Context’

Alison Hudson, Project Curator, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts, The British Library
‘Laymen, Churchmen and Literacy around the Turn of the First Millennium AD: Multispectral Imaging of Æthelweard’s Chronicle’

Eleanor Jackson, Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts, The British Library
‘Consolation in the Labyrinth: A Picture Poem in Cambridge University Library, MS Kk.3.21’

Rebecca Lawton, doctoral candidate, University of Leicester
‘Papyrus, Performance, Prestige: Examining the Physicality of Papal Letters in Early Anglo-Saxon England’

Esther Lemmerz, doctoral candidate, University of Göttingen
‘Visualising Latin in the In Cena Domini Version in London, British Library, Cotton Faustina MS A IX’

Stephanie McGucken, University of Edinburgh
‘The Psychomachia in Late Anglo-Saxon England: Transmission, Adaptation, and Manipulation’

Alexandra Reider, doctoral candidate, Yale University
‘The Search for the Anglo-Saxon Poetic Codex’

Simon Thomson, Research Assistant, Ruhr Universität, Bochum
‘Scribal Interactions: The Communal Making and Remaking of Manuscripts in Late Anglo-Saxon England’

Jiří Vnouček, doctoral candidate, University of York
‘The Parchment of Codex Amiatinus and Ceolfrith’s Bibles’

Christine Voth, Dorothea Schlözer Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Göttingen
‘Intellectual Professionals in Anglo-Saxon England: A Case Study of the Medical Manuscript London, British Library, Royal 12 D XVII’

We are very grateful to the donors who are generously supporting the conference and symposium:

The Polonsky Foundation

Patrick Donovan

The Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections

Past & Present Society Postgraduate Fund

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Name: Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms Saturday Symposium
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Student: £15.00
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Under 18: £15.00
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