National U3A Events




National U3A Events

Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts & Book Art  4 Feb 2019 

10.30 - 15.45 hrs at 

The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

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 Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts & Book Art - 4 February 2019 at British Library

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.

10.30 Arrival - Tea and Coffee available

11.00 Welcome

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 

15.45 Close