Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts and Book Art at the British Library on Monday 4 February 2019
A day at the British Library hearing from experts about the sophisticated art found in manuscripts from the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. The talks will explore the interconnected cultural world of illuminated manuscripts from Britain, Ireland and continental Europe. There will be a book signing with the curator of the new Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition over lunchtime.
Tea and Coffee available
11.05 Curating the exhibition, ‘Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War’
Dr Claire Breay, Head of Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts, The British Library.
11.35 Decorated manuscripts from Ireland and the early Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Connections and questions. Dr Bernard Meehan, Trinity Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
12.05 Anglo-Saxon and Carolingian book art before 900: Emulation and innovation
Professor Joanna Story, University of Leicester
12.35 Q&A plenary with morning contributors
13.00 Lunch (not provided) and book signing
14.15 Art in the kingdom of England: Manuscript illumination in the 10th and 11th centuries
Dr Ellie Jackson, Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts, The British Library
14.45 After the Norman Conquest: English illuminated manuscripts
Dr Kathleen Doyle, Lead Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts, The British Library
15.15 Q&A plenary with afternoon contributors