The Wandering Word: the travels of insular manuscripts
Neill Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Thursday 5th May
12.30 -13.45: Registration
1.45-2.00: Welcome by Helen Shenton, Librarian and College Archivist
2.00-3.30: Session 1:
Susie Bioletti and Allyson Smith: Shining a light on the pigments of early Irish manuscripts.
John Gillis and Marco Di Bella: Challenges and Choices: The Conservation of four Early Irish Manuscripts
William Endres: Digitally across time: Generating knowledge from 125 years of photographs of the St Chad Gospels
4.00-5.30: Session 2:
Carol Farr: Reused, rescued, recycled: Art historical contexts of the Irish fragments, St Gall Codex 1395
Rachel Moss: Itinerant Iconography: Following the strands of the Garland of Howth
Michelle Brown: Hagiography or History? Medieval Approaches to Establishing Origin and Provenance for Insular Copies of Scripture
Friday 6th May
9.00-10.30: Session 3:
Bernard Meehan: The Book of Mulling: Bindings and ‘Blurrings’
Paul Mullarkey: Keeping our Word: The Book Shrines of Dimma and Mulling and their Relationship with other Manuscripts, Covers and Shrines.
Heather Pulliam: Breast-hoard: Carrying the Word of God
11.00 – 12.30: Session 4
Timothy O’Neill: Initial wanderings
Francis Newton: Unstudied Fragments of a Latin Gospel Book in Insular Half-Uncial
Mark Stansbury: Wandering hands: Usserianus Primus and the movements of scripts
1.30-3.30: Session 5
Dáibhí Ó Cróinín: The Earliest Echternach Liturgical Manuscript Fragments: Irish or Anglo-Saxon?
David Dumville: A lifelong dedication?: A Gaelic scholar and his pet manuscript in Carolingian Europe
Joanna Story: Insular Manuscripts: Continental Connections
3.30-5.00: Exhibition viewing
Saturday 7th May
9.30-5.30: Trip to St Mullin’s, Castledermot and Moone
Can’t wait to hear more? Read the paper abstracts here.
The conference organisers wish to thank the following sponsors for their generous support:
Trinity Association and Trust