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Beyond the Book of Kells: An Illuminated Psalter and Hours

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 6:30 – 8pm

Beyond the Book of Kells: An Illuminated Psalter and Hours

This lecture is part of a series entitled "Beyond the Book of Kells: The stories of eight other medieval manuscripts from the library of Trinity College Dublin."

In this first talk of the series, Dr Laura Cleaver, Ussher lecturer in Medieval Art, will discuss TCD MS. 92: An Illuminated Psalter and Hours. All that remains of an exceptionally fine psalter-cum-Book of Hours made in the fourteenth century, TCD MS 92 is a lavish manuscript that offers a window into complex religiosity of the late medieval English aristocracy, the margins that surround the pious prayers teeming with dragons, monkeys and grotesque beasts.

Further Information

To over 600,000 visitors a year, Trinity is synonymous with the Book of Kells. But that ninth-century manuscript is only part of the story. Ranging in date from the fifth century to the sixteenth, and with origins from across Western Europe, Trinity’s six hundred medieval manuscripts contain languages from Latin and Greek to Old Irish, Old English, Welsh, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Provencal, and Vaudois. The texts embody in microcosm the entire gamut of medieval thought. This series of lectures from manuscript experts – Irish and international – will offer the public an opportunity to encounter eight other extraordinary books from Trinity’s collections, from the ninth-century Book of Armagh to a key manuscript of one of the great medieval English poets, William Langland.

The "Beyond the Book of Kells" lecture series is lead by Dr Mark Faulkner of Trinity College's School of English. It is held as part of the Manuscript, Print, and Book Cultures research theme, in association with the Trinity Long Room Hub, the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and the Library of Trinity College Dublin.

The manuscripts have been digitised to coincide with this lecture series.  For more information, please click here.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Dr Mark Faulkner
Contact Emailtlrh@tcd.ie
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