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Dublin Apocalypse

Friday, 1 February 2019, 9:45am – 4:45pm

Dublin Apocalypse

A symposium organised by the Library of Trinity College Dublin in conjunction with the School of History and Humanities and the School of English.

The Dublin Apocalypse (TCD MS 64) is a vibrantly illuminated manuscript of international importance and one of the treasures of the Library. This 14th-century manuscript, made in England and attributed to the Ormesby Master, contains the Latin text of the Book of Revelation and depicts the End of Days in miniatures of gold and vivid colour. The symposium will feature talks from renowned scholars on multiple aspects of the manuscript and its broader context as well as an account of the acquisition of the Dublin Apocalypse involving a curious deal between the College and a former Provost.

The event is generously supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub and the TCD Association and Trust.

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Conference Schedule

9:45–10:00: Introduction

10:00–10:20: Bernard Meehan, (TCD), How the Dublin Apocalypse Reached the Library

10:20–11:00: Nigel Morgan, (University of Cambridge), The Iconography of the Dublin Apocalypse

11:00–11:10: Discussion

11:00–11:30: Coffee break

11:30–12:10: Michael Michael (Christie’s Education),, Locating the artist of the Dublin Apocalypse

12:10–12:50: Frederica Law-Turner, The Earl, his Heir and their Psalter: the Patrons of the Ormesby Psalter reconsidered

12:50–13:00: Discussion

13:00–15:00: Lunch (not provided)

15:00–15:40: James T. Palmer (University of St Andrews), It’s not the end of the world: encountering the Book of Revelation in the Middle Ages

15:40–16:00: Laura Cleaver (TCD), It’s the end of the world as we know it: Apocalypse facsimiles in the early twentieth century and their impact

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is required)

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