TLRH | Middle English Manuscripts at Trinity
Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 1 – 2pm
A celebration of John Scattergood's Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Middle English and Some Old English, organised by the Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures Research Theme in partnership with the Trinity Long Room Hub.
To over a million visitors a year, Trinity is synonymous with the Book of Kells, But that ninth-century Irish manuscript is only part of the story. Ranging in date from the fifth century to the sixteenth and in origin from across Western Europe, Trinity’s six hundred western medieval manuscripts contain languages from Latin and Greek to Old Irish, Welsh, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Provencal and Vaudois. Over eighty of them contain English, and, until the publication of The Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Middle English and Some Old English by John Scattergood with Niamh Patwell and Emma Williams by Four Courts Press in April 2021, this fascinating and important subsection of the collection remained undescribed. This celebration honours this seminal event, with a tribute to Professor Scattergood’s work and an appraisal of the important research it will facilitate.
- Mark Faulkner, Ussher Assistant Professor in Medieval Literature, School of English
- Brendan O’Connell, Ussher Assistant Professor in Medieval Literature, School of English
- Niamh Patwell, Associate Professor in Medieval English Literature, University College Dublin
- John Scattergood, Emeritus Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Trinity College Dublin
Image: Dublin, Trinity College, MS 270, fol. 37r (detail): the Middle English lyric ‘Lou, lou, lou were goz’.
Campus Location: Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Research Theme: Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Category: Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
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