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Sensory Perception and the Medieval World

Publication date: Mar 25, 2014 10:30:32 AM

Start: Apr 12, 2014 10:00:00 AM
End: Apr 13, 2014 3:30:00 PM

Location: UCL Institute of Archaeology

Extract from a British Library MS

The Early Medieval Interdisciplinary Conference Series is pleased to present Sensory Perception and the Medieval World which will take place at the Institute on 12 & 13 April.

Participants will consider the ways in which we understand and interpret written, printed, and physical materials from the early medieval period. This is enhanced by the growing availability of digital resources which enhance the potential for visual perception while reducing the opportunity to use other senses for interpretation.

At the same time, scholarship is becoming more conscious of ways in which artefacts and documents were perceived and used in the period: of how the design of objects, including books and manuscripts, controlled their reception.

Papers include discussions of the role of digital editions of texts, the impact of art, perceptions of deafness, the sensory experience of manuscripts, and the presentation and exploitation of the senses in Old English, Old Norse, and Medieval Literature.

Programme

Registration

Places are £10 (£5 students and concessions), with a 20% discount for advance booking. Please reserve your place on eventbrite or by emailing Simon Thomson at medievalsenses@gmail.com.

Refreshments, including wine, and a sandwich lunch are included. For an additional fee, there will be an optional tour of the British Museum's Vikings exhibition on the afternoon of Sunday 13 March.